Backup DVD to HP MicroServer Gen8 for Plex Streaming
Are you looking to build an affordable first server IT environment? The HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 is a small, quiet, and stylishly designed server that is ideal as a first server solution for your Plex so you can stream various movies including DVD rips with Plex via HP MicroServer Gen8.
“Hey all, I’ve been looking recently for something low powered and small that can be always on and used as a Plex Media server to transcode 1080p video. I was looking at a QNAP but they are quite expensive and don’t really have a great CPU in them for transcoding. Then I came across this, http://www8.hp.com/uk/en/products/proliant-servers/product-detail.html?oid=5384977#!tab=specs” – from www.avforums.com
Although HP MicroServer Gen8 is not officially a NAS, it works very well with Plex. And on comparison to some of the “named brand” NAS’s, can be a lot cheaper as well. If you want to build a Home Theater with Plex and a so-called NAS, HP MicroServer Gen8 can be your considerable one. HP MicroServer Gen8 can be added some external hard drive to expend storage. So if you have large DVD library, you can rip DVD to HP MicroServer Gen8 for Plexing streaming.
To copy DVD to HP MicroServer Gen8 for Plex Streaming, you need a DVD Ripper to help you convert DVD to Plex supported digital files. There are many DVD rippers on the market and Pavtube ByteCopy is a chart-topping one. This DVD Ripper can easily rip DVD to Plex supported formats like MP4, MOV, AVI, ASF, MPEG to store on HP MicroServer Gen8 with fast speed and original quality. It allows people to change video and audio codec, bitrate to adapt to the codec standard of Plex.
Besides backing up DVD to MP4, MOV for Plex, it also can copy DVD to H.265, M3U8, WMV, etc and lossless MKV with multiple audio, subtitle tracks and chapter markers. In built-in video editing tool, it enables you to trim video footage, crop black area and extract SRT subtitle and WAV, FLAC audio from movies. (Read reasons to choose ByteCopy)
Free download and install ByteCopy on computer:
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/bytecopy/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-ByteCopy/3000-7970_4-76158512.html
How to Copy DVD to HP MicroServer Gen8 for Plex Streaming ?
Step 1. Load DVD movie
Run the versatile DVD ripper on PC and click “File” ＞ “Load from disc” to load DVD movie for conversion to Plex. This app can automatically choose the main title to backup. Blu-ray disc and Blu-ray folder, Blu-ray ISO are also supported to rip to Plex with ByteCopy.
Tip 1. Mac users can rip DVD to Plex with a ByteCopy for Mac.
Tip 2. If you want a preferred subtitle and audio displayed on the output DVD movie, just choose from “Subtitle” and “Audio” drop-down menu. You also can choose to rip DVD with forced subtitle to HP MicroServer Gen8.
Step 2. Choose Plex playable format
According to the above mentioned, you can set the output format as MP4 or MOV, AVI. Click the format bar to follow “HD Video” ＞ “H.264 HD Video (*.mp4).” Of course you can choose other output formats from the output format list as long as they are compatible with the Plex media player.
Step 3. Reset video parameters and Rip DVD to Plex
When you choosed the output format, you can open profile settings window to adjust video and audio parameters to get better DVD backup for Plex. If you don’t need to change anything, just hit the “Convert” button to start DVD to MP4 conversion for Plex.
After copied DVD, you can store DVD rips on HP MicroServer Gen8 then stream the DVD movies with Plex. You also can put your DVD and Blu-ray to My Cloud OS 3 NAS, QNAP TS-X53, etc for Plex streaming.
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