Play Blu-rays with Amazon Fire TV via Plex

This article aims to gives you some tricks for getting Blu-ray movie to Amazon Fire TV for playing correctly with the help of the top Blu-ray Ripper for Fire TV. 

Q: “ How to Rip blu-rays on Amazon Fire TV with Plex? I’ve had it for about and a week and so far it is working pretty well, I’ve ripped a dozen Blue rays and had 2 that wouldn’t process correctly. I am ripping them to my pc so that I can play them via Plex to my tv using my Amazon Fire TV dongle. I have no idea about On line google searches for Blue ray and ripping. So, Any suggestions?” 


  
As far as we know, Amazon Fire TV lacks ability to connect to any external hard drive via the USB to access local media files, but only you can stream local media via Plex if you are running a Plex server. However, you would be failed to transfer Blu-ray to Amazon Fire TV for enjoyment on the big screen. That's because Amazon Fire TV has no Blu-ray playing capability. Here is a good solution to convert Blu-ray to Amazon Fire TV via Plex effortlessly. As a result, you can stream Blu-ray to Fire TV and then watch Blu-ray movies on your HDTV’s big screen. 


To play Blu-ray files on Amazon Fire TV, what you need to do is to rip Blu-ray into Fire TV and Plex Media Server friendly format e.g. H.264 MP4. Well, with Pavtube Blu-ray Ripping software - one of the best Blu-ray to Amazon Fire TV converter, all things become easy. Read the review

 

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With it, you can fast rip and convert Blu-ray into MP4 format for Amazon Fire TV without quality loss. Plus, this Top Blu-ray ripper prefers to bypass the encryption immediately after it appears, stripping the protection before playback software recognizes the disc, and it can always catch up with the latest Blu ray copy protection variant.  If you are a Mac OS X user, please turn to Pavtube BDMagic for Mac (Yosemite included). Now download the program and start Blu-ray to Fire TV conversion. 

At first, you need to download this top Blu-ray to Fire TV Converter

      

Tutorial on converting Blu-ray to Amazon Fire TV supported file format with Plex

Step 1. Run Blu-ray to Fire TV Converter; load Blu-ray.

Insert your Blu-ray disc into your BD drive, run the Blu-ray to Fire TV ripping software and click "BD/DVD disc" icon to load your Blu-ray movies. As you can see, you can preview the loaded Blu-ray files in the right preview window and select Blu-ray audio track/subtitle. DVD disc, DVD folder, ISO/IFO files are supported as well. 


Step 2. Choose output format for Fire TV

To convert Blu-ray to Fire TV, you can click Format > Common Video and choose H.264 MP4 as output format. If you want to keep 1080p resolution as source movie, you can choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mp4) as output format. 

 

  • Fire TV Supported Video/Audio: H.263/H.264/MPEG4-SP/VC1 & AAC/AC-3/E-AC-3/HE-A/PCM/MP3
  • And read Plex Supported Video and Audio Format here.


Step 3. Advanced Settings (Optional)

If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. Keep in mind bitrate higher results in bigger file size and lower visible quality loss. Amazon Fire TV supports 1080p streaming and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound but is dependent on internet bandwidth of the user. 

Step 4. Start conversion.

Now hit the big red “Convert” to start converting Blu-ray movies to Amazon Fire TV/Plex HD MP4 with best settings for playback. When the conversion finishes, you can click “Open” to access to the converted videos. Afterwards, it would be easy to for you to stream Blu-ray files to Amazon Fire TV via Plex for watching. 

Tip: Although Amazon Fire TV supporting adding external USB storage, Fire TV can not play movie/music videos in USB flash drive like Roku. So you can only depend on the airplay or stream services. You can stream digital movie video from Kindle Fire HDX or some other Android devices to Amazon Fire TV fast and easily with streaming app, Plex media server. (Learn how to add movie to Plex). 

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