Wednesday, January 14, 2015

How to Stream DVD sitcom to Roku 3 over Plex channel

Want to stream DVD to Roku 3 using Plex? What would be the best way to go about it? Well, this article will just outline the details to watch DVD on Roku 3 via Plex channel.

Roku can allows users both to stream video content from the Internet and play movies locally through a USB drive, but the problem is that the supported media file formats are limited. It can't handle DVD discs.

stream DVD to Roku 3 using Plex

So if we want to enable Roku 3 to play your own DVD collections like interesting sitcom via Plex channel, we will need to rip and convert DVD to Roku 3 supported video formats first.

Among various DVD ripping tools, Pavtube DVDAid seems to be the best one. It is easy to use and helps you fast convert DVD and ISO/IFO to Roku 3/Plex playable (H.264) MP4, MKV format with fast encoding speed and high quality. (Read the review)

In addition, the program has outputs with optimized settings for your portable device like iPad Air, iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, Galaxy Note 4, etc. You just need to select the device as the output format and you can rip DVD to fit your device without further settings. Download the tool and learn a simple guide on ripping DVD for watching on Roku 3 via Plex channel.

How to Rip DVD sitcom to Roku 3 for Playing via Plex

Step 1: Load DVD movies

Install and launch DVD to Roku 3 Converter(Mac version is here), click the "Load DVD" button on the menu bar to load your DVD files. By importing DVD files, you can select DVD subtitle, audio and angle, preview DVD videos, snap screenshots, etc.

DVD to Roku 3 Converter

Step 2: Select an output format

To convert DVD to MP4, MKV for Roku 3/Plex, just click on the dropdown menu of "Format", and then choose MKV, H.264 MP4 from Common Video profile list. Also you can rip your DVD to PS4 for playback.

Roku 3/Plex video format

Tip: If you like, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. Keep in mind the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.

Step 3. Rip DVD sitcom to Roku 3

Click the convert button under the preview window, and the DVD ripper will start the conversion from DVD movies to MKV/MP4 for Roku 3.

After the conversion, you can hit "Open" to quick locate the converted video. Then, set up Plex and Plex channel will recognize, catalog, play and stream these DVD sitcom to Roku 3 at ease.

 Also have Blu-ray? Learn how to copy Blu-ray/DVD to Plex Media Server and Xbox 360.