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Old Jul 01, 2011, 11:36 AM
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Question 2nd hard disk doesnt show up !

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I move both hard-disks from one pc to another last night, which worked fine before.

But upon booting up the other pc, only the 'c drive appears !

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Old Dec 03, 2013, 06:46 PM
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Default Rip and Compress DVDs to Android in 4GB with multi-track

Convert DVD to Multi-track MKV/MP4 under 4GB for Android Devices

Description: This article helps you rip DVD movies to Multi-track MKV files while keeping the output file within 4GB limitation for Android devices with SD cards which are FAT32 formatted.


I want to convert Blu-ray disc in mkv files with many audio and subtitles options for my new Nexus 5. I can't do it with the freeware I downloaded yesterday. Do you know anything can help? BTW, it would be better the software has the ability to compresses video size.


Put Blu-ray MKV files to Android devices? You must install a third-party media player on your Nexus 5 beforehand; otherwise most Android devices cannot recognize MKV videos. Anyway, as we all know that you cannot transfer or play a movie file over 4GB to Android tablets including Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7, Google Nexus 5, etc since these Android devices only recognize SD memory cards formatted in FAT 32 which limits a single file size less than 4GB. While a standard DVD disc with a 1-2 hour movie on it usually is around 7-8 GB, and when you attend to rip DVD to Multi-track MKV within 4GB limits, I believe below guide can do you a favor of finding an easy to do that.

First of all, search for the best DVD to Multi-track MKV converter, free download and install on your computer.

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Now let's learn together how to encode DVD movies to Multi-track MKV within 4GB.

Step 1: Run the Multi-track DVD to MKV Converter, hit the "Load disc" button and successfully import your DVD from disc drive to the app.

Step 2: To extract more than one audio and subtitle track in saved MKV file, choose "Multi-track Video > Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV(*.mkv)" as output format.

Step 3: Click the "Settings" icon on software UI, and you would see video part from original disc is not encoded by default. This helps back up 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.

Tip: Switch to Audio and Subtitle tab, you can remove unwanted audio and subtitle track by un-checking the "Check" box.

Step 4: Back to software main UI, hit the big "Convert" button and start ripping DVD movie to MKV with multiple audio and subtitle tracks. After 40minutes to 1 hour, you will get a complete Multi-track MKV file by accessing to output folder. Now transfer the compressed 4GB MKV video to SD card and watch movies on your Android device.

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Old Dec 05, 2013, 02:41 AM
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Default 30% off-Convert DVD on Windows 8.1/8/7 for playback

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Have many DVD Discs, but afraid of damaging them all the time. Or you have rented several DVD movies, only to find that you do not have time to watch them at all? In cases like the two, the basic solution is backing up or rip DVD movie to hard drive on Windows 8.1/8/7. Do not know how to convert the giant DVD movie to hard drive? Do not worry, that's where this article originated from.

Last week I tweeted about having successfully ripped my first DVD disc on the my Windows 8.1 PC, and while the process wasn't actually all THAT difficult, quite a few of you inquired about how I did it, and what my hardware/software setup was, so I figured I would throw this quick tutorial up.

The software you'll need is Pavtube DVD Ripper for Windows 8.1/8/7, this is top DVD Ripper which can rip latest DVD discs/floder/ISO/IFO image files to any formats you need, such as MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MPG, etc. with super fast speed. And when you converted DVD to compatible formats, you can transfer DVD movies to hard drive for freely watching on your Android/Apple/Windows 8 tablet or smartphone, or other playable devices.

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To begin our journey, download and install the app here.

There are three icon on the top which let you load from disc, folder and ISO/IFO respectively.

Now we got the disc loaded into DVD to Android/iOS/Windows 8 Ripper and it's ready to go.

Choose your Output directory down which is marked as step 2.

What's more, here's where DVD Ripper for Windows 8.1/8/7 truly makes its mark and sticks out from the muddled mess of conversion software and magically manage dvd movies on Windows 8.1/8/7 flexibility and options.

Click "Settings" which is marked as Step 3, you will find presets to which suits iPad, iPhone and iPod.

For ripping DVD to iPad series (iPad Air, iPad 3 or iPad 4, the iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2), options from "iPad" meets your demand;

For ripping DVD to iPhone 5S/iPhone 5C, the iPhone preset is able to work well.

For those who in demands of ripping DVD to Android devices, you can always find the one you want in Android preset.

(Plenty of presets that can be customized as necessary.)

Now just press the big circular "Start Conversion" button to the right and let it do its magic. You will not need to keep an eye on it as it can help you to shut down computer automatically.

So there you have it. Pretty simple. Go ahead and rip DVD to Android/iOS/Windows 8 devices and enjoy…as you should have been able anyway. No loss in quality, audio is fantastic, ease of use as well as quite quick, it's really worthy to give a shot.

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Old Dec 07, 2013, 07:24 AM
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Default Windows 8.1 Blu-ray Ripper - Rip Blu-ray ISO to Surface 2

30% off Convert Blu-ray ISO images to Surface 2 & Surface Pro 2 on Windows 8.1/8

Description: With the help of this article, you can set the best video format for enjoying Blu-ray ISO images with Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 anytime anywhere on Windows 8.1/8/7.

Which file types are supported on Surface 2, Surface Pro 2, Surface RT/Pro?

As a windows follower, it is big news that Microsoft released the new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablet. Now, I can throw away heavy Notebook; take Surface 2 with me on my road. The new Surface 2 can support playback videos up to 1920*1080 pixels. With a Surface 2 tablet, I can enjoy HD movies on such high resolution screen. Want to view Blu-ray ISO images on Surface 2 like me? No problem, with this useful Blu-ray to Surface 2 converter, you can easily convert Blu-ray ISO images to Surface 2 support format on Windows 8.1/8/7.

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Please download the right version of Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper first, and the following guide is based on windows version.

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Step 1: Load Blu-ray ISO image files.

After launching Pavtube Blu-ray to Surface Tablet Ripper, click the "Add files" button to load your blu-ray ISO images to program. This Blu-ray to Surface converter also supports loading Blu-ray discs.

Step 2: Choose "Surface" profile.

This Blu-ray ripper for Surface 2 embedded "Surface" profile with pre-set parameters. Click the drop-down list and choose "Windows> Microsoft Surface Windows RT/ Pro H.264 Video (*.mp4). The output videos could fit on Surface 2 perfectly.


1. If the preset profile settings cannot meet your need, you can click "Settings" icon to adjust the video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio channels and so on.

2. If you want to leave out the title and tail leader of the film when you transfer your ISO images on Surface 2, click Edit selected task "", Then use the "trim" function to set start and end time of your videos. The length of the output video could depend on your own need.

Step 3: Start the Blu-ray ISO to Surface tablets Conversion.

Back to the main interface, and click the "Convert" icon to start converting Blu-ray ISO images to Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. After ripping, you will get a .mp4 file for Surface 2 then you can enjoy Blu-ray movies anytime and anywhere.

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Old Dec 11, 2013, 02:28 AM
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Default How to play VOB movies on Surface 2, Surface Pro 2

Convert VOB to MP4 for playback on Surface 2, Surface Pro 2

Description: The easiest way to let you transfer VOB movie to Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 for playback with best video format and settings.

What is VOB file?

VOB is the Video Object file that allows you to contain audio and video files along with menu and subtitles in DVD-Video media. Whereas MP4 format helps you to enjoy the same videos or audio files in your mobile phone along with certain other devices.

Many of you may choose to backup rented DVD movies to VOB files for preservation. It would be so great to own a large VOB collection and watch movies in VOB on your computer. However, have you ever thought using tablet like Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 to playback these VOB files? It could be much convenient to enjoy your collections on the go.

According to the official data from Microsoft, Surface 2 natively supports MPEG-4, H.264, H.263, MEPG-2, VC-1, WMV 9 video format and codec; while HD files in WMV 7/8, XviD, DivX, AVI, FLV, M2TS, MTS, MOV, VOB, MKV codec or formats are widely supported by Surface Pro 2. Obviously, VOB is not a Surface-friendly format and the only way is to transcode the VOB files to a format that Surface (Pro) 2 appreciates.

But it's not a big deal; after widely searching and multiple testing, we found a tool named Pavtube Video Converter, or you can name it a VOB to Surface Converter. It's capable of converting your DVD VOB files to best MP4 files for playback on Surface 2, Surface Pro 2.

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Download a free version here and follow the guide below:

Guide: How to convert VOB files to best MP4 for Surface 2, Surface Pro 2?

Step 1. Run this VOB to Surface Converter and load videos.

Drag-and-drop your VOB files to it directly. Or you can click "Add videos" to load single videos and click "Add from folder" to import all the files inside this folder.
Step 2. Choose format.

Hit the drop-down list besides "Format" and choose "Windows>Microsoft Surface Windows RT/Pro H.264 Video (*.mp4)", it's the best file format to watch on Surface 2, Surface Pro 2.

Step 3. Edit source video or adjust target video settings (Optional)

Pavtube Video Converter provides basic editing functions before conversion; you can enter the video editing window by hitting the pencil-like "Edit" icon on the top to free trim, crop, add watermark, edit audio and subtitles.

Moreover, if you are not satisfied with the default output video specs, click the "Settings" beside "Format" bar to enter Profiles Settings interface. Hit to adjust target video size, bitrate, frame rate and other settings here. Usually the higher bitrate you choose; the larger file size and better video quality it will be.

Step 4. Start conversion.

Now back to the main interface and hit the big red "Convert" to start conversion. The conversion speed is related with your computer configuration, file size/codec/bitrate settings, other programs that running simultaneously, etc.

After the conversion, you can click "Open" or "Open output folder" to quick locate converted video.

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Old Jan 10, 2014, 02:51 AM
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Default Convert/Transfer WMV movies to iPad Mini 2 on Windows 8.1/8

Get "Now You See Me (2013)" WMV movie playback on iPad Mini 2 on Windows 8.1/8

Description: Many people want to convert WMV to IOS device supported files format so they can enjoy the WMV movies with iPad Mini 2 anywhere and anytime. This article gives you the fastest and easiest way to convert your "Now You See Me (2013)" WMV movie to iPad Mini 2 for playing on Windows 8.1/8.

When it comes to summer movies, this is about as good as it gets. Now You See Me is a fun movie that deconstructs the acts of modern magicians. The story follows Vegas magicians, know as the Four Horsemen, who rob a bank in the middle of one of their shows. What follows is a cat-and-mouse thriller where the FBI chases after these magicians, always on step behind, trying to figure out how they did it. If you want a film with twists and turns, this one will not disappoint.

The movie simply keeps repeating to the viewers "The closer you look, the less you see". It also constantly repeats that magicians always do something to distract the audience while the real magic happens elsewhere.

The film is worth seeing for the actors, the visuals, the locations, and the misdirection and plot twists.

I was given free advanced screening tickets to see this film and my friend planned to go together with me originally. However, he had to be in hospital for a month. How pity! So I downloaded online and put it on the iPad Mini 2 for him to spend his boring time and enjoy this wonderful movie. Thanks to the professional Pavtube iPad Mini 2 Video Converter that I can convert WMV movie to iPad Mini 2 easily.

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Step 1. Load WMV movie to the WMV to iPad Mini 2 converter program.

Click the "Add Video" button on the top left to load your videos, you can also "load from folder". It will only take few seconds for importing videos and you will be kept informed of timely state with a progress dialogue box.

Step 2. Choose iPad Mini 2 friendly format.

Click "Format" menu to find "iPad" option in the dropdown list, choose "iPad Mini HD Video (*.mp4)" for output. This is the most compatible format for iPad Mini

If you are not pleased with the default effect, just use the Trim, Crop, Watermark, Effect, Subtitle functions in the "Edit" which you can adjust the video with your own request.

Step 3. Start the WMV movie to iPad Mini 2 Conversion.

Click the "Convert" button and leave the WMV to iPad Mini 2 Converter to finish the rest automatically with its superb fast conversion speed. After that, "Open" button will show you the location of output files.

Step 4. Sync movies to iPad Mini 2 via iTunes
1. Open iTunes and connect iPad Mini 2 to your computer.
2. Click "File" tab in iTunes to add local file to iTunes library.
3. Click on iPad Mini 2 icon, follow the path "On This iPad-> Movie ->Add To" to stream videos from local computer to iPad Mini 2 for enjoying this wonderful film anytime and anywhere.

Hope this post will help you.

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