Sunday, November 11, 2012

How To Convert Digital Copies For Android Devices

I usually review a cool product out there every now and then.  But I've found one of the best software solutions out there.  We live in the Times Of Handheld Devices.

How many BD movies have you purchased that come with Digi-copies you simply can't watch on your Android device because everything in the world revolves around iTunes?  Probably a lot of times.  The Android community has long been frustrated by the lack of options available to us due to many reasons too long to list here, but what I believe to be the most egregious is the Digital Copy problem.

From TechCrunch: (emphasis mine)
According to new figures released from analyst firm IDC, Android shipments reached 136 million units in Q3 2012, which accounts for 75% of the 181.1 million shipments during the quarter. Or, as IDC puts it, “the Android operating system was found on three out of every four smartphones shipped during the third quarter of 2012.
That's a lot of people that can't watch their movies on their Android devices.

Adding to the frustration is the amount of information out there that, really, tells us nothing. Believe me, I've tried nearly everything people out there have suggested and, frankly, none of it works.  Until now.

Rejoice, Android users, rejoice.  For there's finally being a solution that does what it says it's supposed to do.

Android users, meet Pavtube and their product: ChewTune.

From their overview: (emphasis mine)
...this converter software is able to convert iTunes video and audio files like .mp4, .wmv, .m4v, .asf, .mov, .wma, .mp3, .m4a, etc. to many other commonly used A/V formats, which makes it possible for you to freely enjoy the converted files on almost all multimedia devices, such as iPad, the New iPad3 , Apple TV 3rd Gen, Motorola Xoom, HP TouchPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, Nook Color Tablet, WD TV, PlayBook, Samsung Infuse 4G, Lenovo IdeaPad K1, Acer Iconia Tab A200, Vizio Tablet, PSP, PS VIta, Droid X, Samsung Epic 4G, and more, so your iTunes Store movies and music are not restricted to iPad, iPod and iPhones any longer.
Pavtube has many, many different solutions...and if their sound and robust ChewTune is any indication of the quality of the rest of their products, these folks are on the right track:

So, let's get to it. You bought your Thor BD and you transferred that Digicopy to your computer.

Open up ChewTune and import your Digicopy by clicking on the "Add Video" button that I've circled in the picture below:

ChewTune's GUI
As you can see I've got my Thor Digicopy loaded into ChewTune and it's ready to go.  Choose your Output directory down at the bottom there that I've highlighted as well.

Press the big circular "Start Conversion" button to the right and let it do its magic.

It truly is as simple as that.  Go ahead and transfer your newly converted movie onto your Android device and you should have been able anyway.  No loss in quality, audio is fantastic.

However, Here's where ChewTune truly makes its mark and sticks out from the muddled mess of conversion software out there: flexibility and options.

Above "Output" and to the right of "Format" press "Settings".  Think you're stuck to only one format?  Think again:

Dozens upon dozens of formats at your disposal. PavTube has pulled no punches. This is a complete solution at its best.
That's what people want and that's what people need.

In my opinion and, frankly, in the opinion of every Android user I know...this is a solution that is welcomed.  As the statistics I stated clearly show, Android is the platform the majority of people are using...and those people have been rightly frustrated with this perceived snub.

Now, go ahead and purchase ChewTune and get the most from your movie purchase that you deserve.

Thank you PavTube.

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