Friday, March 18, 2016

All Solutions About How to Rip DVDs and get them on a Media Server?

If you have a number of DVDs, wouldn't it be nice to have all these movies backed up and saved to watch anytime you want without having to pull out the disc? Media Server is the solution (such as Kodi, Plex etc).  It allows you to store all your movies on a central server and watch them anywhere you want. You can watch them on your TV, iPad, computer or phones both home and away. In this guide, we will show you how to “rip DVD to Media Server”, “copy dvd to Media Server”, “convert DVD to Media Server” and so on. Just keep reading...

Q:”I have folders of DVDs, as I'm sure many do. I'm wondering how I can get all those in a digital format so they can be accessed and played from any connected device. Please start with the basics as I'm asking about the entire process. How do I rip them or get the digital version? Where / how should I store them? How do I access them?” 

Best Solution: Convert DVD to Media Server Compatible Format

Here, 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. 

Running it, you can rip and convert DVD to almost all regular video formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, WMV, AVI, etc. and even extract MP3, WMA, FLAC, OGG, etc. audio from DVD movies. In addition, 150+ video presets for portable devices like iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Amazon Kindle Fire HDX, etc. are provided to let your get videos with the best settings to fit your device. Furthermore, the built-in video editor allows you to easily get desired video part and effects. They provide free trial (no time limitation) before purchase; and you can also reach the Windows version here.

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.

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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.

Other Solutions we have found: 

Method 1: The free software Handbrake is excellent for this purpose.

The workflow is something like this:

1. Start Handbrake
2. Insert DVD
3. Select format for the video from the list on the right
4. Change the filename of the movie if you don't like the default
5. Click the button to start the process.

Method 2: Actually, it can done effortlessly. Once you convert your DVD movie library to digital files, you can store those files on a server like Plex Media Server and stream them anytime, from anywhere. 

Method 3: Here is all the entire process: 

1. How do I rip them or get the digital version?  

Download and install this Easefab DVD Ripper, and rip DVD to MP4 video files. 

2. Where / how should I store them? How do I access them? 

Download and install Plex Media Sever on your PC and devices, upload your movies to Plex on PC, run the plex on your device, you can access them on your device. 

Tips for 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.

How to add media to iTunes?
Add Movies to Plex Server To Set Up Home Theater
Rip Blu-ray to WD Media Server for TV  (This article contains the detailed steps to add movies to WD Media Server)

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!


In my experience, to digitize DVD, first of all you need a DVD ripper that can convert DVD to videos bypassing DVD copy protection. I have tried many DVD tools and among which Pavtube is the greatest assistant. It is top-ranked in the review with reasonable price.

So, you may have no issues on how to “backup DVD to Media Server”, “transfer DVD to Media Server”, “save DVD Movies on Media Server”, “add DVD on Media Server” and any problems about the DVD and Media Server. Have fun! 

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