How to Stream Videos, Blu-ray and DVD movies from Drobo 5N to TV Playback

Drobo 5N is a popular and widely used Network Attached Storage(NAS) in most families. It enables you to store the videos, movies, files, music and photos and streaming them to any of the DLNA enabled devices. In this article we show you a mehtod to stream your videos, Blu-ray and DVD to Drobo 5N, so that you can enjoy all this medias without Blu-ray and DVD player on your TV.

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Due to almost every commecial Blu-ray /DVD disc is copy protected, you have no right to copy movie contents directly. You need a 3rd-party Blu-ray / DVD ripping tool to remove the copy protection first. Here Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate (for Windows) | iMedia Converter (for Mac) should take into your consideration, it can convert, edit video and rip, backup Blu-ray and DVD movies to 250+ formats with ultra-fast encoding speed, ZERO quality loss! Some other key features listed below:

Enjoy Blu-ray, DVD and HD movies at will

Convert video, Blu-ray and DVD in high quality, with video and audio parameters adjustable for convenient enjoyment.

Convert HD videos with high quality

Easily convert HD videos to / from various formats like MKV, WMV, MP4, AVI, FLV, 3GP, MP3, etc. for playing on multiple players and devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android tablets and phones, Windows phones, etc.

Enjoy Blu-ray/DVD movies freely

Convert DVD/Blu-ray movies to 4K/1080P/720P HD videos in various HD formats like MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV, FLV, etc. Supporting audio decoding technologies like Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD.

Professional parameter settings for target devices

To meet target devices or players more, video and audio parameters in output files are adjustable, including: video codec, audio codec, video size, bit rate, sample rate, aspect ratio, frame rate, etc.

Edit videos for personal customizations

Practical video editing features provided for video customizations, including: trim video length, crop video size, adjust video effects, add watermark.

2D to 3D converter

Easily create 3D movies from 2D videos/DVD/Blu-ray with abundant 3D effects: Red/Cyan, Red/Green, Red/Blue, Blue/Yellow, Interleaved, Side by Side. 3D depth is adjustable.

How to rip Blu-ray/DVD and convert videos to Drobo 5N for TV playback

The trail-before-purchase version availabel for you, the watermark is the only limitation between the trial version and full version. Here in this article, Windows version screenshots were taken as example, the Mac version shares the same steps, just keep in mind you have download the right version, Windows platform .exe files cannot be installed on macOS – and vice versa.

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Step 1: Add source files (Blu-ray/DVD/videos)

Load Discs: Insert the Blu-ray disc to the Blu-ray Disc drive or DVD to the DVD-ROM and click the “Load Disc” button to have movies uploaded to the Program. You can also import ISO files, IFO files or Blu-ray/DVD folder for conversion.
Add Videos: Click “Add Files” or “Add From Folder” button to load video or audio files.

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Tip: 
1. Before loading Blu-ray content, a BD drive is needed
2. Computer should networked so that the Program can access key for cracking the copy-protections of Blu-ray or DVD disc.

If you need to backup Blu-ray/DVD with wanted subtitles and audio track, you can click the drop down menu after “Subtitles” and “Audio” to select your desired tracks. What’s more, it also offers an option called Forced subtitles, which enables you to see subtitles only when actors are speaking a different language.

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Step 2: Select output format

Click Format (located below where your source files are displayed) and select the format you want from the drop-down list.

If you want the generated movies can be played with TV, you can choose backup Blu-ray/DVD/videos to MP4. Click the format bar to pick the Common Video/HD Video. In the drop-down list, you can choose HD MP4 format there.

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Tips: Adjust video/audio Settings (Optional)
If you want to customize output video quality in further, click Settings button to customize video quality like resolution, frame rate, bit rate, audio channel, etc.

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Step 3: Start to convert

After above settings, click the big Convert button to start to convert Blu-ray/DVDs or video/audio files.

As soon as the conversion is done, simply click Completed to back to main interface, and click Open button to find generated videos.

Now, you can transfer the ripped Blu-ray/DVD movies and converted videos to Drobo 5N for streaming to TV playback without any troubles. Enjoy.

Tip: If conversion takes long time, you can set auto shut down by checking the box of Shut down computer after conversion.

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