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How to Backup Blu-ray DVD Movies to NAS for Plex


Setting up your Plex Media Server with a NAS should only take a few minutes. Plex Media Server lets you store all your media including movies, photos, music in the NAS, and allowing you to enjoy them on your devices including your Smartphone, tablet, HDTV via most media streaming devices (e.g. Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV).

I was looking to get a decent NAS and possibly moving the PLEX to that. I was looking at the Synology or the QNAP. Is there a big difference between those? Is there a a comparable Qnap model? Is there a way to backup my Blu-ray or DVD movies to NAS?
from reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/PleX/comments/3lyhwe/buying_a_nas_for_plex/

Plex Media Server is available on x86 and Marvell ARM based QNAP Turbo NAS. Check out the full Plex NAS Compatibility List.

How to backup all of your Blu-ray and DVD disc to NAS and allow you to enjoy them via Plex?


Required software: DVD Ripper or Blu-ray Ripper
Trial download: turn to Download center to get FREE TRAIL version

Most free conversion programs won't work with copy protected Blu-ray and DVD discs. Here Brorsoft DVD Ripper or Blu-ray Ripper come out, both of two can rip DVD for NAS with Plex compatible media files. Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper can not only rip DVD disc, but also work well with Blu-ray disc well, just like the Blu-ray Player can play the DVD disc well. If you want to rip both Blu-ray and DVD disc to NAS for Plex, there is no harm in trying Blu-ray Ripper .

Besides, applying Brorsoft DVD Ripper or Blu-ray Ripper, all commercial protected Blu-ray and DVD movies can be ripped to nearly all popular video and audio formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, AAC, MP3 as you need for playback on different devices, such as Android, iPhone(7), HDTV, etc.

I share some of my experience in these following pages, please feel free to turn to the NAS make you using:

to Asustor to RedayNAS to Synology to QNAP to Seagate to Western Digital

==> Guide: Rip Blu-ray and DVD disc to NAS for Plex

Download and install Brorsoft DVD Ripper or Blu-ray Ripper FREE TRAIL version on your Windows (10) PC. Follow the guide to rip both Blu-ray and DVD disc to NAS for Plex step-by-step. For Mac users, please switch to Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac or Blu-ray Ripper for Mac (compatible with macOS Sierra, turn to best DVD Ripper for macOS Sierra).

Here we take Windows Blu-ray Ripper screenshot, other program mentioned above share the same steps besides the tiny difference in interface.

Step 1. Load Blu-ray or DVD movies.

Run the Blu-ray Ripper, then click the disc like button to load your Blu-ray/DVD disc. You can also click “IFO/ISO” or "Load from folder" icon to load your Blu-ray and DVD ISO image files.


Tip: Before loading Blu-ray content, a BD drive is needed and computer should networked so that the ripper can access key for cracking the copy-protections.

If you need to backup Blu-ray/DVD 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

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.

Step 3. Start to backup Blu-ray/DVD

When all the settings are OK, click "Convert" button to backup Blu-ray and 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 Blu-ray and DVD movies, and then you can upload them to NAS.

In order to play ripped Blu-ray and DVD movies from the NAS with Plex Media Server, there are three simple steps:

1. Install Plex Media Server from the NAS “App Center”, such as QNAP's App Center.

2. Setup the Plex Media Server through the management page.

3. Stream it from your 3rd party media player (e.g. Roku4, Samsung Smart TV, or Amazon FireTV).

BTW, you are suggested to copy main movie or whole structure of Blu-ray and DVD, steps given in these following pages:
Copy DVD Main Movie Only
Backup DVD Whole Structure
Copy Blu-ray Main Movie Only
Backup Blu-ray Whole Structure
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