Import DVD into Plex Media Server

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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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 360RokuSmart TVPS3, or other connected devices for great enjoyment. (Have Blu-ray discs? Here is Blu-ray to Plex solution). 


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    How to Rip DVD library to Your Plex Library

    What is the best option for decrypting and converting my dvd collection to Plex compatible formats? By google searching and some tests, I finally got one effective tip for getting DVDs into Plex for playing. You just need to convert DVD to Plex supported format like H.264 MP4 with the top-quality Hivimoore DVD Ripper. This handy tool can convert DVD to Plex media server compatible formats, like MP4. Besides, it is capable of accelerating the video encoding and decoding speed with the advanced NVIDIA CUDA technology and AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP), so it surpasses other tradition video conversion application with 30x faster conversion speed. (Read Top 5 Best DVD Rippers Review) 

    A mass of our customers own a large DVD collection each with hundreds/thousands or even more movies. They always need to rip DVDs to Plex media server to store, manage, serve, stream or watch them. Copying DVD movies to Plex may have more usages than you think, for example: 
    1. Using Plex Media Server to stream the ripped DVD movies to the various devices (PS4, PS3, Smart TV, Xbox, Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, NAS, Seagate Central, iPad, Android, etc.) that family uses;

    2. Loading DVD movies into so that kids do not destroy them. 

    3. Opening the file directly on PC with Media Player Classic Home Cinema. 
    Just to name a few. 

    Note: If you have the ripped DVDs that maintain the original DVD file structure(VIDEO_TS), you still need a DVD ripper to reformat these DVD files. It because that Plex states VIDEO_TS and other image file formats (ISO, etc.) are currently incompatible with the streaming system. It has to be repackaged or encoded into a file that can be streamed by the media server. Hivimoore DVD to Plex converter can also be your wise choice for it fully supports converting DVD VIDEO_TS folder and ISO image files. 

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