Monday, October 14, 2013

Rip my Blu-rays to Plex Media Server for streaming

This article offers a brief instruction about how to get Blu-ray movie disc free on  Plex Media Server to play with iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9, etc.

Here I would like to introduce Plex Media Server – a solution for your local and online media, which seamlessly connects your Plex clients. Well you can watch movies with the client – Plex Media Center on Windows & Mac, and more importantly, on iPad, iPhone and Android devices with the paid app.

This time, I own a plex mediaserver at home and need content to watch, I have tons of Blu-ray movies and wanted a good program to rip them with. I tried AnyDvD which is supposed to be a faster ripper and it was. 

At last, I found Pavtube Blu-ray to Plex Converter which aims to solve this problem by giving us the ability to store our purchased physical Blu-ray and DVD discs or downloaded media to local computer, hard drive then stream over a home network for Plex Media Server and iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9 playback. It's professional in ripping and converting Blu-ray/DVD discs, Blu-ray/DVD ISO image, Blu-ray/DVD copies and more. It will help you backup your Blu-ray disk and save the time looking for them from the cardboard with ease.

I read tests and tons of reviews give this program as No. 1 Blu-Ripper 2013. Well I mostly use it to transcode blu-ray to mkv because it supports good sound options and most devices support the format. As for the device I use is plex media server (PMS) and basicly any device (like my wiiu, htc onex, samsung gs2, 2 computers, xbox 360) that supports DLNA can play converted mkv video from the pms.
Below is a simple guide about how to convert/ backup your Blu-rays to Plex Media Server

First of all, you need to download and install the Best Blu-ray Ripper for Plex Media Server. There is a Mac version for you if you use Mac OS X computer. Then, just follow the steps to operate it.

Step 1: Insert your Blu-ray disc into your BD drive, run Pavtube BDMagic and click "BD/DVD disc" icon to load movie from Blu-ray source(Disc, folder, ISO).

Step 2: Click the "Format" option, and choose Common Video > MKV(Matroska) Video (*.mkv) as output format. You can also select H.264 Video (*.mp4) for Plex Media Server.


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.

Step 3: Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Blu-ray ripper will start the conversion from Blu-ray movies to MKV for Plex Media Server. After conversion, you can stream Blu-ray movies through Plex Media Server to HDTV, iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9or other DLNA-compliant devices.

Now watching blu-ray movies on portable devices becomes easy and I can really lie back, relax and enjoy my favorite blu-ray movies.

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