Rip Blu -ray/DVD to QNAP NAS for JRiver Media Center
QNAP® Systems, Inc. has further improved its HD Station 3.0 app by integrating the renowned JRiver Media Center, providing users with better audio experience and greater choice to complete their home theater environment. So let’s introduce you how to use JRiver Media Center to manage and play QNAP NAS media files in HD Station.
System requirements and environment settings
1. Make sure your NAS QTS version is 4.2 (or above) and HD station is 3.0 (or above).
2. Install JRiver Media Center on HD station.
Please go to “Control Panel” > “Applications” > “HybridDesk Station”, then install “Media Center”
Import NAS Media files to JRiver Media Center
1.Open HD Station and run JRiver Media Center.
2. Go to “File” > “Library” > “Import”.
Import a single folder: Add the content of a single folder to your library.
Configure Auto-Import: Provide a list of folders to automatically sync to your library.
3.Choose the folder and the file type you want to import (using the NAS Multimedia folder as an example.)
The default NAS folder path is “File System” > “Share” > “Multimedia”.
4.Select “Audio”, “Images” and “Video” in the left bar to see the imported files.
Advanced function: Use DLNA function to add library from local network Media Server
1.Go to “Services and Plug-ins” > “Media Network” then choose “Options”.
2.Enable “Use Media Network to share this library and enable DLNA”.
3.Select “Playing now” > “Playing from…” and you will see all of the available media servers on the local network.
4.Choose the Media Server you want to play from and select “Load Library”.
5. You will see the files in “Audio”, “Images” and “Video”.
With JRiver Media Center in the HD Station, users can manage a large library of media files and multiple media servers within the same network. So for those who have collected tons of Blu-ray/DVD discs, a good way to manage and organize them is to make a digital copy of these Blu-ray/DVD movies, then add them to QNAP NAS to manage through JRiver Media Center.
Best Blu-ray/DVD Ripper to copy Blu-ray/DVD movies to QNAP NAS
There are hundreds of Blu-ray/DVD Rippers in the market. Here, I recommend you top-ranked one – Pavtube ByteCopy. It is power enough to remove any encryption on Blu-ray/DVD sics, including AACS, BD+, Sony, Disney,region codes, etc then convert Blu-ray/DVD to a digital version format. The following chart is JRiver Media Center supported video formats and Pavtube ByteCopy can output any one of them:
- AVI Video (avi)
- MPEG Video (mpeg, mpg, m1v, mpv, mpe, m2v)
- MPEG-4 Container Formats (mp4, m4v, mp4v, m4p, 3gp, 3g2)
- Windows Media Video (wmv, wvx)
- DIVX Video (divx)
- DVD Video (ifo, vob)
- QuickTime Video (mov, qt)
- RealVideo (rv)
- ShockWave (swf)
- TiVo Format (.tivo files)
- Flash Video (flv)
Learn: the detailed reasons to choose Pavtube ByteCopy
Free download and install:
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/bytecopy/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-ByteCopy/3000-7970_4-76158512.html
Simple guide on rip Blu-ray/DVD with Pavtube ByteCopy
1. Import Blu-ray/DVD to the software by clicking “File” icon.
2. Choose output format in “Format” drop-down list. You can choose any one according to the supported video format of JRiver Media Center since QNAP NAS supported wider range of formats.
3. Click “Convert” to start to rip Blu-ray/DVD to MP4, AVI, DviX, etc for JRiver Media Center and QNAP NAS.
1.You can choose your desired subtitle/audio track under chapter list or choose the forced subtitle to display.
2. In “Settings”, you can adjust video/audio parameters and decide the ratio between the video size and video quality by reducing/increasing video bitrate/resolution.
Other key features of Pavtube ByteCopy
1.If your another media center supports MKV, Pavtube ByteCopy can output lossless MKV to you. This format can preserve multiple subtitle/audio track and all the chapter markers.
2. You can extract FLAC, MP3, WAV audio and srt subtitle from Blu-ray/DVD disc.
Nowadays, more and more softwares and freewares enrich our multimedia experience in Home Theater. The middle storage, like QNAP NAS, and the media center and server, like JRiver, iTunes, Plex play important role in the unit. So transforming your physical Blu-ray/DVD to digital version format and add them into the home theater unit can make it easier to manege, organize, play the Blu-ray/DVD movies.