DVD to Plex | How to Rip DVD to Plex for Watching on TV

In this article, give you a method to rip, copy or convert DVD movies, commerical DVD including, to store on Plex Media Sever, so that it can be playback on big Smart TV with families.

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Plex Media Server allows to stream and play nearly all kinds of local media files including MP4, MOV, AVI, MPEG video files, MP3, WMA audio files, and etc. Have got a Smart TV in hand (actually you Plex has been installed or going to install) and gona to stream DVD movies for playback on your Smart TV via Plex Media Server? Here is the best method for you.

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Tips: To rip DVD disc for storing on Plex Media Server, you’d better turn to Set Up Plex Media Server and Plex Client first.

If you got yourself a NAS devices, please follow the steps: How to Backup DVD Movies to NAS for Plex, you can backup your DVDs into NAS for playing with Plex.

You can also  setup Plex on Xbox One or  setup Plex on PS4 if you like for playing DVD movies on PS4 or Xbox One.

Preparation: What you need is a DVD ripping tool. Brorsoft DVD Ripper is the bee’s knees, which can help you finish DVD conversion bypassing DVD copy protection (like CSS, UOP, RCE, region code and Sony ARccOS). With it, you can convert DVD to almost all regular video formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, WMV, AVI, etc. and even extract MP3, WMA, FLAC, OGG, etc. audio from DVD movies. In addition, it allows users to adjust output video and audio parameters like video codec, audio codec, video size, bit rate, aspect ratio, frame rate, etc.

Meanwhile, it has TV profile preset, you can rip DVD/Blu-ray movies and convert any kind of videos to Samsung TV as well as LG TV, Sony TV, Panasonic TV directly. You can watch the 3D/2D Blu-ray to your Samsung TV with 3D effects.

Best of all, it allows you to copy your DVD to hard drive with original structure or main movie only.

If you’re using a Mac, please turn to DVD Ripper for Mac, which enables you to convert DVD to Plex Media Server on Mac OS X (Mavericks).

Below is a simple tutorial on ripping DVD to MP4 for Watching on TV via Plex Media Sever. First free download the Brorsoft DVD Ripper (free trail version) on your Windows PC. Windows version taken as example, Mac version share the same steps. For Mac users, please switch to Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac (free trail version).

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STEP 1. Import DVD files

Insert DVD disc into your computer’s DVD drive and run the Brorsoft DVD Ripper. Then click “Load DVD” and import your DVD movies. You can also add DVD folders, ISO image files or IFO files.

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Tip: If you need to rip DVD with wanted subtitles and audio track, you can click the drop down menu after “Subtitles” and “Audio” to select your desired tracks.

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Step 2. Choose output format

Click the “Format” option, and choose H.264 MP4 or MPEG-4 from Common Video profile list. If you want to keep 1080p resolution as source movie, you can choose those format from “HD Video” category.

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If you want to rip DVD to 3D format, just find “3D Video” category, there are a lot of format options for you. “MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mp4)” is recommended, for this type of 3D format is compatible with almost every devices, iPhone and Android phone included.

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Tip: If you wanna some advanced settings, you can click “Settings” icon to adjust the video, audio parameters bitare, frame rate, sample rate, audio channel, etc. Plus, you can click “Edit” button to do some editing work cropping, trimming, settings effect, adding subtitles.

You can also select best format for Samsung Smart TV. Click the drop-down button on the right side of the “Format” to select suitable formats from “TVs” Category

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Step 3. Start DVD to MP4 conversion

After all the settings, click the Convert button to start converting DVD disc to MP4 files for Watching on TV via Plex Media Sever.

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 DVD movies.

Then, you can add the converted DVD movies to Plex Library and then stream to your big Smart TV for playing with Plex Media Player as you like.

I share some of my experience in these following pages:

How to Copy and Rip Blu-ray to Plex Media Server for Streaming

Best Method to Rip a TV Series DVD to Episodes for Plex

How to Play Video_TS files on Sony TV Easily

How to Backup Blu-ray DVD Movies to NAS for Plex