Which is the best format to Rip DVD to Plex Media Server?

Q: “Hi, I have been using Plex for about a year and I love it. Can’t beat the price either ! My question is, what is the best format for ripping video content from DVD’s. I have a large DVD collection and want to rip them to Plex Media Server. Any suggestion? “

As far as we know, the optimized video and audio settings for ripping DVD collections to Plex Media Server is:

  • Container: MP4
  • Video Encoding: H.264
  • Audio Encoding: AAC
  • Bitrate: 20Mbps or lower

But the DVD needs to be ripped and copied from hard disk to Plex with a DVD ripping app. In order to rip DVD to Plex Media Server compatible H.264 MP4, Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Windows / Mac should take into your consideration. With it’s assitant, you can rip any (protected) DVD discs to H.264 MP4 in best format for Plex Media Server and excellent quality. Besides, this best DVD ripper also can help you to convert DVD to  H.265/HEVC, AVI, WMV, FLV, MPEG, MOVMKV and so on easily and quickly.

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Step-by-step to Rip DVD to H.264 MP4 for Streaming and Playing via Plex Media Server

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 Ripper, click “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.


Step 2. Choose output format

Click “Format” bar and choose H.264 MP4 from “Common Video” or “HD Video” column, which can be recognized by Plex Media Server well.

Or you can choose other proper format according to your device.


Tip: Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset.

Step 3. Start the DVD to H.264 conversion

After all settings, hit the “Convert” to rip DVD to H.264 MP4 in best format settings for Plex Media Server.

Once the conversion is finished, click “Open” to quickly find the converted DVD movies and copy them to Plex Media Server.

Then, you can stream and play the converted DVD movies via Plex Media Server without hassle.

You may be interested in this program:

Video Ultimate Windows | Mac

Do it all – Convert, Edit Video and Rip, Backup Blu-ray and DVD movies, 250+ formats, Ultra-Fast encoding speed, ZERO quality loss!

And you can also use Video Ultimate to convert any videos or rip all Blu-ray/DVD or ISO file to H.264 MP4 format for Plex Media Server with ease.

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