Convert DVD to M3U8 format for HTTP Live Streaming with Android
Streaming live video in Android is always taking choke problem. Even though you are playing the real video ripped from DVD movies, this issue also happens from time to time. For the latter problem, you can avoid it by ripping DVD to M3U8 for Android. M3U8 file is often used for playlists that are stored in the M3U UTF-8 (Unicode) text playlist format. This kind of M3U8 files is the basis for the HTTP Live Streaming format. Changing DVD to M3U8 for HTTP Live Streaming can effectively get more smooth media streaming on Android.
What you need to convert DVD to M3U8 for living streaming on Android is a DVD ripping tool that is built-in with M3U8 encoder. To be frank, Pavtube DVDAid is a good choice, which can help you rip any commercial, region-locked and homemade DVD to M3U8 keeping original video quality.
This product is one of many softwares from Pavtube Studio. This Windows version and its equivalent Mac version has updated with M3U8 encoding support for several months and has gotten promoted in the later period. They can separately rip and convert DVD to MU38 on Windows 10 and on Mac OS X (El Capitan, Yosemite included) with least quality loss. And they allow you to adjust video and audio size, codec, bitrate, etc to get better quality and size DVD ripping video for HTTP Live streaming on Android. Besides M3U8, as a DVD ripper, they definitely have the ability of converting DVD to other popular video format, like H.265, MP4, MOV, M4V, AVI, MKV, etc.
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How to rip DVD to M3U8 for HTTP Live Streaming with Android?
Step 1: Load DVD files.
Launch the program and click Load button to import DVD movies from disc, Folder, ISO/IFO files. As you see, all added files will be listed below and you can preview them, take snapshots.
Step 2: Choose output profile
Navigate the Format and set the output format as “HLS Streaming(m3u8) > ipad m3u8 streaming > iphone m3u8 streaming or ipad m3u8 streaming”.
Tip: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. Video codec is the default H.264 and audio codec is the default AAC. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically.
Step 3: Start converting DVD to M3U8
After all the settings are done, you can hit the right-bottom “Convert” button to start DVD to M3U conversion for Android. When the process ends, open the output folder to locate the generated file.
Step 4: Build HTTP server
You should build a local HTTP server so that you can watch the M3U8 file on Android via HTTP Live Streaming.
1.Download XAMPP software and install it in the path of E:\xampp
2. Launch XAMPP in E:\xampp with the interface below.
3.Check “Apache” module and hit “Start” actions and you will finish the local HTTP Server setting up process.
4.You can confirm the HTTP Server address by typing 127.0.0.1 in your browser.
5.Build a folder name “m3u8” under the path of E:\xampp\htdocs
6.Transfer your M3U8 files under this folder, you will then be able to access all your files in the browser with the HTTP Server address: 127.0.0.1/m3u8
Now, you can stream the converted DVD files to your Android with a HTTP Server.
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