Rip and Copy DVD to Plex Media Server

This tutorial will share you en easy method to help you rip and copy your DVD collection to Plex Media Server, so you can stream DVD movies to HDTV, iPad, iPhone, Android Phone or other portable device via Plex Media Server conveniently.


Plex Media Server is a powerful home server software that can store videos, TV shows, musics and photos on a central server. You'll have access to the media on any DLNA enabled device via Plex Media Server. If you have dozen of DVD disc, why to rip and copy your DVD to Plex Media Server for easier streaming?

From Plex official website, Plex supports video formats as below:
  • MP4 container. Video Encoding: H.264, H.265 (HEVC), mpeg4, VC-1. Audio Encoding: AAC, AC3, EAC3, MP3.
  • MKV container. Video Encoding: H.264, H.265 (HEVC), mpeg4, VC-1. Audio Encoding: AAC, AC3, ALAC, FLAC, MP3.

So I suggest your rip your DVD to Plex Media Server compatible e.g. H.264 MP4 for easier streaming and playback.

To rip DVD to H.264 MP4 for Plex Media Server, a professional DVD ripper is needed. Brorsoft DVD Ripper is your right choice to rip any (protected) DVD to Plex Media Server compatible video formats with fast speed and flawless quality. Besides, you can convert any DVD to almost all regular video formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, WMV, AVI for widely playback on smartphones, tablets, PC and Mac devices. For Mac users, please turn to Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac. Now download the right version and start to rip and copy DVD movies to Plex Media Server.

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Here we take Windows Version Brorsoft DVD Ripper as example, Mac share the same steps, just keep in mind you have download the right version, Widnows platform .exe files cannot be installed on macOS – and vice versa.

Rip and copy DVD to Plex Media Server for easier streaming and playback

Step 1. Import DVD movies

Install and launch the DVD ripping software, click the "Load Disc" button to load your DVD movie to the program.
Here, VIDEO_TS folder, DVD ISO files are also supported.


Step 2. Choose output format

Click "Format" bar and choose H.264 MP4 from Common Video, which can be recognized by Plex well.
MKV is also a good choice; as a container format it takes whatever you give it.


Tip: Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset.

Step 3. Start DVD to H.264 conversion

After all settings, hit the "Convert" to rip DVD to Plex Media Server compatible H.264 MP4 at once.
When the conversion is completed, copy the converted DVD files to Plex Media Server, then plex will recognize, catalog, playback and stream them just fine.
Now you can stream the converted DVD movies to HDTV, smartphone, tablet and more devices for playback via Plex Media Server smoothly.

You may be interested in this program:

Video Ultimate Windows | Mac
Do it all - Convert, Edit Video and Rip, Backup Blu-ray and DVD movies, 250+ formats, Ultra-Fast encoding speed, ZERO quality loss!
And you can also use Video ultimate to convert Blu-ray/DVD or ISO file to H.264 MP4 for Plex Media Server at ease.

More readings:

How to Play ISO Files on iPhone 7/7Plus (PRODUCT) Red?
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Convert Video_TS to QuickTime MOV
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Blu-ray/DVD to QuickTime MOV: How to Rip Blu-ray/DVD to QuickTime MOV on Mac?
How to Rip Blu-ray to H.265 Videos for Playing on Windows 10 ?
Copy and Watch DVD Main Movie Only
How to Play Video_TS files with Amazon Fire TV 2?
Import DVD to iTunes for Playing on Apple TV 4


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