How to Put DVD to Media Server Quickly?
As DVD players leave the market and DVD drives disappear from PCs, it’s time to free your films from their shiny silver prisons so they’ll still be watchable in the player-free future. Have you considered ripping your DVD movies off the disc to extend your viewing options to your phone, tablet, Roku box, game console, and more? Then trying to put your DVD rips to media server.
A media server is a program, such as iTunes or Windows Media Center, that enables you to “broadcast” your videos to other computers and media extenders. A media extender, in turn, is just a device, like an Apple TV 4, the Xbox 360 that lets you view video from your media server on your TV. So once you convert your movie library to digital files, you can store those DVD rips on a media server and stream them anytime, from anywhere.
Get ripping DVD to Media Server
To turn a real-world DVD into a digital file for putting DVD collection to media server, you need to copy the contents of a DVD to your computer, and then convert those contents to a media-server-friendly format. In order for this to work, obviously, you need a DVD Ripper
Pavtube DVDAid is a top-selling DVD-ripping utility that can remove the Content Scrambling System (CSS) or similar built-in protections that prevent straight-up copying. It can convert DVD to mobile-or-home-theater-friendly format so that you can stream DVD rips via media server on HD TV through media extender.
Supported Output File Types: H.265/HEVC, H.264/MPEG-4, DivX, XviD, MKV, MP4, AVI, MPEG, WMV, FLV, SWF, F4V, MOV, 3GP, 3G2, VOB, TS, DV, MPEG-2 HD Video (*.mpg), MPEG- TS Video(*.ts), Quick Time HD Video (*.mov), WMV HD Video (*.wmv), Audio-Video Interleaved HD Video (*.avi)
Supported Output Devices Supported: Apple TV 4, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad Pro, iPhone 6S, BlackBerry Priv, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Nexus 6P, Surface Pro 4, etc.
Free download and install:
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/dvd_ripper/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-DVDAid/3000-7970_4-76158510.html
Step 1: Add DVD movies
Click “File” to import DVD movies to the software. You can also add DVD Folder, DVD IFO File,DVD ISO Image File to convert.
Step 2: Choose output format
When you open the “Format” drop-down list, you can see many output format choices. Considering the most compatibility, HD MP4 is recommended here for its high video quality.
Tip: In “Settings”, you can preview the output video parameters and size. In addition, you can change the specs in the corresponding box.
Step 3: Start to convert DVD to media server
Hit big red “Convert” to start to rip DVD to media server friendly format. Once the process ends, open the output folder to locate the DVD rips.
Note: If you want to lossless rip DVD to Media Server, you can try Pavtube ByteCopy, which can rip DVD to lossless MKV with all chapter markers, subtitle and audio tracks in original video quality.
Get streaming DVD rips via Media Server
Once the videos are converted you can then add the DVD rips to your media server’s library. With some DLNA servers that’s as easy as placing them in a specific directory. I searched some guides on how to add movies to your media server so I won’t rehash that setup process here.
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Once loaded DVD rips into your media server, you should be ready to watch your own private movie collection on your TV whenever you want. Enjoy!