How to Get all your DVDs into Emby Media Server for Playing?

Q: “I have a series of DVDs, I wonder is it possible to get all my DVD collection into the streaming media player like Emby Media Server, so that I can watch them on the portable devices. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.”

Emby is a nice streaming media server that can bring all your home videos, music, and photos with you wherever you go. Emby mobile apps are available for Android, iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone and Windows Tablets. If you decide to get all your DVDs into Emby Media Server, you can take this tutorial as reference to upload DVDs into Emby Media Server with ease.

From it’s official website, we have known that Emby can recognize and play videos in MP4 container, h264 video, 2-channel AAC sound in best quality (others the media server will remux to fit the device/apps needs). In order to upload and get all movies from DVD discs into Emby Media Server, you can take advantage of Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Windows | Mac to rip and copy your (protected) DVD collection into Emby supported H.264/MPEG-4 videos without losing quality. Best of all, you’are able to backup your DVD to hard drive with 1:1 original structure or main movie only as you like.

Free download DVD to Emby Media Server converter

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Guide: Rip/Copy any (protected) DVDs to Emby Media Server for Streaming and Playing

Windows Version Brorsoft DVD Ripper 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 DVD movies

Install and run the best DVD to Emby Converter, click the “Load Disc” button to load your DVD movies to the program.

You can also click “IFO/ISO” icon to load your DVD ISO image files.


Tip: You can select the subtitles and audio track as you like. On the right windows, you can preview your files and take snapshots of your favorite movie scenes.

Step 2. Select output format for Emby Media Server

Click Format bar and choose a compatible format for Emby Media Server like H.264 MP4, MPEG-4 from Common Video. Or you can choose other formats according to you devices.


Step 3. Start Ripping/Copying DVDs for Emby Media Server

With all settings, tap the “Convert” button to start the DVD to Emby Media Server conversion.

Once the conversion is done, click “Open” to quickly find the converted movies and upload them into Emby Media Server

Now, you’re able to stream and play the converted DVD movies on any portable devices via Emby Media Server just fine.

Additional Tips:

If you not only want to rip DVDs, but also intent do rip Blu-rays or convert HD Videos such as 4K XAVC/XAVC-S, MXF, MTS, WMV, M4V, AVI for Emby Media Server, Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate (or iMedia Converter for Mac) will be your first and best choice.

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