“I own a nexus 7 first gen that I use at home sometimes and a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 that I use primarily for surfing and watching YouTube videos. At the moment I am looking for a tool to stream all my Blu-ray collections through Plex to my devices over the home network so I can watch them in the evenings as a complement to Netflix.”
When you wish to accomplish the same or you are in the similar dilemma for watching Blu-ray movies on Android phone and tablet or streaming movies on TV at home via Plex, this tutorial below is what you need for watching Blu-ray movies on any device via Plex in your house.
As we all know, you cannot directly place Blu-ray disks on Plex Media Server because it is not equipped with Blu-ray Disc Drive for disc reading. In order to play Blu-ray movies through Plex, you should backup Blu-ray movies from physical discs first, and then stream Blu-ray movies to devices via Plex with WiFi for watching movies.
Here is a brief guide about how to stream Blu-ray movies to any device though Plex media server over the home network.
Step 1: Install Blu-ray to Plex Media converter
Free download the best Blu-ray Plex converter, to help backup Blu-ray movies to Plex Media Server and later stream to your devices all over the house. In addition, this app is capable of ripping standard DVD discs to any other video and audio format you like.
Step 2: Load Blu-ray movie
Click the “Load disc” icon, browse to disc drive and import source movie to this app.
Tip 1: After successful loading your Blu-ray, don’t forget to select main audio and subtitle track for output, and set the destination of the output file on the program UI.
Step 3: Choose optimized output format
Tap on the “Format” pane, from the drop-down list choose the right profile for output. To watch Blu-ray movies through Plex Media Server, you are recommended to select “Common Video” > “MKV(Matroska) Video (*.mkv)” as output format.
Tip 2: You are allowed to freely adjust profile parameters like video bitrate, file size, framerate,etc under “Settings” to obtain suitable video and audio quality for display.
Step 4: Convert Blu-ray to Plex Media Server
Hit the “Convert” button to start ripping Blu-ray movie to MKV for Plex Media Server. When it is done, open output folder, find the converted MKV file and place it in Plex Media Server. Then you could stream Blu-ray movies through Plex to smartphone, tablet, desktop, TV, and more over the network and watch them anywhere in the house.
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