Thursday, October 15, 2015

Watch DVD on Apple TV 4 via Plex Channel on El Capitan

Plex Media Server bridges the gap between your computer and your home theater, doing so with a visually appealing user interface that provides instant access to your media. Plex allows us to store all DVD Movies, Videos, TV shows on a central server and makes you watch DVD movies via Plex on Apple TV 4. But firstly, you have to rip DVD to Apple TV 4 and Plex supported format on your Mac OS X El Capitan.

Apple TV and Plex support very few formats, which include H.264 and MPEG-4 videos which means DVD cannot work with your Plex channel on Apple TV 4. This have you convert your DVD videos to an Apple TV/Plex supported file format on Mac OS X El Capitan. For this purpose, you will have to find a good DVD ripper on El Capitan for Apple TV 4.

For the El Capitan users, we recommend Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac (review) to help you achieve the DVD playback on Apple TV 4 via Plex. It is a professional Mac DVD to Apple TV 4 Converter which can assist you rip and copy DVD to Apple TV/Plex accepted video on OS X El Capitan for streaming on Apple TV 4 via Plex channel. Plus, with it, you can freely select your wanted subtitles or show the forced subtitles as you need for your favorite movie. It also displays a pleasing interface with a self-explanatory option-set placed in it.

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How to rip DVD to Apple TV 4 and Plex supported format on El Capitan?

Step 1: Add the DVD movies

Insert your DVD disc to the drive, then launch the DVD to Plex Ripper on El Capitan and click the "Load from disc" button to select and load the DVD movies you want to store on your Plex. VIDEO_TS folder, ISO and IFO files are also supported. After the DVD movie is loaded, you can preview it on the right viewing window and adjust volume or take snapshots freely.

Step 2: Decide output format

Choose a compatible format for Apple TV 4 playing via Plex. Here I recommend you click the format bar and choose "Apple TV > Apple TV 3 1080P Dolby Digital Pass-through(*.m4v)". Then you can set the output folder by clicking "Browse" icon as you need.

Tip: Click "Settings" icon, you can adjust codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

Step 3: Convert DVD to Apple TV 4 on El Capitan

Click the "Convert" button under the preview window, and the DVD ripper will start the conversion from DVD movies to Apple TV4 and Plex on OS X El Capitan This will take a while, depends on the encoding settings, hardware of your Mac computer and the length of the DVD file.

Transfer Ripped DVD movies to Plex Media Server

1.Download Plex on your computer.

2.To launch the Plex Server interface, right click on the arrow icon and click on "Media Manager." This should open Plex in your default browser, and you should see this screen:

3.Click on the "Add a section" link in My Library. A popup will ask you if you want to add movies, TV shows, music or photos. Select the type of media you want to add.

4.Once you've selected the type of media, you'll have to point Plex to the folder(s) where your iTunes movies are stored.

5.Add all the locations on your disk where you think you have your videos stored, and hit save. Once you click save, Plex should automatically start scanning your media and fetching artwork and other associated metadata from the internet.

Now you can watch the DVD movies on Apple TV 4 via Plex after you ripped DVD to Apple TV 4 supported format on El Capitan.

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