Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Fix MakeMKV Not Working on macOS High Sierra

Q: "I used to use MakeMKV to decrypt and convert Blu-ray discs to MKV files on Macbook Pro. When I upgrade the macOS to High Sierra 10.13, MakeMKV no longer works. Any suggestions?"

From some forum, I found a lots of users have problems that MakeMKV not working on macOS High Sierra 10.13, and have no idea to solve these issues. So, in this post, we aims at fixing MakeMKV and macOS High Sierra converting errors by providing a simple way. Read on to find out more.

As MakeMKV for Mac can not run on macOS Sierra and High Sierra 10.13 currently, and it can only convert Blu-ray/DVD to MKV format without compression, so the ripped files may big in size and takes up lots of your memory space. Please be noted you have only 60-day free-trail with MakeMKV, after that you need to purchase the formal software.

The best solution for you is to find the best MakeMKV Alternative for macOS High Sierra. With several of my tests, I find Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac is one of the best macos High Sierra MakeMKV alternative software that highly suggested with below features:
  • Support any kinds of 2D/3D/HD/4K Blu-ray & DVD as input
  • Remove all the restrictions like AAC, BD+, CSS, Region, RCE, Sony ARccOS and PuppetLock
  • Convert Blu-ray & DVD movies to 250+ popular formats such as:MOV/FLV/3GP/MP4/AVI/MKV/WMV,etc without any quality loss
  • Optimized presets for 150+ popular devices and media player including iPhone (8/X), iPad, Apple TV 4K, Galaxy Note8, and many more.
  • Makes 1:1 Full Blu-ray/DVD disc copy in original file structure or directly copy Blu-ray/DVD main movie as you like
  • Support insert SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to your Blu-ray/DVD Movies
  • Bonus video editing function to trim unwanted video length, crop out the black bars around the movie, split large video into small parts, remove unwanted audio from video, etc

Guide: Rip and Convert Blu-ray/DVD with Best MakeMKV for Mac Alternative

Step1. Load BD/DVD Movies

Download and run the best MakeMKV for Mac alternative software, click load disc button to load Blu-ray/DVD movies to the program. Here, BD, DVD ISO, IFO, Video_TS Folder files are supported as well.

Step 2. Choose output format

Tap the  Format bar and select MP4, MOV, M4V, AVI, WMV, etc. formats from Common Video or HD Video category as the output format. Besides, you can also choose the presets according to your devices. It's perfect than MakeMKV.
Tips: If you want to customize the output video quality, you can click the "Settings" button to open the Settings window and set video resolution, frame rate, bit rate, codec, etc.

Step 3. Start the conversion

At last, click the Convert button to rip and convert Blu-ray/DVD to desired formats on macOS Highs Sierra 10.13. BD/DVD copy protection will be removed automatically.
When the conversion is finished, you can click Open to locate the ripped files and play them on Mac or other portable devices without hassle.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Can't Edit iPhone 8/X 4K Videos with Pinnacle Studio-The Solution

Q: "Is there any positive ways that enable me edit iPhone 8 4K Videos with Pinnacle Studio? when I import the iPhone 8 4K videos to Pinnacle Studio, the studio doesn’t seem to load them properly. Need your help!"

Pinnacle Studio is a powerful video editing and recording software that can edit your videos in a simple way. But from some forums, I found some users can't import and edit iPhone 8/X 4K videos with Pinnacle Studio, so in this article we'll take about why Pinnacle Studio won't work with iPhone 8/X 4K UHD videos and how to solve these issues.

Part I. Why you Can't Edit iPhone 8, iPhone X 4K Videos in Pinnacle Studio?

Actually, only Pinnacle Studio 20 Ultimate (above) is up-to-date to support 4K UHD Video formats, Version 15/16/17/18/19 and previous doesn't even support H.265/HEVC videos as input. And to edit H.265/HEVC videos with Pinnacle Studio 20 and above, System Requirements as below:
  • Windows 10, Windows 8.x, Windows 7, 64-bit OS highly recommended
  • Intel Core Duo 1.8 GHz, Core i3 or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 2.0 GHz or higher (Intel Core i5 or i7 1.06 GHz or higher required for AVCHD & Intel Quick Sync Video support; Intel Core i7 or AMD Athlon X4 or better for UHD or Multi-Camera editing)
  • 2 GB of RAM or higher, min. 4 GB for Windows 64-bit, 8+GB highly recommended for UHD or Multi-Camera editing
To solve Pinnacle Studio and iPhone 8, iPhone X 4K H.265 MP4/MOV video editing issues, you'll need to update both Pinnacle Studio and Windows OS, which will cost too much money.

Part II. Alternative Way to Convert iPhone 8/X 4K videos to Pinnacle Studio Supported Formats

Luckily, there's an alternative and simple solution for you is to convert iPhone 8, iPhone X 4K videos to Pinnacle Studio supported i.g. 1080P MPEG-4, MPEG-2, WMV, AVI, etc formats via a third party video converter.
To finish the job, you can use Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate an optimal iPhone to Pinnacle Studio Video converter that can quickly and losslessly convert iPhone 8, iPhone X 4K Videos to Pinnacle Studio supported formats. Besides, you can also rip/convert Blu-ray, DVD, H.265/HEVC, Galaxy S8/S8+, H.264 MOV, MTS/M2TS, MXF, XAVC, XAVC-S videos to more editing software compatible file types including: MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, WMV for Windows Movie Maker, AVI to Pinnacle Studio, Apple ProRes for FCPX, etc.
Free download best iPhone to Pinnacle Studio Video Converter:

Step 1. Load iPhone 8/X 4K Videos

Install and run the iPhone to Pinnacle Studio Video Converter, and then click the "Add Video" button to load the 4k videos clips from your iPhone 8, iPhone X.

Step 2. Choose Output Format

Click the Format bar to choose AVI HD Video (*.avi) from HD Video category as output, which is the best video format for Pinnacle Studio. Or you can choose other compatible formats such as MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV in Common Video.
Tip: If you like, click Settings icon to adjust video/audio parameters such as bitrate, sample rate, frame rate, codec, channels, etc for your videos.

Step 3. Start Converting iPhone 8/X 4K Videos

When everything is ok, tap the Convert button to convert iPhone 8/X 4K H.265 MOV, MP4 videos to AVI conversion.
Once the conversion is complete, you can find the converted videos via "Open" button.
Now, open Pinnacle Studio and click on the Capture tab. Choose File > Import to load the converted iPhone 8, iPhone X 4K Videos to Pinnacle Studio for further editing.

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