Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Store VOB Files in NAS Server for playing on Plex

Overview: VOB, like many other formats, is just a container that houses digital video encoded with an MPEG-2 codec. This tutorial will explain how to convert your VOB files to MP4/MKV format for storing on your NAS and streaming over Plex. 

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"Recently our company shot some recordings encoded by VOB and for a further usage later, we need to store them in NAS server. But we fot some trouble when importing VOB files to NAS, something there always wrong with the original source as warning. So we cannot play them on Plex player and only MKV and MP4 can be accepted." While today here we would like to share some experience of converting VOB to MKV and MP4 with no quality loss in some efficient ways. (Read Plex Supported Formats


What's the difference and usage between VOB and MP4? 

VOB is the core format of files in DVD Video discs and contain the actual movie data. While MP4 is commonly used for saving files recorded by camcorder, or sharing video files on the Internet, or playing on various hardware devices like Plex player, or some other popular NLEs like iMovie, etc. Therefore sometimes people need to convert VOB to MP4 to enjoy and share VOB files with others. 

How to convert VOB to MP4/MKV with no quality loss? 

In order to covert VOB files to MP4 or MKV for storing in NAS and playing on Plex, we here highly recommend you the Pavtube Video Converter for Windows/Mac, which we can use to converting VOB to MP4/MKV or others with high quality preserved. Additionally, all Windows and Mac operation system can be supported well. Let's together see how it works. 

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Step 1.Just drag and drop your VOB files from the computer to the pane of this app, or click the "Add Files..." option at the top left corner of this app's pane to choose and import the files you want to convert. 


Step 2. Come to the output list by clicking the 'Format' bar on the left of the preview window. In order to preserve the high quality, we would like to suggest you to choose the 'HD Video' to select the 'H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)' or 'MKV HD Video (*.mkv)' as we mentioned above. 


Step 3.Optional editing function you wanna a try? click the "Edit" button, and then you can customize your video by cropping, trimming, changing video effects, adding watermarks or a subtitle, etc. 


click "Convert" to start to change VOB to MP4. After that you can click "Open Folder" to find out where the output files are saved. If you want to set where you to save the output files, click the "Output Folder" drop-down list to set it before the conversion. Then it's time to store our VOB files in NAS and enjoy them on Plex player! (Plex Guide for Beginners

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Can't Play MKV on Roku 3/2 via USB Interface?

‘I have a setup running with plex. I play files on my apple tv, but it only supports mp4 files, which makes plex transcode, and my nas can't handle that. Therefore I want to know whether it is possible to buy a Roku 3, set it up, and have it play files like MKV (mostly MKV) and MP4 without any transcoding? Directplay works on all our samsung tv's because they have a vast support of filetypes, does Roku have that too? How can I stream any videos to Roku for nice watching?

Why Can't Play some MKV on Roku via USB?
Though Roku USB channel has the ability to read and play MKV files, there are some restrictions on the MKV files. Roku USB Media Player channel only plays MKV files encoded with H.264 video codec and AAC/MP3/DTS/AC3 audio codec. If the MKV is encoded with other video or audio codec like MPEG-2, WAV and etc, we will fail to play MKV on Roku via USB drive. Such the related question also happened when playing MKV in iTunes.

Preparation: Run MKV files in Roku?
To get those MKV files and Roku 3 to play nicely, the easy workaround is to transcode them to a compatible format. Pavtube Video Converter for Windows/Mac is a great application to convert your video files. It has a codec pack that enables conversion between different video and audio file formats. With the fast speed and easy workflow, it is so convenient for us to make MKV files available for Roku.

Steps on encoding MKV to Roku compatible format MP4:
Step 1.Download and install video converter for Roku on your computer. Run it and directly drag and drop the MKV files that you want into the main window of this converter. You can also add MKV files by clicking the "Add Video" button on the left bottom

Step 2. Choose the right output format. As MP4 is the target format that supported by Roky, thus we are going to select the ‘HD Video’>>’H.264 HD Video (*mp4)’ as the best format after clicking the item ‘Fomrat’ bar.

Step 3. Tap the ‘Convert’ button on the main interface you can easily start your work, then with the right MP4 format, do you still have the problems of importing MKV files to Roku? 

Additional tips: Before we start to convert the MKV workflow, we can also adjust the video files in ‘Settings’ and ‘Edit’ to make more video effects there. Do you wanna a try?


Monday, February 16, 2015

Convert TiVo Files for Playback on Android Tablet

Got an idea of transferring recorded TiVo files to Android tablets from PC? How did you successfully watch TiVo videos smoothly on Android tablet? If you got any problems there, in this tutorial, we are glad to show how to transfer TV shows from TiVo to Android devices so that you can take favorite TV shows when away from home.

Why most users wanna play TiVo recordings on Android Tablet?
TiVo has finally decided to show some love to Android users with its TiVo app for Android tablets. Now you can do just about everything you can do with your TiVo remote control — find and explore shows, schedule recordings, control live TV and recorded shows, and more — from your Android tablet! However, it seems that we need to convert TiVo to other common ones like HD MKVMP4 or even play TiVo on PC

Preparation we need to watch TiVo files nicely on Android tablet.
To get rid of these troubles of importing TiVo files to Android Tablet, we here luckily recommend the Pavtube Video Converter for Windows/Mac, which has the strong ability of working Tivo files with various formats or devices. With a high conversion speed and quality, it has a good reputation online. We also call it as Tivo Video Editor because it can merge TiVo files together, trim TiVo video clips, split TiVo files into chapters, adjust the video screen of TiVo files, remove black bars from TiVo files, add watermarks to TiVo files, add subtitles to TiVo files,etc.

Step by step guide on how to easily convert Tivo to MP4 for playback on Android Tablet:

Step 1.Download and launch the Windows Tivo Converter, click on the ‘Option’ button on the main interface, input your ‘Tivo Media Access Key’ to let your files in as the screen shot follows.

Tips: How to find your Tivo Media Access key? Just go to the ‘Tivo Cetral ‘menu>>’Message and Set up’ Account and system information’, your Media Access Key would be there.
Step 2. Choose the best output for Android tablet. Come to the output list by clicking the ‘Format’ bar there. Drop the list down, here we suggest you to select the ‘HD Video’>>’H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)’ as the suitable one for Android.

Note: Good news here! Pavtube studio has announced that the all windows products has upgraded to version 4.8.2 which meand this Tivo converter also has the capability of encoding or decoding H.265/HEVC files well.

What’s more, you can also tap the ‘Settings’ or ‘Edit’ button to adjust your output videos. Finally, ‘Convert’ to start your conversion and you can watch them on Android tablets. Smoothly working with TiVo files, do you still have any other worries?


Monday, February 2, 2015

How to Convert MTS/M2TS Files to DV-AVI/MOV for Editing

‘I'm probably taking the plunge into an HD camcorder in the near future. However, I'm still using Premiere Pro 2.0 for editing, and upgrading that, my computer system will cost a bit. So I'm wondering about converting AVCHD MTS to DV-AVI so I can edit it (or try to edit it) with my current rig, until I spring for a new one. What are the tradeoffs-- I mean, other than massive files on my hard drive?’

Have you ever meet the troubles like above? I’m sure most of you are fond of recording the HD videos no matter in your gathering parties or some significant moments, right? In order to make the recordings more beautiful and meaningful for a nice sharing or memory, we are interested in editing those HD movies like MTS or M2TS in some popular NLEs, just like FCPAdobe Premiere Pro, etc, and the upload MTS/M2TS to YouTube/Vimeo for nice sharing? That’s really cool! However, you may be failed in importing them directly in these popular editing tools because they usually can only handle footages from DV, MP4, and MOV etc. not give good support for MTS files.

Compared with MP4, MOV (encoded with inter-frames), DV provides videos with intra-frames, with each frame having being a self-contained picture. So could we easily convert our MTS/M2TS files to DV AVI/MOV as the suitable formats for these editing software? That’s really the hot topic. In order to successfully transcoding MTS/M2TS to DV AVI/MOV, this tutorial provides a simple workaround to convert MTS to DV quickly and easily with professional and intuitive Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. It’s a professional MTS/M2TS converting assistant that can additionally edit and adjust your output videos in a nice way. More related reviews?

Several steps we should know clearly for converting MTS/M2TS to DV-AVI/MOV for editing.

Step 1.Add MTS/M2TS to this MTS to DV Converter
If you have downloaded and installed this program on your computer, Click "File">"Add Media Files" to load the MTS videos you want to convert. 

Step 2.Choose the best output AVI for editing
Come to the output list by clicking the ‘Format’ bar on the left of the preview window, we suggest you to select the ‘HD Video’>>’AVI HD Video (*.avi)’as the best one. For other NLEs? You can also choose one as your favorite.

Step 3. Start your conversion of MTS/M2TS to DV AVI
Once you confirm everything goes as you plan, just click "Convert". The progress bar will show you the conversion processing. With such as easy workflow, we can transcode MTS/M2TS to DV AVI for editing, is that cool? 

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