How to Rip 4K Blu-rays to Plex for Streaming?

Q: “Hi all. So, I’m about to bite the bullet and get a new 4K UHD TV. My goal is to rip 4K UHD BluRays and do some encoding, then stream them from Plex to my Roku 4/Premiere+. Any software work for ripping?

Plex is a free and powerful streaming software that connects your home theater with computer, DLNA enabled devices and provides instant access to your media. If you want to put your Blu-ray collections to Plex, you’re in the right place. This post will quickly walk you through ripping any (protected) 4K Blu-ray collections to Plex for DLNA Streaming.

Though Plex doesn’t native support plastic 4K Blu-rays, but there are many ways to rip 4K Blu-ray to Plex supported H.265/HEVC, H.264/AVC MP4 or MKV formats. Here, Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Windows | Mac is highly recommended to rip/convert any (protected) 4K/1080P/720P Blu-ray to Plex supported 4K video formats in ultra fast speed and excellent quality. Besides, you can also rip your Blu-rays to 250+ popular formats like: MPEG-4, QuickTime MOV, MKV, WMV, FLV, 3GP, WebM, etc formats for playing on various devices and media players. With a built-in video editor, you’re allowed to trim, crop, adjust video/audio to your videos.

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Guide: Rip and Convert 4K Blu-rays to Plex supported formats for DLNA 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 4K Blu-ray movie

Install and launch the best 4K Blu-ray to Plex Converter, click “Load disc” button to load your 4K Blu-ray movies to this program.


Step 2. Choose output 4K Video format

You can choose below 3 options to convert your 4K Blu-ray for Plex under Format drop-down menu. Then click the setting menu to adjust the video resolution to as original 4K video resolution. Of course, you also can adjust other video and audio parameters, like: video and audio codec, video frame, video bitrate, etc.

  • Common video > H.264 High Profile video (.*mp4)
  • HD video > H.265 HD video (.*mp4)
  • HD video > H.264 HD video (.*mov)


To keep the original 4K resolution, please select the original option from Size(pix) category.

In addition, you can click “Edit” button to do some editing work cropping, trimming, settings effect, adding subtitles.


Tip:You can click “Settings” icon to adjust the video, audio parameters bitare, frame rate, sample rate, audio channel, etc.

Step 3. Start Ripping 4K Blu-ray for Plex

With all setting, simply click Convert button to convert 4K Blu-ray movies to 4K H.265 MP4, H.264 MP4, MKV videos for Plex.

Once finished clike Open button to quickly locate the output file and add them into Plex Media Sever.

If you don’t know how to set up plex media server and client, check this tutorial: Set Up Plex Media Server and Plex Client.

Now you can stream the converted 4K Blu-ray movies to 4K TV, portable devices for playback via Plex without hassle.

Additional Tips:

If you not only want to rip 4K Blu-ray, but also intent do rip DVDs or convert HD Videos such as 4K M2TS, XAVC/XAVC-S, MXF, MTS, WMV, M4V, AVI videos for Plex, Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate (or iMedia Converter for Mac) will be your first and best choice.

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