How to Play Blu-ray/ DVD on Tablet Laptop Mobie via Plex

It not an easy thing for watching Blu-ray or DVD movies on tablet, mobiephone, laptop(without DVD drive & BD drive), let it alone watching any time and anywhere at home. This article will show you how to watch Blu-ray DVD on tablet, mobiephone and laptop via plex so that you can watch Blu-ray DVD movie at any time when you in the same network.

Plex is an easy to install and easy to use browser-based DLNA streaming media server. But unfortunately, Plex doesn’t support DVD natively while it only supports MP4, MOV, ASF, AVI, MPEG formats video. So how can we achieve to backup Blu-ray DVD to Plex for watching on tablet/laptop/mobile?

According to their web page, Plex supports the following audio and video formats:

Container Video Codec Audio Codec Notes
mp4, mov h264, mpeg4 aac, ac3,
mpegts h264 aac, ac3,
eac3, mp3, mp2
asf vc1, wmv3, wmv2 wmav2, wmapro,
avi mpeg4, msmpeg4,
mp3, ac3,
eac3, mp2
mpeg mpeg1video,
mp2, mp3,
WMC Required
mpegts, mp4 mpeg1video,
mp2, mp3,
ac3, eac3
WMC Required
asf wmav2, wmapro,
mp4 aac
mp3 mp3
other audio transcoded to MP3

If you are a beginner, this article (how to set up Plex Media Server and Plex Client, and you can also find what plex do if you rip and back up Blu-ray DVD into digital copy) could helpful for setting up your own Plex System.

For backuping Blu-ray DVD to Plex for watching on tablet/laptop/mobile, you need a software to rip the Blu-ray and DVD to digital format that Plex supported(the format listed in the table). There are many Blu-ray DVD rippers on the market, Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper is just the ideal app to rip Blu-ray/DVD for Plex. It can remove Blu-ray DVD protection and backup Blu-ray DVD to other video formats for other devices, like backing up Blu-ray DVD to Plex in MP4, MOV, AVI, ASF, MPEG for watching on tablet, laptop, mobile, computer, TV with fast speed and original quality. It allows people to change video and audio codec, bitrate to adapt to the codec standard of Plex.

Besides backing up Blu-ray DVD to MP4, MOV for Plex, it also can copy Blu-ray DVD to H.265M3U8, WMV, etc with subtitle tracks and chapter markers. In built-in video editing tool, it enables you to trim video footage, crop black area and extract SRT subtitle and WAV, FLAC audio from movies.

Guide: Backup Blu-ray DVD to Plex

Free download, install and run Blu-ray Ripper, the trail-before-purchase quick download icon provide here, you can also turn to Brorsoft page for downloading.

blu-ray-ripper-for-windows-try blu-ray-ripper-for-mac-trail

Keep in mind that you have download the right version, macOS .dmg files cannot be installed on Windows platform – and vice versa.

Step 1: Insert your Blu-ray disc into your BD drive, run the Blu-ray Ripper and click “BD/DVD disc” icon to load movies. You can also import movies files from Blu-ray folder, ISO.


Tips: Before start converting Blu-ray, you can backup your BD contend first. There are two options for you:

a. Backup Blu-ray with original structures;

b. Copy movie only from Blu-ray discs

Step 2: Click the “Format” option, and choose MPEG4, MOV 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) for Plex Media Server.


Note: The output format is preferably in a common format, like MP3 for audio, MPEG-4 for video. The more common format you use, the more devices you can stream to. For example, if you use FLAC instead of MP3 for your music, you can’t stream to your Xbox 360. Just keep in mind that not all devices support all formats of media.

Tip – Advanced Settings:

If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. 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 versa.

Step 3: Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Blu-ray ripper will start the conversion from Blu-ray movies to Plex Media Server.

Once the conversion finished, get the ripped Blu-ray /DVD files onto Plex Media Server easily. Now you can stream Blu-ray movies through Plex to Tablet/Laptop/Mobile, or other connected devices for great enjoyement.

For More tutorial & guide of ripping, backuping, copying Blu-ray and DVD. Any question please keep contacting us via E-mail: or Skype: emmalucky2 (Brorsoft_Emma).

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