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Copy DVD movies to iMac for VLC/iPad playback with ease

30 Nov 15
Katrina Lucy
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If you’ve collected a pile of DVD discs, you may get stuck in playing DVDs on iMac since running the DVD-ROM can often damage your iMac and finding the DVD you want to play on iMac suddenly from a swath of DVD discs drives you crazy. In addition to simply playing your DVD movies on your iMac, you may also wanna copy them to your iMac to watch on iPad when traveling, or directly playing on VLC player, for example.

Then, how to make iMac work perfectly with DVD discs? An easy and quick solution I’ve figured out is to rip DVD disc with a piece of DVD backup software as long as it is compatible with your iMac, such as on the latest Mac OS X El Capitan. And your primary concern may be how to keep the best compromise between high visual quality and less take-up of storage. iFastime Video Converter Ultimate for Mac for Mac can fulfill your needs and provides perfect solutions for all the Mac OS X (El Capitan) users. (Read review)

Overall, it is a professional DVD handling tool, featured with decent decrypting capability, high quality video output, considerate backup solution and specific format templates for versatile media players QuickTime, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, etc. It also supports TrueHD and HDD codec, ensuring the accessibility to the audio track of your native language. Besides DVD, it can rip Blu-ray, MKV and flash video for playback on Mac OS X (El Capitan).

The equivalent Windows version is iFastime Video Converter Ultimate, which shares almost all functions with Mac version. I was doing a general search for DVD rippers for mac. I read reviews and tried a number of them in which iFastime has been the best. Now download the software on computer and follow the guide to start ripping.

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Copy DVD movies for playback on iMac on Mac OS X El Capitan

Step One: Run the program and insert the DVD disc you want to convert into your DVD-ROM; click “Load file(s)” icon to import the DVD movies. When the files are loaded, you can select the subtitle and audio track as you like. DVD ISO & DVD folders are also supported here.

Step Two: Select and custom output format. Click “HD Video” > “H. 264 HD Video (*.mp4)” or “MKV HD Video(*mkv)” to get the optimized output file for DVD to VLC conversion. For iPad, you can choose the corresponding models from “iPad” as the output format to generate videos with optimized settings for your certain device.

Tip: If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc.

Step Three: When everything is OK, press the big “Start conversion” button to start DVD to iMac conversion on Mac OS X (El Capitan).

Once completed, locate and find the generated .mp4 or .mkv files by clicking “Open” icon on application UI, and you are able to enjoy converted DVD movie in VLC on iPad from iMac without hassle.

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Can all my MP4 File be Played on VLC Media Player?

20 Nov 15
Katrina Lucy
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VLC Media Player is a lightweight media utility that won’t use a lot of your computer’s available system resources while playing video files. It’s a common situation that when dragging your MP4 video files to VLC for playback, you’ll be informed your mp4 is not in a format that VLC player understands.

VLC supports MP4 files, but we still will fail to play MP4 on VLC, why? May be the MP4 video is fake or corrupt or the VLC “video output modes” is set wrong. In the second situation, you need to configure X Server correctly:

Open VLC Player, then go to Tools -> Preferences. In the Video tab:

  • Check the box for Enable video (if it’s unchecked).
  • Check the box for Window decorations (if it’s unchecked).
  • Set the Output drop-down menu to X11 video output (XCB).
  • Finally click “Save” to save your changes and restart VLC player.

    If your MP4 video is ok and the VLC setting is right, it may the MP4 video codec problem. VLC Media Player is only compatible with MPEG-4 ASP, DivX 4/5/6, XviD, 3ivX D4 and H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC. If your MP4 file contains a VLC unsupported audio or video codec, VLC won’t play it. Then, what to do if you want to open and play all MP4 files with VLC? Well, here gives a simple solution to solve this issue.

    Just cast aside VLC and turn to iFastime Video Converter Ultimate for Mac which is specially designed for solving the VLC MP4 issues like “the MP4 file maybe corrupt”, “the video codec might be wrong”. (Read review)

    With it, you can fast re-encode all your MP4 videos into to VLC playable format with least quality loss. Plus, this MP4 to VLC converting software provides the optimal presets for portable devices like iPad, iPhone, Galaxy Tablet, Surface Tablet, Kindle Fire HDX; editing programs like Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid MC, etc for better enjoying, editing MP4 files. It is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size the users want. For Windows users, turn to iFastime Video Converter Ultimate to ensure perfect MP4 playback on VLC via Windows PC (Windows 10). Just download it and start the conversion following the tutorial below.

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    How to re-encode MP4 videos to VLC Media Player on Mac

    Step 1: Add MP4 files

    Install and launch this best MP4 to VLC Converter; click the “Add video” button to import the MP4 files to the converter.

    Step 2: Choose VLC most compatible format

    Click Format bar to choose output format and you can choose MP4, AVI, MKV or other common formats.

    Tip: You can adjust the parameters by clicking “settings” button, choose the resolution, bitrate, frame rate as you want.

    Step 3: Convert MP4 to VLC

    Click the “Start conversion” button at the bottom right corner to start encoding MP4 files for playing in VLC player.

    After the conversion, tap the Open icon in the main interface and you can locate the converted files there. Just add the files to your VLC Media Player, and you can play/view the converted MP4 on VLC Media Player on Mac OS X El Capitan easily without any issues.

    Tip 1: Detailed infor about VLC Media Player:

    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

    Tip 2: List VLC supported video/audio formats

    Formats supported by VLC are: H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, EAC3, TrueHD, DTS Core, 3GP, AIFF, ASF, AU, AVI, FLV, MOV, MP4, OGG, MKV, MPEG-2 / TS, MPEG-2 / ES, PS, PVA, MP3, NSC, NSV, Nut, Raw (a52, dts, aac, flac, .dv, .vid), True Audio Codec, Ty Tivo, Wav, Xa, etc.

    Tips 3: List some of the video codecs for VLC

    MPEG-1 Part 2,     MPEG-2 Part 2, MJPEG (A/B), Divx (1, 2, 3), DivX 4, 5, 6 , 3ivx D4, MPEG-4, MPEG-4 Part 2 (AVP), Xvid, H.261, H.262, H.263 / H.263i, H.264 / X.264, (MPEG-4/AVC) (MPEG-4 Part.10), Sorenson 1 (Quicktime), Sorenson 3 (Quicktime), DV, Cinepak, Theora, WMV 1/2 (7/8), WMV 3 / WMV-9 / VC-1, On2 VP3, On2 VP5, On2 VP6 (used by FLV) etc.

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    Best Way to Import Torrent YIFY to iTunes library

    18 Nov 15
    Katrina Lucy
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    Downloaded some YIFY movies from Torrent site, but these YIFY file won’t play in iTunes? iTunes is very picky about what kind of formats can be imported into it, and only a few of media formats are supported by iTunes. Here I make a list of: 

    a. H.264 video, up to 30 frames per second, High 1080p, Profile level 4.1 and AAC-LC audio, as high as 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio, the file format of .M4v,.Mp4 and.Mov; 

    b. MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 x 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile and AAC-LC audio, each channel reaches as high as 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio, the file format of .M4v,.Mp4 and.Mov; 

    c. Motion JPEG (M-JPEG), up to 35 Mbps, 1280 x 720 pixels at 30 frames per second, ulaw audio and PCM stereo audio file format for .Avi

    When you’re in a mass of YIFY-related information on the network, you’re easily mislead into the fake YIFY torrent websites, and prompted to download the so-called “YIFY official codec pack”, which may contain malicious spyware programs. Since you need to download the YIFY codec pack to play YIFY movies, why not download a 100% clean assured YIFY video converter which offers an one-step solution to convert and add Torrent YIFY movies on iTunes without YIFY codec pack?

    Here iFastime Video Converter Ultimate for Mac will do a great help to convert downloaded YIFY movies to iTunes readable files under Mac OS X (El Capitan). (Read review) In this way, you can transfer Torrent files to iPhone, iPad, iPod and Apple TV via iTunes without any hassle. What’s more, this Mac video converter is built with a video editor, which lets you touch up the video as you like. If you want to convert YIFY movies on Windows, just try iFastime Video Converter Ultimate to get the work done. Download the YIFY movie converter and install it into your computer. Follow the steps below to start conversion.

    Hot Search: WAV to iTunesBlu-ray to iTunesDVD to iTunesYIFY to iPhone
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    Find solutions here if you have issues with installing the app on Mac OS X El Capitan.

    How to convert YIFY to iTunes MP4 videos in Mac/Windows

    Step 1: Load YIFY videos into YIFY to iTunes converter

    Install and run this video converter for iTunes, add the YIFY MKV or MP4 videos which you want to convert by directly dragging them to the main window of this program. Another way to import files can be done with clicking the “Add video” button.

    Step 2. Select iTunes supported format

    Since iTunes supports MP4, M4V and MOV formats, you can click Format bar and choose any of the three from Common Video as the output file format. If you want to import .YIFY to iTunes for playing on iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, etc., you can also directly select a format from decent device preset like iPad.

    Tips: Your original videos comes in several parts and you want to combine them into a single video file for continuous playback. Just turn on the “Merge into one file” option beside “Settings” button, then your video will be merged into one automatically after conversion. 

    On the other hand, you can also cut a big YIFY video file into smaller video clips. In addition, the bundled video editor allows you apply different special effects to your video. Another interesting feature is its ability to rip audio contents from YIFY video or other video source to MP3, AAC formats.

    Step 3. Converting YIFY to iTunes

    When everything is OK, simply click the “Start conversion” button to begin the conversion from Torrent YIFY to iTunes format. When the conversion is finished, get converted videos via “Open”.

    Step 4. Import video to iTunes library

    Now the converted YIFY video is ready to be imported into iTunes and if necessary, sync with your Apple device. To import videos to iTunes, open iTunes and go to File > Add to Library or directly drag and drop the converted video to iTunes. And then find the video in the Movies category.

    To sync the converted video to your device, first connect your device to your PC or Mac. Then find your device in the iTunes’sidebar. In the Summary tab, click Sync at bottom to sync iTunes content to your iPhoneiPad, etc.

    More Readings: YIFY Movie Downloads Tutorial

    1. Go “” to search and browse YIFY movie torrents downloads.

    2. Search and browse YIFY movie torrents.

    Type in the name of the movie you want to search in “search term” bar. It will do their best to deliver you relevant results based on your intent at that exact moment. Before you start your research you might want to narrow the field by thinking about what quality (720p, 1080p, 3D), genre, rating, etc. that you want.

    3. Download YIFY movie torrents
    Click on the movie poster you want to download for more information. Click the green Download button and select the movie quality, like download 1080p YIFY movies.
    4. After you download YIFY movies torrent, open it and download the movie.Have more questions about how to import Torrent YIFY to iTunes library, please feel free to contact us>> or leave a message at Facebook.

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    Stream and Play Blu-ray through Plex Media Sever on iPad

    16 Nov 15
    Katrina Lucy
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    Plex is designed to organize all of your personal media which bridges the gap between your computer and your home theater. It allows us to store all Movies, Videos, TV shows, Songs and Photos on a central server and play them anywhere you want. Have a large Blu-ray collection and need to stream Blu-ray contents to Plex Media Server for watching on iPad? Actually, it can done effortlessly. Here I will an easy guide for getting Blu-rays into Plex Media Server for iPad on Mac OS X El Capitan with a few mouse clicks.

    Well, to backup dozens of Blu-ray movies to Plex Media Server and stream to iPad for watching, you need to get the content off the Blu-ray disc as a protection-free and easily readable digital files for Plex. In this case, powerful third-party software for Blu-ray copy is what you need.

    Here, iFastime Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is right for you. It is capable of ripping Blu-ray to MP4, MOV, M4V for storage and streming via Plex to iPad over a home network on Mac OS X El Capitan with a wink, and even extract MP3, FLAC, AIFF, etc. audio from Blu-ray movies for iPad enjoying.

    In addition, the program has outputs with optimized settings for your portable device like iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad 3, iPad 4, etc. You just need to select the device as the output format and you can rip Blu-ray to fit all your iPad models without further settings. It’s professional in ripping and converting Blu-ray discs, Blu-ray ISO image, Blu-ray copies and more. (Read review to learn more functions) If you are running on Windows PC, turn to iFastime Video Converter Ultimate. Now let’s learn how to do it.

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    Have issues with installing the app on Mac OS X El Capita? Read solutions here.

    How to rip Blu-ray to Plex media server for streaming and watching on iPad?

    1. Insert your Blu-ray disc to the BD drive, then launch the Blu-ray ripping software and click the “Load file(s)” button to have the Blu-ray content imported.

    Tip 1 – Select Subtitles (Optional) If you want to rip Blu-ray with subtitles, simply click Subtitles and select the one you prefer. You can also choose preferred audio track from the Audio drop-down lists.

    2. Click Format bar and choose MP4, M4V, MOV from Common Video or HD Video, which can be recognized by Plex and playback on iPad well.

    * According to their web page, Plex supports the following audio and video formats

    * Read iPad Mini series, iPad Air series, iPad Pro supported format

    Note: The more common format you use, the more devices you can stream to.

    Tip 2 – Advanced Settings: With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original Blu-ray while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset.

    3. Finally, hit the “Start conversion” button at the bottom of the main interface to start the conversion. It will automatically convert Blu-ray to Plex Media Server/iPad compatible video files. Once the conversion is finished, click “Open” to quickly find the converted movies. Then, Plex will recognize, catalog, and stream these Blu-ray files for iPad playback at ease.

    Tip 3 – Here’s how you install and setup Plex for streaming converted movies to iPad:

    1. Download Plex Media Server from this link

    2. Once the download is complete, install and launch the app. After it has launched, you should see an arrow icon in your menu bar on Mac, or in the system tray on Windows.

    3. To launch the Plex Server interface, right click on the arrow icon and click on “Media Manager.” This should open Plex in your default browser, and you should see this screen:

    4. Click on the “Add a section” link in My Library. A popup will ask you if you want to add movies, TV shows, music or photos. Select the type of media you want to add.

    5. Once you’ve selected the type of media, you’ll have to point Plex to the folder(s) where your TV shows/movies are stored.

    6. Add all the locations on your disk where you think you have your videos stored, and hit save. Once you click save, Plex should automatically start scanning your media and fetching artwork and other associated metadata from the internet.

    7. You can repeat the process for other media types like movies and music. With this, you’re done with configuring the server. Plex will keep updating your library as you add new files to the source folders.

    8. On iPad, you’ll need VLC for iOS. If you don’t already have it, you can download it from this iTunes link.

    9. Open the app, and tap the VLC icon at the top right to open the side menu, and tap on “Local Network.” (Note that you’ll need to be on the same Wi-Fi network as your Mac/PC.)

    10. Tap on Local Network, and you should see the Plex Media Server listen under the UPnP section. Tap on it to see all the videos in your library:

    11. Tap on Video and choose the media type you want to see. You’ll have to navigate quite deep to ultimately see the video file, but once you reach that level, tap on the file to start streaming it off your PC:

    With this setup, you can watch your favorite TV shows, stored locally, on your iPad without having to transfer them to your device. Have a try now!
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    How to Batch Convert WAV to iTunes Formats for playback

    13 Nov 15
    Katrina Lucy
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    Still don’t know how to import or add WAV to iTunes so as to open and play WAV in iPad, iPhone, iPod via iTunes? Still trying to batch convert WAV to iTunes more compatible audio formats like WAV to MP3, WAV to WAV, M4A, AIFF, AAC, etc? If this is the case, follow the detailed guide and you’ll find an answer.

    WAVE (Waveform Audio File Format), better known as WAV and also called Audio for Windows, is a standard format used by Microsoft for saving and playing digital audio under Windows. It is an uncompressed audio file which has good sound quality, but can be very large. Though iTunes announced to support WAV audio file, we still cannot import WAV to iTunes sometime let alone to play WAV in iTunes, iPhone, iPod or iPad.

    To solve “iTunes won’t import WAV” issue and successfully import all kinds of WAV to iTunes so as to play WAV on iPhone, iPod, iPad, and iTunes with ease, it’s better to convert WAV files to an iTunes recognized audio formats like MP3, M4A, WAV, AIFF, etc.

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    How to Convert WAV to iTunes?

    iFastime Video Converter Ultimate is just the professional WAV to iTunes Converter with high output quality and fast conversion speed. You don’t have to get worried about quality loss after conversion for your files because this program offers that cushion. Have you ever yearned to personalize your videos? If yes, this software will allow for that prior to conversion. (Read review)

    Start to Convert WAV to iTunes Formats (in batch)

    Step 1. Import WAV files

    Install the ideal WAV to iTunes Converter, then launch the program to start the conversion. Three methods to add your WAV files to the program: simply drag and drop WAV files to the main interface; click “Add video” button to open WAV files that you want to convert; click “File” menu to select “Add Video/Audio” to open WAV files that you want to convert.

    Step 2. Select MP3 or AIFF as the output format

    Click “Format” drop-down button to set “MP3 – MPEG Layer-3 Audio(*.mp3)” or “AIFF-Audio Interchange File Format(*.aiff)” from “General Audio” as output format.

    Step 3. Finish WAV to iTunes conversion

    After all set done, click big “Start conversion” button on the interface of WAV to iTunes Converter to start and finish the transformation from WAV to iTunes. Batch conversion is supported.

    Last Step to Import WAV to iTunes

    Just drag and drop the converted WAV files to iTunes, and then you can play WAV in iTunes or sync WAV to iPhone, iPod, iPad via iTunes.

    Tips: Before start the conversion from WAV to iTunes supported formats, you can edit WAV and do settings first.

    a. Click “Edit selected task” button and turn to “Trim” tab to set the “Start Time” and “End Time” in order to keep the segments you want and remove the ones unwanted;

    b. If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. According to my experience, the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.

    c. From the main interface, select “Split selected task” option to cut files apart or check “Merge into One” to join several files.

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    MKV to iTunes: Import MKV files to iTunes (iTunes 12)

    09 Nov 15
    Katrina Lucy
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    An MKV file is a relatively new video format that now enjoys increasing popularity on the Internet. As a movie lover that holds a collection of awesome MKV files, it’s very likely that you want to import MKV files to iTunes for easy syncing with other iDevices via Mac OS X El Capitan.

    iTunes is very picky about what kind of formats can be imported into it, and any videos you try to add to iTunes need to be encoded with H.264 and wrapped up in MP4, MOV or M4V file container. In order to fix iTunes MKV compatibility issues, you will have to convert MKV to a fully comaptible format with iTunes for sycing with iPad Air, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPod Touch 6 or other iDevces without any hassle. Actually, it’s not as difficult as you imagine. What’s need is just a common video converter.

    As we know, the web is full of poor-quality video converters that try to install adware and other junk when you download them. Unlike these other questionable programs, the below options are free and paid ones, and won’t try to trick you into installing adware or spyware. They’re also both cross-platform, so they work on both Mac OS X and Windows.

    1. HandBrake – Windows and Mac

    We like HandBrake for converting video files MKV which is easy to convert with HandBrake, but HandBrake can also convert DVD videos and a wide variety of other video formats you might come across. The interface can look a bit confusing at first, but it’s actually very easy to use. After installing and launching HandBrake, click the Source button on the toolbar, select Open File, and open your MKV file.

    Next, click the Browse button under Destination, choose the folder the new MP4 file will be saved to, and enter a name for it.

    Under Output Settings, the MP4 container format should be selected by default. HandBrake can also create MKV files, but iTunes doesn’t support those.

    If you don’t want to do anything extra, you can now just click the Start button and HandBrake will convert your MKV video to an MP4 file. You can then import the resulting MP4 file into iTunes and move it to your mobile device; everything should work normally.

    If you’d like to set more quality settings, you can click around using the tabs at the bottom before clicking the Start button. You’re free to set a new height and width for the video, crop it, add filters, change the video quality setting, choose a video codec (but you should probably use the default H.264 (x264) codec), choose codec profiles, import SRT subtitle files, and customize audio tracks.

    Note: For Mac OS X El Capitan users, refer to best Handbrake for Mac El Capitan Alternative.

    2. VLC – Mac and Windows
    VLC is packed with hidden features, and a video converter is one of them. Yes, you can use VLC to convert videos. To get started on Windows, click the Media menu and select Convert / Save. On a Mac, click the File menu and select Convert / Stream.

    Add the media file you want to convert, ensure the profile is set to Video – H.264 + MP3 (MP4), and save the output to a file. You can also customize the conversion profile settings if you like, but this isn’t necessary.

    This wizard looks a bit different on Windows, but it’s the same basic process — add a file, choose a codec, select a destination, and start the process. Once VLC is done transcoding the video, you’ll get an MP4 or M4V file you can import to iTunes and transfer to your mobile devices.

    The above options are some of the best, but any video converter will do.

    3. iFastime Video Converter Ultimate for Mac/Windows

    There are many programs can be used to convert MKV video iTunes efficiently in Mac/Windows. Here iFastime Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is a stronger paid one which can convert  MKV movies to iTunes seamlessly without any hassle on Mac OS X (El Capitan). Meanwhile the output quality of the original videos will be kept. The advantages of iFastime paid video tools are low CPU usage, fast conversion speed and high quality. The output videos looks quite nice on iPad, iPhone, iPod screen. (Read review)

    In addition to MKV, it can also convert MP4, AVIWMVFLV, MPG, MOV, M2TS, 3GP, and more formats for iTunes so that you can virtually add videos in any formats to iTunes library for syncing to iPhone, iPad and iPod. The equivalent Windows version is iFastime Video Converter Ultimate. I’ll guide you through it step-by-step below.

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    At first, if you have issues with installing the mac app on Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11, read solution here.

    Convert and import MKV videos to iTunes on Mac OS X El Capitan in clicks

    Step 1. Load MKV videos

    You can drag any MKV file and drop to the program or add them by clicking “Load file(s)” button. It allows you to add several MKV video files at a time and convert them at one go.

    Step 2. Select an iTunes-compatible format

    In the Profile tray, switch to Common Video or HD Video category and choose MOV, or MP4 as your output format. You can also specify an output folder. Otherwise, the default folder will be used.

    Tips: If you want to sync the converted video to a specific devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod or other devices, you can choose your device model from Apple category.

    Step 3. Start MKV to iTunes conversion

    This MKV files to iTunes converter will convert MKV files rapidly, preserving 100% original quality. When finished, the output file is ready for being imported to iTunes for syncing or playing.

    Step 4: Import video to iTunes library on Mac OS X El Capitan

    After the conversion, start iTunes and click File > Add Files to Library to add the converted MKV files to iTunes library. After that, you can play the MKV files in iTunes smoothly or sync them to your iDevice like iPhone, iPad, iPod for playing on the go.

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    Solve Handbrake Fail to Scan Files Error on Mac

    06 Nov 15
    Katrina Lucy
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    Handbrake is a famous, open-source, cross-platform DVD ripper and video converter which is used in both Mac and Windows. If you are Handbrake user, sometimes you will have Handbrake cannot scan video files on Mac or Handbrake scanning DVD title failed error on mac. How to Solve Handbrake Fails to Scan Files on Mac? You may ask this question before you ripping DVDs and converting videos by Handbrake. This page will help you out.

    Part I: Handbrake can’t Scan Video Files on Mac

    In fact, if the input format is incompatible with Handbrake, Handbrake scan failed: unrecognized file type error happens. And if you are sure that the source video file type is supported by Handbrake but can’t be scanned successfully, try the solutions below.

    Solution 1. Close Handbrake, and then reboot it with Administrator access. After that, load your files again to check if the error is solved.

    Solution 2. Download the latest Handbrake edition on Mac.

    Solution 3. Find Handbrake alternative for video converting on Mac

    There are many video converters out there that allow you to convert videos and let you watch them the way you want. While, an easy-to-use and worth mentioning Video Converter tool is iFastime Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. That the amazing thing about this program is the huge number of file types that are supported and new Mac OS X El Capitan are compatible. Videos can be converted to: H.265, MP4, MPG, AVI, WMV, FLV or SWF. Audio files can convert to: MP3, WMA, AMR, OGG, AAC, or WAV. Best of all, MP4 files support iPods, iPhone, PSP and BlackBerry format! Well, if you are seeking for a Handbrake alternative for Windows, please turn to iFastime Video Converter Ultimate.

    Part II: Solve Handbrake Fails to Scan DVD Source Files on Mac

    If you are Handbrake (0.10.2) user, sometimes you will have Handbrake cannot scan DVD title or Handbrake scanning title failed error, like the case below:

    “Why does Handbrake scanning fail, when I select the DVD Drive? And as well, sometimes HandBrake appears to get stuck “Scanning Title x of x”. How do I fix this?”

    Why Handbrake Cannot Scan DVD Title, and how to solve it?

    Situation 1:

    When selecting a DVD source, make sure you select the VIDEO_TS folder which will appear when you click the +beside the drive.

    Situation 2:

    If you are trying to rip copy protected source, you need to note that: Handbrake does NOT decrypt Commercial DVDs.

    Handbrake alternative for DVD ripping

    The easiest way to solve this problem is to switch to a Handbrake alternative that can handle protected DVDs. And iFastime Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is also regarded as best Handbrake Alternative for ripping DVDs. (Read review) Unlike Handbrake needs VLC installed to rip encrypted DVDs, it natively supports and constantly updates to support newly released Sony and Disney DVDs. Beside these advantages, this all-in-one app has more features than Handbrake.

    • Professional DVD/Blu-ray Converter: Converts any DVD/Blu-ray with copyright protection and non copyright protection, including DVD folder files, VOB, and ISO etc.
    • High quality Video Converter: Convert almost any popular video to nearly all video or audio formats, such as MP4, WMV, M4V, AVI, MOV, FLV, MKV, MP3 etc.
    • Smart 3D Converter: Create any 2D/3D video to 3D.
    • Brilliant Video Editor: Cut, Split, Merge, Rotate, Crop, Trim videos and add subtitle, video effects, watermark, etc.
    • Losslessly Blu-ray/DVD Backup: Support Full Disc Copy and Directly Copy main movie from Blu-rays/DVDs
    • A user-friendly interface: Anyone can handle it

    Next, I’ll mainly show you how to convert videos or DVD to any other video with the Handbrake alternative for Mac as an example, so that you can play them on iPad, iPhone, and in any other place.

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    How to use Handbrake Alternative to convert DVD or Video on Mac

    1. Load source files into the program

    After the software is installed, open it. Then drag and drop the video files or click “Load file(s)” button to import DVD files for converting. This all-in-one DVD and video converting program can convert DVD and videos at one place.

    2. Select the format you want

    This Handbrake Alternative software provides you with all popular video, audio formats. Just click “Format” bar to select any format you want from the popping-up profile list window. If you want to convert DVD or video files for some device or edit files in some software, you can just select the device or software model as the output format.

    Tip: You can also check the “Settings” box , and set video codec, video size, Bitrate, frame rate to get a decent video you want.

    3. Start the conversion

    When all settings are done, what you need to do now is to click the big “Start conversion” button and the program will begin encoding DVDs, videos immediately.

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    Play Blu-ray thru Apple TV 4/3/2/1 with AC3 Surround Sound

    04 Nov 15
    Katrina Lucy
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    Apple TV is said to be a magic to make you more accessible to all the media content on your HDTV via its powerful AirPlay streaming feature. You could watch movies videos and listen to music all around the house via Wi-Fi or home network connection. Let’s say you’ve purchased a movie on Blu-ray, and you want to watch it on your Apple TV 4/3/2/1 from the comfort of your couch. If you’ve no ideal about this, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, you will learn an easy way to play Blu-ray thru Apple TV 4/3/2/1 with AC3 Surround Sound.

    Most people’s first thought upon playing Blu-ray on Apple TV 4/3/2/1 is to stream/AirPlay/mirror Blu-ray to Apple TV from Mac or PC, which however has some limits due the copyright. And it seems ripping Blu-ray to Apple TV video format is to be the ultimate solution, to some extent.

    Surely, Blu-ray can’t be played on Apple TV directly, which is annoying but also can be taken as an inflection point to find yourself an applicable Blu-ray software, for watching Blu-rays on not only Apple TV, but also iPhone, iPad, Android mobiles, etc. At this point, we recommend iFastime Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, for its abundant preloaded profiles, incl. Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows devices, etc and powerful Blu-ray copy protection removing ability. (Read review)

    With it, you can hassle-free rip and convert Blu-ray to Apple TV supported format, be MP4, MOV, or M4V with nary a loss in Blu-ray quality while keeping Dobly Digital 5.1 audio. Only 4 simple mouse clicks, you can accomplish the whole Blu-ray to Apple TV accepted video format conversion on Mac OS X (including El Capitan). Windows version is here. Followed by Blu-ray movie streaming to Apple TV and then you can eventually play Blu-ray movies on Apple TV 4/3/2/1 for family watching.

    Copy Blu-ray to Apple TV (4/3/2/1) for smooth playback with 5.1 Dolby Digital


    1. The professional MacBlu-ray to Apple TV Ripper
    2. Blu-ray disc and Blu-ray drive
    3. Operating System: Support Mac OS X El Capitan (See Troubleshooting)/Yosemite/Mavericks/Mountain Lion
    4. Internet connection
    5. iTunes 10.2 or later

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    Part 1: Rip Blu-ray with a 5.1 Dolby Digital for Apple TV

    Step 1: Import Blu-ray movie

    Launch Blu-ray to Apple TV Ripper. Click “Load file(s)” to add Blu-ray. You can tick the box in front of the file you want to rip. If necessary, you can double click the each file to have a preview.

    Tips: Since regular Blu-ray movies usually have several subtitles like English, French, German, etc. You can click Subtitle to choose the one you need or select No Subtitle. For the audio tracks, simply click Audio Track and select the one you want.

    Step 2: Select an output format for Apple TV and set the output folder.

    Click on the dropdown menu of “Format” and then move your pointer to “Apple TV” and choose the compatible format for Apple TV 4/3/2/1 from the sublist. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.

    Step 3: Click “Settings” icon to adjust audio and video parameters.

    Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You can adjust codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality. 

    Note: Here we recommend you the optimal settings:

    To play Blu-ray on the Apple TV, 1280*1080 video size with 4000~6000kbps birate is enough due to the Blu-ray movies’ native resolution. In order to stream Blu-ray movies to Apple TV with AC3 5.1 audio, just set the Channels as “5.1 Channels”.

    Step 4: Start converting Blu-ray to Apple TV with 5.1 audio track.

    Click the “Start conversion” button; it will start ripping Blu-ray to Apple TV with 5.1 audio track at once. Find the total converting progress in the “Conversion” interface. Wait for the conversion to complete and click Open Folder to get the converted videos instantly.

    Note: The Apple TV itself can not decode AC3 5.1 codec, but it is able to optically pass through the AC3 audio to your AV receiver that output 6 channels to your speakers. By that means you can still get Blu-ray movie with AC3 surround sound from Apple TV with the help of a Dolby Digital supported receiver.

    Part 2: Stream converted movies to Apple TV 4/3/2/1

    1. Use iTunes

    Step 1: (Wireless) Connect Apple TV to Mac.

    Step 2: Select Sources on Apple TV’s main menu and select syncing from the sources menu. Apple TV will generate a passcode to sync. Remember it.

    Step 3: Go to iTunes; select Apple TV from the Devices list.

    Step 4: Connect to iTunes and then sync video from it to Apple TV.

    Enter the passcode to iTunes, and if it was accepted, click “OK” to make confirm. Then you can sync the video from iTunes to Apple TV as you like by drag and drop.

    2. Use AirPlay

    Step 1. Open iTunes and add the ripped video to iTunes by File -> Add file to library

    Step 2. Connect your Mac and Apple TV to the same Wi-Fi

    Step 3. Click AirPlay icon (besides volume slider) and select Apple TV to enable the Blu-ray to Apple TV streaming.

    Step 4. And then you can watch Blu-ray on Apple TV 4/3/2/1.

    Note: Blu-ray video to Apple TV 4 AirPlay requires iTunes 10.1 and superior, OS X Mountain Lion and later. Despite the fact it has HDMI 1.4 UHD video output on the back, Apple TV 4 does not allow 4K video streaming or AirPlay.

    3. Use mirroring

    Step 1. Open “Settings” on Apple TV to turn on AirPlay. Connect Mac and Apple TV to the same Wi-Fi.
    Step 2. Check “AirPlay Display” settings in system preference on Mac. Make sure it is enabled.
    Step 3. Click AirPlay button and select Apple TV.
    Step 4. Tap the AirPlay button again and choose “Mirror Built-in Display”. Then you will be able to watch converted Blu-ray videos on Apple TV.

    It may take you a while to realize that most Blu-rays cannot be played on Apple TV via mirroring, due to copyright issues, making Blu-ray rip to Apple TV a necessary step.

    Now enjoy Blu-ray movies thru Apple TV 4/3/2/1 with AC3 Surround Sound from the comfort of your couch! Have a nice time! Hopefully this article will help you.

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    Play Flash Videos on iPad Pro with 12.9-inch Retina Display

    02 Nov 15
    Katrina Lucy
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    In recent years, Apple has dominated the digital product market with iPad series. The giant announced a new 12.9-inch megapad, iPad Pro, giving itself oomph in the Surface Pro 4 vs iPad Pro war. Yeah, iPad Pro’s 12-inch Retina Display is so cool for those who wanna playing movies on iPad Pro. But…things are not satisfying all the time, for example, iPad Pro can not play flash videos downloaded from YouTube.

    In general, iPad Pro doesn’t support flash format files (HD video, 720p/1080p) since Apple doesn’t support Adobe Flash Player or even Adobe’s Flash plugin. Fortunately, there are two easy solutions to get flash videos playable on your iPad Pro with 12.9-inch Retina Display under Mac OS X El Capitan. Check them out here.

    Method 1: Convert flash to iPad Pro friendly formats for smooth playback

    As we all know, only 3 video formats are compatible with iPad series, M4V, MP4 and MOV. To effectively solve your problem, you need to convert your flash video files to iPad Pro supported format at first.

    iFastime Video Converter Ultimate for Mac provides easy-to-use function for you to achieve the video convertsion from flash to iPad Pro even in batch at shortest time and maximally reserved quality on Mac OS X El Capitan. Also, you can use this iPad Pro video converter to rip Blu-ray, DVD and extract audio from video files to fit your big-screen iPad Pro. What an ALL-AROUND Mac video converting software for iPad Pro! (Read review)

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    Simple Steps to convert flash to iPad Pro on Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Step 1. Load flash files

    Install and run this software. Click the “Add video” button or directly drag and drop flash file to the program. After that, all imported flash files will appear as thumbnails in this app’s left item tray. If you have multiple flash video files, this iPad Pro Video Converter supports batch import and conversion.

    Step 2. Select the output format

    Click the output format dropdown list; you’ll get a lot of choices. For converting flash to iPad Pro, you can select “iPad > iPad 3/4 (New iPad) Full HD Video(*.mp4)” as output format.

    Tip 1: Set advanced settings (Optional)

    By clicking the Settings icon, you can adjust video and audio parameters like codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, etc., in that way, you can take charge of the size and quality of the output files. In principle, the larger input values, the better output quality, but the corresponding larger file size.

    Tip 2: Edit flash video files (Optional)

    If you want to personalize your flash videos, you can edit them: trim videos to get the wanted segments, crop the black bars, adjust video effects and add *.srt and *.ass, *.ssa subtitles.

    Step 3. Start the conversion process

    Hit the “Start conversion” button. Then this video converter will instantly start the flash to iPad Pro conversion process on Mac OS X El Capitan and the progress bar will show you the remaining time. After several seconds, you’re done!

    Step 4. Transfer the converted videos to iPad Pro

    Once you ascertain that the conversion is successfully completed, you can import the file anywhere you wish to even in the media player as long as the file is iTunes friendly. First, locate the output file where you have saved the videos. Then open the iTunes app so that you can import the output videos to it. This can be done by dragging and dropping the media file.

    The process is simple all you need is:

    Step 1. Click “File” menu on the left side of iTunes toolbar
    Step 2. Choose the “Add File to Library” option
    Step 3. Open the output folder that contains the videos
    Step 4. Select the file and click “Open”.
    After opening the file the will go to your iTunes and you can verify if the transfer has been successful by going to the iTunes library and typing the name of the file. If it is successfully transferred, A thumbnail of the video file will appear in your screen. If the transfer is successful you can further sync the converted flash video files to iPad Pro.

    Then you can enjoy flash movies, popular TV shows and other interesting videos from YouTube on your fancy iPad Pro.

    Method 2: Playing flash files with web browser

    If don’t want to convert flash files, you can directly play the files on your iPad Pro using the powerful browser like Skyfire, the original Flash video-enabled web browser for iPad Pro. It provides the most social and convenient browsing and video-watching experience available and you get 1-click access to the Webs most popular social networks; Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and more.

    Note: There are tons of protential problems when using this web browser: such as network connection, lagging problems, etc. Sometimes, a special codec may cause your gadget crash, let alone playing videos other than flash on your iPad Pro. Therefore, the first solution maybe quite urgent and more effective.

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    Halloween Discount- A Perfect iTunes Companion for Mac

    02 Nov 15
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    Want to move your playlists to a new computer? Lost all the music on your computer because of a system reinstall, computer repair, iTunes crash, or unknown reasons? Not a problem anymore. Wondershare TunesGo (Mac) lets you easily transfer music, video, playlists, photos, contacts, and more from your iPod, iPhone and iPad back to iTunes and your computer.

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