Rip Blu-ray DVD to MKV for Streaming with NAS

This article shows you with an easy and workaround method to rip and copy DVD/Blu-ray to NAS so that you can stream them to your DLNA compliant devices.


Nowadays, more and more families have an NAS(Network-attached Storage), and it become more and more popular. You can share and watch media files from NAS on multiple computers, HDTV, iPad, PS3 or other devices as long as it’s DLNA compliant. Here we show you how to rip Blu-ray and DVD to MKV for streaming with NAS to your DLNA compliant devices so that you can watch the Blu-ray and DVD on the go or any room of your house.

Why we choose MKV?

MKV Preserves Complete Movie Content (Audio, Video and Subtitles)

One of the main advantages of ripping DVD/Blu-ray to MKV rather than MP4, AVI or WMV is that MKV holds unlimited number of video, audio, subtitle tracks and metadata. To be exactly, by ripping Blu-ray to MKV format, you can get the entire movie with sound, subtitle tracks, thumbmail, along with menus and chapter structure, into one single MKV file.

Note: your terminal device should recongize the MKV files and play MKV movies smoothly, not all the terminal devices are compatible with MKV files well. You can install VLC and MPlayer on your devices for playing those MKV files. Besides, Windows Media Player can play MKV file provided the codec packs are installed. In addition, WDTV Live Plus, PopCorn Hour 500 and other HDD media players support playing MKV file as well.

Further Reading: How to Rip a Blu-ray Disc with MakeMKV | Top 5 Blu-ray to MKV Converter for Mac Review | Top 5 Free MKV Players for Mac OS X

How to rip Blu-ray / DVD to NAS with MKV?

In order to play Blu-ray movies through NAS, a decent tool is needed to rip and convert Blu-ray to NAS. Here Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper is recommended as the best Blu-ray / DVD to NAS converter. With it, you can easily remove any protection on a Blu-ray/DVD and convert Blu-ray/DVD movies to MKV format as well as almost all popular format like H.264MP4AVI, WMV, FLV, MOV, etc, keeping the original quality maximally.

What’s more, this Blu-ray ripping software provides the preset formats with optimized settings for over 150 popular devices, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Galaxy Tab 4, PS4/PS3, Xbox One and many more for directly playback. If you are running on Mac OS X(macOS Sierra, Yosemite, Mavericks included), turn to Blu-ray ripper for Mac. <review: Best DVD Ripper for macOS Sierra or Rip Copy Backup Blu-ray on macOS Sierra >Now let’s learn how to do it.

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Tutorial: How to Rip Blu-ray to NAS for streaming

STEP 1. Add Blu-ray/DVD files

Insert your Blu-ray disc into your BD drive, run the Blu-ray ripping software and click “BD/DVD disc” icon to load your Blu-ray movies. As you can see, you can preview the loaded Blu-ray files in the right preview window and select Blu-ray audio track/subtitle.

DVD disc, DVD folder, ISO/IFO files are supported as well.


STEP 2. Choose output format

To convert Blu-ray/DVD to NAS storing and streaming, just click on the dropdown menu of “Format”, and then choose MKV, H.264 MP4 from Common Video profile list. If you want to keep 1080p resolution as source movie, you can choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mp4) or MKV HD Video(*.mkv) as output format.


STEP 3. Start converting Blu-ray/DVD to NAS

Press the “Convert” button to start ripping Blu-ray/DVD movies for NAS streaming. When the conversion finishes, click Open button to find the output files. Make sure the wireless network connection is accessible among the NAS and HD TV or other media players. Then just enjoy the high quality movies at ease.

Additional Tips:

1. If you want to transfer Blu-ray/DVD to NAS retaining original quality and you have a lot of spare space, you can choose “directly copy”. It will copy Blu-ray into M2TS. Just follow the guide below:

2. If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. To save your storage space, you can compress your Blu-ray/DVD movies. 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 verse.

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