Rip and Put Your Blu-rays to a Movie Server
Between the Blu-Ray player, cable box, laptop, and everything else hooked up to your TV, your home theater situation is a mess. You can put your movies, TV shows, and music together on a home theater PC and enjoy them on HD TV via movie server and media extender. 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, the Xbox 360 and most 2011 and newer Blu-Ray DVD players that lets you view video from your media server on your TV.
You can rip your Blu-ray collections to media server to enlarge your media library in home theater. Blu-ray is a physical media that is only limited to being played by Blu-ray player device provided with Blu-ray drive. It would be a popularly acceptable way to transfer these Blu-ray collections to a media server for playing more flexibly. To rip Blu-ray to media server, you need a Blu-ray ripping tool.
The Blu-ray Ripping software tools
MakeMKV is a popular program and it can decrypt Blu-Ray and DVD to movie server. But the drawback is that you only can use MakeMKV to rip Blu-ray and DVD to MKV container for media server. MKV can support multiple video and audio codecs, such as H.264 and AAC audio. In general, containers concern how video and audio data is laid out and what supplementary information is used to describe those A/V streams. Most, but not all media servers and extenders support MKV. It will often meet video and audio playback issues such as video audio out of sync on Media Server when playing MKV files.
Then, Pavtube ByteCopy will be the best choice to rip Blu-ray to a media server. This top-ranking Blu-ray-ripping utility can remove the AACS, BD+, CSS or similar built-in protections that prevent straight-up copying and convert DVD and Blu-ray to mobile-or-home-theater-friendly format so that you can stream Blu-ray rips via media server on HD TV through media extender.
Supported Output File Types: lossless MKV, encoded multi-track mp4/mov/avi, 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)
Note: Pavtube ByteCopy version 188.8.131.52 and higher versions have updated to support to rip Blu-ray and Blu-ray to HEVC at up to 30x times ripping speed with NVIDIA CUDA hardware acceleration on the condition that your computer is geared with CUDA-enabled GPU. To figure out if your computer has CUDA GPU, you can refer to this page. So with Pavtube ByteCopy, you can easily and rapidly rip Blu-ray to media server.
Start to Rip Blu-ray to Media Server Supported Format
Click “File” to import Blu-ray movies to the software. You can also add Blu-ray Folder, Blu-ray IFO File,Blu-ray ISO Image File to convert. Of course, you also can import DVD to rip to media server for TV.
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. You also can choose other video format. If you want to rip DVD and Blu-ray to MKV for media server, it’s OK, too.
- The output format is preferably in a common format, like MP3 for audio, MP4 for video. The more common format you use, the more devices you can stream to. For example, if you use FLAC instead of MP3 for your music, you can’t stream your Blu-ray rips to your Xbox One via media server. Just keep in mind that not all devices support all formats of media.
- With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original Blu-ray while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network, depending on your network quality. Simply click “Settings” bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset.
Hit big red “Convert” to start to rip Blu-ray to media server friendly format. Once the process ends, open the output folder to locate the Blu-ray rips. Once the videos are converted you can then add the Blu-ray rips to your media server’s library. With some DLNA servers that’s as easy as placing them in a specific directory.
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