Roku is a widely-accepted media player, which you can use to stream videos directly on your TV with lots of channel choices. But do you know that it can also be used as a streamer to cast your local video files on mobile to HDTV that you have at home. The biggest limit, however, is that the supported format range for this feature is not wide enough and DVD is not in the supported lists. What if you want to get DVDs to stream to Roku? If you’re looking for an easy way to stream DVD movies to Roku 4/3/2, read on for details.
In fact, it is easy to watch DVD videos through Roku as long as you got a DVD Ripper in hand. This article will tell you how to convert DVD to Roku supported file formats so that you can stream and enjoy your DVD movies on Roku with ease.
As we all know. there are many programs out there that allow us to get the work done. If you’re confused about choosing a suitable one, I recommend you try Brorsoft DVD Ripper. It is easy to use for editing and conversion and makes great quality copies of my DVDs. With it, you can rip DVD to Roku compatible video format with fast speed and excellent output quality. In addition, this DVD ripping tool can also convert DVD to various popular video formats like AVI, MP4, WMV, MPEG, MOV, FLV, MKV, 3GP, etc. as well as rip DVD to optimized video for playback on iPad, iPod, iPhone, Zune, Creative Zen, Archos, iRiver, Blackberry, Xbox 360 and more.
Converting DVD to Roku playable formats with the program is simple as as ABC. After downloading, follow the wizard to install and run the program. Then follow the steps below to finish the task. If you are a Mac user, you can turn to Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac, which has the same function as the Windows version.
Simple Steps to Stream DVD movies thru Roku 4/3/2
Step 1. Load DVD files
Insert your DVD disc into computer’s DVD-Rom and then launch the DVD Ripper. Click Load DVD button to load the movies from your DVD discs. You can also import ISO files, IFO files or DVD folder (DVD folders files name appear like “Video_TS”) for conversion.
Step 2. Select output format
Click Format > Common Video and set output video format as H.264 Video (*.mp4). The reason mp4 is the target format is that by packing the videos in mp4, the file size will be reasonable small and the video quality remains.
Tips: If you want to customize output video quality in further, click Settings button to customize video quality like resolution, frame rate, bit rate, audio channel, etc. 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.
Step 3. Start to convert DVD to Roku supported format
After all preparations, click the Convert button to rip your DVD movie to Roku. When the conversion completes, click Open to get the converted MP4 files and play them with Roku 4, Roku 3 or Roku 2 freely.