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NAS vs Cloud | Which one Better for Backuping Blu-ray / DVD / Videos


Nowaday, people are willing to backup their data and files to NAS (Network Attached Storage) or Cloud Storage to get the way of being able to access all their files on any of their computing devices. But NAS vs Cloud, which one to choose?




Direct Link to File Access

Direct Link to File Access
Stream Media Online
(via Browser, App, Console, etc)
Stream Media Online
(via Browser at website)
Many more means of Access
(any network enabled devices)
Quicker, Easier to share folders
Can Sync, Access and Share with Cloud Services iOS, Android, Desktop apps
Longer Setup Time
45mins - 24hrs (Firmware, RAID, etc)
User Friendly Interface
2 -3mins to Setup
Wide variety of Apps and Tools Limited to Folder by Folder Access
AES-256 or AES-NI Encryption Very Secure AES-256 Encryption
Limited Redundancy (HDD Backup)
(Cost, # of bags, choice of RAID)
Limitless Redundancy (HDD Backup)
Disconect NAS, Delete Files or Physically Destory the Drives Suspend/Delete your Account
Google Drive
$197 ex.VAT
(Box + 2x 1TB)
$262 ex.VAT
(Box + 2x 1TB)
$95+ $120+
NAS is overkill for under 1 TeraByte
Larger file Access & Manipulation
Greater deep of use
- Web/Mail Server
- HDMI-to-TV access
- Complex File Formats
- Business applications
Short Term, Low capacity Solution
Limited to typical file useage

Should I buy a NAS or use online cloud storage for backup?

As the sharing, access, security, cost features have been listed on the table above as well as the conclusion, I am not you, the features and conclusion just for reference.

If you perfer to get yourself a NAS devices, please turn to this page for backing up your Blu-ray disc, DVD disc and video files.

If you perfer to get yourself a cloud account, please turn to this page for ripping and saving your Blu-ray movie, DVD movie and video files to cloud storage.

Below guide for you, no matter you choose a NAS devices or a Cloud storage, you can alway backup your Blu-ray, DVD and video files.

How to backup Blu-ray, DVD and videos on a NAS devices or cloud storage?

In order to backup your movies from Blu-ray or DVD disc as well your local videos (any format) to NAS or Cloud, and compatible with the portable devices for playing on network media players/Media Streamers, Smart TVs, network-enabled Blu-ray Disc players, you need a Blu-ray / DVD / Video Converter, ripping or converting them to the devices compatible certain foramt first. Here Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate / iMedia Converter for Mac is just the one, it is an all-in-one video converter, DVD ripper, Blu-ray Ripper, DVD/Blu-ray copy software and video editor.

With it, you can remove all the copy protection and region code of Blu-ray and DVD disc, ripping them to all popular video/audio formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, AAC, MP3 as you need for playback on different devices, such as AndroidiPhone(7), HDTV, etc, you can also convert the video clips from your camera or camcoder, such as MXF, XAVC ... to your devices compatible format.

In addition, taking advantage of the  NVIDIA® CUDA and AMD technologies acceleration technologies, the conversion speed is increased up to 6 times faster than ever before.

Here in this guide, we take Video Converter Ultimate screenshot as example, the iMedia Converter for Mac share the same steps. You can download the free trail version of Blu-ray ripper below quickly:

try-for-windows try-for-mac

1. Add Video files 

Click the"Add Files" or "Add From Folder" button to load video or audio files or click the "Load Disc" button to have DVD/Blu-ray movies uploaded to the program. 


1. 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.

2. For Converter Blu-ray and DVD, once the disc/files are loaded, you can select the subtitles and audio track you prefer. On the right windows, you can preview your files and take snapshots of your favorite movie scenes.


Step 2. Choose output format

Select an compatible format, e.g. H.264 .mp4, since it is compatible with almost any Cloud Storage, NAS 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 convert Blu-ray disc, DVD disc and video files.

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 movies, DVD movies and video files, and then you can transfer them to your NAS devices or upload them to Cloud Storage for playing on network media players/Media Streamers, Smart TVs, network-enabled Blu-ray Disc players, and to other computers in your home.

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