HP MediaSmart Server helps family out by not only keeping data safe, but also by streaming media. Thus, many people are looking at possibly getting an HP Mediasmart windows home server to use to stream Blu-ray movies. Of course, this needs you to rip Blu-ray to digital files in advance.
For some newbies, ripping Blu-ray is not as easy as ripping DVD cause nearly all Blu-rays have more complicated encryption than DVD. To help you enjoy Blu-ray movies via HP MediaSmart Server, here the articles shows you the way to rip Blu-ray to HP MediaSmart Server quickly.
To rip Blu-ray to put onto HP MediaSmart Server, all you need is a Blu-ray ripper to rip Blu-ray movies to a more compatible format for all devices.(As media server is powerful enough to support almost all kinds of formats, you should rip Blu-ray to your final devices supported format.) And a media extender, like Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku, QNAP NAS, Synology NAS etc, as a intermediary to allow you enjoy movies on TV or portables devices etc.
Based on the reviews provided by top ten reviews, I made my decision to try Pavtube ByteCopy . 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, including storage on local computer, hard drive then stream over a home network for HP MediaSmart Server and iPad, Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Roku, Xbox One, PS4 enjoying.It can do with all kinds of Blu-ray: protected and unprotected Blu-ray Disc, BDMV folder, BD ISO etc. Besides, both 3D Blu-ray discs, 2D Blu-ray discs can be converted to the most compatible H.264 MP4 format for all devices. You can read the ByteCopy Review to learn why we choose it.
Step-by-step Guide on ripping, converting Blu-ray to HP MediaSmart Server
Step 1. Insert your Blu-ray disc into your BD drive, run the best Blu-ray Converter for your 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.
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.
Note: Actually, the feature of ByteCopy is to rip Blu-ray to MKV in lossless quality. So if your devices support MKV, lossless MKV format would be your best choice.
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/DVD movies to MKV/MP4 for your HP MediaSmart Server.
After conversion, you can stream the converted Blu-ray movies through HP MediaSmart server to iPad, Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Roku, Xbox One S, PS3, PS4 or other DLNA-compliant devices for watching.
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