Backup DVD to QNAP TS-x53 for Playback with Plex
Great home theater isn’t just about the biggest, smartest TV or the most sophisticated sound system. It’s also about the freedom to store all of your favorite content in one safe place, like a NAS. QNAP TS-x53 NAS is one of the best NAS for home users. When you stored movies on QNAP TS-x53, you can play them with Plex on any devices installed a Plex from any where you happen to be. For DVD collectors, ripping and converting DVDs to digital versions to QNAP TS-x53 can give you wide access to the DVD movies. In this way, you can play DVD via QNAP TS-x53 with Plex on your HD TV, PC, PS4, etc.
So how to achieve the DVD to QNAP TS-x53 for Plex goal? A DVD Ripper (Learn DVD Ripper Software vs. DVD Copy Software)must be a necessary. After read the comparison of popular DVD Rippers in the market, I finally chose Pavtube BDMagic with capacity of remove copy protection and save DVD to QNAP TS-x53 for Playback with Plex in other file formats.
Key Features of Pavtube BDMagic
- Remove copy restrictions mechanism like encryption in DVD.
- Rip DVD to both QNAP TS-x53 and Plex supported MP4, AVI, MOV, etc
- Batch convert several DVDs to QNAP TS-x53 for Plex
- Add srt.ssa.ass subtitle to DVD video
- Adjust DVD video size,codec, bitate, fame rate and audio channel, codec, sample rate, bitrate.
- Trim and crop DVD videos
- Automatically detect and choose DVD main title to convert
Pavtube BDMagic also has the equivalent Mac version. But if you have both Windows and Mac computer, I suggest you to use Windows version because this app on Windows can offer 6X times DVD ripping speed by H.264 codec with NVIDIA CUDA/ AMD GPU acceleration technology.
Free download and install:
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/blu-ray-ripper/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-BDMagic/3000-7970_4-75922877.html
How to rip and convert DVD to QNAP TS-x53 for Playback with Plex?
Step 1. Load DVD disc with the program.
Launch BDMagic, click “File” > “Load from disc” to import DVD disc the program. When the loading process is finished, all the DVD titles will be displayed on the main interface, the program will automatically select the main title by taking the tick in front of it.
Step 2: Choose output format.
From “Format” drop-down options, scroll down to “HD Video” main category, from its extended selection list, choose the output H.264 HD MP4 format which can give wide compatibility with Plex/QNAP NAS and high resolution.
Step 3: Start conversion process.
Go back to the main interface, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start DVD movies to QNAP TS-x53 for Plex conversion process.
How to Set Up a Plex Server on a QNAP NAS?
One note of warning; if the QNAP you own is ARM-based rather than Intel-based, Plex is only available as a 3rd party experimental feature. This is because ARM processors aren’t quite up to the task of running Plex in all of its glory, so proceed with caution. They can run it in a slightly more limited capacity. If your QNAP is Intel-based, you should be good to go; please continue!
Step 1: Head over to the App Center. There is a category list down the left hand side of the App Center; click into Entertainment, and Plex should be there.
Step 2: Once you’ve located Plex, click the “Add To QTS+” button and the Plex server will download and install to your device. If it’s green, you’re good to go. If it’s not, make it so.
Step 3: Once again on the left, go to My Apps. Plex should appear there. It should say On in green, but if by chance it says Off in red, click it to turn it on. Once it has gone green, click Open.
Step 4: Click the + button. You should get a Plex server management page in a new browser tab or window. Look for My Library section. There’s a plus sign icon that’ll bring up an Add Section tooltip when hovered over. Click that. You’ll be presented with five choices; Movies, TV Shows, Music, Photos, and Home Movies. Choose the one that’s appropriate to the type of content you’re trying to stream. “Movies” refers to theatrical films, while home movies ought to be fairly obvious.
Step 5: Next you have to tell it where to find your media. You’ll be presented with a view of the QNAP’s directory structure. You need to go inside Multimedia and get specific. My QNAP serves movies and TV, so if I were adding a Movies section, I’d point Movies to Multimedia/Movies, and TV Shows to Multimedia/TV.
Once you’ve done that far, you’re all set! Your new Plex server will begin scanning your library and you’ll see shows and movies and other media begin to populate the database.
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