Android tablet is more and more popular recently. Such as Samsung Galaxy S6, Kindle Fire HDX, Google Nexus 10, Sony Xperia Z2, Acer Iconia A1, ARCHOS 101 XS 2, etc., they have walked into thousands of families. All the companies hopes that the products will attract the customers and bring them unique feelings. For Android users, you may met the commen questions: Can I rip my DVD collections to M3U8 for Vitamio Streaming in Android?
Streaming Live Video/Audio in Android is one of the very few interesting parts. The M3U8 file extension is used for playlists that are stored in the M3U UTF-8 (Unicode) text playlist format and we know that M3U8 files are the basis for the HTTP Live Streaming format. The easiest way to do HTTP Live Streaming in Android is through the usage of standard VideoView (Android 3.0 and above). So, you need Vitamio – This is an open source project for Android and iOS built up on FFmpeg code and a very powerful library which supports a wide variety of video/audio formats like FLV, TS/TP, WMV, DivX, Xvid and many other standard formats. The following article will show you the best way to stream DVD Movies to M3U8 for Android.
To generate M38U files from DVD disc, you can download Pavtube DVDAid, a powerful program which has just upgraded to support M3U8 encoding. To make the output M3U8 video adapt with your portable devices, the program enables you to output iPhone or iPad optimized M3U8 formats. Read the review.
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Step-by-Step: Convert DVD to M3U8 for Stream to Vitamio for Android
Step 1. Insert DVD movies
Open the DVD Ripper, then insert a DVD disc to your DVD-Rom and click DVD Disc to load your DVD movies. You can also import DVD folder from your computer hard drive.
Note: What’s the point you need to attention: The output files should be named without space and file path should be in plain English or pure digital such as “abcde” or “abcd1234”, or you couldn’t play them successfully. After conversion, you can set up a server to enjoy M3U8!
Step 2: Select HTTP Live Streaming m3u8 format.
From “Format” drop-down options, you can locate and set the output format as “HLS Streaming(m3u8) > ipad m3u8 streaming > iphone m3u8 streaming”.
Step 3: 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 4: When everything is done, you can take a preview by hitting “Convert” button. If you are satisfied with the final result, you can click “Convert” button to finish the conversion work.
When the conversion is over, you can stream the converted files to your Android with a HTTP Server. You can take a look at the article: how to build local HTTP Server to stream and access videos with it.