Description: This tutorial aims to teach you how to backup DVD to MKV HD(5.1) Video for playback on Himedia 900B with Mac OS X.
Himedia 900B is the world’s number one 3D BD-ISO Media Player. HiMedia have a track record of producing great quality hardware and they have done it again with the 900B. The player itself looks stunning and fits in perfectly with any high-end home theatre setup.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: What Premium Apps are pre-installed?
A: Shoutcast, Youtube, Youtube XL, Dailymotion, Video Podcast, Facebook, Accuweather, Audio Podcast, Flickr, Picasa, Yahoo Weather, Yahoo Finance, Realpilot, Buddy Link, Voole, BBTV.
Q: Why does the 900B have a fan whereas the 900B does not?
A: The 1186 chip runs warmer than the 1185, so although the players have the same construction a cooling fan is necessary for the 900B.
Q: What is BD-Lite?
A: BD-Lite is a custom menu provided by the player that allows you to select chapter, subtitles, audio tracks. etc. There is a photo of it working here: HiMedia 900 BD-Lite. Using this mode you should be able to play all BD-ISOs, 3D and 2D. The reason the player has such a mode is that it doesn’t support the Java menus found in BD-Profile 1.1
Q: Formats for SBS (side-by-side) 3D?
A: SBS 3D is supported in half resolution. To get full-HD (1080p) 3D the encoding must be MVC as found in 3D Blu-Ray.
Q: What is Android installation like?
A: Because the Realtek 1186 is a MIPS chipset rather than ARM like most Android devices, App compatability is limited. For instance Dolphin HD browser runs but Opera Mobile doesn’t. Flash is not available.
Q: SATA3 Hard Drives?
A: We believe that the Realtek 1186 based player are not comatible with the new SATA3 hard drives of 3TB+ capacity.
Q: Can I freely enjoy DVDs on Himedia 900B with 5.1 audio?
A: The supported formats show that Himedia 900B does not support to play DVD directly. To get DVD collection backed up and at the same time get them converted to 1080p MKV format which is supported by Himedia 900B for entertainment playing with 5.1 audio, you can try to use Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac.
ByteCopy for Mac could do the following functions:
Automatically detect Blu-ray/DVD main movie
Full disc copy Blu-ray/DVD by chapters without quality loss
Rip/convert/backup BD/DVD to any other format for playback on any iOS/Android/Windows tablets and phones
Backup BD/DVD to MKV format with multi audio/subtitle tracks and chapter markers without any quality loss
Convert BD/DVD to MP4/MOV with multi audio (language) tracks
Add SRT, ASS, and SSA subtitles to BD/DVD movie
Edit BD/DVD movies: trim off commercials, crop off black bars, merge several chapters into one, split one movie into several pieces, and more
Support TrueHD 6.1 and TrueHD 7.1 decoding
Support latest BD and DVD
Now your are sold lets get started!
Launch the program and add the movie you want to encode by clicking the “add file” icon on the main interface. You can see the chapter information of your DVD movies on the main interface after you loading to the program.
Then choose the output format. To get 5.1 audio, you’d better choose the “MKV HD Video (*.mkv)” from “HD Video” which is supported by Himedia 900B.
To preserve chapter structure, you can select videos from “Multi-track Video” option, and choose the MKV format, you can output the BD/DVD with lossless quality and allow multiple audio tracks, multiple subtitles.
You can also adjust video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio codec, channels, etc according to your own needs.
Pavtube is so sweet that it gives a tip for customers about the audio track. You can set up audio channels to 5.1 Channels.
The last thing you need to do is hit the “Convert” button to begin the conversion. Just wait a moment and then you can output the full hd mkv videos with 5.1 audio for playback on Himedia 900B. Have a fun of it!
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