Stream Blu-ray Videos on Samsung Smart TV with DS Video via Synology Server

Diana Joan

Mar 29, 2016 03:26 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Blu-ray, Samsung, Server, TV

DS video is a free app for Samsung Smart TV, which allows you to easily stream videos from your Synology NAS server. As it’s dedicated for Samsung Smart TV, no extra streaming boxes or remote controls are needed for streaming. So for those who have considerable Blu-ray collection to play on Samsung TV but don’t want to use Blu-ray Player to handle the discs one by one, it will be a perfect idea to rip and put Blu-ray to Synology Server then stream Blu-ray video on Samsung Smart TV with DS Video.

This article here will show you each part of building a home theater system with Synology Server, Samsung TV, DS Video and your Blu-ray library. Now, let’s see the first part to rip and copy Blu-ray to Synology Server for Samsung TV streaming via DS Video.

Rip and Put Blu-ray Videos to Synology Server

Step 1: Download and install Blu-ray Ripper

One of the best Blu-ray to NAS/Server Ripper/Copier is Pavtube BDMagic. This Blu-ray Ripper can 1:1 backup Blu-ray to BDMV for Synology Server, convert Blu-ray to Synology Server with Samsung Smart TV supported MKV, MP4, AVI, rip Blu-ray to M2TS for Synology Server. It keeps original high resolution and is easy to use with intuitive interface.

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Step 2: Import Blu-ray to Blu-ray Ripper

Click “File” to import Blu-ray movies to the software. Note: batch conversion supported allows you to add more than one Blu-ray movies at a time.

Step 3: Choose output format (Important)

Pavtube BDMagic offers hundreds of video formats. So here, please make sure which format you need. Playback capabilities depend on the Samsung Smart TV itself, we recommend referring directly to the specifications page of your TV model on Samsung’s website. Commonly, Samsung Smart TV supports MKV, MP4, AVI, etc. Or you can choose Samsung TV preset from “TVS” profile.

Tip: Each TV model has its own specifications on A/V bitrare, resolution, frame rate, channel, etc. When you checked your manual, you can adjust the A/V parameters in “Settings”.

Step 4: Start Blu-ray to Synology Server for Samsung TV conversion

The last step is to hit on “Convert” button on the interface to start to rip and copy Blu-ray to Synology Server with Samsung TV compatible format. After the process, open output folder to locate the generated Blu-ray backups then transfer them to Synology Server.

Get started with DS video for Samsung Smart TV

  • Install Video Station on your DiskStation, and select folders to index your movies, TV shows, Home videos and other libraries.
  • Install DS video on the Samsung Smart TV. It can be found in the Samsung App Store.
  • Make sure you have Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection to the Internet before entering the Channel Store (required for Samsung TV apps, even on local networks).

DS Video Availability and compatible TV models

DS video will be directly available for download from the App Store on the following Samsung Smart TV models (includes Samsung Blu-Ray players running the Smart Hub): 

2012 (E-type) 2013 (F-type) 2014 (H-type)
Series 7200 and above 5000 and above 5000 and above

For instance, with the following model: UN65F8000BF

  • UN: refers to the country of purchase (here a country within the European Union zone).
  • 65: screen size, 65″ for this model.
  • F: the year of production (F= 2013, E=2012, D= 2011…).
  • 8000: refers to the series, the higher the better, 5000 is required.

Keep your Samsung TV connected to the Internet for DS video to launch, even if you only need to stream on your local network (Samsung Smart Hub limitations). Then you can watch Blu-ray movies on Samsung TV with DS Video via Synology Server without using Blu-ray Player and inserting Blu-ray discs again. Click Here to get 30% Easter discount on Pavtube BDMagic.

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