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Copying Blu-ray Movies to NAS Device for Streaming


NAS(Network-attached Storage) is popular among users for data storage. You can share and watch media files from NAS on multiple computers, HDTV, iPad, PS3 or other protable devices as long as it's DLNA compliant. If you have tons of Blu-ray collection and want to copy Blu-ray to NAS for more convenient playback via streamers, you need to convert and rip Blu-ray to NAS with the target devices' compatible video format first. This guide will show you how to backup and convert Blu-ray to MP4 or MKV videos, so that you can preserve them on NAS or playback on HD media player/home theatre for sharing with your families and friends with ease.

In order to play Blu-ray movies through NAS, a decent Blu-ray ripping tool is needed, to rip and convert Blu-ray to common MP4 or MKV videos and store in NAS. Here Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper is recommended as the best Blu-ray to NAS converter. With it, you can easily remove any protection on a Blu-ray and convert Blu-ray movies to almost all popular format like MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MOV, etc, keeping the original quality maximally. What's more, this Blu-ray ripping software provides the preset formats with optimized settings for over 150 popular devices, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Galaxy, PS3/PS4, Xbox One/360 and many more for directly playback. If you are running on Mac OS X(El Capitan, Sierra included), turn to Blu-ray ripper for Mac. Now let's learn how to do it.

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

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

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Tutorial: How to Rip Blu-ray to NAS for streaming

STEP 1. Add Blu-ray files

Insert your Blu-ray disc into your BD drive, run the Blu-ray ripping software and click "BD/DVD disc" icon to load your Blu-ray movies. As you can see, you can preview the loaded Blu-ray files in the right preview window and select Blu-ray audio track/subtitle. DVD disc, DVD folder, ISO/IFO files are supported as well.


STEP 2. Choose output format

To convert Blu-ray to NAS storing and streaming, just click on the dropdown menu of "Format", and then choose MKV, H.264 MP4 from Common Video profile list. If you want to keep 1080p resolution as source movie, you can choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mp4) or MKV HD Video(*.mkv) as output format.


STEP 3. Start converting Blu-ray to NAS

Press the "Convert" button to start ripping Blu-ray movies for NAS streaming. When the conversion finishes, click Open button to find the output files. Make sure the wireless network connection is accessible among the NAS and HD TV or other media players. Then just enjoy the high quality movies at ease.

Additional Tips:

1. If you want to transfer Blu-ray to NAS retaining original quality and you have a lot of spare space, you can choose "directly copy". It will copy Blu-ray into M2TS.

2. If you like, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. To save your storage space, you can compress your Blu-ray movies. Keep in mind the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice verse.

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