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How to Stream DVD to Roku Ultra via Plex?


The Roku Ultra (2017) is top-of-the-line media streamer, packing 4K and HDR support and all of the company's powerful and unique features into a single box. With pre-install streaming app like Plex on Roku Ultra, you're able to stream local 4K/1080P videos to HDTV for playing in crisp details and rich color. For those who would like stream DVD videos to Roku Ultra via Plex, you're in the right place. The easy guide will show you how to do and please keep on reading.

From Roku official website, below video/audio formats are highly recommended for Ultra streaming:

Video — H.264/AVC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV), H.265/HEVC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV); VP9 (.MKV)

Audio – AAC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV); MP3(.MP3, .MKV); WMA (.ASF, .WMA, .MKV), FLAC (.FLAC, .MKV), PCM (.WAV, .MKV, .MP4, .MOV), AC3/EAC3 (.MKV,.MP4. .MOV, .AC3), DTS (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV), ALAC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV, .M4A)

Obviously, the DVD disc format is not in the queue. In order to stream DVD videos to Roku Ultra thru Plex media server, you'd better rip/convert DVD to Roku Ultra and Plex compatible digital formats via a third party DVD ripping tool in advance. Here, Brorsoft DVD Ripper for (Windows/Mac) is highly recommended to rip/convert any (protected) DVD to Roku Ultra and Plex app more compatible H.264/H.265 MP4, MKV formats in fast speed and excellent quality.

In addition, the program has outputs with optimized settings for more portable devices like iPad, iPhone 8/X, Samsung Galaxy Note8, Galaxy Tab, Android, Apple TV 4K, etc. Thanks to the built-in video editor, you can personalize and retouch your videos in clicks. 

Free download best DVD to Roku Ultra/Plex converter:

dvd-ripper-for-windows-trail dvd-ripper-for-mac-trail

Guide: Rip/Convert DVD to Roku Ultra and Plex Comptible Formats for Streaming

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.Here, Windows Version Brorsoft DVD Ripper taken as example, Mac share the same steps.

Step 1. Load DVD Videos

Install and run the DVD to Roku Ultra/Plex converter, and click the "Load disc" button to load the DVD movies to the program.


Step 2. Select output format

Click the Format drop-down list, and select "H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)", "MKV HD Video (.mkv)" from Common Video or HD Video category as the output format, which are more compatible with Roku Ultra and Plex app.


Tips: If you want to keep 4K resolution, right click Settings icon to set video size (pix) as original, and set bitrate, frame rate, sample rate, etc. as you like.

Step 3. Start Ripping DVD

With above settings, press the Convert button to rip/convert DVD movie to H.264 MP4 or MKV for Roku Ultra and Plex. After the conversion, click Open button to quickly find the converted DVD videos and follow below steps to stream and play converted DVD videos on Roku Ultra via Plex.

Step 1: Sign up for your free account and download the Plex Media Server software, the central brain that organizes all of your media.

Step 2: Add media to Plex. Plex recognizes just about any kind of video, music, or photo format and displays all of your content in an easy-to-navigate interface.

Step 3: Install Plex apps on your Roku Ultra so you can enjoy your well organized media on the go.

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