Q: “I have set up Plex Media Server, I decide to add some home media content to it. But what is the best video encoding software for Home Media Server that can convert video formats? Need your help!”
More and more people would like to set up their own Home Media Server like: Plex, Kodi, and Emby media server that can store local video/audio files, movies, TV shows and stream them to portable devices on the go. But do you know what’s the best video/audio formats, and which is the best video encoding software for home media server to encode and transcode vides, Blu-ray/DVD movies ? If not, just read this tutorial to get some hints.
To encode and transcode videos, Blu-ray/DVD movies for Home Media Server, H.264 MP4 is one of the best formats that highly suggested and widely accepted by most media players and portable devices. With several of my testing, the freeware Handbrake, MakeMKV resulting video quality are just so so, and they can’t deal with the copy protected Blu-ray/DVD discs. Luckily, Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate / iMedia Converter for Mac have done a good job, which can
- Convert virtually any video/DVD/Blu-ray files to all popular video/audio formats like H.264 MP4, MOV, MPEG-4, AVI, WMV, MKV, FLV, 3GP, VOB, MP3, M4A, WAV, and more.
- Easy-to-use, 6X faster conversion speed and zero quality loss
- Customized presets for 150+ popular formats including iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Android, Xbox, PS3/PS4, Apple TV, and more
- Backup any DVD/Blu-ray with 100% original quality, or directly copy Blu-ray/DVD main movies as you like.
- Edit videos in your way (Crop, trim, volume, subtitle, watermark and effect)
- Support H.265/HEVC Encode & Decode
Free download the best video encoder/transcoder:
Guide: Encode/Transcode Video/Blu-ray/DVD files for Home Media Sever
Windows Version Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate taken as example, Mac Version share the same steps. Just keep in mind you have download the right version, Windows platform .exe files cannot be installed on macOS – and vice versa.
Step 1. Load BD/DVD/Video Files
Install and launch the best video encoder/transcoder for home media sever, simply click Load File to load your videos or click Load Disc to import Blu-ray/DVD movies to the program.
Step 2. Choose Output format
Click Format drop-down menu, and pick up H.264 MP4, MOV, M4V, format from Common Video or HD Video category for Home Media Sever.
Or you can choose other persets according to your devices.
Tip: Click the Setting button, you can adjust video and audio parameters on the Profile Setting as you need.
Step 3. Start the conversion
Finally, click the Convert buttion to trancode/convert Blu-ray, DVD, Video formats to H.264 MP4 for Home Media Sever. Blu-ray/DVD copy protections will be removed automatically.
When the conversion is complete, you can click the Open button to quickly locate the ripped files and import them to your home media sever.
Now, you have no hassle to play the converted files on HDTV, portable devices via Home Media Server.