Thursday, June 5, 2014

How to make Multi-track MKV video?

Summary: Do you want to play DVD movies and choose the audio track as you want on DVD player with Multi-track MKV? This article helps you rip DVD movies to Multi-track MKV files.

MKV is a flexible, open standard video file format. And the MKV format can store multiple video/audio tracks with alternate audio tracks and chapter points. MKV offers a richer media experience than any other current format, so there are many players that can play MKV files nearly on all platforms and it has become the referred file extension for high definition video on the Internet. So we can get Multi-track MKV video easily from Internet.

Generally, most of DVD Movies have multiple audio tracks. But if you want to choose audio tracks to play DVD with Multi-track MKV, you need to convert DVD movies(VOB) to Multi-track MKV video and you can watch the movie anytime, anywhere. If you have the same needs, you can read and try below guide, which is a favor of finding for you.

First of all, search for the best DVD to Multi-track MKV converter, you will find Pavtube ByteCopy at the top on the first page, which biggest advantage is can output lossless Multi-track MKV, no software can replace it, free download and install on your computer.

Then, Run the program, hit the "Load disc" button and successfully import your DVD from disc drive to the app.

After that, you can choose the format: "Multi-track Video > Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV(*.mkv)", which can extract more than one audio and subtitle track in saved MKV file.

Tip: Click the "Settings" icon on software UI, and you would see video part from original disc is not encoded by default. This helps backup DVD to MKV with lossless quality, but the created MKV files would be large size. To reduce output file size, tick off the "Encode" button, change Bitrate to 2500 and this program would compress your source DVD and export a Multi-track MKV within 4GB. Switch to "Audio" and "Subtitle" tab, you can remove unwanted audio and subtitle track by un-checking the "Check" box.

Last step, back to software main UI, hit the big "Convert" button and start ripping DVD movie to MKV with multiple audio and subtitle tracks. After conversion, open the destination folder, you will find the converted multitrack MKV video.

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How to convert MKV/AVI/MPG/MTS/TS/FLV/VOB to FCP X

Summary: Do you get some videos(*.MKV, *.AVI, *.MPG, *.MTS, *.TS, *.FLV, *.VOB) and store on your Mac? Do you want to import them to FCP X for editing? This article is guide for you to editing these video in FCP X without any problems.

Final Cut Pro is a powerful video editing, is used widely by Mac users, and it can import and edit many formats like AVCHD, H.264, AVC-Intra, DVCPRO HD and Apple ProRes codec MOV format which is the best supported video codec of it. So if you want to import video like MKV, AVI, MPG, MTS, TS, FLV, VOB, etc to FCP X for editing on Mac, you would find the editor seems that cannot recognize these files. Maybe you are looking for a plugin for importing to FCP X, but it is not easy to find a good plugin that works for latest cameras and camcorders, since there are many kinds of video codes used by these recording devices, and the rendering process of FCP X is slow, so you'd better find a better way to import videos to Final Cut Pro X without plugins.

The better way is removing codes and converting video to FCP X supported formats like .MOV from iTunes. In this case, a professional Final Cut Pro Video Converter for Mac is important. If you want to import any video file into Final Cut Pro X for use without quality loss, the all-in-one Mac video converter - Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac will be your best choice. It can work on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard10.6, and Leopard 10.5 for FCP X. And you can load video to FCP X without any problems including HD videos. And it supports Apple ProRes encoding to help you quickly transcode video to ProRes 422 .mov for FCP X in a short time without quality loss, which is a post-production designed for pristine quality format, economical hardware configurations and high-performance, multistream Final Cut Pro real-time editing. 

Guide for converting MKV/AVI/MPG/MTS/TS/FLV/VOB to FCP X

First, after downloading and installing Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac, launch the Mac ProRes Conversion program; click "File" button from main menu to browse your computer hard drive and select the files you want to convert. 

Tip: You can check the "Merge into one file" box to merge several video files together for easier editing.

Secondly, click "Format" bar and choose "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as Final Cut Pro X compatible codec for editing MKV, AVI, MPG, MTS, TS, FLV, VOB files in FCP X smoothly. And ProRes 422(HQ), Pro Res 422(LT), Pro Res 4444, Pro Res 422(Proxy) are all the proper choice.

Thirdly, tap "Settings" to customize the output parameters- adjust the video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, audio channel, etc to get a decent video for editing in Final Cut Pro.

Finally, click the "Convert" button to start converting MKV/AVI/MPG/MTS/TS/FLV/VOB to Apple ProRes MOV for FCP X right away. This conversion process will finish soon. Afterwards, click the Open button to locate the output files and import to FCP X for editing smoothly.

How to import Apple ProRes 422 MOV into FCP X

Step 1: Run Final Cut Pro, the layout of the editing software interface will pop up.

Step 2: Choose "Import > Files" at the top of the interface under the File command section.

Step 3: Select one converted file .mov from the Choose a File window and press "Choose" button to choose this file you want to import into FCP.

Step 4: Find the file in the resources list for the project.

Step 5: Drag the file into the Timeline and then save the project.

Now, you are able to edit the video (TiVo, AVCHD MTS/M2TS, MPG, MPEG, MXF, MVI, MKV, MOD, MP4, AVI, TOD, FLV, etc) in Final Cut Pro 
X as you wish.

That's all! Hopefully the converting MKV, AVI, MPG, MTS, TS, FLV, VOB videos to Apple ProRes 422/ProRes 4444 for FCP X make the experience of editing HD/SD video in FCP X easier and quicker.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A Million Ways to Die in the West review

A Million Ways to Die in the West, review – Seth MacFarlane's first novel 

Rarely does a debut novelist arrive with such a pedigree as the writer, director, animator, producer and principal voiceover artist of Family Guy, American Dad! and several other cartoon series, as well as of Ted, the highest-grossing adult comic film ever made. Seth MacFarlane is also the highest-paid television writer in history, having bagged a $100m contract with Fox. 

He can now add novelist to that crammed CV, but he does so with a very strange book. It is a comedy western, for a start, and there are not many of those around, thank God. It is also, oddly, a spin-off, being the novelisation of a forthcoming film, co‑written and starring MacFarlane in his first acting role (another string to his ludicrously thick bow). 

A Million Ways to Die in the West 

In the film, MacFarlane plays the hero, Albert Stark, a lily-livered coward who is completely out of place in the wild west of 1882. Albert is permanently terrified, and with good reason. "We live in a terrible place and time," he laments. "Everything that's not you wants to kill you. Outlaws. Angry drunks. Scorned hookers. Hungry animals. Diseases. Major injuries. Minor injuries. Indians. The weather." Basically, Stark is a modern guy teleported to 19th-century Arizona, coming up against the grim realities of the olden days and being all, like, "Eew". 

Albert's cowardice has helped to keep him alive, but it costs him the love of his girlfriend, who runs off into the arms of the owner of the local moustachery. Help comes from the unlikely source of a stranger in Albert's one-horse town – Anna, a glamorous, mysterious moll. Albert and Anna share a 21st-century vocabulary and bafflement at the awfulness of their times, but when they fall in love it is for no apparent reason other than the narrative's demand. 

Alas, Anna is already betrothed, and, even more alas, to Clinch Leatherwood, the deadliest outlaw in the west. In a very strange scene towards the end, Albert prepares for the inevitable high-noon duel with Clinch by consulting the local Apaches, who give him drugs which send him on a 10-page psychedelic trip. It is a weird digression to an oddly jerky storyline, but by far the strangest feature of this novel is that it is almost entirely unfunny. Just why that should be isn't immediately obvious. The basic anachronistic premise is terrific. MacFarlane obviously has an excellent ear. And I can quite see how some of the scenes might be genuinely amusing in the film – those set in the local brothel, for instance, where Albert's best friend is a shy, sweet suitor conducting a shy, sweet, celibate romance with a shy, sweet and very busy prostitute. But, like the rest of this book, I had to plough through those brothel scenes with the glum doggedness I usually reserve for tax returns.

How to import DVD to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5/CS6 on Mac

Summary: The article shows you how to import DVD to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5/CS6 on Mac supported video formats so that you can import DVD files int Premiere Pro for editing.

Adobe Premiere Pro may be slower at rendering than Final Cut Pro. But its clean interface and excellent stabilization, are getting a very high evaluation. It is widely used by video professionals due to its flexible trimming tools and its unlimited multicam angles. More importantly, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5/CS6 supports lots of video and audio format, such as 3GP, 3G2, ASF, DV-AVI, DV, FLV/F4V, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPE, MPG, WMV, etc, can edit videos including YouTube MP4 videos, iTunes MP4 videos, Sony XDCAM EX MP4 Camcorder videos, etc. If you want to import DVD to Adobe Premiere Pro for editing, you'll be disappointed.

DVD camcorders and DVD recorders capture video and audio into MPEG-encoded VOB files (VOB files are written into a VIDEO_TS folder. Optionally, ancillary audio files may be written into an AUDIO_TS folder.), the format is not supported by Adobe Premiere Pro CS5/CS6. And most of the DVD discs are protected, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5/CS6 does not decrypt encrypted DVD files. So to add DVD movies to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5/CS6, we need to convert DVD files to Adobe Premiere Pro compatible video format like MPEG-mpg.

The quick and effective workaround is to use the easy-to-use yet professional app Pavtube BDMagic for Mac. Its user-friendly interface and powerful capacity is suitable for both novice and pro alike Mac users. You can choose to rip one title or the entire DVD to MPEG-2 favored by Premiere Pro on Mac (including Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard10.6, and Leopard 10.5). Plus, you can also trim, crop, add effect and merge files. This Mac DVD to Premiere Converter allows you to customize resolution, frame rate, bit rate for video, you can just keep the highest setting to get the ideal output effect.

How to import DVD to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5/CS6 on Mac

Step 1. Load DVD movies

After downloading, install and run the Pavtube BDMagic for Mac. And you choose the "File" to add the DVD movies you want to rip on the main interface.

Tip: For Windows users, get the equivalent Windows version Pavtube BDMagic. The way to transfer DVD movies to Premiere Pro in Windows (Windows 8) is almost the same.

Step 2. Choose output format

Select "Format" pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro.

Tips: You can click "Settings" button in the main interface to customize the output video's parameters, such as resolution, frame rate, etc.  

Step 3. Start converting DVD to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5/CS6

Finally, click Convert button to begin the DVD to MPEG-2 ripping. After the conversion finished, you can get the videos highly compatible with Adobe Premiere Pro CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6. Just launch Adobe Premiere Pro and import the converted videos to it and enjoy editing.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Watch MKV, AVI, VOB, M2TS, WMV, FLV videos on Galaxy S5

Summary: Following is a brief guide on how to convert MKV, AVI, VOB, M2TS, WMV, FLV videos to Samsung Galaxy S5 for smooth playback without any problem. 

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is the most anticipated Android phone of the year. With a 2.5GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, a 2800mAh (removable) battery, 16 / 32GB of memory (with up to 128GB extra through microSD), one of the world's most vibrant screens that's been extended to 5.1-inches and added biometrics. And this Samsung Galaxy S5 is also a great media player for you to enjoy movies/videos, listen to music or audiobook files, which supports a lot of media formats including files with MP4, H.264 as video format and MP3, eAAC+, WAV, FLAC as audio format. 

But if you want to Watch MKV, AVI, VOB, M2TS, WMV, FLV videos on Galaxy S5, you would find the Galaxy S5 can't play these videos well or even can't recognize them. To play and watch movies on Galaxy S5 smoothly, you need to convert these videos files to the format supported by Samsung Galaxy S5.

Firstly, let us know more about Galaxy S5 video & Audio format.

Best Video Formats Supported by Samsung Galaxy S5 (From Samsung official website)

Video Codec: H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8

Video format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

Audio Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/ AAC+/ eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC


Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate should be one of your preferred software. With this smart video tool, you can convert movies/videos to Samsung Galaxy S5 playable format without quality loss. It also allows you to adjust the video, audio parameter to get a decent output video that you want. With built-in editing functions, you can also edit your video. It is not only having the above features, it also has necessary functions of other software like DVD Ripper, Blu-ray Ripper, and it also can convert DVD/BD to any video/audio format or different handheld devices. And if you have many DVDs/BDs collection, you can copy/backup them with Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate.

Guide: How to convert MKV, AVI, VOB, M2TS, WMV, FLV videos on Galaxy S5 with High Quality?

Tip: For convert MKV, AVI, VOB, M2TS, WMV, FLV videos to Galaxy S5 on Mac, Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac is the alternative.

Step 1. Download and install the best tool for Galaxy S5 and launch it to add the video files you want to convert.

Step 2. Click "Format" bar, you can get optimized videos for your Galaxy S5 under "Samsung > Samsung Galaxy S III Video (*.mp4)". The output videos could fit on Galaxy S5 perfectly.


Click the "Settings" icon and you can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

If you want to edit your video like trimming video length, cropping video size or add watermarks, etc. you need to click the "Edit" to start operation.

Step 3. Start converting MKV, AVI, VOB, M2TS, WMV, FLV videos to Samsung Galaxy S5 via hitting the "Convert" button.

After the conversion, and you can transfer MKV, AVI, VOB, M2TS, WMV, FLV, etc files to Galaxy S5 from PC for smooth playback without any problem. 

If you are Mac user, this guide is a transfer for you.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Watch 2014 FIFA World Cup on PC and handheld devices

Summary: The 2014 World Cup is coming on June 12, Do you already excited for it? At this time, you may take out the collection of wonderful the World Cup video, scream for them over and over again! The 2014 World Cup, there will be more exciting moments. This document can help us enjoy the wonderful moment again and again anywhere and anytime.

Recently, the hottest concern, of course, is the upcoming World Cup, each team will try the best for it. Each fan will always pay attention to every game. You are fans of Lionel Messi (Argentina & Barcelona)? World Footballer of the Year four times, Messi is the best on the planet at a distance of players. Hypnotic combination of his ability to defend the skill and speed is unmatched, it often looks as if the ball glued to his feet. Or fans of Cristiano Ronaldo ( Portugal & Real Madrid )? Ronaldo may have less of an influence on games than Messi, but he is stronger and taller than the Argentine, and his goals-to-games ratio similar. Since joining Real Madrid from Manchester United in 2009, Ronaldo has been a revelation, making the world record outlay of US $ 131 look less outrageous with every hat-trick. His famous stepover is imitated in parks right across the world. I think people who really love football will concern the whole game, and even recall wonderful moments several times, and many of them have captured video to watch again and again in spare time until the next World Cup.

Maybe you record some videos by yourself, only after processing, we can watch them smoothly. If we download the video from internet, which always have a lot of commentary or ads which impact on watching videos, especially for the World Cup video, the ads may affect our mood. More importantly, we shoot a lot of videos: their formats are .MTS, .MOV, .MXF, which can't be supported by most of the edit software or the player, like Canon Legria HF G30 camcorder who makes .mts files with lpcm sound. Pinnacle Studio does not support this formats, so we need to convert them into another format like MP4, M4V.

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is the best tool for you. It can convert video to more than 200 formats with the best quality and speed. And you can edit your video to make it to your personal movie by trimming video length, cropping video size, splitting large video into segments and you can add watermarks for your video. Moreover, you can convert the World Cup video to the handheld devices, which can allow you watch them anywhere and anytime. (Do not get too excited in public, oh, otherwise you will give strange eyes.)

Tip: If you want to convert Video to M4V, you can try Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac, it is a version for Mac.

According to the following steps to enjoy every exciting moment

Step 1: Install and run this Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, you can load the video form "File > Add Video/Audio".

Step 2: Edit video.

Click the "pencil" mark at the top right corner, and get into editing video interface, according to your own needs to choose the right buttons to operate. And on the right side of the video window, you can preview the results of the output.

Step 3: Click on "Format" drop-down box to choose "Common Video > MPEG-4 Movie (*.MP4)".

Step 4: Just click the "Convert" to start editing and converting video. Complete the transformation, you can play video on your pc or transfer video to your devices like Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 from PC.

Tip: Here is the step for how to transfer video to Galaxy Note 10.1 from PC.

This Android gadget has a big disadvantage that PC connection shares a common port with battery charging. Therefore, before you begin to take action in converting long video, make sure you have more than 20 percentage of battery.

Step 1: Download Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 driver on line.

Step 2: Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for connecting Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 with your computer.

Step 3: Link this Android device with your PC through USB cable.

Step 4: Find the converted DVD video and copy and paste it to your Galaxy Note 10.1. After the transmission is completed, the whole DVD to Galaxy Note conversion is over, so you can enjoy HD video on Android Galaxy Note 10.1 at will. It is suggested to delete the watched file to save more space for your gadget.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

HTC One E8, or One (M8) Ace

The HTC One (M8) Ace we’ve been seeing around has been officially unveiled, and is known as the One E8 in China.

The spec sheet for the HTC One E8 reads like any other modern flagship, housing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 and Android 4.4. Sense 6.0 makes an apprearance, naturally, and a 5MP camera sits up front. Those Boomsound front facing speakers we love so much also pop up, and the device is LTE compatible.

The website doesn’t list the screen size, but it’s likely the same 5-inch display we find on the One (M8). Pricing is also a mystery at this point, but the plastic shell should jettison more than weight — the price should be a touch lower than the One (M8), which would undercut the competition severely. Right now, it’s not known if this device will make its way outside of China, so we’ll patiently wait on word of the US variant.