Plex Media Server is one of the most famous home media sharing/managing solutions which helps you connect your Plex clients with all of your local and online media. If you have lots of movies on DVD/Blu-ray discs, you may want to get them into Plex for streaming with ease. However, it is important to acknowledge the fact that Plex cannot rip DVDs yet Blu-rays. Well, that should not be a reason to worry you, since there are a lot of programs out there which can aid in ripping DVDs/Blu-rays to Plex in a professional way. Here I will take Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper (one of the best DVD/Blu-ray Ripping tool on the market) for example to show you the details.
First of all, free download the app:
With the great DVD/Blu-ray Ripper for Plex, you can easily convert the commercial Blu-ray/DVD movies to Plex compatible video files with high quality and fast speed. It aims to solve this problem by giving us the ability to store our purchased physical Blu-ray and DVD discs to local computer, hard drive then stream over a home network for Plex Media Server and ipod touch, Samsung Galaxy s2, HTC one X+ playback. It’s professional in ripping and converting Blu-ray/DVD discs, Blu-ray/DVD ISO image, Blu-ray/DVD copies and more.
The process is straightforward. After downloading, follow the wizard to install and run the program. Then follow the steps below to rip DVD/Blu-ray for Plex streaming in a few clicks! The below guide taks Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Windows (Windows 10) screenshots for example. Make sure you get the right version according to your system.
Tutorial: Ripping DVD/Blu-rays for Plex
Step 1: Insert your Blu-ray disc into your BD drive or DVD discs into your computer’s DVD drive, run the Blu-ray Ripper and click “BD/DVD disc” icon to load Blu-ray or DVD movies. You can also import movies files from Blu-ray/DVD folder, ISO/IFO files.
Step 2: Click Format bar and choose MP4 from Common Video, which can be recognized by Plex well. MKV is also a good choice; as a container format it takes whatever you give it.
Tip: With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original DVD/Blu-ray movies while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network, depending on your network quality. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset.
Step 3: Finally, hit the “Convert” button at the bottom of the main interface to start the conversion. It will automatically convert Blu-ray/DVD to Plex Media Server compatible video files.
Once the conversion is finished, click “Open” to quickly find the converted movies. Then, Plex will recognize, catalog, play and stream these DVD and Blu-ray files at ease.
Not any other Blu-ray Ripper can do with all kinds of BD/DVD sources: protected and unprotected Blu-ray Disc, BDMV folder, BD ISO, physical DVD, VIDEO_TS folder, DVD ISO and IFO file. As a professional and powerful all-in-one Blu-ray/DVD disc handling tool, Brorsoft integrates DVD/Blu-ray Ripping, Conversion, and Backup.
Overall, with decent decrypting capability, high quality video output and considerate backup solution and specific format templates for versatile PMP devices (iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Xbox, PS3, Android tablets and phones, etc), Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper ranks top on the Blu-ray ripping application list.