Rip and Copy Blu-ray: for Streaming to Plex Media Servers

This article show you the simplest way to rip and copy Blu-ray to digital format for streaming and organizing with Plex Media Servers.

Plex is designed to organize all of your personal media so you can enjoy it no matter where you are. If you own a plex media sever, it is easy to get your movies free into Plex Media Sever to play on your TV, computer, tablet/pad or phones both home and away. It is a good idea to backup Blu-ray to Plex for streaming on portable devices anywhere and anytime.

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Although Plex itself can’t play Blu-ray natively for Blu-ray encryption, there are many ways to rip Blu-ray to Plex supported formats. Making plans to embrace Plex and moving all your Blu-ray collections to a media server? Here only 3 steps:

1. Find a good Blu-ray ripping tool
2. Rip Blu-rays to a common video format
3. Stream Blu-ray rips to Plex Media Server

Find a good Blu-ray ripping tool

To straeam Blu-rays to Plex, you’ll need a Blu-ray drive connected with your computer and a third-party Blu-ray ripping software. Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper (Windows / Mac) is just the easy-to-use Blu-ray Ripper for streaming to Plex recommended here. With it you can rip almost all the Blu-rays into the most common H.264 MP4 format for streaming with highest quality in fastest speed.

SEE MORE: Plex Supported and Unsupported Media Formats

You can also entire copy the Blu-ray original structure or main movie only without any protections cause the software will remove all the protections automatically when you ripping the Blu-ray files.

As a professional Blu-ray ripper which allows you to rip and backup Blu-ray movies to any video format you like, such as DIRECT rip the Blu-ray to iPad, iPhone, Samsung Galaxy phone and other portable devices.

NOTE: This Blu-ray ripper works with all the DVDs well just like the Blu-ray player is backwards compatible and play standard DVDs. That’s say, you get the Blu-ray + DVD Ripper in fact.

SEE HOW: Set Up Plex Media Server and Plex Client

Rip Blu-rays to a common video format

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

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

1. Import source Blu-ray / DVD movie

After downloading and installing this Blu-ray ripper, click “Load files” icon to import source files.

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Note: Before loading Blu-ray content, a BD drive is needed and pls keep networked.

2. Choose output format.

In the dropdown list of Format menu, you can find the format you like. Just below Format is Output, here you can browse your computer for a better destination folder for this Blu-ray ripper to output your converted movies.

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3. Start copying Blu-ray/DVD content

Click the big “Convert” button to start ripping Blu-ray/DVD content for streaming to plex.

Stream Blu-ray rips to Plex Media Server

After conversion, you can stream Blu-ray movies through Plex Media Server to HDTV or ipod touch, Google TV, iPad, Samsung Galaxy S7, PS4, HTC One M9, or other DLNA-compliant devices.

Here’s a simple example of a best-practice directory structure for Plex:

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In the above directory structure, you see that the major media categories are separated into distinct sub-folders (like Movies and TV Shows) and that each Blu-ray rip and DVD rip has a pretty straight forward naming convention. Movies go in folders named after the movie; best practice is to include the year in parentheses to cut down on confusion.

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Get all DVDs/Blu-rays into Plex for Streaming

What if Plex Can’t Read/Detect/Play MKV files

How to Stream and Play H.265/HEVC via Plex

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