Plex is the ideal streamer that allows users to store all DVD Movies, Videos, TV shows, and Photos on a central server and play them anywhere you want. To stream DVD movies to HDTV for playback via Plex, you don’t the external DVD player and can protect the fragile DVD disc from being scratched. If you don’t know the detailed steps, just read this tutorial to get some clues.
After searching on line, I finally got some tips and tricks to backup all my DVD collections into Plex. To get DVD collection to Plex media server, what you need to do is to rip DVD into Plex Media Server friendly format like MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, etc. Thus, a DVD to Plex converter like Brorsoft DVD Ripper is needed here.
With it, you can effortlessly convert any (protected) DVD to Plex and HDTV compatible MKV, MP4 formats without losing quality. Best of all, this user-friendly DVD ripper also provide 150+ customized settings for HDTV, iPhone, iPad, Android, Samsung, Xbox, PS3/PS4, and many more. The equivalent Mac version, please turn to Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac which allows you rip and backup DVD on Mac OS X (High Sierra, Sierra, etc) smoothly.
Step-by-step to Rip and Backup DVD to Plex for Streaming to HDTV
Note: Anywhere from 15 to 30 GB of hard disk space is needed depending on what you’re ripping. DVD are big, and we’re going to rip the whole thing to our drive first, so depending on the movie you’re ripping and the quality you want in your final movie file, you’ll need a good amount of space.
Step 1. Add DVD Movies
Install and launch the best DVD to Plex Converter, and click the “Load disc” button to load the DVD movies to the program. The software will directly select DVD main movies to rip, or you can select the chapters by clicking the checkbox.
Step 2. Set output format
Hit the “Format” drop-down menu, and choose H.264 MP4, MKV format in “Common Video” list for HDTV and Plex. If you want to keep 1080p resolution, you can choose those formats in “HD Video” category.
Step 3. Start Ripping DVD
After finishing the above steps, tap the “Convert” button to start the conversion. Just waiting for a while and then you will get the output videos and copy the output MP4/MV format videos to Plex media server. Now, you can easily stream and play the converted DVD movies to HDTV via Plex installed.