Re-encode Blu-ray Collection to Emby Media Server

Diana Joan

Feb 19, 2016 08:23 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Blu-ray, Server

Blu-rays are far too expensive to let scratches turn your video into a glorified coaster, therefore, most people still choose to backup their Blu-ray collection to media server to protect the physical discs. Emby Media Server is a good media server to store your Blu-ray backups. It brings all of your Blu-ray backups, like the Oscars movie Blu-raycollections together into one place and streams your Blu-ray movies on-the-fly to play on any device.

Emby Media Server has many client apps including: Kodi, Windows Media Center / XBOX 360 (MCE Extender), Android TV, Roku  / Now TV boxes, Amazon Fire TV, some Samsung Smart TVs. This means that when you backed up Blu-ray collection to Emby Media Server, you can stream Blu-ray movies via Emby Media Server with Kodi, Nvidia Shield Android TV, Xbox 360, HD TV, etc without using the expensive Blu-ray discs any longer. With so plenty benefits of backing up Blu-ray Emby Media Server, how to reach it? You can use a Blu-ray Ripper to help you rip commercial Blu-ray discs to Emby Media Server. 

Here I recommend you Pavtube BDMagic. I found this best Blu-ray ripper to be most impressive, yet easy-to-use and covers all my needs regarding a program to rip bluray and DVD discs. It can easily rip any copy & region protected Blu-ray to Emby Media Server in digital version. It outputs MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV, 3GP, H.265, M3U8, etc with original video quality so that you can stream Blu-ray via Emby Media Server on iPad, Samsung Galaxy S6, Roku, Xbox 360, PS4 enjoying.

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How to Re-encode Blu-ray Collection to Emby Media Server in MP4/MKV/MOV?

Step 1. Insert your Blu-ray disc into your BD drive, run the best Blu-ray Converter for Emby Media Server and click “Load file(s)” icon to load movie from Blu-ray source(Disc, folder, ISO). Set your wanted subtitles and audio track from the drop-down box of “Subtitles” and “Audio” tab. The mac version is Pavtube BDMagic for Mac.

Note: A BD drive for ripping Blu-rays.

Step 2. Click the “Format” option, and choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mp4) or MKV HD Video(*.mkv) as output format. MOV, MKV, AVI, etc can also be found in “HD Video” and “Common Video”


If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. Keep in mind the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.

Step 3: Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Blu-ray ripper will start the conversion from Blu-ray movies to MKV/MP4 for Emby Media Server After conversion, you can stream the converted Blu-ray movies through Emby Media Server to iPad Pro, Samsung UHD TV, Roku, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 or other DLNA-compliant devices for watching.

Since the 88th Academy Award is approaching, you may want to collect the Blu-ray/DVD version of 2016 Oscar-winning movies, like The Revenant, The Martian, Spotlight, Brooklyn, Room, etc. If you want to protect the physical discs, just backup the Blu-ray/DVD discs to Emby Media Server.

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