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Top 10 Movies to Watch with Mom on Mother’s Day

Again, 2013 Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Do you have any wonderful gift ideas to surprise your dearest mommy? Have you prepared any gifts to show sincerity and love to your mom on Mother’s Day? When mentioning Mother’s Day gift ideas, flowers and cards usually come to our mind. To tell you the truth, for Mother’s Day celebration, nothing could be more special than watching an affection-brimming movie while snuggling up to your mom. Here I bring top 10 Mother’s Day movies to watch with your mommy for the special day. Top 1: Steel Magnolias As a tear-jerking chick flick that celebrates the relationships between a mother, daughter and friends in a small Southern town, this movie succeeded in portraying female characters, who, as its title suggests, are not only as delicate as magnolias but also as tough as steel, making you appreciate your mother and life. Definitely, it can be one of the perfect Mother’s Day movies to watch with your mommy. (By the way, for DVD owners who want to get these movies out of plastic discs and put to iPad, iPhone for watching on Mother’s Day conveniently, a DVD ripper software is must-have.) Top 2: Terms of Endearment Terms of Endearment depicts a comedic yet weepy story between formidable mother (Shirley MacLaine) and daughter (Debra Winger). Nabbing five Oscars including Best Picture and Best Actress, this weepie will surely the way to go if you’d like to show your appreciation and love to your mom on Mother’s Day. Top 3: Mamma Mia! If you want to a top notch Mother’s day with your mother, go to see this flick. Serving as a background for a wealth of ABBA songs, this story told us a bride-to-be trying to find her real father. So if your mom love ABBA and want to have a good laugh, why not watch this film for Mother’s day with your mom as the gift of relaxation. Top 4: The blind side As an inspiring true story about a mom who forms a bond with a young homeless man bound for athletic stardom, The blind side will have you cheering with its mix of gridiron action and heartwarming emotion. So if you are going to give thanks to your mom’s unselfishness and greatness, I can say this is one of the best mother's day movies to convey your appreciation. Top 5: Stepmom Another tearjerker that stars Ed Harris, Julia Robert and Susan Sarandon. This movie revolves around a terminally-ill mother has to settle on the new woman in her ex-husband's life, who will be their new stepmother. Well, don’t forget to prepare a box of facial tissue while enjoying the movie on Mother’s day with your mommy. Top 6: Little Women Having been filmed several times, this American classic includes the highly acclaimed 1994 version with Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon and Kirsten Dunst. I can say without reservation this is one of the most suitable movies for mother’s day to watch on the special day. Top 7: August Rush A fairy tale based drama in which a mother, father and their orphaned musical prodigy son search to find one another. This heart-warming film does a great job of establishing the connection between Evan and his mother. August Rush is a wonderful classic that everybody must see at least once in their lifetime. To me, this is one of my all time favorite movies on Mother’s day to watch with my Mom. Top 8: Changeling Another story about a persistent and devotional mother (Angelina Jolie) who fights to find her missing 9-year old son. Top 9: The Sound of Music Revolving around a woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower, this flick won a total of five Academy Awards including Best Picture and displaced Gone with the Wind as the highest-grossing film of all-time. Top 10: Dumbo This is a timelessly classic family film, with the gorgeous handcrafted animation that's a hallmark of early Disney films. Dumbo’s mom is really protective and loving to her son and is an important part of why Dumbo is the way he is.  (May 14, 2013 | post #1)

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How to Import Encrypted DVD to iPad 5 with Full-Screen Pl...

This spring may be the busiest time for many people. On the one hand, you would go for a walk in the country or admire the beauty of flowers with friends in such bright spring; on the other hand, I think it must be difficult for you to turn a deaf ear to the abuzz rumor about Apple’s upcoming iPad 5. In view of a multitude of iPad 5 case leaks and rumors, it is much possible that the new iPad 5 will have a similar display as the iPad 4, that is to say, a 9.7-inch Retina Display with a resolution of 2048x1536 and 264 ppi. Even though the release date of iPad 5 is still up in the air, it is still exciting, especially for DVD fanatics, that to import DVD to iPad 5 for enjoying on the go has been near at hand. However, never a rose without a prick, you know. iPad 5, though packed with the cutting-edge technology, still has its soft spot. Like other Apple iPad models, the new iPad 5 is still devoid of DVD drive, preventing you from importing DVD movies to iPad 5 directly. Pull a long face for this problem? Does playing DVD movie on iPad 5 remain off target? Don’t be depressed. Once you come here, you are the lucky dog. For the sake of importing DVD to iPad 5, what you need is just a DVD ripper for iPad 5, helping you rip DVD movies to iPad 5. Here, MacX DVD Ripper Pro comes as your best choice. As a professional DVD to iPad 5 converter specially designed for Mac users, this DVD ripper for iPad 5 works perfectly in converting DVD to iPad 5 recognized video format like MP4 as easy as winking. Besides ripping DVD movie to iPad 5, the most notable feature of this Mac DVD ripper is that it can circumvent commercial DVD copy protection, in spite of region code, CSS encryption, Sony ARccOS protection, Disney DVD copy protection, etc. Therefore, you can import any DVD movie to iPad 5 without any hiccup. Its superb video quality, blazing converting speed and easy-to-use interface will certainly leave you a deep impression. Below is the guide on how to rip and import DVD movies to iPad 5 with this DVD ripper for iPad 5. Four Steps to Rip and Import DVD Movie to iPad 5 on Mac Easily To import DVD to iPad 5, you should download and install this DVD ripper for iPad 5 on your Mac computer first. For those running on Windows platform and wanting to rip DVD movie to iPad 5 on PC, you can switch to MacX DVD Ripper Pro for Windows to do the job. Step 1: Import Source DVD Movie After launching the DVD to iPad 5 converter on Mac, import the DVD you want to convert by clicking “DVD Disc” button. You can also hit the “DVD Path” button to import DVD folder for converting. Step 2: Choose Output Video Format In order to rip DVD to iPad 5, you can click “Apple device” in the drop-down output profile menu and then directly choose to iPad video as the output format. The optimized video editing function can let you crop the unwanted part and trim the black bar from DVD movie so that you can watch the DVD movie on iPad 5 with full-screen playback. Tips: Besides converting DVD to iPad 5, this DVD ripper for iPad 5 is also equipped with more than 300 output profiles for iPad Mini, iPhone (iPhone 5 included), iPod Touch, Android, PSP, Xbox, and more. Moreover, it also supports ripping DVD to MP4, MOV, FLV, AVI, MPEG, etc. Step 3: Select the Output Folder Specify output folder on your computer to save the output files. Click the "Browse" button to choose the path where you want to save the output files in. Step 4: Press the "Run" button Finally, hit the bottom right “RUN” button to start to rip DVD to iPad 5 on Mac. You can view the conversion process or cancel it at any time. After the conversion is over, you can import the converted DVD movie to iPad 5 for playback as you like. Note: If you want to not only import DVD movie to iPad 5, but also copy your DVD collections on your Mac computer so as to keep the physical ones safe on the shelf, this DVD ripper for iPad 5 could also do you a huge favor for its DVD copy feature can enable you to backup DVD movies.  (May 10, 2013 | post #1)

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MacX Video Converter Pro: A Tech-type Gift for 2013 Mothe...

Mother's Day only comes around once a year. 2013 Mother's Day is just around the corner, and it will fall on May 12. It is important to find something special and unique for this Day. What's your gift choice in the past few years? You may gift your mom a cute card, a thankful poem, a banquet of flowers or a delicious dinner. But all these are a bit outdated. Why not prepare a tech-type gift for Mother's Day this year? MacX Video Converter Pro would be an excellent pick, which is a powerful multimedia conversion application, including video converter Mac, HD video converter Mac and website video downloader for Mac. It can be a helper for Mom to convert her video from SD (Standard Definition video) to SD, HD (High Definition video) to SD, HD to HD within seconds. The converted videos can be played on almost all popular devices such as iPad 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod, iPod touch, Apple TV, PSP, etc. For Mac users, iMovie is the best popular video editing software, the only shortcoming of which is the video formats. For example, you can't directly drag camcorder video files in .MTS, .M2TS, .MOD, .TOD etc formats. This video converter for Mac supports the popular HD formats AVCHD, MOD, TOD, MTS and MKV, greatly help Mom convert her favorite videos recorded with JVC, Sony or Panasonic camcorders to various formats for edit in iMovie. In addition, it acts as a professional website video downloader for Mac, providing an easy way to download video from video sharing websites like YouTube, Myspace, Metacafe etc. Within several clicks, Mom can easily download and convert the website video to the formats or to portable devices they want. The step graph below shows the 4 simple steps of converting video format. This Mac video converter will never let Mom get stuck in the video formats. With $15 being cut off, the latest version of MacX Video Converter Pro is available at special-offer price $34.95 now.  (May 10, 2013 | post #1)

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Download iPhone 5S Video Converter to Play Videos on iPho...

As the spring temperature goes up day by day, rumors about Apple’s next iPhone, which would be called iPhone 5S in keeping with Apple’s naming convention, are also churning increasingly six months after iPhone 5’s launch. No matter whether the new iPhone is an evolutionary or revolutionary product, many people would focus on the information that iPhone 5S will come with a 4.8-inch screen, 12-megapixel camera, wireless charging, and quad-core A7 processor. To put it another way, iPhone 5S will offer us much more convenience to enjoy our beloved videos on it. However, the rumored iPhone 5S is not expected to differentiate itself from previous Apple models too dramatically, so it is natural that the new iPhone would still support only a few video formats like MP4, M4V and H.264. Therefore, if you have some other types of videos and want to play them on your new gadget iPhone 5S, you could certainly meet with a rebuff as was expected. How to play videos on iPhone 5S freely? Is there any solution? Keep going. In fact, the simplest solution to your trouble is to download iPhone 5S video converter for the sake of converting video to iPhone 5S supported format. With iPhone 5S rumors emerging, a great many of iPhone 5S video converter also surface. Just keep a cool head when choosing the iPhone 5S video converter since some programs may cause the video quality lost, disappointing you a lot during watching. No hurry, there is always a way out. MacX iPhone Video Converter comes as the best video to iPhone 5S converter for Apple enthusiasts, helping you convert any videos to iPhone 5S with great ease. Especially designed for Mac users, the program can convert HD and SD videos including MKV, M2TS, MTS, AVI, MPEG, WMV, etc, to MOV, MP4, FLV compatible with QuickTime player, iMovie, YouTube and so on. What’s more, the iPhone 5S video converter can retain the output video quality as same as the original, thanks to the advanced Deinterlacing technology and high Quality Engine. Therefore, you can enjoy any types of videos on iPhone 5S with no worries. Step 1: Add Video Download and install the video to iPhone 5S converter on Mac first, launch this Mac iPhone 5S video converter, click “Add Files” to load the video you want to convert. Step 2: Choose the Output Video Format. Choose “To iPhone” as output format for converting video to iPhone 5S supported video format. Besides, this iPhone 5S video converter also provides good solution to convert video to iPad (iPad Mini included), iPod, MP4, MOV. Tips: This video to iPhone 5S converter also works excellently in customizing stylish videos by a wide range of preset output options and completely personalizing videos by adjusting parameter setting, clipping video segment, removing subtitle, etc. Step 3: Select the Output Folder Specify output folder on your computer to save the output files. Click the "Browse" button to choose the path where you want to save the output files in. Step 4: Press the "Start" button Click "Start" button to start converting video to iPhone 5S. You can view the conversion progress and cancel the converting process at anytime with this iPhone 5S video converter downloaded on your Mac. Note: Besides transferring videos to iPhone 5S, this downloaded program also serves as an excellent YouTube downloader, which is specialized in downloading and converting video from YouTube to iPhone 5S, letting your enjoy YouTube video on iPhone 5S offline anywhere anytime. If you want to convert video to Samsung, HTC, Surface, etc, or convert favorite video to DVD compatible VOB files so as to burn to DVD disc, you could give MacX Video Converter Pro a try. It will certainly leave you a deep impression.  (May 9, 2013 | post #1)

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Convert Video to Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Make Video Enjoym...

Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Unique as the Super Hybrid of Smartphone and Tablet Samsung, encouraged by the success of the original Galaxy Note, launched its blockbuster Samsung Galaxy Note 2 on August 29, 2012, making a splash in the mobile world. In line with Samsung’s Galaxy S3, the Galaxy Note 2 features 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display with 1280x720-pixel resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio, blazing quad-core processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, 3100mAh battery and 2GB RAM. With such remarkable features, Galaxy Note 2 no doubt can be used as a smartphone and a tablet, giving Apple’s iPhone 5 a run for its money. Good Idea to Play Video on Galaxy Note 2 The high-resolution wide screen and long battery life make Galaxy Note 2 terrific for entertainment. So, it is absolutely a good idea to play movies and videos on Galaxy Note 2 for enjoyment, especially when you are on the road. However, don’t count your chickens before they hatch. Galaxy Note 2, like other mobile phones, cannot play all video and audio formats. Then, which video and audio formats can be played on Galaxy Note 2? Let’s have a look first. • Video Format: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8 • Audio Format: MP3, OGG, WMA, AAC, ACC+, eAAC+, AMR (NB, WB), MIDI, WAV, AC-3, Flac As above, only a few video and audio formats are supported by Galaxy Note 2. If you have many other videos in the formats of VOB, MOV, M2TS, AVCHD, MOD, etc and want to play these videos on Galaxy Note 2, you will inevitably get the cheese. Fortunately, there is always a way out. The only solution to your dilemma is to convert video to Galaxy Note 2 recognized formats. In this case , you will be in urgent need of a specialized video converter for Galaxy Note 2, helping you quickly fulfill the task of converting video to Galaxy Note 2. Here, MacX Video Converter Pro is highly recommended to you. This Galaxy Note 2 video converter furnishes prominent ability to convert video to Galaxy Note 2 on Mac with great ease, delivering a seamless conversion from both SD videos and HD videos like MKV, MOV, AVCHD, FLV, AVI and M2TS to Galaxy Note 2 on Mac computer with top video quality and high efficiency. Therefore, you can play videos on Galaxy Note 2 as you please. How to Convert Video to Galaxy Note 2 with Video to Galaxy Note 2 Converter Step 1: Load Video to Galaxy Note 2 Converter on Mac In order to play video on Galaxy Note 2, you should download and run this Galaxy Note 2 video converter on your Mac computer first and then click “Add File” button to load the video you want to convert. Step 2: Choose the Output Video Format Since you want to convert video to Galaxy Note 2, here you can choose "to Android" as your output format. Besides, you also can customize your video by adjusting video resolution, frame rate, etc. Step 3: Select the Output Folder Specify output folder on your computer to save the output files. Click the "Browse" button to choose the path where you want to save the output files in. Step 4: Press the "Start" button After finishing the above steps, you can start converting video to Galaxy Note 2 on Mac OS X by clicking the “Start” button. You could view the conversion progress or cancel the converting process at anytime. Note: Besides converting video to Galaxy Note 2, this video converter for Galaxy Note 2 also excels in converting video to MP4, H.264, AVI, etc for smooth playback on iPhone 5, iPad Mini, HTC, Nokia, Sony and other gadgets. What’s more, this Galaxy Note 2 video converter also enables you to download YouTube video and convert to Galaxy Note 2 for watching, keeping you away from the trouble of network limitation.  (May 9, 2013 | post #1)

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Convert DVD to Galaxy S4: Enjoy DVD Movies on Samsung Gal...

Samsung Galaxy S IV – Something Is Still Up in the Air but Something Is Cut and Dried It seems Samsung Galaxy S IV is now taking over the world, especially the Android world, at least the daily deluge of rumor proves it. However, Galaxy S4’s release date is still up in the air, though overwhelming speculations had its first debut pegged for the upcoming February. Fortunately, with Korean media uncovering the specs of Galaxy S IV, something about the successor to Samsung's blockbuster Galaxy S3 is cut and dried. As report goes, Samsung Galaxy S IV is equipped with 5-in FHD touch screen at 1080P, Cortex-A15 Quad-core processor and Android 5.0 operating system. Good Idea to Play DVD on Galaxy S4 but Hassle to Import DVD to Galaxy S IV Now that Samsung Galaxy S4 offers us a splendid visual entertainment, many Samsung fans cannot wait to watch DVD movies on this genius big-screen smart phone. But the sad truth is that you cannot import DVD to Galaxy S4 directly for this gadget is still devoid of DVD drive. This is why many DVD rippers spring up in the market, aiming to enable you to rip DVD to a format that is optimized for your gadget. To name a few, you can make a try and convert DVD to Galaxy S4 with MacTheRipper. But one thing here I have to mention Mac The Ripper update is not available, especially when it comes to Samsung’s new version Galaxy S IV for the official MacTheRipper site has been shut down with support team no longer existing for the software. Don’t panic. If you are expected to convert DVD to Galaxy S4 for playback on the move, MacX DVD Ripper Pro is ready to serve as a professional DVD to Galaxy S4 ripper, which allows you to tap into the latest Samsung handset as easy as possible, making you extract video files from DVD movie and convert to Galaxy S4 preferred format, regardless of copy protections put on DVD. Delivering significantly improved performance on ripping speed, this DVD to Galaxy S IV converter enables to finish DVD conversion just in the blink of an eye. Step-by-step Guide on How to Convert DVD to Galaxy S IV for Watching on the Move MacXDVD Software offers two versions to finish the task of DVD to Galaxy S4 conversion. for Mac users, you can download Mac Version DVD ripper for Samsung Galaxy S IV. For windows users, you can just download Windows Version DVD to Galaxy S4 Converter on your PC. Step 1: Load DVD Movies or DVD Folder. Free download and run this DVD to Samsung Galaxy S IV Converter on Mac OS X, import DVD by means of clicking "DVD Disc" button. Alternatively, you can import this disc by hitting "DVD Path". Step 2: Choose Output Video Format. For those who’d like to convert DVD to Galaxy S4, you can simply choose “General Samsung Mobile Video MP4” as the output format. This program offers more than 283 optimized output profiles for Apple iPhone (include iPhone 5), iPad (include iPad mini), iPod, Apple TV, Android, HTC, Samsung, Microsoft Surface, PSP, Blackberry, Xbox and other handheld digital media players. Besides, optimized DVD video editing functions enable you to crop video file size, trim video segment and merge video files before DVD to Galaxy S IV conversion on Mac. Step 3: Select the Destination Folder. Click "Browse" button to choose the path where you want to save the output files in. Step 4: Press the "RUN" Button. After finishing the above steps, start ripping DVD to Galaxy S4 friendly format on Mac for importing DVD to this gadget by clicking "RUN" button. Aiming to be on par with or ever better than the most fevered DVD ripper like Handbrake, Mac the ripper, etc, this DVD to Galaxy S4 converter also features a unique DVD copy function to allow users to copy main DVD content or full title to hard drive for further use with original video quality. By the way, for those who’d like to watch YouTube video on Samsung Galaxy S4 for watch, MacX Video Converter Pro will help you to download YouTube Video and convert to Galaxy S4 friendly format with one fell swoop.  (May 6, 2013 | post #1)

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Tablet Battle: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 VS Apple iPad Mini

Samsung does not merely intend to gain market share. Since the tycoon has unveiled Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 which is said to specifically rival against Apple’s iPad Mini at Mobile World Congress 2013, Samsung’s ambitions of replacing Apple iPad and dominating the whole tablet space seems to be more obvious. Now that Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 and Apple iPad Mini closely resemble each other in many aspects, let’s have a detailed look of the two miniature tablets, and then you can easily draw a conclusion which one gains the upper hand. Below is the detailed information of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 and iPad Mini. Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 VS iPad Mini: Design First of all, let’s start our Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 VS iPad Mini review by comparing their external designs. The Galaxy Note 8.0 is a bit larger in every dimension, with the biggest difference being nearly 11 mm in height while the weight-difference between these two tablets is not really noticeable in the hand but the Note 8.0 does feel a little bulkier. Actually, the new comer of the segment, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, keeps the plastic back lid that received a lot of negative reviews while Apple’s iPad Mini excels with its premium-looking body and its solid construction. As to me, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a very odd tablet to look at while the Apple iPad Mini is more compact and better looking. Whatever, it’s your turn to make the decision. Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 VS iPad Mini: Screen Whether you are surfing the internet for YouTube videos or enjoy the latest movies on your iPad Mini or the Samsung’s new kid, screen plays an important role in this aspect. In fact, both tablets use LCD TFT screens and offer mind-blowing resolution. But there does have some noticeable difference between the two. The iPad mini sports a 7.9-inch LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology offering 1024 x 768 resolution, which is less impressive than the Galaxy Note 8.0 that touts a fractionally bigger 8-inch TFT Super Clear LCD with a much better 1280 x 800 resolution. Without any question, The Galaxy Note 8 wins this round thanks to its slightly crisper display. (Tips: if you want to download YouTube video for watching on iPad Mini and Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, here is the TUTORIAL.) Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 VS iPad Mini: Processor, Operating System and Software Galaxy Note 8 runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and bets on Samsung’s proprietary Exynos 4 Quad chipset based on four Cortex A9 cores at 1.6 GHz and 2 GB of RAM, whereas the iPad Mini uses iOS 6.1 and imports the same Apple A5 chipset used in iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S. In other words, the Apple tablet is powered by a relatively slower 1GHz Cortex-A9 dual-core processor, a PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU and 512MB of RAM. It seems that iPad Mini is losing the specs battle, but we shouldn’t forget that the iOS runs pretty smooth and glossy on this hardware platform. On the other hand, though Google’s Android has been coming on in leaps and bounds, it still lags far behind Apple’s iOS. In all honesty though, the iPad Mini currently has accessed to a wider range of tablet optimized apps that make the iPad line so interesting. If you’re into drawing, the iPad Mini should be your tablet of choice, despite its other shortcomings. Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 VS iPad Mini: Battery The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the Apple iPad Mini are similarly equipped when it comes to battery capacity: a 16.3 watt-hour (4440mAh) battery fuels the iPad mini, which offers 10-hours of watching videos. On the other hand, a 4600mAh battery powers the Galaxy Note 8.0, which should not be an exception. Wrap Up We'll have a better idea once we've fully reviewed the Galaxy Note 8.0 and iPad Mini. Which one you’ll choose? Well, it really depends on what you’re looking for! Still there is one thing for sure: both of the two tablets are solid choices to play DVD movies with the help of a DVD ripping software, no matter you bought the DVDs from Amazon or borrowed from DVD stores.  (May 3, 2013 | post #1)

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Top 10 Oscar Awarded Movies of All Time

Movies always play a big part in our digital life, some of which let us burst with laughing while some bring us a fantastic journey. But when talking about the films that are worth collecting and watching forever, academy award winning movies are definitely the way to go since there are always touching moments that imprint on your heart. To fulfill the needs of people who are searching for the best Oscar awarded films, here we listed top 10 Oscar movies that deserve a deep look. List of Top 10 Best Academy Award Movies No.1: Titanic (1997) Ever since its first appearance in 1997, Titanic became a monster hit and continued to be one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. This academy award flick seems to create a magic among audiences as boys can gloss right over the romance and focus on the action while girls can concentrate on the swoon-worthy love story. Undeniably, this Cameron-directed epic blockbuster is worth our NO.1 among the numerous Oscar awarded movies. (Tips: for those who’d like to download the top Oscar movies online to Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod for watching, do not forget to convert the video so that your iOS device could play (click to see the tutorial). NO. 2: Forrest Gump (1994) "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get." This famous catchphrase also describes Forrest Gump, serving up an abundance of surprising treats, sometimes sweet and sometimes bitter. It’s worth mentioning the perfect balance between comedy and drama, serious and funny, entertaining and thought-provoking makes the flick one of the best academy award winning movies in 1994. NO. 3: Jaws (1975) Since noted Zionist director Steven Spielberg released Jaws in 1975, this giant vengeful shark had summer moviegoers screaming in their seats. Years after the premiere, this Oscar movie is still considered as the best thrilling film that will last forever. No.4: Life of Pi (2012) A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. There's no denying that Life of Pi is a dazzlingly beautiful and enchanting film that's just as likely to make you think as it is to make you shed a tear or cheer in triumph. NO. 5: Slumdog Millionaire (2008) Slumdog Millionaire sweeps eight Oscars at the 81st Academy Awards including Best Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound Mixing, Film Editing, Original Score, Original Song, Direction and Motion Picture. No.6: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) If you want to know more about the Chinese culture and kungfu, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is absolutely the solid choice. This Ang Lee-directed 2000 film won him the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and three other Academy Awards. In many ways, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon is pure Wu Xia, containing formulaic elements such as honourable warriors, swordswomen, powerful swords, and often magic and mythical beasts. No. 7: Finding Nemo (2003) Filled with mystery, adventure, affection, friendship, this 3D computer animated film demonstrates its great appealing to moviegoers of almost all ages. When indulging yourself in this 3-D movie, you can see every visual detail that amazes in the gorgeous underwater world. No.8: Saving Private Ryan (1998) When talking about the top Oscar movies in 1999, perhaps two films must be mentioned: one is Shakespeare In Love and the other one is Saving Private Ryan. No.9: Avatar (2009) When referring to Cameron directed movies, Titanic is surely his masterpiece. But for sci-fi movie followers, Avatar is the way to go. No.10: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) 2003 was a banner year for big, big visual effects movie - that is The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Tips: if you have all the top Oscar movies on DVD, don’t forget to use MacX DVD Ripper Pro to copy then to your hard drive and rip these best academy award winning movies to your gadgets for on-the-go watching.  (Apr 28, 2013 | post #1)

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Tips of Ripping a DVD on Mac, iTunes, iPhone, iPad, iPod ...

Hollywood: Something You Don't Know Hollywood seems insatiable, wishing you to buy its movie on DVD disc and attempting to control your every act with them after you get home as well. Consequently, getting movie off DVD can be a hard nut since this movie industry, out of intellectual property right protection, applies copy protection technology to almost all DVDs, aiming to stop you from copying and ripping DVDs to your hard drive or media devices. On this occasion, if you want to create a digital copy of DVD and are desperate for ripping movie from a DVD to a format for the purpose of viewing it on a handheld media player, you need to strip copy protection off DVD, the action of which in the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s eyes is considered to be a bona fide crime. Actually, the odds for courting you for ripping movie from a legitimately purchased DVD for your personal use are slim. But if you do make a fuss about this, stop reading now. Liberate Movie Contents off DVD Discs with a Professional DVD Ripper Haven’t yet left this page? Bravo! Ok, let’s move to the next subject - software to liberate your movies off encrypted DVDs. Generally, a powerful DVD ripper can do this job, helping you simply make a copy of DVD and rip DVD to your hard drive or media server for enjoying it without getting off your couch to drop it in your DVD player. However, problem still exists: compatibility. Specifically, DVD ripper works on the basis of the platform you use. However, the number of DVD ripper for Mac users is far less from that for Windows. As a result, the rate of finding a program to rip DVD on Mac computer can be less likely than that on windows platform. In consideration of saving you out of such awkwardness, we’ll introduce a professional program capable of not only copying DVD on Mac’s hard drive but transcoding the content to another format or media player with the ability to break copy protection easily. Yes, that is a DVD ripper for Mac computer. There are at least five essential elements that should be taken into your considerations 1. The ability to rip movie from DVD to Mac. This of course should be the first factor we should think about. As is mentioned above, DVDs usually come with copy protection encoded on them. Consequently, some program like Handbrake seems to be not plain sailing in ripping a DVD on Mac since it cannot defeat copy protection. 2. DVD converting speed. For modern people, Time is especially important. So a Mac DVD ripper with breezing-fast speed is more preferred. 3. Output video quality. Actually, no one loves watching blurry videos after spending precious time to convert DVD no matter on Mac or Windows. 4. Intuitive interface. Ripping a DVD on Mac can be dead-easy in case you own a straight-forward interface. So when facing a program with bare-bones interface and one with complicated bells and whistles, you make the decision. Step 1. Add files First, you should have installed this DVD ripper on Mac OS X, at this point, drop a DVD you intend to rip by clicking "DVD Disc" or "DVD Path" button. Step 2. Choose Output Formats With the help of Mac DVD ripping software, you are capable of ripping DVD to iTunes, MP4, MOV, Music, MPEG, etc as output format. Besides, this program comes with an extensive collection of presets for iPhone, iPod, and Apple TV, PSP, HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Kindle Fire HD, etc. what’s more, this DVD converter for Mac also offers a wide range of presets in the left-hand column, making the ripping process relatively foolproof. Step 3. Choose Output Folder The next step is to instruct MacX DVD Ripper Pro where it should store the ripped movie on Mac. Click "Browse" button in output setting area and navigate to the folder you wish to use. Step 4. Start Ripping Click the "RUN" button to start ripping a DVD on Mac. By the way, you can go pop some popcorn or take a nap during the DVD conversion as it will eat up some time in ripping the DVD on Mac.  (Apr 26, 2013 | post #1)

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Best Programs for Converting Video on Mac OS X

Video files like MP4, FLV, MOV, WMV, MKV, AVI, etc are created for different usages. Some for mobile phones, some for Windows media player, some for QuickTime player while some for online video website like YouTube. Just imagine how wonderful if one format can be acceptable on every media device. But let’s get it real. It’s just a daydream! Take Mac user for example. Chances are you occasionally need to watch downloaded YouTube video on iOS device or import HD video to Mac’s bundled QuickTime player. In this case, it’s urgent to alter the video file into something that your device will accept with a program running on Mac platform. Actually, there are many tools available for converting video on Mac platform to suit your need as is mentioned above. But the problem is you often feel unsatisfied with the output quality since transforming a video film is a much complex process, which often leads to imagea degradation. The essential element is to limit the loss of quality by as much as possible. Still a bummer and think finding video converters working on Mac OS can be a waste of time since there are so many Mac video converting programs available in the market? Don’t go further, take a look at these three best Mac video conversion tools that are surprisingly full-featured and enable to convert video on Mac computer without sacrificing video quality. 1. MacX Video Converter Pro Some video converting software for Mac, though making a bold promise, can be sometimes disappointing, complex, intimidating. But for MacX Video Converter Pro, all these cons are gone. Actually, converting video on Mac can be as easy as rolling off a log. You can feel free to transfer FLV to MP4, AVI to MOV, MTS to MPEG, MKV to AVI, etc because it supports converting among a diverse range of video formats, no matter SD videos or HD videos. What’s more, this program does a great job in downloading YouTube video and converting video on Mac to new formats optimized for any generations of iOS devices like iPhone 5, iPad Mini, iPod Touch, as well as for a slew of Android devices including the Kindle Fire HD, Samsung Galaxy Note, etc. Performance of this Mac video converting software deserves our applaud when it comes to no matter output quality or converting speed. Ever since you get video converted on your Mac, iPhone, iPad, Samsung, HTC, etc, you’ll be surprisingly shocked by its lossless quality and breezing fast speed, all thanks to the built-in Multi-core CPU, hyper threading technology, High Quality Engine, etc. It’s said the simplest program is the one that offers the fewest options. But this video converter software for Mac goes against the grain. 2. HandBrake From the originally only a DVD ripping software to a universal Mac video converting tool with its most recent release, HandBrake is perhaps the most popular software we are familiar with. The sheer number of options at your disposal helps you create even smaller-sized files while preserving the quality as much as possible. However, it’s a pity this Mac free video converter only supports converting videos to MP4 and MKV formats on Mac OS. To be specific, it only excels in transcoding videos to run on Apple devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod. But for PSP users or YouTube zealots, it will let you down. Moreover, ever since the release of Mac’s latest operating system Mountain Lion, Handbrake video converter seems to make no response at all, leaving you busy finding a Handbrake alternative to suit your Mac Mountain Lion when converting videos. 3. Video Converter for Mac Similar to MacX Video Converter Pro, this video converter for Mac also embraces with a wide range of formats that is capable of converting all most all videos on Mac OS X to be either viewed on your iPhone iPad iPod Android or upload to YouTube. Regrettably, iSkysoft video converting software for Mac seems to produce less-than-crisp images even though it has many bells and whistles.  (Apr 24, 2013 | post #1)

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How to Copy Protected DVD with Mac DVD Copy Software

It’s Never Too Late to Preserve DVD Collections by Making Backup Copies of DVD Discs Your DVD collection is really an investment that enriches your digital life. However, on the other hand, it’s often the case that discs easily get misplaced, scratched and even borrowed one never makes it back to your shelves. You won’t sit still, right? Now it’s time to make an insurance policy and start preserving your precious DVDs, which is to create backup copies of DVD discs. To tell you the truth, it’s quite an easy thing for Mac users when facing the necessity of copying an unprotected DVD disc since Mac OS X gets DVDs copied on Mac simply as long as the DVDs do not have any form of copy protection included on them. But what about the ARccOS or CSS encrypted commercial DVD movies? Having trouble to copy protected DVD on Mac computer? Wondering if there is another solution to make excellent copies of your beloved DVD movies? Fortunately, you can switch to DVD copy software for Mac to fulfill the task. How to Choose the Best Mac DVD Copy Software Generally, such kind of program helps to either put the movies on a fresh blank DVD or directly create digital backups on your Mac’s hard drive, thus keeping a digital copy with you anytime. However, as is mentioned above, publishers nowadays put copy protections on almost all professionally made DVD discs in United States, making it impossible for conventional Mac DVD copying software to backup a DVD. From this point of view, breaking through copy protection is one important feature that the best DVD copy software Mac should not be without. Worse still, those copy protection methods constantly updated and changed to fight against hackers and the manufacturers of bootleg DVDs. And keep one thing in mind, software is in the evolution all the time. For example, a useful program this month might be all but obsolete the next month. Mac DVD copy and ripping software is no exception, which must have the newest updates. Otherwise new DVDs may soon be beyond the capabilities of the software in question. To be frank, MacX DVD Ripper Pro is highly recommended as the best DVD copy software for Mac. You may think the two programs are totally wide of mark. In fact, this tool is the highest-ranked product that wraps everything you need. It packs chock-full feature set and integrates DVD decryption tool, DVD ripping software and DVD backup program, helping Mac users easily make perfect 1:1 DVD copies without quality loss, despite whatever copy protections such as CSS, RC, RCE, APS, UOPs, Disney copy protection, Sony ARccOS, etc. What’s more, this Mac DVD ripping software supports converting DVD to a wide range of formats optimized for any portable devices, from iPhone to Samsung, iPad to HTC, etc at blazing-fast speed. The striking fact about the Mac DVD copy software is its simplicity. It has all the features you need, but is completely intuitive to use. Step 1: Load DVD by Clicking "DVD Disc" or "DVD Path" button After downloading and installing this DVD copy software on Mac OS X, load DVD you want to backup by navigating to "DVD Disc" or "DVD Path" button. Step 2: Choose "DVD Backup" button on Your Mac. Hit "DVD Backup" button to make a reliable copy of DVD on Mac. In addition, MacX DVD Ripper Pro also helps to rip DVD to MP4, DVD to MOV, DVD to FLV, DVD to AVI, DVD to FLV, etc. By the way, you are also enabled to customize your converted DVD videos to make them more stylish as you want. Step 3: Select Output Folder. Specify output folder on your computer to save the output files. Click the "Browse" button to choose the path where you want to save the output files in. Step 4: Start Conversion. After finishing the above steps, click the "RUN" button to start copying DVD on Mac computer. Note: If you want to additionally play DVD on your portable devices, this DVD ripper software for Mac also racks up perfect feature to rip DVD to iPhone 5, iPad Mini, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Kindle Fire HD, etc.  (Apr 16, 2013 | post #1)