If you like me have 800-900 DVDs and want to put them into some format so you can store them on Synology NAS for sharing on your Roku, WD TV or Live Streamers, just read on this article. Here I will share share tips and tricks for copying DVDs to Synology NAS for streaming.
First, a quick note: we know that there is still a lot of legal ambiguity around ripping content that you have legally purchased. At Audioholics, we believe that you should be able to watch purchased media on your system regardless of whether it’s coming from a standalone DVD player or a media center frontend. Actually, it’s not as difficult as you imagine. To store DVDs on Synology NAS, you’ll need a third-party DVD ripping software.
Most of you are likely familiar with the excellent Handbrake for ripping standard Def DVDs, but it still cannot yet protected DVD discs the way it can with regular DVDs. Luckily, there are many other programs out there that allow you to finish DVD conversion bypassing DVD copy protection. Among them, Brorsoft DVD Ripper is the best program I can recommend for ripping and copying DVDs to Synology NAS drive. With it, you can convert DVD to almost all regular video formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, WMV, AVI, etc. without quality loss. audio from DVD movies. Best of all, it allows you to copy your DVD to hard drive with original structure or main movie only. If you are running on Mac OS X, simply turn to DVD Ripper for Mac, which has the same function as the Windows version.
The process of ripping DVD for Synology NAS is straightforward. After downloding, follow the wizard to install and run the program. Then pop in your disc, choose an and output format (e.g. WMV or MP4)., and click Convert. Below are detailed guidelines.
How to rip and stream DVD movies via Synology NAS
Step 1. Add DVD files
Open the DVD ripper and click on the upper “Load DVD” button to browse and import the DVD movies you want to convert. All added files will be listed on the left source area. You can preview the DVD videos on the right viewing window and take snapshots of your favorite movie scenes.
Step 2. Select the output format
Click Format and choose MP4 video from Common Video, which can be recognized by Synology NAS well. MKV is also a good choice; as a container format it takes whatever you give it. And then click the Browse button to specify an output folder to save the converted files.
Tip: With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original DVD while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network, depending on your network quality. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset.
Step 3. Start ripping DVD to Synology NAS
When everything is done, click the “Convert” button to start converting DVDs to Synology NAS compatible video files.
Once the conversion is finished, click “Open” to quickly find the converted movies. Then, Synology NAS will recognize, catalog, play and stream these DVD rips at ease.