How to Use Plex to Stream Blu-ray movies from NAS
Let's go to the point: If you have tons of movies on Blu-ray, you may want to copy these Blu-ray to NAS for streaming via media servers like Plex. Have idea how to make it? Ok. In this article, we will quickly walk you through how to store Blu-ray to NAS for Plex streaming easily.
Actually, moving media files like Blu-ray to NAS is not a fresh topic. Most guys have some clues. To transfer Blu-ray files to NAS, the first step is to rip Blu-ray bypassing copy protection with a Blu-ray ripping tool. The confusion most guys have is should it be ripping to MP4, MKV, ISO, or something else? What is considered best practice?
Well, NAS supports a wide range of video formats even the Blu-ray copy with menus. But the problem is, you should convert Blu-ray to a format your client devices can play natively. Even if Plex has the ability to transcode on the fly, it takes a long time and needs a powerful enough computer. So, the conclusion is that to store Blu-ray to NAS for Plex streaming, a common video format like H.264 MP4 is highly recommended.
To finish the task, Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper is here. It aims to solve this problem by giving us the ability to store our purchased physical Blu-ray discs to NAS and then stream via Plex Media Server effortlessly. It's professional in ripping and converting Blu-ray/DVD discs, Blu-ray/DVD ISO image, Blu-ray/DVD copies and more. With it, you can rip and convert Blu-ray to NAS for Plex streaming within steps.
The equivalent Mac version is Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac, which can rip and convert Blu-ray movies to NAS on Mac OS X (El Capitan included).
READ MORE: Upload Blu-ray to Dropbox | Copy Blu-ray/DVD to USB Flash Drive | Stream Blu-ray via Plex
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How to Rip Blu-ray movies to NAS for Plex Streaming
Step 1: Load Blu-ray movies
Star the best Blu-ray converter, and then click the disc icon to import your source movies to this program. Set your wanted subtitles and audio track from the drop-down box of "Subtitles" and "Audio" tab.
Step 2: Select an output format
Click Format bar and choose target format from "Common Video" list. To move Blu-ray files to NAS, MP4, AVI, MKV are all the proper choices. And H.264 MP4 would be the best choice as it is supported much more widely.
Tip: If you like, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original Blu-ray while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network, depending on your network quality.
Step 3. Start conversion
Click the convert button to start the conversion from Blu-ray movies to MP4 for NAS. Once it finished, you can hit "Open" to quickly locate the converted video. Now just do what you want.