“I’m in the process of copying my DVD-library to Plex Media Server so that I can put all the DVDs in a box somewhere and forget about them. They will be watched mainly on a HTPC connected our TV, on our laptops and on our smartphones (with the help of Plex’s online transcoding). Any recommendation?”
What is Plex Media Server?
Plex Media Server is the back-end media server component of Plex, which is closed source as proprietary software. Introduced in 2009, Plex Media Server is used to host the content and plugins that are then streamed to Plex Home Theater or Plex Media Center and Plex mobile app clients, either on the same machine, the same local area network, or over the Internet.
How to watch DVD movies on TV/Laptop/Smartphone via Plex Media Server?
Pavtube DVD to Plex Media converter is just what you want. It lets users re-multiplex DVDs to MKV, including all subtitles and audio tracks, without transcoding the audio and video streams, while also letting you transcode the audio streams in a few cases where you might actually want to (from LPCM to AAC for better compatibility with different players). Below is a brief guide to introduce the method to convert DVD library to Plex Media Player for TV/Laptop/Smartphone.
Step 1: Install DVD Plex Media converter
Free download the best DVD to Plex Media converter to assist with copying DVD library to Plex Media Server and watching movies on TV, laptop or smartphone. In addition, this app works well for users to backup Blu-rays and standard DVDs to multi-track MKV with lossless quality.
Step 2: Load DVD movie to DVD Ripper for Plex Media Server
Easily load DVD movie from computer disc drive to this app by clicking the “Load Disc” icon.
Step 3: Choose optimized output format
From the “Format” drop-down list, choose the best output format for Plex Media Server. To watch DVD movies on TV, laptop or smartphone via Plex Media Server, you’s better find “Multi-track Video” category and choose “Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV(*.mkv)” as output format.
In order to remove unwanted audio or subtitle track, move to “Settings” option, switch to “Audio” or “Subtitle” tab and uncheck the streams from source DVD.
Step 4: Convert DVD to Plex Media Server
Hit the “Convert” icon and DVD to Multi-track MKV conversion starts. Once it is done, open output folder, get copied Multi-track MKV movie, and transfer to Plex Media Server. Now you are ready to watch DVD movies on HTPC connected TV, laptop or smartphone via Plex Media Server.
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