You have many ways to build a home media center to enjoy movies, TV shows on your large screen TV at bedroom, sitting room, home theater room anytime you want. The combination Plex and Roku Ultra is also a nice ideal way, both of which supports H.264, H.265, 1080P HD, 4K UHD. Putting your large media to Plex library then stream them to Roku Ultra for playback on HD TVs. You also can load your Blu-ray collection to Plex library for playback on Roku Ultra by ripping them to digital files.
Ripping Blu-ray to Plex and Roku Ultra supported format video, you can watch Blu-ray movies on HD TV with Roku Ultra via Plex without inserting Blu-ray disc to Blu-ray Drive every time you want to play Blu-ray movies. For smooth playback, you can choose to convert Blu-ray to H.264 for plex and Roku Ultra. Aiming to compress Blu-ray size, you can rip Blu-ray to H.265/HEVC video.
Blu-ray Ripper Software Needed
You need a Blu-ray ripping software to decrypt Blu-ray encryption and convert Blu-ray to Plex and Roku Ultra. Pavtube ByteCopy is an excellent choice with fast Blu-ray ripping speed and lossless quality preserving. This top-notch Blu-ray Decrypter can circumvent Blu-ray Region Codes, AACS, BD+, MKB V61, MKB V62 then convert Blu-ray to H.264/AVC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV), H.265/HEVC (.MKV, .MP4) for Plex and Roku Ultra. It extracts MP4 and MOV from Blu-ray keeping multiple subtitle and audio tracks. It also can convert Blu-ray to lossless/uncompressed MKV container with the title, languages of the audio streams, subtitle or caption tracks, fonts for those subtitles, images, chapter information, and menus.
Pavtube ByteCopy has updated to version 18.104.22.168. But Pavtube Studio has joined H.265 NVIDIA to 30X Realtime 4K H.265 encoding from Pavtube ByteCopy v22.214.171.124. This means, you can convert Blu-ray to H.264 and H.265 video for Plex and Roku Ultra using Pavtube ByteCopy version 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 at up to 30x times ripping speed under the condition that your computer has been geared with CUDA-enabled GPU graphics cards. To judge if your computer has CUDA GPU, you can refer to this page.
With Pavtube ByteCopy, you can convert Blu-ray to 1080P video for HD TVs. You also can upscale Blu-ray to 2160P for Roku Ultra and Plex streaming on 4K TV. You can rip 4K Blu-ray to 4K TV and compress 4K Blu-ray to 1080p for HD TV streaming on Roku Ultra with Plex.
Load Blu-ray to Blu-ray Ripper
You should download and install Blu-ray ripping software on your PC now. Download Pavtube ByteCopy or Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac (Mac version has no NVIDIA CUDA acceleration). After installation, launch Pavtube ByteCopy. On the top left of the main interface, there is a "File" button. You can load Blu-ray movie here. You also can click a icon like a folder to load Blu-ray disc. The software decrypts Blu-ray copy-protections of all regions. The main title in a Blu-ray is checked by default once loaded. This avoids you wasting time to choose main title from a number of movie titles. At the below of the chapter list, you can see "Subtitle", "Audio", "Forced Subtitle". Here, you can choose the subtitle and audio track you want if there are multiple subtitle and audio tracks in your original Blu-ray movies. When you choose Subtitle and then check Forced Subtitle, it means, you will copy Blu-ray with forced subtitles.
Pavtube ByteCopy also can rip DVD that is unprotected and protected. So you also can load DVD to copy to Roku Ultra and Plex.
Select Output Format for Roku Ultra and Plex Streaming
Before you choose the output format, I suggest you read these two pages:
Normally, H.264 MP4 with AAC, MP3 audio codec will be the ideal selection. If you have a 4K TV supporting HEVC, enough bandwidth, you also can choose rip Blu-ray to HEVC video. Click on the main interface, navigate to Format Bar to open the drop-down list. You can choose HD H.264 MP4, HD H.265 MP4, HD MKV from "HD Video". You also can choose lossless MKV, multi-track MP4 from "Multi-track Video" for Roku Ultra and Plex. You can directly search HD H.264 MP4, HD H.265 MKV in HD Video category. If you want H.265 MKV, you should choose HD MKV then click "Settings" next to Format bar to adjust MKV video codec to H.265. In this window, you also can choose other video codec, size, bitrate, frame rate and audio codec, audio channel, audio bit rate, audio sample rate. If you loaded 4K Blu-ray to rip and want to output 1080p HD video, you can adjust video size to 1080p here. Here, you can shrink DVD and compress Blu-ray by changing bitrate and size.
On the top menu, you can find "Edit" function where you can add subtitle to Blu-ray and DVD, replace audio, mute audio, deinterlacing video, crop, trim, keep original aspect ratio in "Crop" option. If you don't need to edit video, just ignore it. Then back to the main interface to hit in "Convert" to start to convert Blu-ray to MP4 or MKV as you like for Roku Ultra and Plex. If your computer has a CUDA GPU, you can click Tools > Acceleration to enable GPU encode acceleration to speedup Blu-ray ripping speed before your start the conversion. The ripping time depends on your computer configuration, movie length, output video format and codec. Generally, it will be about an hour. Once the ripping process ends, open the output folder to locate the generated MP4 or MKV files.
Streaming Blu-ray Rips with Plex on Roku Ultra
Step 1: Sign up for your free account and download the Plex Media Server software, the central brain that organizes all of your media.
Step 2: Add media to Plex. Plex recognizes just about any kind of video, music, or photo format and displays all of your content in an easy-to-navigate interface.
Step 3: Install Plex apps on your Roku Ultra so you can enjoy your beautifully organized media wherever you are.