Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Copy Blu-ray and DVD movies to Plex Media Server for streaming

This guide will show you how to easily convert Blu-Ray and DVD movies to Plex Media Server supported video format for backup and enjoyment on big screen.


Plex is designed to organize all of your personal media so you can enjoy it no matter where you are. If you own a plex media sever, it is easy to get your movies free on Plex Media Sever to play with your iPad, Android tablet/phone and your laptop.
Have tons of Blu-ray and DVD movies and want to get these movies off of BD/DVD discs and onto Plex for streaming with ease and wonder what would be the best way to go about it? Here we go.
Stream Blu-ray and DVD movies to Plex Media Server

Searched widely and I got some tech support for playing Blu-ray, DVD on Plex Media Server with ease. Since Plex Media Server can not handle BD or DVD movie files. To watch Blu-ray, DVD movies on Plex, you will need to rip and convert BD/DVD to a Plex Media Server supported video format first. 

Among various Blu-ray ripping tools, Pavtube ByteCopy is rating in the first place. (Read the review) It is easy to use and primarily helps you fast rip and convert 2D/3D Blu-ray, DVD to a Plex Media Server playable format MP4, MKV with perfect audio and video sync keeping HD quality. Besides, it is able to create a lossless copy of a Blu-Ray or DVD to use on my Plex server. For ripping Blu-ray/DVD on Mac, ByteCopy for Mac is the alternative. Download the program and start conversion.

Here is the step-by-step guide on ripping, converting Blu-ray and DVD to Plex Media Server

Step 1: Load Blu-ray movies

Insert your Blu-ray, DVD disc into your drive, run the Blu-ray Ripper for Plex and click "BD/DVD disc" icon to load movies.

Blu-ray Ripper for Plex

Step 2: Choose output format

Click the "Format" option, and choose MP4, MKV from Common Video profile list. If you want to keep 1080p resolution as source movie, you can choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mp4) for streaming to Plex Media Server. Also you can backup Blu-ray and DVD into lossless mkv format for storage on Plex.

What's more, you can stream Blu-ray, DVD to Amazon Fire TVPlasma TV and Roku 3 via Plex.

Plex Media Server video format

Step 3: Advanced video/audio settings

Plex Media Server does play MP4 files according to the relevant info in Plex official site. However, Plex just plays the MP4 files with H.264 video codec and AAC audio. Click the Settings icon to set the correct video, audio codecs.

Step 4: Start Blu-ray, DVD to Plex ripping

Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Blu-ray ripper will start the conversion from Blu-ray, DVD to MP4/MKV for Plex Media Server immediately.

When the conversion ends, you will be able to get the result video via tapping the Open button in the main interface. Afterwards, you can transfer Blu-ray, DVD rips onto Plex Media Server for smooth playback or stream to  HDTV or iPad, Samsung Galaxy phone, HTC one X+, or other DLNA-compliant devices without any incompatible problem.play video on iPad

Also you can also convert iTunes Movie to Plex Media Server for watching freely with an additional DRM tool.