DVDs are trapped on physical platters. If you want to watch something, you have to find the disc, slide it into a DVD player—or a computer with a DVD drive—and flip your TV to the proper input. However, once you convert your DVD movie library to digital files, you can store those files on a server like Plex Media Server and stream them anytime, from anywhere. This article will focus on how to rip DVD to Plex Media Server for playing and streaming.
It’s obvious that Plex Media Server can’t support DVDs; while, if you have the ripped DVDs that maintain the original DVD file structure(VIDEO_TS), you still need a DVD ripper to reformat these DVD files. It because that Plex states VIDEO_TS and other image file formats (ISO, etc.) are currently incompatible with the streaming system. It has to be repackaged or encoded into a file that can be streamed by the media server. Here Brorsoft DVD Ripper is highly recommend which fully supports converting DVD disc, VIDEO_TS folder and DVD ISO image files.
Overall, it is the best DVD ripping program that helps you effortlessly finish the 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 (Mavericks).
Guide: Ripping DVD off for loading to Plex Media Server
1. Insert DVD disc to the drive, then launch the DVD to Plex Converter and click the "Disc" button to have the DVD content imported. You can also add VIDEO_TS folder, DVD ISO files as the source files for converting.
2. Click Format bar and choose a compatible format for Plex Media Server. MP4, MKV from Common Video are the proper choice.
Tip: With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original DVD 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.
3. Hit the "Convert" button at the bottom of the main interface to start the DVD to Plex Media Server conversion.
Once the conversion is done, click "Open" to quickly find the converted movies. Then, Plex will recognize, catalog, play and stream them just fine.
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As an ideal video editing tool, Avid Media Composer widely used by video professionals and hobbyists. However, if you want to import MKV to Avid Media Composer for editing you'll be disappointed since Avid MC only accepts QuickTime movie files, .DV, .TNF, .AVI, .MP2 + .WAV, and sequential .TGA or .TIF, 2K, 4K, 5K film formats.
So we can easily find that MKV is not a compatible format for Avid Media Composer, but DNxHD .mov is. So we need to encode MKV to Avid DNxHD first with a professional video conversion software, here i recommended you use Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which is a powerful MKV to Avid MC converter which can fast convert MKV to DNxHD .mov with high quality. It supports batch conversion and setting relative output parameters before starting to convert .mkv to Avid Media Composer. It can not only finish conversion between MKV and Avid DNxHD, but also guarantee the output files without audio and video out of sync issues. For Windows users, please get Video Converter.
Now, let's learn to how to convert MKV to Avid Media Composer without quality loss via the help of Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac in detail, just read on it to get what you need at will.
Step 1. Add MKV to converter Download, install the Mac MKV Converter. As long as you launch it, the following main interface will pop up. Now you can click on “Add” button to import MKV files which you want to convert into this program.
Tip: if you want to join all the MKV files you loaded as a single file, you can tick checkbox “Merge into one file”.
Step 2. Choose DNxHD as output format Click on “Format”, and select output format from the drop-down list. Follow “Avid Media Composer” > Avid DHxHD (*.mov)”.
P.S. This Mac MKV to Avid MC Converter can also help users to transcode MKV to FCP, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro with the optimal presets including Apple ProRes, Apple InterMediate Codec, MPEG-2…
Step 3. Set advanced settings By clicking the Settings icon, you can adjust video and audio parameters like codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, etc., in that way, you can take charge of the size and quality of the output files. In principle, the larger input values, the better output quality, but the corresponding larger file size.
Step 4. Start MKV to Avid conversion As soon as all the above settings are completed, you can press “Convert” button to start conversion. You can follow the conversion process via the pop-up windows.
After conversion is done, simply click "Completed" to back to main interface, and click "Open" button to find generated DNxHD videos. Afterwards, you can transfer the converted MKV clips into Avid Media Composer 5/5.5/6/6.5/7 for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.
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Windows Movie Maker is freeware video editing software by Microsoft. I’ve used it for years. But I have a painful experience when importing VOB videos into Windows Movie Maker for creating a personal video. Windows Movie Maker cannot open the .vob files in Win 8.1pro. The audio version opens, but not the video.
Having a search on Google and find many people have the same problem. Something exciting, some guys have shared their solutions to solve the issue. The main reason why you can not transfer VOB video files to Windows (Live) Movie Maker is that WMM still can’t recognize VOB format. As far as I know VOB is basically a MPEG-2 video file which is stored in Video_TS folder in a DVD. As this kind of video file usually contains one or several audio tracks and subtitle tracks that are multiplexed together into one stream form, it is not so easy to playback or edit. To edit VOB in Windows Movie Maker smoothly, you simply need a VOB Video Converter to convert VOB file to Windows Movie Maker-friendly format. The following paragraphs are all about how to convert VOB to WMM step by step.
To convert and import videos in VOB to Windows Movie Maker, this user-friendly and professional utility -Brorsoft Video Converter is the best program I can recommend here. It supports you to convert VOB to WMM without hassle. The main features of this VOB converter are high conversion speed with zero quality loss and supporting to convert from and to more than 70 formats like MP4, AVI, FLV, WMV, MKV, MOV, etc.
How to Convert and Add VOB files to Windows Movie Maker
Step 1- Add VOB files: Simply drag-and-drop your .vob file to the main window of this program or click "Add" icon to load your .vob video. You can add multiple files at a time an convert them in batch.
The program also allows you to merge several video clips into a single video file for a seamless playback. Just choose the "Merge into one file" option.
Step 2- Select Windows Movie Maker supported format: Since Windows Movie Maker only supports WMV, ASF, MPG (MPEG-1) and AVI (DV-AVI), you can choose one format of them. Here I recommend “HD Video” > “WMV HD(*.wmv)” as the output video format.
Step 3 - Start VOB to Windows Movie Maker conversion: Simply click the "Convert" button to start encoding VOB to WMV, everything else will be automated. If you have added quite a bunch of video files, it would take some time to convert. In such case, you can click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion”.
After the conversion, click “Open” to locate the result videos and then you can import the converted files to Windows Movie Make for editing via its “Import video” option.
This VOB to Windows Movie Maker Converter is not only designed for converting VOB files for Windows Movie Maker. It is also professional in making FLV, VOB, AVI, MKV, TiVo, MPG, MP4 files editable in Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Premiere Elements, Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas Pro, After Effects, Magix Movie Editor Pro, Pinnacle Studio, CyberLink PowerDirector, etc to meet your different needs.
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As far as we know, Android Phones or Tablets still cannot play VOB files natively. Though there are many VOB players for Android on the market, they either fail to play HD VOB on Android or play VOB in poor output video quality.
This article just aims to provide a simple way to successfully play HD VOB on all kinds of Android based smart phones and tablet computers: convert VOB to Android more compatible video format like MPEG-4.
This method helps to:
*Play VOB on Android Phones including HTC, Motorola, Samsung, LG, Acer, Sony Ericsson and etc.
*Play VOB on Android Tablets like Amazon Kindle Fire, Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Motorola XOOM and so on.
*Play HD VOB in other devices like Samsung TV, Apple TV, iTunes, iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Zune, PSP, Xbox and more.
*Play other video formats including MKV, WMV, MOV, MPG, AVI, DivX, FLV, WTV, MXF, MVI, ASF and more on Android Phones or Tablets.
Download the VOB to Android Converter From Brorsoft:
(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)How-To: Convert VOB to MP4 for playing on Android
Step 1. Install and run the top VOB to Android Converter to your PC, click "Add Video" or "Add from folder" to import your source materials in .vob format. Batch conversion is supported so that you can add multiple files.
Step 2. Choose the output format. Basically the "Android -> Android Tablets 720P Video(*.mp4)" is a universal format with HD quality for common Android tablets and smartphones. Or depends on your device, you can choose a suitable video format from "Android" catalogue including Nook HD/HD+, Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD/HDX...
Step 3. (Optional) If you like, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. According to my experience, 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. For watching videos on Android 720p with 2000~2500kbps is just all right.
Step 4. After above settings, you can start the VOB to Android MP4 conversion. Once the process completes, locate the files and transfer and copy the converted MP4 videos to your tablet. As you see, now you can effortlessly watch VOB videos on your Android device.
If you are looking for a powerful integrated tool to convert videos, Blu-ray movies and DVDs to Android compatible format for playing on Samsung Galaxy Tab, Asus Infinity, Nook HD, Kindle Fire HD, Galaxy Note, etc simultaneously saving time and effort, the all-in-one Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate program will be a nice choice for you. If you are running a Mac OS X computer, iMedia Converter for Mac is the alternative.
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