Many guys are facing the similar troubles "Blu-ray ISO files not seen in Plex", "Plex won't play Blu-ray Disc"... In fact, there is an easy way to fix the issue.
Plex is easy to install and easy to use. It is based on XBMC whose strength is its ability to order you media in various ways. For example it has a special "folder" where it keeps movies or TV shows that you haven't finished. It also keeps new media in a special folder. So its pretty easy to find movies and other media that you are most interested in. But, we can not play Blu-ray movies on Plex directly, Plex does not support the use of ISO, IMG, Video_TS, or other "disk image" formats."
In this case, one app Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper can be the best Plex Assistant for the same. It allows you to copy and transfer Blu-ray, DVD movies to Plex server for safe storage and streaming. Copy protections won't be in the way of your Blu-ray to Plex backup and users are always amazed by its high quality output. Plus, it is capable of ripping Blu-ray, DVD to almost all video formats, such as AVI, MP4, MPEG, WMV, MOV, FLV, FLV for playback on iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, iTunes, Samsung, Chromecast, etc. For Mac users, please turn to Brorsoft Mac Blu-ray ripping software, which enables you to convert DVD/Blu-ray to Plex on Mac OS X (including macOS Sierra). Now download the right version and check out the guide below.
(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
If you only wanna to rip DVD to Plex for saving money, Brorsoft DVD Ripper is the bee's knees, which can help you finish DVD conversion bypassing DVD copy protection. With it, you can convert DVD to almost all regular video formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, WMV, AVI, etc. and even extract MP3, WMA, FLAC, OGG, etc. audio from DVD movies. Best of all, it allows you to copy your DVD to hard drive with original structure or main movie only. If you're using a Mac, please turn to DVD Ripper for Mac, which enables you to convert DVD to Plex Media Server on Mac OS X (macOS Sierra).
Besides DVD and Blu-ray , if you wanna to change some digital files such as VOB , MKV , MP4, MOV , FLV files to play on Plex, in this case, the all-in-one Video Converter Ultimate program will a nice choice for you. It is a yet professional all-in-one Blu-ray Ripper, DVD Ripper and HD Video Converter, which comparatively has better output quality, in particular HD videos and intuitive interface. What's more, its deinterlacing function and merging, cropping, trimming, adding subtitles ability are what its many competitive products lack of. If you are Mac users, please turn to iMedia Converter for Mac.
Tutorial: How to Rip Blu-ray to Plex for streaming
STEP 1. Add Blu-ray files
Insert your Blu-ray disc into your BD drive, run the Blu-ray ripping software and click "BD/DVD disc" icon to load your Blu-ray movies. As you can see, you can preview the loaded Blu-ray files in the right preview window and select Blu-ray audio track/subtitle. DVD disc, DVD folder, ISO/IFO files are supported as well.
STEP 2. Decide output format
Click Format bar and choose MP4 from Common Video, which can be recognized by Plex well. MKV is also a good choice; as a container format it takes whatever you give it.
STEP 3. Advanced Settings
With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original Blu-ray while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network, depending on your network quality. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset.
STEP 4. Start ripping Blu-ray to Plex
Hit the "Convert" button at the bottom of the main interface to start the conversion. It will automatically convert Blu-ray to Plex Media Server compatible video files.
Once the conversion is finished, click "Open" to quickly find the converted movies. Then, Plex will recognize, catalog, play and stream them just fine.
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