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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

How to Rip DVD library to Your Plex Library

What is the best option for decrypting and converting my dvd collection to Plex compatible formats? By google searching and some tests, I finally got one effective tip for getting DVDs into Plex for playing. You just need to convert DVD to Plex supported format like H.264 MP4 with the top-quality Hivimoore DVD Ripper. This handy tool can convert DVD to Plex media server compatible formats, like MP4. Besides, it is capable of accelerating the video encoding and decoding speed with the advanced NVIDIA CUDA technology and AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP), so it surpasses other tradition video conversion application with 30x faster conversion speed. (Read Top 5 Best DVD Rippers Review

A mass of our customers own a large DVD collection each with hundreds/thousands or even more movies. They always need to rip DVDs to Plex media server to store, manage, serve, stream or watch them. Copying DVD movies to Plex may have more usages than you think, for example: 
1. Using Plex Media Server to stream the ripped DVD movies to the various devices (PS4, PS3, Smart TV, Xbox, Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, NASSeagate CentraliPad, Android, etc.) that family uses; 

2. Loading DVD movies into so that kids do not destroy them. 

3. Opening the file directly on PC with Media Player Classic Home Cinema. 
Just to name a few. 

Note: If you have the ripped DVDs that maintain the original DVD file structure(VIDEO_TS), you still need a DVD ripper to reformat these DVD files. It because that Plex states VIDEO_TS and other image file formats (ISO, etc.) are currently incompatible with the streaming system. It has to be repackaged or encoded into a file that can be streamed by the media server. Hivimoore DVD to Plex converter can also be your wise choice for it fully supports converting DVD VIDEO_TS folder and ISO image files. 

If you're using a Mac, please turn to DVD Ripper for Mac, which enables you to convert DVD to Plex Media Server on macOS Sierra 10.12, 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard. 

Now download the program and follow the steps below to achieve your goal smoothly. 

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How to rip and copy DVD to Plex Media Sever? 

Step 1. Load the DVD movie 

First, of all the process starts at the DVD drive, insert your DVD in the drive, then launch the DVD ripper software. Click "Load DVD" button to upload DVD folders/ISO files/IFO files. 

Play DVD on Plex 

Step 2. Choose Plex compatible format 

Click the "Profile" -> "Common Video" or "HD Video" option, and choose MP4MKVMOVAVI, etc. formats recognized by Plex as output format. You can also select H.264 Video (*.mp4) for Plex Media Server. 

Play DVD on Plex 

Note: 
1. If you are not overly concerned about file size, and would prefer the best-quality video and audio possible, the best container format would be MKV, which would be widely accepted by kinds of media servers, and would preserve any multichannel audio (i.e. 5.1 surround sound). The file size may range from 4GB to 7GB. 

2. If you are using Roku media server, you need know video formats supported by Roku only cover MKV (H.264), MP4 (H.264), MOV (H.264), WMV (VC-1, firmware 3.1 only). The most recommended video formats would be MP4, MKV, H.264 and audio formats go to AAC, AC3 and DTS. 

3. If you want to seek a good balance between quality and size 
MP4 (MPEG-4 Part 14) would always be the answer. MPEG-4 video is the most universal format that is the best choice for playing or streaming movies onto Apple, AndroidMicrosoft Surface and Sony devices like HDTVs, iPhone, Apple TV, Mac, Samsung smartphone, Amazon Kindle Fire, Xbox, PS3 and PSP. Barely any player and gadget does not support MP4. Besides, it has a better video compression, so it can deliver a good quality outcome in small file size comparatively. 

Step 3. Advanced Settings 

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. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset. 

Step 4. Start ripping DVD to Plex 

Hit the "Convert" button at the bottom of the main interface to start the conversion. It will automatically convert DVD/VIDEO_TS/ISO to Plex Media Server compatible video files. 

Once the conversion is finished, click "Open" to quickly find the ripped movies. Then, Plex will recognize, play and stream them just fine. 

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Source: http://www.hivimoore.com/2015/02/rip-dvd-to-plex-media-server-for-streaming/