In this article we show the best and simplest way to enjoy your Blu-ray and DVD movies on TV via straming from Plex which store on your FreeNAS.
“ Can I place all of my DVDs on a FreeNAS server to allow for easier access? I was Googling for best ripper software and the reviews seemed incomplete in that they did not mention the same products in the comparisons. I created a Plex Media Server on my Windows 7 computer and access the FreeNAS through a drive mapping. “
As one of the best Home Server Software, FreeNAS is a totally free open-source Network Attached Storage software that helps to create a centralized and accessible home for your data through responsive web interface.
We all know that Plex allows you to aggregate all your personal media and access it anywhere you go. Enjoy your own media on all your devices with the Plex Media Server. So, absolutely you can make all the Blu-ray and DVD films store in FreeNAS and play with PC, laptop, and portable devices via Plex Media Server.
Here we give the method to play all of your Blu-ray and DVD with Plex Media Server smoothly, and more convenience to manage those films on your Plex Media Server.Click here to know how to set up Plex Media Server and Plex Client.
Method: Rip Blu-Ray DVD to FreeNAS for Streaming to TV via Plex Media Server
In order to rip the Blu-ray DVD to FreeNAS for Streaming to TV via Plex Media Server for Playing on portable devices, the very fist step is to find a well-work Blu-ray and DVD ripping tool to rip or convert the Blu-ray and DVD into digital foamts that supported by Plex Media Server (you can turn to Brorsoft infographics page for Plex supported and unsupported media formats).
Here Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper (Windows | Mac) – 39% off – Price: $55.95 $33.95 – is high recommended, with it you can full copy Blu-ray, directly copy Blu-ray and transcode Blu-ray to common MP4, AVI, MOV format supported by Plex Media Server and TV. Each way of these can remove Blu-ray and DVD copy protection, encrypted Blu-ray and DVD to unencrypted one, to play Blu-ray and DVD on all portable devices via Plex Media Server.
Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper is all-in-one Blu-ray and DVD ripping tool with the following functions:
– Rip Blu-ray/DVD to digital Plex Media Server playable file making you play videos with Plex.
– Adjust video/audio bitrate, codec, resolution, etc to compatible with Plex video playback requirement.
Guide: Rip Blu-Ray DVD to FreeNAS for Streaming to TV via Plex Media Server
Windows Version Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper take as example, Mac Version share the same steps, just keep in mind you have download the right version, Windows platform .exe files cannot be installed on Mac OS – and vice versa.
Step 1: Import source Blu-ray DVD to the program
Click “File” to find “Load from disc” to import source Blu-ray and DVD movies(Blu-ray, Blu-ray fold, DVD folds and DVD ISO files) to Encrypted Blu-ray and DVD movie to Plex Media Server supported format.
Tips: You can backup your BD/DVD content to your PC and watch with media player directly such as VLC. There are two options for you:
Step 2: Rip Blu-ray to Plex Media Server and TV supported format
If you want the generated movies can be played with Plex Media Server, you can choose backup encrypted Blu-ray to MP4/MOV/AVI. Click the format bar to pick the Common Video/HD Video. In the drop-down list, you can choose HD AVI, HD MP4, HD MOV…
All formats here are set with optimized video/audio codecs, bitrates, frame rates, etc. But you can still specify as you like by clicking Settings button. In the Profile Settings window, you can choose or specify exactly the parameters you like. And in the Task information section, you can compare the detailed information of the source video and the target video.
Step 3: Start Blu-ray DVD to Plex Media Server and TV supported format process
Just hit the “Convert” button in bottom right corner to start Blu-ray DVD main movie copy or Blu-ray to MP4, MOV and AVI conversion. When the process is completed, open output folder and find the ripped Blu-ray DVD file.
After you ripped Blu-ray to unencrypted one, transfer it to your FreeNAS and then you can open Plex to manage it. Then you can stream the ripped movies to your TV and portable devices via Plex APPs.
If you have an PS4, you can also access Plex content on PS4 web browse and watch the ripped Blu-ray and DVD movies. Just enjoy!