[General] Easily Put DVD to Plex server for streaming to TV
Best tool and format to add DVD to Plex for TV playing
This article shows you an easy way to convert DVD movie to Plex compatible formats so that you can use DVD with Plex Media Server on TV with ease.
We all know that Plex allows you to aggregate all your personal media and access it anywhere you go. You are able to enjoy your own media on all your devices with the Plex Media Server. If you like me have 800-900 DVDs and want to put them into some format so you can share them into Plex, just read on this article. I will share the tips and tricks for copying your DVD collection to Plex Media Server for streaming and playing on TV.
Since Plex has maked it clear in its supported sources list and DVD format is not listed. The possible solution is to use a DVD ripping tool to rip DVD to Plex/TV playable video format and stream it to TV for playback. Though there are many DVD rippers for Plex, the best and most suitable among them is Dimo Video Converter Ultimate.
This DVD Ripping program offers specified video formats for TV and many other game hardware like iPhone, iPad, Android, PSP, PS4 Pro/PS4/PS3, Xbox One S/Xbox One/Xbox 360, PS Vita, Wii and more bypassing the CSS, Region, RCE, Sony ARccOS and PuppetLock or some other DVD protection. With it, you can easily convert, edit, view and save all your DVD disc in a format that can be easily streamed and played from Plex with the highest possible playback video quality, even original AC3 5.1 sound can be kept for Plex pass-through. If you're using a Mac, please turn to DVD Ripper for Mac from Dimo, which enables you to rip DVD to Plex Media Server on Mac OS (Sierra included).
The process is straightforward. After downloading, follow the wizard to install and run the program. Then follow the steps below to rip DVD to Plex supported file formats in a few clicks!
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Tutorial: Ripping DVDs to Plex for Streaming to TV
Step 1: Insert your DVD disc into your DVD-ROM, run the DVD Ripper and click "Add DVD" icon to load movies. You can also import movies files from DVD Video_ts folder, ISO. You can click on the dropdown list of “Audio track” to select your needed track so that you can view DVD movies with proper audio channel.
Step 2: Click "Select Format" bar and choose MP4 from "Format > Video" or "Format > HD Video", which can be recognized by Plex well. MKV is also a good choice; as a container format it takes whatever you give it.
Note: The output format is preferably in a common format, like MP3 for audio, MPEG-4 for video. The more common format you use, the more devices you can stream to. For example, if you use FLAC instead of MP3 for your music, you can't stream to your Xbox. Just keep in mind that not all devices support all formats of media.
Step 3: 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. With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original DVD while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network, depending on your network quality.
Step 4: Click the “Start” button under the preview window, and the DVD ripper will start the conversion from DVD movies to Plex Media Server. Once the conversion finished, get the ripped DVD files onto Plex Media Server easily. Now you can stream DVD movies through Plex to smart TV, Apple TV, Xbox, Roku, Google TV, iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, PS4 Pro, computer/tablet/smartphone or other connected DLNA devices for great enjoyment both home and away. You can backup DVD to NAS or cloud before streaming.
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