How to Rip and Backup DVD disc to NAS device

The popularity NAS (Network Attached Storage) has increased as we want to stream media over network to media players/Media Streamers, Smart TVs, network-enabled Blu-ray Disc players, and to other computers. In this article, we show you what is NAS, what the NAS can do for your DVD disc, and at last show you the simple way to backup and store your DVD movie from physical disc to NAS device.


NAS stands for Network Attached Storage. Most manufacturers of network devices—routers, hard drives, as well as some home theater manufacturers, offer a NAS unit. NAS devicess are also sometimes referred to as Personal, or Local, Cloud Storage devices. Typically, a NAS device will have at least a 1 or 2 TB hard drive to store the files, if a NAS unit is incorporated into your home network you can save DVD movies to it, just like manage files on a typical hard drive.

Tip!: 1 TB drive can store up to 150 DVD movies, if you rip the DVD to common HD format, such as H.264 *.mp4 HD video.

What a NAS device can do with DVD Movies?

Firstly, DVD discs are fragile and susceptible to scratches, nicks, and getting lost, backup DVD movies from physical disc to a NAS devices, you can keep them safe forever.

Secondly, many NAS devices allow remote access of your media files, put it into simple way, when you are away from home you can play your stored DVD movies on any device that has an internet browser — laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Thirdly, it is easier to management of your DVD movies, you can store the DVD movies in NAS media library by date, size, type as you like.

At last, a NAS device that is DLNA certified “media server” connects easily to DLNA certified playback devices. You can view your stored DVD movies on any device that has DLNA certified.

How to rip and backup the DVD movies to a NAS device?

In order to store the DVD movie from the physical disc to a NAS devices and make them compatible with all your portable devices (PC, Mac, phones, tablets), you need a DVD ripping tool, which should have ability to remove the copy protection and rip them to NAS & portable devices supported format. Here, Brorsoft DVD Ripper / for Mac is your best choice, with it you can rip the DVD disc to desired video and audio types, like H.264H.265/HEVC,AVIMP4, WMV, FLV, MPEG, MOVMKV, RMVB, FLAC, AAC, AC3, AIFF, AMR, M4A, etc without copy protection for storing on NAS device.

Moreover, it provide two model to make a lossless backup of DVD, so that you can play DVD movies with network-enabled Blu-ray/DVD Disc players without quality loss via NAS:

• Directly Copy DVD without extras
Save 100% intact VOB main movie from your DVD Disc without any quality loss.

• 1:1 Full Disc Copy
Copy the entire disc in original file structure with all subtitle tracks and audio streams preserved.

BTW, Brorsoft grabs the NVIDIA® CUDA and AMD technologies, speeding up the conversion speed and lets you convert DVD movies 5-6x faster than other DVD rippers.

Guide: How to rip and backup DVD disc for storing on NAS device

The Brorsoft DVD Ripper (for Mac) provides free trail version, just download the right version as you need, Mac OS .dmg files cannot be installed on Windows platform – and vice versa.

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Step 1. Load Blu-ray disc.

Run the DVD Ripper, then click the disc like button to load your DVD disc.

You can also click “IFO/ISO” or “Load from folder” icon to load your DVD files.


If you need to backup Blu-ray with wanted subtitles and audio track, you can click the drop down menu after “Subtitles” and “Audio” to select your desired tracks. What’s more, it also offers an option called Forced subtitles, which enables you to see subtitles only when actors are speaking a different language.


Step 2. Choose output format for storing on NAS device

Select an compatible format, e.g. H.264 .mp4, since it is compatible with almost any devices and media players.

Basically the “Common Video -> H.264 Video (*.mp4)” is just all right.

Or depends on your device, you can choose a suitable video format from catalogues.


Tip: If you think the video size this not suitable for your devices, you can first choose any one of the provided type, then change the settings. Please remember the file size is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in bigger file size, and lower visible quality loss.

For playing DVD movies with network-enabled Blu-ray/DVD Disc players without quality loss via NAS, you can:
Entire copy Blu-ray disc  Full Disc Copy without anything loss
Click Copy the entire disc button to start to backup DVD.


In fact, the “Copy the entire disc” feature maintains the entire structure of an original DVD disc, so the .vob streams are contained.

Copy Blu-ray main movie only  Directly Copy only DVD main movie and leave out extras 
Click Format bar, choose Copy > Directly Copy from the Format menu to copy the .vob files only which contains the main movie on DVD disc.


Step 3. Start to rip or backup DVD disc for storing on NAS device

When all the settings are OK, click “Convert” button to rip or backup DVD disc.

You can view the conversion progress and are able to cancel the converting process at anytime …

When the conversion is over, click “open” to locate the ripped DVD movies, and then you can transfer them to NAS for playing with all of your portable devices on-the-go.

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