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How to Add Your Blu-ray Movies to Plex Media Server?

In this article give you the method to rip Blu-ray to Plex for streaming with the best Blu-ray Ripper for Plex, as well as the Plex supported and unsupported format and setup Plex media server and Plex Client.

As we all know that Plex Media Server is one of the most famous home media sharing/managing solutions which helps you connect your Plex clients with all of your local and online media. If you have lots of Blu-ray discs, you may want to get them into Plex for streaming with ease. Here in this artilce, the guide shows you how to. Just keep reading.


From Plex Supported & Unsupported Media Formats we know that Plex cannot support Blu-ray disc directly, if you need to stream Blu-ray contents to Plex Media Server, you’d better convert Blu-ray to Plex Media Server compatible format like MP4 for watching and streaming. In this case, a Blu-ray ripper for Plex needed.

Best Blu-ray Ripper for Plex

There’s all kinds of different software out there (some free, some not) with a variety of different options. Among them, Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper can be taken as a powerful Blu-ray to Plex converter software to rip copy-protected Blu-ray to Plex-compatible format with high quality and fast speed, giving you the ability to store our purchased physical Blu-ray discs to local computer, hard drive then stream over a home network for Plex Media Server. It’s professional in ripping and converting Blu-ray disc, DVD disc, BDMV folder, Video_TS folder, ISO images files.

Moreover, Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper is not only a Blu-ray Ripper, it can also work well with DVDs, just like the Blu-ray Player can play DVD diac well. If you want to get both DVD and Blu-ray to Plex Server, this one seems to be your best choice.

If you are running on Mac, please turn to Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac, compatible with macOS Sierra (Copy and Backup Blu-ray Movies on macOS Sierra), as powerful as Windows version.

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Both Windows version and Mac version has free trail version, just get it free and try free.

BTW, if you are new to Plex, here is a turorial for you to Set Up Plex Media Server and Plex Client. Perhaps it has unworkable with Plex upgrading, somehow, hope it helps.

Guide: How to Convert Your Blu-ray Disc to Plex-compatible format

Here I will an easy guide for copying and streaming Blu-rays to Plex Media Server with a few mouse clicks. Download and install Brorsoft  Blu-ray Ripper FREE TRAIL version on your Windows, or Brorsoft  Blu-ray Ripper for Mac (compatible with macOS Sierra) FREE TRAIL version on your Mac.

Here we take Windows Blu-ray Ripper screenshot, Mac version share the same steps besides the tiny difference in interface.

STEP 1. Import Blu-ray movies

Insert your Blu-ray (or DVD disc) into your BD drive (or DVD drive), run the Blu-ray Ripper and click “BD/DVD disc” icon to load movies.

After the Blu-ray (or DVD) files are loaded, you can preview them on the right viewing window and take snapshots of your favorite movie scene.

Blu-ray or DVD folder, ISO and IFO files are also supported.


Note: Before loading Blu-ray content, a BD drive is needed and pls keep networked.

STEP 2. Decide output format

Click the “Format” option, and choose MPEG4, MOV 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) for Plex Media Server.


Note: The output format is preferably in a common format, like MP3 for audio, MPEG-4 for video. The more common format you use, the more devices you can stream to. For example, if you use FLAC instead of MP3 for your music, you can’t stream to your Xbox 360. Just keep in mind that not all devices support all formats of media.

Tip – Advanced Settings:

If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. Keep in mind the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.

STEP 3. Start ripping Blu-ray (or DVD) to Plex

Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Blu-ray ripper will start the conversion from Blu-ray (or DVD) movies to Plex Media Server.

You can view the conversion progress and are able to cancel the converting process at anytime.

When the conversion is over, click “open” to locate converted movies. Then, Plex will recognize, catalog, play and stream them just fine, just get the ripped Blu-ray (or DVD) movies onto Plex Media Server easily.

I share some of my experience in these following pages: