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Copy DVD/Blu-ray to unRAID server (NAS) for Watching via Plex

unRAID Server is a scalable, consumer-oriented, server operating system. Utilize unRAID as a powerful NAS appliance that requires very little power to manage a massive storage array. So have a bunch of DVD, Blu-ray movies, ever attempted to copy some of your DVD/Blu-ray to unRAID server (NAS) for streaming to PC, tablet, game console via Plex? Well, this article will give you some hint how to backup Blu-ray/DVD to unRAID server for streaming and playing.

In order to enjoy Blu-ray, DVD movies on your media player from unRAID server, you need a third-party tool to rip and convert Blu-ray, DVD to unRAID server compatible format first such as MP4 or MKV. If you haven't got a Blu-ray ripping tool, you can try Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper. It works as the best Blu-ray to unRAID server converter, which can help you convert Blu-ray and DVD movies to unRAID server supported MP4, AVI, MKV videos with the best quality. What's more, this Blu-ray ripper also enables users to copy DVD, Blu-ray main movies for storing on unRAID server as you like. If you are running on Mac OS X, turn to Blu-ray Ripper for Mac. If you haven't got the software, download it now and let's start the conversion.

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How to rip Blu-ray/DVD movies to unRAID server for streaming

Step 1: After the installation of the professional Blu-ray converter, run the program to load your Blu-ray, DVD movies to it for converting.


Step 2: Click Format bar to choose output format. To copy Blu-ray, DVD to unRAID server (NAS), you can choose .mp4, or .avi, .mkv, etc compressed format.


Note: Here we suggest MKV and MP4 as the best compatible format for unRAID server. as far as we know, MP4, MKV are commonly supported formats for computer, Apple TV, iOS devices, Roku player, WDTV, PS4, PS3, HDTV, etc. via streaming videos from unRAID server.

Step 3: If you like, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. Keep in mind that bitrate higher brings big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.

Step 4: Hit the Convert button to start ripping Blu-ray/DVD to unRAID server. After the conversion, you can transfer converted Blu-ray/DVD files to unRAID server for streaming anywhere via Plex.

Additional Tips:

You probably would like to store MKV, AVI, VOB, TiVo, H.265, etc., videos on your NAS for playing via Chromecast, Plex or other media players. Unfortunately, they are failed, as NAS might doesn't have enough power to stream your movies on the fly if they are in unsupported file types. In this case, you can try the Brorsoft’s Video Converter Ultimate (or iMedia Converter for Mac), it is capable of transcoding MKV, AVI, VOB, TiVo, H.265, MXF, MP4, MOV, WMV to H.264 (AVC), MPEG-4, MPEG-2 for NAS streaming with no quality loss.

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