Showing posts with label Movie Backup. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Movie Backup. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

DVDSmith Movie Backup Alternatives and Similar Softwares

DVDSmith Movie Backup is a totally free DVD copier and DVD backup software which can decrypt and remove all kinds of DVD protections, copy DVD to computer hard drive as DVD folder. You can flexibly copy entire DVD disc or copy main movie only. But from some forums, we found many people have issues using DVDSmith Movie Backup. So any program to replace DVDSmith Movie Backup? More excellent, more professional? Yes, just follow the top 2 alternatives to DVDSmith Movie Backup.

Best alternative to DVDSmith Movie Backup is Pavtube ByteCopy Software. We have to say it is the best DVD copier/ripper in the world. What's more, it is also an excellent Blu-ray copier, ripper.

Top 1. DVDSmith Movie Backup Alternative

Powerful Features of Pavtube ByteCopy

Support to decrypt all the latest copy protection Pavtube ByteCopy has the ability to bypass copy and region protection on a commercial DVD dis. In addition, as the Blu-ray disc encryption frequently changes and becomes harder to crack, Pavtube ByteCopy will continuously upgrade to support to circumvent all the latest copy protection on Blu-ray/DVD including AACS, BD+, CSS, region code, RCE, Sony ArccOS, UOPs, Disney x-project DRM, etc.
Two Copy Ways ByteCopy can 1:1 backup DVD without quality loss. With the “Full Disc Copy” function in the top menu bar, you can preserve the DVD and Blu-ray’s original file structure, backup Blu-ray and DVD disc to Mac with one click. Using “Directly Copy” feature, you can backup Blu-ray main movie or “Directly Copy 3D Blu-ray Disc” content in original M2TS/VOB format with original video quality.
Lossless/uncompressed MKV option and multiple soft audio tracks & subtitles. ByteCopy offers a lossless MKV option in output list, which means you’ll get a real uncompressed MKV file keeping DTS 5.1/7.1 surround audio without any quality loss on big screen. It also offers multi-track MP4/MOV/AVI presets with multiple audio streams and removable subtitles, so you can free switch, turn on/off during playback.
Various output presets. Pavtube ByteCopy supports converting DVD to virtually any popular video and audio format so that you can freely watch movies on Apple iOS devices, Android OS devices, HDTV, 3D TVs, PSP, PS4, PS3, Plex, WDTV Live, Roku 4 and more devices. In recent update, ByteCopy can support ripping Blu-ray/DVD movie to H.265/HEVC MP4 with better video quality compared to H.264 MP4 in same profile presets. It even can create 3D SBS video from 2D/3D Blu-ray and DVD on Mac for your VR Headsets such as ZEISS VR One, Oculus Rift CV1, ANTVR Kit, Samsung Gear VR, etc.
Stable in Latest Mac Operating System ByteCopy supports the latest Compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP. Mac version supports Mac OS X including MacOS 10.12 macOS Sierra, Mac OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard.


How to Use Pavtube ByteCopy to Copy DVD/Rip DVD?

Download Windows version or Mac version


Step 1. Load DVD movie

Click “File” in top left corner and follow “Load from disc” to load the DVD movie to DVD Ripper on Windows or Mac.

Step 2. Two ways to copy DVD movie

A. DVD full disc copy

Full disc copy allows you to keep the whole file structure in your DVD disc complete without any quality loss. Click the “Copy the entire disc” button to start DVD full disc copy.

B. Directly copy

If you hate the extras in the DVD, you can try copying DVD main movie only which will leave out any extras for you. Click the format bar to follow “Copy” > “Directly Copy.”

Step 3. Rip DVD to multi-track MKV/MP4/MOV/AVI

Pavtube ByteCopy also allows you to preserve multi-track information when you choose DVD to multi-track MKV/MP4/AVI/MOV. Click the format bar to pick the proper multi-track output format under “Multi-track Video” option.

Step 4: Start backup and copy DVD

If you choose the second or third way to copy DVD movie, you need to hit the “Convert” button in bottom right corner to start DVD main movie copy or DVD to multi-track MKV, MP4, MOV and AVI conversion. When the process is completed, open output folder and find the ripped DVD file. 

Finally, you can enjoy your DVD movies on computer as you like without hassle. 

Top 2. DVDSmith Movie Backup Alternative

Free DVDAid offers every user the opportunity to rip, encode and edit DVD to almost any video and audio format freely. Without extra payment, you could own a freeware to assist with DVD to video/audio transition which enables you to watch DVDs on other multimedia players without limitation. Plus, with the built-in video editor, Free DVDAid is considered to be a easily handled video editing tool with the ability of trimming, cropping, splitting, merging, adding subtitle file, etc.

  • A 100% Free and Easy way to rip your DVD Movies for Personal Use
  • Support DVD disc, DVD VIDEO_TS folder, and DVD IFO/ISO
  • Rip DVD to AVI, MKV, MOV, M4A, AAC… around 70 video and audio formats
  • Fast conversion speed with the NVIDIA CUDA technology and AMD ® Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP)
  • Customize DVD content with built-in video editor

You can go to learn how to use Free DVDAid software.


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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Solved - Ripping DVDs to RN104 then stream to Amazon Fire TV 2

Q: “ I would like to copy my 300 or so DVDs to my RN104 then be able to watch them on my Amazon Fire TV, both are connected via 100Mbps Ethernet. I have a 104" screen and a Hi-Fi based 5 channel surround system so sound and video quality is most important, I am not fussed about file size as I have loads of storage on the RN104. I'm using a Cambridge Audio 551R as a pre-amplifier which can decode every current surround format so I'd like to keep the highest quality soundtrack available on the DVD, whether that be Dolby Digital or preferably DTS if it's there. I have been test MakeMKV and Handbreak but faild. Many thanks in advance for anyone out there who can help!” - From

Though playing DVDs on New Amazon Fire TV 2 from RN104 is still out of the question because of Amazon Fire TV 2 is lack of the DVD drive. As we know, Amazon Fire TV 2 usually supports video formats including H.263, H.264, MPEG4-SP, etc. And RN104 support MP4 files too. 

Hot Search: DVD to H.264 MP4 | DVD to MKV | DVD to QuickTime | DVD to PS4 | DVD to DROBO 5N

You may opt for some free DVD rippers like HandBrake to rip DVD to RN104/Amazon Fire TV 2 compatible formats. But such kind of DVD rippers isn't suit for copy protected DVD movies, like Frozen, Guardians of the Galaxy, Transformers 4. In order to fast copy DVDs to RN104 then stream to Amazon Fire TV 2, we need to rip DVD to new Amazon Fire TV/RN104 compatible video formats Pavtube DVDAid, one top-quality DVD ripper, which can easily and quickly rip DVD to the new Amazon Fire TV/RN104 supported H.264 MP4, so that you can connect Amazon Fire TV 2 from RN104d with your TVs including Smart TV, HD TV, 3D TV, 4K TV, and more. 

After downloading and installing, you can rip and stream DVD to RN104/Amazon Fire TV 2 in several simple steps. (For Mac users, Pavtube DVDAid for Mac is the way to go. (Mac OS X El Capitan include).  


Other Download:

- Pavtube old official address:
- Cnet Download:

Step 1. Run DVD to Fire TV 2/RN104 Ripper; load DVD.

This converter both support DVD folder, DVD ISO/IFO files, your ISO image file would be recognized automatically so there’s no need to run virtual drive to mount it any more.

Step 2. Choose output format for RN104/Fire TV 2

To put Blu-rays on your RN104 NAS. As RN104 NAS is powerful enough to almost all kinds of formats, you can choose the format according to your own needs. 

  • Fire TV Supported Video/Audio: H.263/H.264/MPEG4-SP/VC1 & AAC/AC-3/E-AC-3/HE-A/PCM/MP3. And read Plex Supported Video and Audio Format here.

Tip: From the specification of Amazon Fire TV 2, the video in H.264/AVC codec can be up to 1080p and 30 fps. So you can hit on “Settings” to open settings window where you can adjust the video size to 1080p and frame rate to 30 fps. Since AC3 is not sure playable or not, you can choose AAC and 5.1 channel for audio. If 5.1 sound is not supported, it will be limited to stereo audio.  

Step 3: Start to rip DVD to Amazon Fire TV 2

After all settings, just press “Convert” icon below the preview window. Once the process ends, you can locate the generated file in output folder. Now, put the ripped DVD to RN104 and install a Plex on it. Then install a Plex on Amazon Fire TV 2, too. Try again to play DVD videos on Amazon Fire TV via Plex through RN104 NAS. 

If it doesn’t work, maybe you should try other option that is to get a player that supports more formats. Dune, WDTV Live and PCH are popular choices (there are others). Many can access your media directly using SMB/CIFS and NFS - so there is no need for plex or ReadyDLNA at all. 

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