How to Stream and Rip Blu-ray Movies to Amazon Fire TV
Amazon Fire TV is a tiny box you connect to your HDTV. It's the easiest way to enjoy Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube and more. However, you would be failed to transfer Blu-ray to Amazon Fire TV for enjoyment on the big screen. That's because Amazon Fire TV has no Blu-ray playing capability. This article aims to gives you some tricks for getting Blu-ray movie to Amazon Fire TV for playing correctly.
As far as we know, Amazon Fire TV lacks ability to connect to any external hard drive via the USB to access local media files, but only you can stream local media via Plex if you are running a Plex server. To play Blu-ray files on Amazon Fire TV, what you need to do is to rip Blu-ray into Fire TV and Plex Media Server friendly format e.g. H.264 MP4.
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Tutorial on converting Blu-ray to Amazon Fire TV supported file format
STEP 1: Import Blu-ray movie source
Insert your Blu-ray disc into your BD drive, run the Blu-ray to Fire TV 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 files to Amazon Fire TV, just click on the dropdown menu of "Format", and then choose 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) as output format.
STEP 3: Advanced Settings (Optional)
With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original Blu-ray while also saving space. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the video size, bitrate, frame rate, etc. Amazon Fire TV supports 1080p streaming and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound but is dependent on internet bandwidth of the user.
STEP 4: Start Blu-ray ripping
Hit the "Convert" button at the bottom of the main interface to start the conversion. It will automatically convert Blu-ray to Amazon Fire TV compatible video files.
Once the conversion is finished, click "Open" to quickly find the converted movies. Then, you can stream Blu-ray movies to Amazon Fire TV via Plex media sever easily.