Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Copy and Play DVD Movies on Blu-ray Player

Can Blu-ray player play DVD disc?

Today, many Blu-ray player manufacturers have also included the ability for their units to playback standard DVDs, this means that your current DVD library is playable on a Blu-ray Disc player. Also, when you play a standard DVD in a Blu-ray Disc player, you can view it at standard DVD resolution or have the player upscale the DVD playback signal to match 720p/1080i/1080p or even 4K mode(some Blu-ray Disc players provide 4K upscaling) that will be a better match for viewing on an HDTV or 4K Ultra HD TV.

Rip or Copy DVD movies for Blu-ray Player viewing

Sometimes, to keep your precious DVD disc from scratched or damaged due to frequent playback in Blu-ray player or conveniently playing your favorite DVD movies on Blu-ray player without rifling through your collection and swapping the discs, you will wish to copy or rip DVD disc into digital file formats for viewing on Blu-ray player.

To make digital copy from DVD movies, what you need is a DVD copy software. Here, you can easily get the job by download Pavtube DVDAid, which has full support for loading DVD disc, Video_TS folder and DVD IFO/ISO image file. The program can assist you to automatically bypass the DVD copy protection and region code in the background with the built-in disc decrypter, you can then make a free disc copy or ripping.

As for the output file format, you can make a full disc copy of DVD movies with all your unwanted menus, features, chapters, etc to save as a Video_TS folder or make a fast main movie copy in VOB file format to leave out the unwanted extras such as comments, trailers, ads, etc. You can also check your Blu-ray player's user manual to see what digital file formats can be played on it and then use our program to rip DVD to Blu-ray player compatible digital file formats.

For Mac users, please switch to download Pavtube DVDAid for Mac to perform the same conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, etc.

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How to Copy or Rip DVD Movie for Blu-ray Player Viewing?

Step 1: Import DVD Movies.

Download, install and run this DVD ripper. You can load DVD by clicking "File" > "Load from disc". Or load DVD Folder by clicking "File" > "Load from folder" or load DVD IFO/ISO image by clicking "File" > "Load IFO/ISO".

Load DVD movies

Step 2: Copy or rip DVD movies.

Full disc copy

On the top tool bar of the main interface, use the  option to make an entire disc copy of original DVD structure without changing anything.

Main movie copy

From "Format" bar drop-down list, select "Copy" > "Direct" Copy, you can then copy the selected movie file in its original format without quality loss. When directly copy a DVD video, you will get .vob as output.

Main movie of DVD copy

Rip DVD to Blu-ray player supported digital formats

Choose to select one of your Blu-ray player listed on its user manual as the final output file format.

Output Blu-ray player supported digital file format

Tips: Click "Settings" on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.

Step 3: Begin the copying or ripping process.

After all setting is completed, hit the "Convert" button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin DVD movie to Blu-ray player copying or ripping process.

When the conversion is finished, click "Open Output Folder" icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you can conveniently view any of your favorite DVD movies on Blu-ray player with no damage to DVD disc.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Backup Blu-ray Movies to Synology DS216Play

The Synology DS216Play offers a maximum storage capacity of up to 16TB, you can store a large number of files that can be accessed and managed from nearly anywhere. For Blu-ray movie collections, it would be a good option for you to backup Blu-ray movies to Synology DS216Play, so that you can conveniently access the Blu-ray movies on Windows computer, Mac, iOS, Android and Windows Phone. The following article will show you how to backup or rip Blu-ray to DS216play for better usage.

Backup Blu-ray movies to Synology DS216Play

Although Synology DS216Play has no specific requirements on the file formats stored on it, however, as for commercial Blu-ray movies, it would be another story. The main reason is that the complicated copy protection and region code on Blu-ray disc makes it difficult for you to copy the content on Blu-ray movies to Synology DS216Play. The good news is that you can bypass that protection with a powerful Blu-ray Ripper application.

Best tool to copy Blu-ray movies to Synology DS216Play

Although there are many Blu-ray Ripper software can assist you to complete the job, however, if you are looking for a powerful program that can remove all Blu-ray copy protection and region code, we highly recommend Pavtube ByteCopy to you. Besides that, the program also keeps constant update with perfect support for the new MKB61 and MKB62 encryption used on many recently released Blu-ray disc, BDMV folder and Blu-ray ISO image file.

With the program, you can backup Blu-ray movies to DS216Play in the following 5 different ways:
- 1:1 full disc copy of Blu-ray to computer hard drive with all subtitle languages, audio tracks and chapter information well preserved.
- Directly Copy main movie from Blu-ray discs and leave out unwanted extras such as comments, trailers, ads, etc.
- Get a complete MKV file out of Blu-ray or DVD source and desired audio streams and subtitle tracks are preserved with almost same HD quality.
- Rip Blu-ray to popular digital HD file formats including H.264 HD MP4, H.264 HD MOV, H.265 HD, MPEG-4 HD MP4, MPEG-2 HD, MPEG-TS HD, MKV HD, WMV HD, Divx HD, AVI HD, BDAV HD, etc or SD file formats
- Output iPhone, iPad, Android phone or Windows Phone preset profile formats from Blu-ray movies.

Step by step to Copy/Backup Blu-ray Movies to Synology DS216play?

Step 1: Load Blu-ray disc.

Insert the Blu-ray disc into your computer's Blu-ray drive. If your computer doesn't ship with a drive, you will need to purchase an external USB Blu-ray drive to read on the data on Blu-ray disc. Then press "File" > "Load from disc" option on the main interface, alternatively, you can also import Blu-ray folder or Blu-ray ISO files with the program.

Load Blu-ray disc

Step 2: Backup Blu-ray/DVD to Synology DS216Play.

Full disc copy

Make a full disc copy by hitting the full disc copy icon on the top tool bar of the main interface.

Main movie copy

From "Format" bar, select "Copy" > "Direct Copy" to copy the main movie of the Blu-ray disc.

Direct Copy

Lossless Multi-track MKV copy
Get a complete MKV output from Blu-ray by following "Multi-track Video" > "Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV(*.mkv)".

Lossless multi-track MKV copy

Step 3: Rip Blu-ray for Device streaming with DS216play.

Click "Format" bar to select "HD Video" > "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" which is the most compatible file format which works on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android phone/tablets and Windows phone and tablets, etc.

Output popular digital file format

Step 4: Start the Blu-ray to Synology DS216play backup process.

Go back to the main interface, press right-bottom "Convert" button to start Blu-ray movie to DS216Play copy or digital format conversion process.

When the convesion is completed, you will have no limitation to stream your favorite Blu-ray movies and TV shows from Synology NAS DS216play to any supported devices as you like.

Friday, August 4, 2017

How to Stream 4K Video to Roku via Plex 

4K Ultra HD gives you a better viewing experience by increasing the pixel resolution – it’s four times that of HD! Nowadays, big-budget films (and an increasing number of TV series) are being filmed in 4K, and you can also record some 4K footage with 4K capable camera or camcoder. For 4K video lovers, you may wish to watch the 4K videos on Roku via Plex so that you can conveniently and remotely control the designed interface from your couch. However, although the Roku Ultra, Roku Premiere+, Roku Premiere and 4K Roku TV models all support streaming 4K up to 60 (fps to give you smooth and clear motion no matter how frantic the car chase or drawn-out the instant replay), the Roku only supports a limited number of local media files like MP4 (H.264) & MKV (H.264) video / AAC & MP3 audio / JPG & PNG image). It indicates that you may fail to stream some 4K videos to Roku via Plex, such as XAVC S, Prores, MXF,etc.

What media file types does the Roku Media Player channel support? 

Video — H.264/AVC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV), on Roku 4 only: H.265/HEVC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV); VP9 (.MKV)

Audio – AAC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV); MP3(.MP3, .MKV); WMA (.ASF, .WMA, .MKV), FLAC (.FLAC, .MKV), PCM (.WAV, .MKV, .MP4, .MOV), AC3/EAC3 (.MKV,.MP4. .MOV, .AC3), DTS (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV), ALAC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV, .M4A)

By installing Plex Media Server on your computer and then run the Plex channel on your Roku media player, you will also need to know what media formats are supported by Plex Media Server.

Stream incompatible 4K video to Roku via Plex

To stream any 4K video to Roku via Plex, the best solution is transcoding 4K video to the format and profile settings listed above. Pavtube Video Converter for Windows/Mac  can beneficially convert any 4K videos with various different container and codecs to Roku native compatible H.264 or H.265 codec with MP4 container. In addition, you are also given the chance to adjust output file resolution, frame rate, bit rate to get the optimal 4K streaming settings for Plex app on Roku.

What's worth mentioning here is that the program has upgraded with perfect support for H.265 encoding acceleration, you can transcode 4K videos to 4K H.265 with up to 30x faster speed on a PC computer with a Nvidia Graphic Cards that supports Nvidia NVENC technology.

Step by Step to convert 4K videos for Roku Playing from Plex

Step 1: Import 4K video files.

Download and install this program on your computer. Get it running, then on the top menu, click “File” > “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from folder” to import 4K video files to the program.

Import 4K video files

Step 2: Output Roku Plex app supported 4K format

From “Format” drop-down list, scroll down the main category list on the left, navigate to “Common Video”, from its extended list on the right, specify to output “H.264 Baseline Profile Video (*.mp4)”. If you are using Roku 4, "H.265 Video (*.mp4)” is suitable for you.

Output Plex app for Tivo Bolt supported 4K format

Step 3: Adjust output video codec, size, bit rate, etc.

Click “Settings” to open “Profile Settings” window, set the output video codec as H.264 or H.265, “Size(pix)” as “3840*2160″, frame rate as 30fps, video bit rate as 8kbps to get optimal 4K streaming settings for Plex app.

Adjust output profile settings

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit right-bottom "Convert" button to begin the conversion from 4K videos to Roku playable 4K H.264 or 4K H.265 format encoding process.

When the conversion is done, open output folder, find the generated files and add converted files to plex app for streaming on Roku for free playback.

Source Article: How to Stream 4K Video to Roku via Plex