Q:”Is there any positive way to rip or backup my Blu-rays and DVDs to NAS without losing any quality? So that I can streaming them from NAS to HDTV, Smartphone and tablet via Plex Media Server smoothly. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!”
A Network Attached Storage (NAS) is a file-level computer data storage server connected to a computer network providing data access to a heterogeneous group of clients. Actually, it’s an easy to job to set up Plex Media Server with a NAS device, so that you can stream movies, photos, music from NAS to HDTV, SmartPhone, Tablet, PC, etc conveniently (Check out the full Plex NAS Compatibility List). The question is very few of you know how to rip and copy your Blu-ray/DVD movies to NAS for Streaming via Plex. Don’t worry, this tutorial will show you some tips and tricks. Read on more details.
To rip and backup Blu-ray/DVD to NAS and Plex APP, you can take advantage of a Blu-ray/DVD to NAS and Plex compatible converter. Here, Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Windows /Mac is the all-in-one Blu-ray/DVD ripper & copier that good at rip any (protected) Blu-ray/DVD disc to NAS and Plex supported video formats without losing any quality. Besides, as a Blu-ray/DVD copier you can effortlessly copy and backup Blu-ray/DVD whole movies with original structure, or main title Blu-ray/DVD movies to NAS as you like.
Free download Blu-ray/DVD to NAS converter:
Guide: Rip and Copy Blu-ray/DVD Movies to NAS for Plex Streaming
Windows Version Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper taken as example, Mac 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 Blu-ray/DVD movie
Install and launch the best Blu-ray/DVD to NAS Converter, click “Load disc” button to load your Blu-ray/DVD movies to this program.
Tip: If you need to backup Blu-ray/DVD with wanted subtitles and audio track, you can click the Subtitles and Audio drop-down list to select your desired tracks.
Step 2. Select output format
Click Format menu and select a proper format i.g. H.264 MP4 from Common Video or HD Video, which is widely compatible with most media player and portable devices.
Or according to your device to choose a suitable video format from preset list.
Step 3. Start to ripping Blu-ray/DVD to NAS
With all settings, click Convert button to rip and copy Blu-ray and DVD movies to NAS for Plex.
Once processing is complete, your videos can be found at output folder, and then you can copy them to NAS devices.
Now, you’re able to stream the converted Blu-ray/DVD movies from NAS via Plex without hassle.
In order to play ripped Blu-ray and DVD movies from the NAS with Plex Media Server, there are three simple steps:
1. Install Plex Media Server from the NAS “App Center”, such as QNAP’s App Center.
2. Setup the Plex Media Server through the management page.
3. Stream it from your 3rd party media player (e.g. Roku4, Samsung Smart TV, or Amazon FireTV).
If you not only want to rip Blu-rays/DVDS, but also intent to convert HD Videos such as 4K XAVC/XAVC-S, MXF, M4V, AVI, MKV, MOV, WMV for NAS and Plex app, Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate (or iMedia Converter for Mac) will be your first and best choice.