Get movies off of Blu-ray discs and onto Plex Media Sever for streaming with ease

This article offers a brief instruction about how to backup and rip Blu-ray to Plex Media Server for streaming and sharing.

Plex is solution for your local and online media, which seamlessly connects your Plex clients. If you've tons of Blu-ray movies and want to get these movies off of Blu-ray discs and onto Plex Media Sever for streaming with ease, you've come to the right place. This article gives you some hints on how to rip Blu-ray to Plex Media Server for widely streaming to Roku, Xbox 360, PS3, Android/iOS devices for playback anywhere. Now learn the Blu-ray to Plex Media Server brief workflow.

Tool Download

Pavtube BDMagic($34.3) –Download a trial from HERE (Windows 2003/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1). Alternative version for Mac (Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard10.6)

Note: A Blu-ray Disc Drive is required for Blu-ray ripping. The computer must be networked to access BD+ keys for cracking the BD copy-protections.


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Guide- Rip a Blu-ray to Plex Media Server playable file type with Blu-ray Ripper

Step 1: Insert your Blu-ray disc into your BD drive, run the Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper and click "Load disc" icon to load movie from Blu-ray source(Disc, folder, ISO). You can also click "Add Video" to load video files like MTS/M2TS, MKV, VOB, MOV, TOD, TiVo, etc.

Step 2:Click the "Format" option, and choose HD Video > MKV HD Video(*.mkv) as output format. You can also select H.264 HD Video (*.mp4) for Plex Media Server.


If you like, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. Keep in mind the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.


Step 3: Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Blu-ray ripper will start the conversion from Blu-ray movies to MKV for Plex Media Server.

After conversion, you can stream Blu-ray movies through Plex Media Server to HDTV or ipod touch, Samsung Galaxy S2, HTC one X+, or other DLNA-compliant devices. Now watching blu-ray movies on portable devices becomes easy and I can really lie back, relax and enjoy my favorite blu-ray movies.

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