The 2017 Nvidia Shield Android TV streaming box offers just about every must-have app, including Amazon Video, and many include 4K along with HDR. It’s a versatile gaming platform with an improved controller. Voice search and interactivity, from controller or remote, work well. It will soon get Google Assistant. Looking for a way to stream and play Blu-ray movies on Nvidia Shield TV 2017, the following article will show you how to achieve that.
Play local video on Nvidia Shield TV 2017
It won’t be difficult for you to streaming online video on Nvidia Shield Pro, however, it is not easy to stream local video from your PC to TV via Nvidia Shield TV 2017. The good news is that the Nvidia Shield TV 2017 comes with a lot of video app pre-installed which assist you to play and stream local media on Nvidia Shield TV 2017, here are the 4 best media players for Nvidia Shield TV 2017: J2 Interactive MX Player, Plex app for Android, VLC Media Player and Kodi app.
Supported codec by Nvidia Shield TV 2017
As an embedded system, the codec involves NVIDIA signing licensing deals. For example, support for Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus requires deals with Dolby Laboratories, while DTS / DTS-HD support requires deals with DTS. On the video side, H.264 support, for example, requires a deal with MPEG-LA. Each of these deals ends up increasing the end cost for the consumer. In order to hit an acceptable price point while ensuring all necessary components for OTT streaming (SHIELD’s primary market) are in place, NVIDIA has signed deals for the following audio/video codecs only:
– Dolby Digital (Update: only bitstreaming, no internal decode to PCM)
– Dolby Digital Plus (Update: only bitstreaming, no internal decode to PCM)
Rip Blu-ray for Nvidia Shield TV 2017 Streaming or Playing
Obviously, you can’t directly play or stream Blu-ray via Nvidia Shield TV 2017 especially for commercial Blu-ray movies with copy protection and region code. To bypass the protection, you can download our splendid Blu-ray Ripper program – Pavtube BDMagic (best Blu-ray Ripping software) to bypass all Blu-ray encryption and also encode Blu-ray to Nvidia Shield TV 2017 readable H.264/H.265 video codec. For the compatible audio codec, you can adjust to output Nvidia Shield TV 2017 readable Dolby Digital AC3 in the program’s “profile parameters” window.
Tips: The windows version of Pavtube BDMagic supports up to 6x speed H.264 codec encoding acceleration on a computer with Nvidia Graphic cards that supports Nvidia CUDA and AMD APP technology and up to 30x speed H.265 codec encoding acceleration on a computer with Nvidia Graphic cards that supports Nvidia NVENC technology.
For Mac users, please download the Mac version – Pavtube BDMagic for Mac to rip Blu-ray for Nvidia Shield TV 2017 playing or streaming.
How to Rip and Stream Blu-ray via Nvidia Shield TV 2017
Step 1: Load commercial Blu-ray disc into the program.
Insert the Blu-ray disc into your computer’s optical drive, click “File” > “Load from disc” to load Blu-ray disc into the program, apart from Blu-ray disc, you can also use the program to load BDMV folder or ISO image file into the program.
Step 2: Choose output file format.
Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down list, select Nvidia Shield TV Pro supported H.264 file format by following “HD Video” > “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)”.
Tips: You can also choose to encode Blu-ray to H.265 codec with best quality and small file size for smooth streaming with less bandwidth.
Step 3: Adjust output audio codec for Nvidia Shield TV 2017.
Click settings to open “Profile Settings” window, here you can adjust output audio codec as Dolby Digital AC3 for playing on Nvidia Shield TV 2017. To get the best output file quality, you can also adjust other profile parameters such as video frame rate, size, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc according to your own needs.
Step 4: Begin the Blu-ray Ripping process.
Go back to the main interface, hit the right-bottom “Convert” button to start Blu-ray to Nvidia Shield TV 2017 playable formats ripping process.
When the conversion is completed, you will have no problem to stream and play ripped Blu-ray on TV via Nvidia Shield TV 2017.