Q: “Can anyone recommend the best tool to rip my DVDs on my NAS and what file format to use? I will be playing them on a 104″ screen through a Hi-Fi based surround system so I want them to be in the highest quality format I can get with the best surround format available on the DVD.”
It makes a lot of sense to rip the contents of your Blu-ray or DVD onto a NAS. Have no idea how to put DVD/Blu-ray to NAS for playing, streaming? Read on.
In order to copy Blu-ray/DVD movies to NAS, you need to get the content off the Blu-ray or DVD disc as a protection-free and easily readable element for NAS. In this case, at the first place powerful third-party software for backup Blu-ray/DVD to NAS is what you need.
There are many, many Blu-ray ripping tools on the market. I’ve tired a pile of them. Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper is the best one I’ve tried yet. It is capable of ripping Blu-ray, DVD to MP4, AVI, MKV for NAS streaming with no quality loss; it also enables you to copy Blu-ray/DVD main movies for backup onto NAS. And what I’ve learned is that MP4 would be one best target format for it is fully compatible with nearly all media devices including iPad, iPhone, PS3, Apple TV, etc. If you are running on Mac OS X, turn to Blu-ray Ripper for Mac. If you haven’t got the software, download it now and let’s start the conversion.
Ripping and copying Blu-ray/DVDs to NAS
1. Launch the Blu-ray ripping program for NAS devices . Then click “Load” to import the BD or DVD files you want to convert. To select the subtitles you like, simply click Subtitle and select the one you prefer.
2. Click Format bar and choose your desired format. To store hundreds of DVD’s on NAS, you can rip DVD/Blu-ray to .mp4, or .avi, .mkv, etc compressed format. And click Settings bar, you can adjust the level of compression to suit the quality you want.
Tip: If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. Keep in mind the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.
3. Press the “Convert” button to start ripping Blu-ray/DVD for NAS streaming.
After the conversion, click Open button to find the output files. Make sure the wireless network connection is accessible among the NAS and Apple TV, PS3, HD TV or other media players. Then just enjoy the high quality DVD, Blu-ray movies anywhere anytime.