Monday, March 20, 2017

DVDFab Blu-ray Ripper vs ByteCopy vs DVDFab Blu-ray Copy

Blu-ray is very popular in the world, for its incomparable storage space, excellent output quality in audio, video and supplements. But It can’t be read directly on the computer by common DVD players or drives, It requires a Blu-ray drive. What’s more, In order to protect Blu-ray movies from being pirated or even leaked to the public before public release, film makers carry out kinds of Blu-ray protections, such as Region Code, AACS, BD+, play list obfuscation, etc. Cause the Blu-ray movies can’t play freely on computer or other portable devices. Blu-ray ripper or copy software is an effective way to be able to change or backup video files’ format for people watch on different types of devices .

In the E-market, there are many software support Blu-ray disc to copy, ripper. But as a excellent copier/ripper software should be easy to learn to use with some basic configuration like lossless quality or better, operate simple and clear, work efficiently, provides a wide array of copy , compression and customization options,etc. Here introduce three most mainstream Blu-ray copier/ripper, it’s Pavtube ByteCopy, DVDFab Blu-ray Ripper and DVDFab Blu-ray Copy.

DVDFab Blu-ray Ripper, ByteCopy and DVDFab Blu-ray Copy Overview

Pavtube ByteCopy

Pavtube ByteCopy is a powerful program with the ability of backing up Blu-ray/DVD collection to multi-track MKV without quality loss, ripping Blu-ray/DVD movies to MP4 and MOV with multiple audio streams, and converting Blu-ray/DVD from hard discs to virtually any popular video and audio format. Include export single SRT subtitle file, Ripping 2D/3D Blu-rays to 3D videos Save same 3D effect with original structure. Moreover, it has Various video editing functions to support you making your personality videos.  

Key Features:

  • Copy/Rip any Blu-ray/DVD to video/audio in formats, Support Blu-ray/DVD to multi-track MKV, MP4, MOV and interlaced AVI; Lossless convert 2D Blu-ray/DVD to 3D Video;Save Blu-ray/ DVD to H.265/HEVC MP4 with better video quality.
  • Full Disc Copy with 3D Blu-ray effect; Copy the entire Blu-ray/DVD without quality loss;  Backup only main movie without extras
  • Copy/Rip Blu-ray/DVD exceptionally easy and fast with high quality
  • Export SRT Subtitles; Freely customize the output video
  • Multi-threading, multi-core, batch conversion

DVDFab Blu-ray Ripper

DVDFab Blu-ray Ripper is enhanced to be able to rip 2D/3D Blu-rays to popular 2D or 3D videos, including H.265 and 4K videos, with various format choices efficiently and effortlessly.

Key Features:

  • Rip Blu-ray to any mainstream audio formats,2D & 3D video formats
  • Freely customize the output video
  • Ensure a smooth Blu-ray ripping process and a perfect output video with quality
  • Multi-threading, multi-core, batch conversion/back up

DVDFab Blu-ray Copy

DVDFab Blu-ray Copy is a full-featured Blu-ray copier/burner/cloner powerful enough to copy any Blu-ray to any Blu-ray/DVD/AVCHD disc (with BD format, and only can be played on BD player) or to your hard drive. Also It can copy any BD 50 3D to BD 25 3D in the original format, copy 3D Blu-ray to 2D Blu-ray, and convert Blu-ray 3D to Blu-ray SBS 3D.

Key Features:

  • Copy any Blu-ray to Blu-ray/DVD/AVCHD Disc or Hard Drive
  • Lossless Clone DVD/Blu-ray
  • 5 copy modes. :Full Disc,Main Movie,Customize,Clone/Burn,Merge 
  •  Multi-threading, multi-core, batch back up

Above three of the most popular Blu-ray ripper/copier for people to use,maybe you have found the rip program seem similar to each other and contain copy function. So how to choose the best one to convert Blu-ray. Here make tests to compare the difference of the three software, through the comparison you will clearly know which one satisfied you best.

Comparison of DVDFab Blu-ray Ripper, ByteCopy ,DVDFab Blu-ray Copy

Software

DVDFab Blu-ray Ripper

Pavtubev ByteCopy

DVDFab Blu-ray Copy

INPUT

Blu-ray Discs,Blu-ray Folder,Blu-ray ISO Image File

YES

YES

YES

4K Blu-ray

/

YES

/

DVDs, DVD Folder, DVD IFO File, DVD ISO Image File

/

YES

/

Loading Time

30secs or more

8~10secs

30secs or more

4K Convert Time

1/2 to 1 Hour

1/2 Hour or Less

/

CPU Usage

60%

77%

47%

OUTPUT

3D WMV/ MP4/MKV//AVI

YES

YES

/

H.265,MP4,MKV,AVI,WMV, FLV,M2TS,VOB

YES

YES

/

M3U8

/

YES

/

MOV,DivX,XviD,M4V, F4V,SWF

/

YES

/

Lossless MKV with multi-audio tracks/chapter markers>

/

YES

/

Multi-audio track MP4/MOV/AVI

/

YES

/

Multi-audio track Apple ProRes

(Only Mac)

/

YES

/

HD Media Player

/

YES

/

Avid Media Composer (Avid DNxHD)

/

YES

/

Samsung/LG/Sony/PanasonicTV

/

YES

/

Full Disc Copy

/

YES

YES

Clone DVD/BD

/

/

YES

Blu-ray ISO image file

/

/

YES

Lossless 3D Blu-ray Copy

/

YES

/

Extract SRT Subtitle

/

YES

/

Forced Subtitle

YES

YES

/

Captures Subtitles

YES

YES

/

Extract Audio

YES

YES

/

Main Movie detection

YES

YES

YES

Main Movie Copy

/

YES

YES

 Preview

YES

YES

YES

OTHERS

Add Video Watermark

/

YES

/

Apply Special Effect

/

YES

/

Audio Fade

/

YES

/

Remove/Replace Audio in Video

/

YES

/

Trim/Crop/Add Text or Image watermark/Add Subtitle

YES

YES

/

Adjust Video Quality

YES

YES

/

Adjust Resolution

YES

YES

/

Adjust Frame Rate

YES

YES

/

Adjust Codec

YES

YES

/

Adjust Bit Rate

YES

YES

/

Flip & Rotate

YES

YES

/

Adjust Brightness/Saturation/Contrast

YES

YES

/

Deinterlacing

YES

YES

/

Split Video

YES

YES

YES

Batch Conversion

YES

YES

YES

GPU Acceleration Transcoding

YES

YES

YES

Windows

 Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista

Windows 2003/XP/Vista/Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10

 Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista

Knowledge base

YES

YES

YES

Tutorials

YES

YES

YES

FAQs

YES

YES

YES

Email

YES

YES

YES

Price

$60 A year

$42 Lifetime

$60 A year

Through the subject of Pavtube ByteCopy and DVDFab Blu-ray copy/ripper applications on ThinkPad to a battery of tests, the capability of each Blu-ray copy/ripper software is intuitively clear in the comparison chart. Following from the input, Copy/Rip, copy/conversion time, quality, usability, edit parameters to evaluate the three programs.

Input Comparison:

The above comparison chart shows Pavtube ByteCopy can input Blu-ray /DVD Discs,Blu-ray /DVD Folder,Blu-ray /DVD ISO Image File and the most popular 4K Blu-ray. There is no doubt Pavtube ByteCopy input options stronger than DVDFab Blu-ray copy/ripper.

Rip/Copy Comparison:

Both Pavtube ByteCopy and DVDFab Blu-ray ripper support convert Blu-ray into 2D/3D video formats, but Pavtube ByteCopy contains more showing on the comparison table. Such as M3U8, MKV with multi-audio tracks and chapter markers,Multi-audio track MP4/MOV/AVI,Multi-audio track Apple ProRes, Samsung/LG/Sony/PanasonicTV, etc.

Both Pavtube ByteCopy and DVDFab Blu-ray copy do full disc/ main movie copy, but Pavtube ByteCopy can’t copy Blu-ray ISO image file or clone Blu-ray/DVD. Meanwhile DVDFab Blu-ray copy can’t do Lossless 3D Blu-ray Copy or extract SRT subtitle.

Generally, Pavtube ByteCopy combine the copy outputs with convert outputs together and win again.

Copy/Conversion Time Comparison:

By timed how long it took each application to complete a Blu-ray main movie conversion/copy in the same condition.In general, DVDFab Blu-ray ripper takes 3hours to convert a 2.5hours 18GB Blu-ray movie on ThinkPad. And DVDFab Blu-ray copy takes 2hours to copy a 2.5hours 18GB Blu-ray movie on ThinkPad. Pavtube ByteCopy save about 0.5 hour While converting a Blu-ray in the same conditional on thinkpad , Pavtube ByteCopy converting speed was more efficiently than DVDFab Blu-ray ripper. It takes 77% of cpu usage with full use of the 4 cores and DVDFab Blu-ray ripper only 60% not fully use all cores.

Quality Comparison:

After copy/ convert Blu-ray content, we inspected the quality of both the video and audio by using NI Picture Quality Analysis (PQA) software with the NI Digital Video Analyzer to detect artifacts in digital audio and video content, And compared the copy against the original Blu-ray file. It turns out that only Pavtube ByteCopy produced lossless files with 3D effect. DVDFab Blu-ray copy/ripper had some problems such as hissing sounds, losing force subtitle.

Edit parameters Comparison:

It’s obviously to find out that Pavtube ByteCopy video edit function is more powerful than DVDFab Blu-ray copy/ripper from the comparison chart. it allows to adjust output profile parameters, editing your videos by trim,crop,Adjust rightness, saturation and contrast,Add Video Watermark, apply special effect,etc, to make your own video.

Usability Comparison:

The three programs were relatively straightforward to use, all of them have an intuitive interface that allow to convert directly, select content for conversion and access customization tools easily. But we found some particulars in DVDFab Blu-ray copy/ripper were not so humanized such as unstable for a while, Automatic Import Blu-ray disc, maybe it save some time to import Blu-ray disc,but it is hard to stop or cancel Automatic Import Blu-ray disc even found loading a wrong one. What’s more, it’s still take 30secs more than Pavtube ByteCopy to load in a same Blu-ray disc, While Pavtube ByteCopy  done this in 8secs.

Verdict

Overall speaking, Pavtube ByteCopy can do most of the DVDFab Blu-ray copy/riper, it combine the advantage of DVDFab Blu-ray copy/riper and add some other helpful function to expanding the practicability for users. Furthermore, ByteCopy compared with those marketing prices, material benefit is much. Pavtube ByteCopy software offers an easy way to make backup copies of your favorite movies and digitally archive your media library so you'll always have access to your movies, even if you lose the original discs. And it has a large library of conversion profiles for over a hundred devices, not just the ThinkPad. If you need to back up your DVD/Blu-ray discs or create 3D videos and more, you can choose the one you need.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Apple rolling out macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta 2 for Mac

By the time you read this, the latest version of Mac OS X – sorry – macOS, will be available to download from the App Store. macOS 10.12 Sierra, to give it its full title, finally sees Apple move away from the OS X nomenclature given to every version of its desktop operating system since 2001. 

You might be thinking, "Why macOS?" Well, the answer is simple: the new naming convention brings it in line with Apple's other operating systems: iOSwatchOS and tvOS. After previously naming versions of OS X after big cats of some description, the company turned to locations in California for recent releases.

Apple tends to release new versions of macOS with a "tick, tock" cadence. Back in 2009 it followed up OS X 10.5 Leopard, which introduced hundreds of new features and improvements, with Snow Leopard – a performance-focused update. It repeated the trick with Sierra's predecessor, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, which was basically a much faster version of Yosemite with a few new multi-tasking features baked in for good measure. 

Instead of using the new name as an opportunity to overhaul OS X, Apple has made Sierra another iterative release in the vein of its recent predecessors. 

However, it makes a clear attempt at swinging the focus back to new functionality and features, rather than performance. Sierra places a firm focus on usability while allowing you to be more productive on the desktop - especially so if you use your Mac in conjunction with Apple's mobile devices. 

Whether you're clasping a shiny new iPhone 7 or Apple Watch 2 in your hand, Apple wants you to make you feel like your investments are more than the sum of their parts. Clearly this is something of a double-edged sword, as Mac owners that don't own them are bound to feel like they're missing out. Not prepared to buy more Apple products? Then the message is clear: you're not getting the full experience.

It almost feels churlish to moan, however, as Sierra continues tradition by leaping from the App Store onto your machine for the princely sum of nothing – just like every version of macOS has been since OS X 10.9 Mavericks. A word of warning, though: be sure to check out Sierra's system requirements before you hit the download button, as they are more taxing than what has gone before.Supported Macs 

Here are the Mac models that are compatible with macOS Sierra:

  • MacBook (Late 2009 and later)
  • iMac (Late 2009 and later)
  • MacBook Air (2010 and later)
  • MacBook Pro (2010 and later)
  • Mac mini (2010 and later)
  • Mac Pro (2010 and later)
Latest news 

A few months past the release of macOS Sierra, Apple’s newest operating system continues to serve as a highlighted selling point for prospective Mac buyers. And, now that it’s patched out one of the new MacBook Pro’s battery life issues, macOS has that much less to hold it back. 

Speaking of MacBook Pro, a handful of new Kaby Lake models have been discovered in the second macOS 10.12.4 software beta. This news stems from Apple fan site Pike’s Universum, who claims to have discovered that there are two 13-inch MacBook Pro sans Touch Bar models, three 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models and three 15-inch MacBook Pro models in the works. 

What’s more, Night Shift is coming to macOS, too, complete with all the proven color temperature techniques to help deter restlessness. If you’re up late at night browsing the web on your Mac rather than your iPhone or iPad, the reduction in blue light should have the same effect here as it does there.Siri lands on the Mac 

With Siri's arrival on the Mac, owners of Apple's computers no longer have to look at iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch owners with envy. Apple's personal assistant is arguably even more useful on the Mac than it is on the company's mobile platforms as you can drag and drop Siri's search results from the Notifications pane and into other apps for sharing or accessing on a later date. 

Those results include images pulled from the web, which appear as thumbnails along the right-hand edge. Siri can also retrieve other information as part of searches, including maps results, location data and user reviews courtesy of Yelp. 

As far as its basic operation goes, Siri works just the same on the Mac as it does on other devices. You click the purple icon in the top right-hand corner, instead of holding a button, before speaking into your Mac's microphone. You're given a five second window before Siri gives you what can only be described as a digital nudge and reminds you of what phrases you can ask. 

You can also retrieve a list of actions that Siri can perform by simply asking, "What can you do?". Some are basic, such as asking Siri to open a folder on the Mac or launch an app. It's also possible to start a FaceTime call, set up a meeting using the macOS Calendar, or find photos from a particular date. If you're a social media addict, the ability to post updates to Twitter and Facebook could prove a big time-saver. 

So, how well does it work? Very, in fact: Siri's voice recognition engine is near-flawless. Even in my strong regional accent, it picked up what I was saying almost every time. Siri only struggled with words that sound the same but are spelled differently. For example, she repeatedly failed to distinguish the difference between questions based around the country Wales, and ones about whales.Siri commands to try 

Things that you can ask Siri include:

  • Tell me what movies are playing today
  • Read my latest email
  • Text John 'See you soon smiley exclamation point'
  • Find a table for four tonight
  • Call Dad at work
  • Find me books by C.S. Lewis
  • How's the weather in London on Saturday?
  • Did Manchester United win?
Keeping tabs 

It's now possible to use tabs in any almost application, whereas El Capitan restricted them to OS-specific apps such as Safari, and Finder. Apple's apps that support tabs from the off include Mail, Maps, TextEdit and the three iWork apps - Pages, Numbers and Keynote. Apple says that you can open tabs in any app without the need for extra coding from developers, but that depends. That is the case where the app can open multiple windows, but you aren't suddenly going to be flicking through tabs in ones like Spotify, Ulysses or Evernote, which already have their own sidebar-based navigation systems. 

Apps that currently support tabs let you activate tabs using the View menu. The obvious benefit here is that you don't have to open as many new windows to multi-task, which comes in especially useful in split screen mode. For example, somebody writing up an essay could position Safari (or any other browser) on the left and Pages on the right. Previously it would have only been possible to view one website at a time in full screen mode, whereas tabs allow multiple webpages to be opened. 

This can be particularly useful when used in conjunction with note-taking services such as Evernote. Suddenly it's possible to flick between multiple notes open in various tabs for retrieving information while maximizing the amount of information that can be displayed on the other half of the screen. It's especially useful for owners of Apple's Macs that don't offer much real estate - including both sizes of its MacBook Air and even the 12-inch MacBook. 

macOS Sierra released the second beta 10.12.4

Quickly measure up, look at the new features and functions are easy to use. 

 

Yesterday, Apple released macOS developer beta 10.12.4 beta 2, and Apple today released a public beta version of the test. Already registered to participate in the beta test version of Apple's users will be able to get the beta version Update via Mac App Store in the Software. 


 If you also want to participate in the beta test version of Apple system, you can register in the beta test site to obtain and macOS iOS beta. Because the beta stability is not high, it is recommended that users take the test, do not install the beta version of popular devices. 


 In macOS Sierra 10.12.4 in Apple added an important new feature: Mac Edition Night Shift. Night Shift is a new feature in iOS 9.3 Apple introduced in the first, the blue light can be reduced by adjusting the color temperature of the display to improve the user quality of sleep.After the screen when the lighting will emit blue light, although it is an essential element of the display, but an excess of blue light into our eye, glasses may cause dryness, tearing, severe or even appear macular degeneration. Apple's official website also claimed bright blue light exposure at night may disrupt the body's circadian rhythm, making it difficult to sleep.

 The user can choose to open or close the Notification Center Night Shift in today's forum.Also in the display system of preferences the user can set up more for Night Shift. For example, users can set the Night Shift before sunset remains closed, or customize it to open and close times. There is also a manual switch and option allows users to change the monitor's color temperature. 

 macOS Sierra 10.12.4 increase in Siri dictation support Shanghai dialect, providing cricket scores, improve PDFKit API and iCloud Analytics option.