Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Create Copies of Blu-Rays to Place on Media Server

It’s time to free your films from the Blu-ray disc so they’ll be watchable in the player-free future. Have you considered ripping your Blu-ray movies off the disc to extend your viewing options to your phone, tablet, Roku box, game console, and more? Then trying to put your Blu-ray rips to media server. 

A media server is a program, such as iTunes, Plex, or Windows Media Center, that enables you to "broadcast" your videos to other computers and media extenders. A media extender, in turn, is just a device, like an Apple TV 4, the Xbox 360 that lets you view video from your media server on your TV. So once you convert your movie library to digital files, you can store those Blu-ray rips on a media server and stream them anytime, from anywhere. 

Create Copies of Blu-Rays to Place on Media Server

To turn a real-world Blu-ray into a digital file for putting Blu-ray collection to media server, you need to copy the contents of a Blu-ray to your computer, and then convert those contents to a media-server-friendly format. In order for this to work, obviously, you need a Blu-ray Ripper

Pavtube BDMagic is a top-selling Blu-ray-ripping utility that can remove the AACS or similar built-in protections that prevent straight-up copying. It can convert Blu-ray to mobile-or-home-theater-friendly format so that you can stream Blu-ray rips via media server on HD TV through media extender. 

Supported Output File Types: H.265/HEVC, H.264/MPEG-4, DivX, XviD, MKV, MP4, AVI, MPEG, WMV, FLV, SWF, F4V, MOV, 3GP, 3G2, VOB, TS, DV, MPEG-2 HD Video (*.mpg), MPEG- TS Video(*.ts), Quick Time HD Video (*.mov), WMV HD Video (*.wmv), Audio-Video Interleaved HD Video (*.avi)

Supported Output Devices Supported: Apple TV 4, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad Pro, iPhone 6S, BlackBerry Priv, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Nexus 6P, Surface Pro 4, etc.

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Step 1: Add Blu-ray movies

Click “File” to import Blu-ray movies to the software. You can also add Blu-ray Folder, Blu-ray IFO File,Blu-ray ISO Image File to convert.

Step 2: Choose output format

When you open the “Format” drop-down list, you can see many output format choices. Considering the most compatibility, HD MP4 is recommended here for its high video quality.

Tip: In “Settings”, you can preview the output video parameters and size. In addition, you can change the specs in the corresponding box. 

Step 3: Start to convert Blu-ray to media server

Hit big red “Convert” to start to rip Blu-ray to media server friendly format. Once the process ends, open the output folder to locate the Blu-ray rips.

Get streaming Blu-ray rips via Media Server

Once the videos are converted you can then add the Blu-ray rips to your media server's library. With some DLNA servers that's as easy as placing them in a specific directory. I searched some guides on how to add movies to your media server so I won’t rehash that setup process here.

How to add media to iTunes?
Add Movies to Plex Server To Set Up Home Theater
Rip Blu-ray to WD Media Server for TV (This article contains the detailed steps to add movies to WD Media Server)

Once loaded Blu-ray rips into your media server, you should be ready to watch your own private movie collection on your TV whenever you want. Enjoy!

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