DLNA does not support DVD or DVD .ISO streaming. To play them via DLNA, first you need to rip DVD videos into a DLNA supported format.

DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) allows us to stream media content between devices connected to the same home network, without having to store the content on both devices. You would have the thoughts of streaming DVD via DLNA to HDTV sharing with family members and friends, however you may have difficulty realizing this goal. Usually DVD movies are copy-protected, you cannot play them on any other unauthorized devices; plus, DVD movies are MPEG-2 encoded videos in .vob format, which is not a native DLNA streaming media format.

In fact, it is easy to stream DVD movies to DLNA compliant devices as long as you got a DVD Ripper in hand. The article will tell you how to rip DVD to use over DLNA while keeping the best quality.

There is a number of DVD ripping software available to help you convert your DVD videos to DLNA compatible video format. These software programs vary, so you might be confused when you have to choose one. If so, you are recommended to use Brorsoft DVD Ripper. It is easy to use for editing and conversion and makes great quality copies of my DVDs.

I have tried several different rippers and found the Brorsoft exports qualitified video with reasonable size when ripping DVD to DLNA. And the time it takes to convert in this software is almost half that in other. If you’re using a Mac, please turn to Mac DVD Converter, which lets you stream DVD movies via DLNA on Mac (Mavericks and Mountain Lion included). Just download the program and follow the guide below to rip videos from DVD discs to DLNA in just a few mouse clicks.

Before the quick-start guide, let’s take a glance at the supported file formats for DLNA streaming

The Steps: How to convert DVD for DLNA streaming

Step 1: Insert your DVD disc into computer’s DVD-Rom and then launch the DVD Ripper. You can also import ISO files, IFO files or DVD folder (DVD folders files name appear like “Video_TS”) for conversion.

Step 2: Tap Format bar and choose a DLNA supported video format. MPEG-4, MPEG-2, WMV from “Common Video” are all the proper choice. If you want to stream DVD rips into a device like PS3, you can directly choose PS3 Video MPEG-4(*.mp4) from “PSP/PS3” profile list.

Step 3: Click Settings button to adjust video/audio parameters. As for DLNA streaming, select a proper bitrate and resolution based on your WLAN bandwidth.

Step 4: Click Convert button to start encoding DVD to a DLNA compatible video.

After the conversion, you can get the resulted videos from the output folder and then transfer and play DVD rips on any DLNA supported media device at ease.

Quick-Learn: As you might expect, DLNA hardware is designed to work on a home network. It doesn’t matter whether that network is wired or wireless, although with Wi-Fi you’ll need to ensure that your network has sufficient bandwidth for what you want to do. If you’re streaming DVD video from PC to HDTV, Windows Media Player is good enough for video streaming over home media network. If you’re sharing videos from NAS device, Twonky is recommended as best DLNA media server. Make sure your HDTV, PC, NAS device are connected to the same network.

Best Quality for Ripping DVD to Work with DLNA

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