Summary: Plex cannot support DVD files? Need to stream DVD contents to Plex Media Server? The article will help you to convert DVD to Plex Media Server compatible format for watching and streaming.
If you have a number of DVDs, wouldn't it be nice to have all these movies backed up and saved to watch anytime you want without having to pull out the disc? Plex Media Server is the solution. It allows you to store all your movies on a central server and watch them anywhere you want. You can watch them on your TV, iPad, computer or phones both home and away. The point here is, if Plex can support DVD files, shall we need to rip DVDs for Plex Media Server? Well, this article will give you the answer to copying DVD to Plex Media Server for watching and streaming.
Searching high and low online, I finally got some tips and ticks for getting all my DVDs into Plex. To get DVD collection to Plex media server, what you need to do is to rip DVD into Plex Media Server friendly format like MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, etc. first. There’s all kinds of different software out there (some free, some not) with a variety of different options. Among them, I found Pavtube ByteCopy (review) that can be taken as a powerful DVD to Plex converter software to rip copy-protected DVD to Plex-compatible format with a wink, and even extract MP3, WMA, FLAC, OGG, etc. audio from DVD movies. It aims to giving us the ability to store our purchased physical DVD and DVD ISO/IFO files to local computer, hard drive then stream over a home network for Plex Media Server and iPad, Android, PC playback.
Moreover, it’s also a professional Blu-ray ripper, allows you to rip and convert Blu-ray movies to Plex video and any other video format you like. Intimate is, there are many optimized presets for tablet and smartphone, including Kindle Fire HD, Google Nexus 6/Nexus 9/Nexus 7/Nexus 10/Nexus 4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Tab S, iPad, iPhone etc. Which will give you best video quality. Here is the mac version.Convert DVD ISO to MKV with multiple audio tracks
How to import DVD to Plex Media Server?
Step 1: Install DVD Plex Media converter
Free download the best DVD to Plex Media converter to assist with copying DVD library to Plex Media Server and watching movies on TV, laptop or smartphone. In addition, this app works well for users to backup Blu-rays and standard DVDs to multi-track MKV with lossless quality.
Step 2: Load DVD movie to DVD Ripper for Plex Media Server
Easily load DVD movie from computer disc drive to this app by clicking the “Load Disc” icon.
Step 3: Choose optimized output format
From the “Format” drop-down list, choose the best output format for Plex Media Server. To watch DVD movies on TV, laptop or smartphone via Plex Media Server, you’s better find “Multi-track Video” category and choose “Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV(*.mkv)” as output format.
In order to remove unwanted audio or subtitle track, move to “Settings” option, switch to “Audio” or “Subtitle” tab and uncheck the streams from source DVD.
Step 4: Convert DVD to Plex Media Server
Hit the “Convert” icon and DVD to Multi-track MKV conversion starts. Once it is done, open output folder, get copied Multi-track MKV movie, and transfer to Plex Media Server. Now you are ready to watch DVD movies on HTPC connected TV, laptop or smartphone via Plex Media Server.
Once the conversion finished, get the ripped DVD files onto Plex Media Server easily. Now you can stream DVD movies through Plex to iPad, Xbox 360, Roku, Smart TV, PS3, or other connected devices for great enjoyment. (Have Blu-ray discs? Here is Blu-ray to Plex solution).