How to Copy Blu-ray/DVDs into Synology NAS for Streaming

Want to backup your Blu-ray and DVD movies into Synology NAS for sharing on your media streamers? If so, just read on to learn how to rip Blu-ray/DVD for NAS streaming.

If you have a lot of movies on Blu-ray or DVD discs and a Synology NAS drive, chances are you want to get all your Blu-ray/DVDs into Synology NAS to view via streamers( PS3, WD TV, etc). When you try to do this, you’ll find that just copying the DVD/Blu-ray files to NAS directly is a pain to try and play with a media streamer. So, what is the best way (software wise) to take the DVDs and Blu-rays and put the movies on Synology NAS drive for playing on most media streamers? Read on for details.

First, a quick note: we know that there is still a lot of legal ambiguity around ripping content that you have legally purchased. At Audioholics, we believe that you should be able to watch purchased media on your system regardless of whether it’s coming from a standalone DVD or Blu-ray player or a media center frontend. Actually, it’s not as difficult as you imagine. To get DVDs/Blu-ray on Synology NAS, you’ll need a third-party software that supports both Blu-ray and DVD Ripping.

Most of you are likely familiar with the excellent Handbrake for ripping standard Def DVDs, however, currently it still cannot yet deal with protected DVD discs, let alone Blu-ray discs. So you’ll need to add an intermediate step. EaseFab Blu-ray Ripper is bee’s knees, which can help you fast rip Blu-ray/DVD discs to a format playble by NAS while keeping the original quality. (Read the review)

With it, ripping Blu-ray/DVD for Synology NAS is simple as ABC. After downloding, follow the wizard to install and run the program. The mac version is Blu-ray Ripper for Mac. Then follow the steps below to convert Blu-ray/DVD to Synology NAS comaptible formats in a few clicks!

How to rip and stream Blu-ray/DVD movies via Synology NAS

Step 1: Install and launch Blu-ray Ripper. Insert your Blu-ray or DVD disc into your BD Drive or DVD ROM on the computer, and click the Disc button to load DVD or Blu-ray files.

Step 2: Click “Profile” box and move mouse cursor to “Common Video” category, then select MP4 Video as the output format. MKV is also a good choice; as a container format it takes whatever you give it. And then click the Browse button to specify an output folder to save the converted files.

Tip: With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original DVD or 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. Remember 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.

Step 3: Finally, hit the “Convert” button at the bottom of the main interface to start the conversion. It will automatically convert DVD/Blu-ray to Synology NAS compatible video files.

Once the conversion is finished, click “Open” to quickly find the converted movies. Then, Synology NAS will recognize, catalog, play and stream these DVD or Blu-ray rips at ease.

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