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Rip Blu-ray to MKV with H.264 Video Codec for Playing on Plex


I am having trouble with Plex. It can't pull in my Blu-ray movies.What's the best way to rip Blu-ray play on Plex?

Maybe you have encountered this situation. Here is the solution. This article will recommend a more powerful application. It lets you add Blu-ray movies smoothly without any interruption. Also this application processes videos at 30X faster speed and the processed video has no quality loss.

If you're looking for ease of use, and don't mind spending $35.95 (they currently have a sale), I've had success using Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper to convert my Blu-ray and DVD discs to a playable format MKV by Plex. I've found the quality to be excellent, and see no difference when compared to playing the discs themselves.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

The equivalent Mac version is Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac, which can rip and convert Blu-ray movies to Plex Media Sever on Mac OS X (macOS Sierra included).

How to Convert Blu-ray to H.264 MKV for Playing on Plex Media Server

Step 1. Import Blu-ray movies

Run the Blu-ray Ripper and import Blu-ray disc. Soon after loading, you will find all titles and chapters for the Blu-ray disc. You can only choose the main movie for conversion.

Step 2. Choose output format

Click Format bar and select output format. To convert Blu-ray to H.264 in MKV quality, you can select "Common Video". Plus, if you wanna play the output videos on certain devices, a better choice is selecting the preset for device as the output format in the output box.

Note: Plex just plays the MP4/MKV files with H.264 video codec and AAC audio, you need to click the Settings icon to set the correct video, audio codecs.

Step 3. Start the Blu-ray to MKV for Plex Conversion

Click the Convert button under the preview window to start ripping Blu-ray to H.264 MKV or any your desired format. The time spent on conversion depending on the output format/settings you choose. And if you want to have a rest, please choose shut down computer after conversion.

Once the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to find the final output video effortlessly and enjoy your files on Plex Media Server at ease.

Additional Tips:

However, though you have ripped Blu-ray to MKV with Handbrake freely , sometimes you still cannot play and watch them on your iPhone, iPod or iPad through Plex server. What’s worse, the output videos are usually not in good quality as you expect. You need an alternative tool instead.

Along with help from Brorsoft’s Video Converter Ultimate (or iMedia Converter for Mac), you fill the compatibility gap between MKV and Plex easily.

It is a yet professional all-in-one Blu-ray Ripper, DVD Ripper and HD Video and Audio Converter. It assists you to convert a wide range of video formats including MKV, AVI, MP4, M2TS, WMV, MKV, FLV, VOB, MXF and more to Plex video format for playing smoothly while keeping the original video quality. Plus, it also provides hundreds optimal presets for Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, Galaxy Tab, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung TV, etc to satisfy your diverse needs. What’s more, with its built-in video editor, you can personalize and retouch your videos in clicks.

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