Rip Blu-ray to Plex for Smart TV Watching

With Plex Media Server, you can easily stream your collection of movies and TV shows to all your devices. For Blu-ray movie collectors who own a large TV, you may come the ideal to watch all your favorite Blu-ray movies on large screen TV with Plex’s beautifully organized interface. Have no ideal how to achieve that, just read on…

Plex supported Smart TV models

To stream movies to TV via Plex Media Server, first make sure that your Smart TVs are included in Plex supported Smart TV models. The good news is the Plex app is now available on a wide range of television models by multiple manufacturers including LG, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, Vizio Television, etc. If your TV is not included in the list, then you choose to play Blu-ray on TV with Blu-ray player or from USB.

Convert Blu-ray for Smart TV Streaming via Plex

Since you can’t directly add the Blu-ray disc into Plex Media Server, therefore, you will need to peform a Blu-ray to digital file format conversion process. To get the job easily completed, you can download this powerful yet simple to use application called Pavtube ByteCopy, which can powerful bypass the Blu-ray copy protection, you can then make a digital copy from Blu-ray disc/BDMV folder/ISO image file without any limitation.

When streaming video from Plex to TV, if the file format is not supported by your TV, Plex Media Server will try to transcode the file, but the transcoding process very be CPU intensive and therefore causing the playback process very choppy. Therefore, to get a smooth video streaming experience via Plex, it would be much ideal for you to use our program to directly rip Blu-ray to TV best compatible format and settings. You can then flexibly adjust output video video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc to let them adapt with your TV.

For those people who have no ideal how to tweak those settings on your own, you can use our program to directly produce preset profile formats that has been optimized for Sony/Samsung/LG/Panasonic TV with the optimal playback settings.

Change output video aspect ratio

If the output video uses an aspect ratio that doesn’t match with your TV, there will be black bars when your view the videos on your TV. The good news is that you can use the program’s built-in “Crop” function to change the output video aspect ratio to let it adapt with your TV’s display screen aspect ratio.

How to Rip Blu-ray to Plex Media Server Streaming to TV?

Step 1: Load Blu-ray disc.

Insert the Blu-ray disc into your computer’s Blu-ray drive. If your computer doesn’t ship with a drive, you will need to purchase an external USB Blu-ray drive to read on the data on Blu-ray disc. Then press “File” > “Load from disc” option on the main interface, alternatively, you can also import Blu-ray folder or Blu-ray ISO files with the program.

Step 2: Define the output format.

Click the “Format” option, from its drop-down list, select one of your TV supported file formats such as “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.

Output TV supported file formats

Tips: Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality for TV.

Get best playback settings for TV

You can also directly output TV preset profile formats if your happen to own the Sony/Panasonic/LG/Samsung TV model.

Output TV preset profile formats

Step 3: Adjust output aspect ratio.

Open the “video editor” window, click the “Crop” tab. In the “Crop” window, switch to the “Advanced Mode”. To keep the cropped aspect ratio, there are several aspect ratios for you to choose from, including 16:10, 16:9, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, and 2:1. Once you select your TV’s compatible “Display aspect ratio”, the “green crop frame” will keep this ratio to crop video and you are able to preview the final effect in real time. If you want to keep the same aspect ratio in your final output files, do remember to set the Video “Size (pix)” in “Settings” section as the same ratio as display aspect ratio.

Adjust output aspect ratio

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin to rip Blu-ray into TV compatible file formats or preset profile formats.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then add converted files to Plex and install the Plex app on your TV to stream and view the movies with Plex’s beautiful interface on your large screen TV.

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