How do I Rip Blu-Ray, DVD Discs for storage onto Drobo 5n and copy to Mac Mini Plex for Use on TV

Diana Joan

Oct 04, 2014 06:23 pm / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Blu-ray, TV

“I am looking to put my movie titles onto my Drobo 5n and pointed my dedicated Mac mini running Plex Server and running Plex Theater, that’s connected to a 4×4 matrix switch that plays to all my TVs in my house. Once I have all my movies uploaded in the right format, I would like to be able to play them on any device (mainly my TVs, or my 3 iPhones and 3 iPad Minis.) My movies are DVD and Blu-ray (most with digital copy). Can you help me? Thanks!”

Put Blu-ray/DVD on Drobo 5n and Mac mini Plex

Blu-ray and DVD movie is becoming more and more popular, many people choose to enjoy movies with a blu-ray or dvd player, but sometimes it is not so convenient in this way, so they prefer to store BD/DVD on Drobo 5n or stream via Plex for playing directly with other portable devices or TV as above. But as we know, Blu-ray movies and DVD movies are all protected, we will need third party software to remove the protection and rip Blu-ray/DVD to the format you need. After looked up best blu ray ripper for the mac through google search and I found Pavtube BDMagic for Mac which was always considered the best by every reviewer.

After trying one other one I agree with it. With this versatile Blu-ray ripping tool, you can easily remove all kinds of Blu-ray and DVD copy-protections and convert Blu-ray/DVD to MKV on Mac, the output quality is still as vivid as original. And a lot of videos formats are supported to output, so you are able to watch them on your TV/smartphones/tablets.

How to backup Blu-ray/DVD to MKV for storage on Drobo 5n or Streaming via Mac Mini Plex

Download and installed the software and experience all the functions now. If you wanna a Windows version, please go to Pavtube BDMagic.

Step 1. Launch the best Blu-ray Ripper for Mac and load Blu-ray discs.

Convert Blu-ray DVD to MKV on Mac

Step 2. Click “Format” to find “Common Video” catalogue, select “MKV(Matroska) Video (*.mkv)” for storing on Drobo 5n or playing on TV via Mac Mini Plex.

Also you can choose “H.264 Video(*.mp4)” for enjoying on smartphone or tables.

MKV video format

Tip: You can click settings button to adjust the output parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, frame rate, etc. For example, if you want to maintain the 5.1 audio effect, you can choose 5.1 audio in settings.

MKV video settings

Step 3. Click “Convert” to start backing up Blu-ray to MKV, when completed, click “Open” to find the generated files.

Now transfer the converted Blu-ray/DVD movies to Drobo 5n or import them into Plex server on Mac Mini for streaming and playing on TV. Obviously, it is easy to backup blu-ray to MKV format without any audio and video out of sync issue. Have a try now!

More features of BDMagic for Mac:

  • Directly Copy will help to backup the 100% intact Blu-ray/DVD main movie and output an m2ts/vob files with multiple audio and subtitle tracks.
  • Full Disc Copy can 1:1 backup the entire Blu-ray and DVD with original structure and chapter markers.
  • Convert Blu-ray/DVD to many other devices like iPhone 5S, iPad Air, Samsung Galaxy S5/Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Tab s, Amazon Kindle Fire HDX, Surface Pro 3, etc.
  • Meanwhile, there are many Money Saving Software Bundles, such as BDMagic for Mac($49) + DVD Creator for Mac($35) = Only $49.9, Save $28.1 for rip blu-ray and burn to DVD which will help you save more money. Go to find the one you need.

And it is a fabulous way to turn Blu-ray into ISO files for Popcorn Hour C-300 Playback, backup Sabotage Blu-ray Disc to Asus O!Play Mini Plus or play Blu-ray/DVD movie via ViewSonic NMP-708.

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