Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac

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ByteCopy for Mac
Price: $33.6$42
  • Backup Blu-ray and DVD movies to MKV on Mac without quality loss.
  • Convert/rip/shrink/copy the latest releases of Blu-ray movies.
  • Produce a decent 1080p MKV file in the original 16:9 ratio from BD movie.
  • Fantastic control of all audio tracks, subtitles streams (on/off), and chapters.
  • Make MKV for playback with WD TV, Popcorn Hour C-200, XBMC , VLC player, etc.
Version: 1.7.3
Supported OS: Mac OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7)
Size: 43MB
  • Mac ByteCopy + iMedia Converter $107$80

    ByteCopy + iMedia ConverterThis bundle includes iMedia Converter for Mac to convert Blu-ray movies, DVDs, and different HD and SD video files.
  • Mac ByteCopy + Mac BD Ripper$91$68

    Mac ByteCopy + Mac BD RipperThis bundle comes with an additional Mac Blu-ray Ripper to rip BD/DVD to any HD and SD format for your different uses.


Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac is an easy-to-use Mac tool to backup files from Blu-ray discs and standard DVDs to MKV container format with lossless quality, preserving all audio tracks, subtitles tracks, chapter information and original videos. More than lossless output, Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac is possible to recode the source movie into MKV video with certain video/audio codecs. For example, you can convert a VC-1 video to an h.264/XviD/MPEG2 video, and turn a Dolby Digital TrueHD Audio/DTS-HD Master Audio into a DTS/AAC/AC3 audio, etc.

Load DVD/BD from disc, folder and IFO/ISO image file
Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac allows users loading BDs directly from Blu-ray Disc and Blu-ray Folder, and importing DVDs directly from DVD disc, DVD Folder, DVD IFO File, and DVD ISO Image File.

Lossless quality
Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac can directly package Blu-ray and DVD movie into an MKV container without any quality loss. It allows full preservation of all audio tracks (like DTS HD Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD Audio, etc.), subs streams, chapter markers, and videos.

Preserve multiple audio tracks and subtitles streams
When backing up Blu-ray/DVD to MKV container format on Mac, you are free to select all of your needed tracks and subs to be preserved in the output MKV file.

Remove unwanted audio tracks and subtitles streams
Pavtube Mac ByteCopy enables users to removing unwanted audio tracks and subs streams before conversion. In that way, users are able to only keep the ones they wanted at will.

Turn on/off subtitles
Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac stores subtitles in the MKV file without burning them to the video, so the subs are available to switch on/off at will during playback.

Keep the original chapter markers in a converted movie title
Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac enables users to preserve the original chapter structure of source movie when ripping Blu-ray/DVD to MKV on Mac, so you may select your wanted chapters to play with your media players at will.


Select subtitles/audio tracks for more than one file at a time
Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac makes it possible for you to select subtitles/audio tracks for more than one file (title) at a time.

Encode audio tracks with certain codecs
Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac enables users to encode the source soundtracks in Blu-ray/DVD movies to your desired audio types, including DTS 5.1 channels, AC3 5.1 channels, AAC 6 channels, and more.

Output MKV files for HD Media Players and Mac players
The output MKV files are compatible with almost all popular HD media players and Mac players, including WD TV HD Media Player, Popcorn Hour C-200, Popcorn Hour A-210, Lacie HD Classic Player, Seagate Theatre Plus, Netgear Neo TV 550, XBMC, VLC media player and more. And the audio tracks, subtitles streams, and chapters preserved in the MKV container are available to select at will when playing the MKV back.

Language Preferences
Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac allows users selecting preferred languages as usually-used audio tracks and subtitles, e.g. English, Spanish, French, Deutsch, Portugues, Norsk, Japanese, Chinese, etc., so that users needn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t make the same selections each time when using the program.

Inlaid Preview Window
A preview window is inlaid for you to view the source video (image only, audios and subtitles are not available when previewing).

Shut down computer after conversion automatically
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  • 1G Hz or above Intel processor.
  • Mac OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7)
  • 1GB physical RAM (memory) or above.
  • 1024*768 or higher resolution display.
  • Optical Drive: DVD drive(BD drive is required for ripping Blu-ray disc)
  • Input

    Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Folder,

    DVDs, DVD Folder, DVD IFO File,DVD ISO Image File

    1. BD ISO image file (UDF 2.5) can be directly loaded without a virtual BD drive.

    2. Other BD ISO image files (not UDF 2.5) can only be loaded via a virtual BD drive.


    MKV container format (Lossless output with all audio streams and subtitles preserved /Encode file with multiple language tracks, including English, Spanish, French, Deutsch, Portugues, Norsk, Japanese, Chinese, etc.)

    Video codec: h264, xvid, mpeg2video

    Audio codec: ac3, aac, mp3, mp2, dts, pcm_s16e, pcm_s24e, pcm_s32e

    Subtitle codec: dvdsub

    HD Media Player Compatibility: WD TV HD Media Player, Popcorn Hour C-200, Popcorn Hour A-210, Lacie HD Classic Player, Seagate Theatre Plus, Netgear Neo TV 550, etc.

    Mac Player Compatibility: VLC media player, etc.


    Works really fine

    I already had installed ByteCopy for Mac. By the way, it works really fine. May 26, 2011


    Fast and perfect

    The use is intuitive and simple. The encoding to .mkv happens fast and the result is perfect. April 27, 2011


    Outstanding quality

    I need to mention here that the BluRay video quality of the ByteCopy mkv file is outstanding, congratulations! April 20, 2011


    Subtitles, chapters, and audio track control is fantastic

    I love the features in Bytecopy though; the subtitles, chapters, and audio track control is fantastic. April 20, 2011


    Keep more than one audio track

    Pavtube bytecopy mac is possible to keep more than one audio track when doing an MKV file, this is actually the purpose of MKV, having the opportunity to have various audio and subtitles. It satisfied me a lot. Many thanks. April 19, 2011


    Turn a DTS-MSTR HD track into a common DTS track

    The Bytecopy for mac program enables me to turn a DTS-MSTR HD track into a common DTS track, when extracting a blu-ray to MKV format. It is what I want. More than that, it is able to encode the movies using original chapters structure from the DVD/Blu-ray media. April 18, 2011


    Keeps HD audio

    I LIKE the program. It keeps HD audio while making mkv files, like DTS HD and Dolby truehd. April 16, 2011

    Q: What are the restrictions of Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac trial version?

    A: a. The "Lossless" output format can be used 7 times only. b. When transcoding Blu-ray contents with "HD Player" or customized format, watermark will be put on the screen of generated videos..

    Q: I want to use your Pavtube to rip my blu-ray disc, but I have no external blu-ray drive.
    Can you recommend me an external blu-ray drive for Mac or Windows?

    A: Yes. We would like to recommend you several Mac or Windows compatible external blu-ray drives available from Amazon.
    For Mac external blu-ray drive recommendation please see here.
    For Windows external blu-ray drive recommendation please see here.

    Q: Can I get TrueHD 7.1 and DTS-MA 7.1 channels?

    A: It depends on your source. When there are TrueHD and DTS-MA audio tracks in original Blu-ray files, you can keep them by choosing "Lossless" output format for conversion.

    Q: How do I down convert TrueHD and DTS-MA to Dolby Digital (AC-3) 5.1 and DTS 5.1 audio?

    A: Select a Title and click the "Edit Title"Pavtube ByteCopy-edit title , check the "Encode" box. Then set audio codec to AC3 or DTS, and audio channels to 6. In this way higher quality audio track will be converted to AC3 or DTS 5.1 audio.

    Q: I don't like to select audio track and subtitles for each BD/DVD. Can I set it once and for all?

    A: Yes. You can set audio and subtitle languages that you always like to keep in Preference screen. Follow "Tools" menu-> "Preference"-> "Audio"/ "Subtitle" tab to set desired languages, and the software will remember you settings.

    Q: Does the software preserve chapters' information?

    A: Yes. Each title and chapter is preserved in the way they are created into Blu-ray Disc/DVD.

    Q: Does Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac support CUDA?

    Not yet.

    Q: Where can I find additional help?

    For all other concerns or specific questions not addressed in this FAQ, you can email us at

    • 1.7.3

      Apr 23, 2012

      - Applied updated DTS decoder.
      - Now supports loading folder and ISO files by drag-and-drop operation. 

    • 1.6.3

      Jan 15, 2012

      - Optimized the process of disc ejecting.
      - Fixed some bugs.

    • 1.6.2

      Dec 22, 2011

      - Added support to movies in Chinese file name.
      - Fixed some bugs.

    • v1.6.1

      Nov 22, 2011

      - Added AVI AC3 5.1 format for PS3 streaming.
      - Added 16:9, 4:3 and 16:10 aspect ratio options to Crop feature.
      - Fixed some bugs.

    • v1.6

      Oct 30, 2011

      - Added batch conversion facility.
      - Fixed some bugs.

    • v1.5.0

      Sep 16, 2011

      - Added “Export HD Player” output option.
      - Updated to support preserving forced subtitles in the output files.   
      - Added the simplified Chinese as optional language for user interface.
      - Fixed some bugs.  

    • v1.4

      Jun 20, 2011

      - Added support to latest Blu-ray.
      - Updated to load Blu-ray ISO image (UDF 2.5 only) directly without assisting of virtual BD drive.

    • v1.3

      May 17, 2011

      - Accelerated processing speed on Mac OS 10.6.7.

    • v1.3

      May 05, 2011

      - Fixed some bugs.

    • v1.3

      Apr 29, 2011

      - Added support for BDAV Blu-ray discs.
      - Added further support for PCM DVD audio streams when handling lossless BD/DVD to MKV backup.

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