Rip and Stream DVD to Roku 3 via Plex Media Sever

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Rip and Stream DVD to Roku 3 via Plex Media Sever

Did you know you can also play DVD on Roku? Here is a simple guide on ripping DVDs for streaming over Plex to Roku 3 with supported formats.

Roku is another popular streaming player, besides Apple TV and Chromecast. It supports 1800+ streaming channels including YouTube, Netflix, HBO GO, Hulu plus, PBS, Pandora, etc. and 200,000+ movies and TV episodes. Mostly you may use the Roku as a top-up box for your Plex media center. But you may want to know how to play DVD-like sources? Because Roku only support MKV (H.264), MP4 (H.264), MOV (H.264), WMV (VC-1, firmware 3.1 only). Is there any way to workaround to fix the issue? Sure, we have a great tutorial for you, guaranteed to play DVD movies on Roku thru Plex.

You may opt for some free DVD rippers like HandBrake to rip DVD to Roku compatible formats. But such kind of DVD rippers isn´t suit for copy protected DVD movies or latest DVD released, like Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, The Red Ten, Transformers 4. If you want to effortlessly rip any regular and badly encrypted DVDs to Roku, Pavtube DVDAid is a good option. After downloading and installing, you can rip and stream DVD to Roku in several simple steps. (For Mac users, follow this guide).

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Pavtube DVDAid More Features:

* Edit the videos before conversion, such as trim, crop, add subtitles, video effect, etc.
* Convert DVD to many other mobile devices and editing software like iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, ATV 3, iPhone 6/6 Plus, Nexus 10, Galaxy Tab 3, S5, Note 3, Sony Vegas and more.
* Add srt, ass, ssa subtitles to your movies.
* Backup DVD main movie to VOB format with original quality.

How to Rip DVD movies to Roku for Playing via Plex

STEP 1: Load DVD files to the converter

Click the disc button to load DVD movies to the program. The detailed information of your DVD movie will be displayed. You can then preview them and choose the chapters you want to rip.

STEP 2: Select output format

Click Format > Common Video and set output video format as H.264 Video (*.mp4). The reason mp4 is the target format is that by packing the videos in mp4, the file size will be reasonable small and the video quality remains.

STEP 3: Edit the DVD files(optional)

The DVD to Roku Converter comes with the editing functions enables you to customize your own videos in the following ways:

A. Crop - Crop the video frame size for better visual effects on the player.
B. Trim - Split the video clips to choose your favorite part of the DVD movies.
C. Effects - You can change the video parameters like brightness, saturation, contrast and more...

STEP 4: Start to convert DVD to Roku supported format

After all preparations, click the Convert button to rip your DVD movie to Roku. When the conversion completes, click Open to get the converted MP4 files and play them with Roku via Plex for freely.


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