“Plex cannot see my Blu-Ray rips: I am brand new to Plex. I have been using TotalMedia Theatre for many years on my Windows 7 Media Center, but some update from Microsoft has finally killed it. So I am trying out Plex. I build a Movies folder and Plex can see my mp4 and wtv files, but not my movies in a folder structure built my Clown BD and used by TMT. The folder has several subfolders including D:\Movies Test\Loving Vincent\BDMV\STREAM with a .m2ts file that is the movie. What do I have to do to get Plex to see it?
Plex is solution for your local and online media, which seamlessly connects your Plex clients. If you’ve tons of Blu-ray movies and want to get these movies off of Blu-ray discs and onto Plex Media Server for streaming with ease, you’ve come to the right place. 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. I will share the tips and tricks for copying and streaming Blu-rays to Plex Media Server.
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 Blu-ray player or a media center frontend. Actually, it’s not as difficult as you imagine. To get Blu-rays on Plex, you’ll need a Blu-ray drive installed in your computer and a third-party Blu-ray ripping software.
U2USoft Blu-ray Toolkit is highly recommended to help you finish the task. With it, you can easily convert the commercial Blu-ray movies to Plex compatible video files with high quality and fast speed. It aims to solve this problem by giving us the ability to store our purchased physical Blu-ray and DVD discs to local computer, hard drive then stream over a home network for Plex Media Server and iPad, iPhone, iPod, Samsung Galaxy, LG, HTC, Huawei, Lenovo, etc playback. It’s professional in ripping and converting Blu-ray/DVD discs, Blu-ray/DVD ISO image, Blu-ray/DVD copies and more.
The equivalent Mac version is U2USoft Blu-ray Toolkit for Mac, which can rip and convert Blu-ray movies to Plex Media Sever on Mac OS X (Mojave included). Just get the right version according to your computer’s operating system and follow the steps below to copy Blu-ray movies to Plex Media Sever for streaming with ease.
Download Windows Blu-ray Ripper for Windows:
Download Blu-ray Ripper for Mac:
How to convert/backup Blu-rays to Plex Media Server?
Step 1: Download U2USoft Blu-ray Toolkit, it is the best Blu-ray Ripper for Plex, install this software on your computer. Besides the Windows version, you can also download the Mac version from the website for your Mac computer, both Windows version and Mac version are available to use.
Step 2: Insert your Blu-ray disc into your BD drive, run the Blu-ray Ripper and click “BD/DVD disc” icon to load movies. You can also import movies files from Blu-ray folder, ISO.
Tips: Before start converting Blu-ray, you can backup your BD contend first. There are two options for you:
Step 3: 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 4: 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, iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, PS3/PS4, HTC, Huawei, or other connected devices for great enjoyement.