Adding a Blu-ray Disk to Plex for streaming to Mobile devices


Q: “A way to add a Bluray / Disk Drive to Plex?-I want to add my bluray drive to my plex server. Three reasons I want this: 1. I want to be able to stick in a movie and watch it any where in the house. 2. I want to be able to transcode a blu-ray to my mobile devices on the go. Is there a way I can do this? Note I am running anydvd if that helps.”


Plex is designed to organize all of your personal media so you can enjoy it no matter where you are. If you some Blu-ray movies and want to put them into some format so you can share them into Plex, just read on this article. This article gives you some hints on how to rip Blu-ray to Plex Media Server for widely streaming to TV, Roku, Xbox 360, PS3, Android/iOS devices for playback anywhere. Now learn the Blu-ray to Plex Media Server brief workflow.

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Ripping Blu-ray for Plex with Pavtube BDMagic is simple as ABC.  After downloding, follow the wizard to install and run the program. For Mac users, you can try to Pavtube BDMagic for Mac. Then follow the steps below to convert Blu-ray to Plex compatible formats in a few clicks! The below guide takes Blu-ray Ripper for Windows (Windows 8.1) screenshots for example.

Getting Blu-ray movies onto Plex Media Sever for Streaming Everywhere

Step 1. Add Blu-ray movies

Install and launch Blu-ray Ripper program, and then click the disc icon to import your source movies to this program. Set your wanted subtitles and audio track from the drop-down box of “Subtitles” and “Audio” tab.

Step 2: Select an output format

Click the “Format” option, and choose MPEG4, MOV from Common Video profile list. If you want to keep 1080p resolution as source movie, you can choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mp4) for Plex Media Server.

Note: The output format is preferably in a common format, like MP3 for audio, MPEG-4 for video. The more common format you use, the more devices you can stream to. For example, if you use FLAC instead of MP3 for your music, you can’t stream to your Xbox 360. Just keep in mind that not all devices support all formats of media.

Tip – Advanced Settings:
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:  Start ripping Blu-ray for Plex Media Sever

Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Blu-ray ripper will start the conversion from Blu-ray movies to Plex Media Server. Once the conversion finished, get the ripped Blu-ray files onto Plex Media Server easily. Now you can stream Blu-ray movies through Plex to Google TV, iPad Air 2, Roku, Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, PS4, or other connected devices for great enjoyment.

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