Have a TV Series DVD, but don’t know to rip it to individual episodes for your Plex? As far as I know, there are multiple titles on an episodic DVD and usually each title is an episode. So, it is hard to get TV series DVD into high quality files and into respective episodes. Well, don’t be frustrated. I’ve workout the easy method for you: how to rip TV Series DVD to Episodes for Plex.
Most commercial DVDs have copy protection. Since all free ripping or converting tools, such as Handbrake, doesn’t have the native ability to remove copy protection, you will need decrypting programs to get rid of the protection. After the decrypting process, you need to convert the episodes to individual files. I think you should get some professional software to help you do all the ripping. Brorsoft DVD Ripper, which enables you to rip TV Series DVD to episodes for streaming to Plex easily as you want.
It can help you rip episodes from your DVD movies and convert them to virtually any popular video format like MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, WMV, AVI, etc with HD quality. In addition, the built-in video editor enables you to trim, crop, add watermarks, etc. to personalize your videos. If you’re using a Mac, turn to Brorosft DVD Ripper for Mac, which lets you get episodes from TV Series DVD on Mac OS X (including El Capitan, Yosemite). Now download the program and follow the steps below to rip the desired episodes from your DVDs for Plex Media Server.
Rip Episodes from DVD movies to Plex Media Server
1. Import DVD files
Run the DVD Ripper. Then click DVD disc button to import the DVD files you want to convert. After the files are loaded, select the episodes you want to rip by clicking the box.
2. Decide output format
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.
3. Advanced Settings
With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original DVD 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.
Tip: Before start conversion, you can click Edit to crop the DVD so as to get the part you want and get rid of some black bars or even trim the ads part off.
4. Start DVD ripping
Hit the “Convert” button to start ripping episodes from your TV Series DVD. Once the conversion is finished, click “Open” to quickly find the converted movies. Then, Plex will recognize, catalog, play and stream them just fine.