Rip DVD Collection to Drobo 5n and Stream them to TV with Mac Mini Plex

John Salley

Oct 10, 2014 08:30 am / Posted by John Salley

Here is a question from a forum:

At this point would converting a large DVD collection to a Drobo 5n be viable? When I ripped all my titles and put them on my Drobo 5n and pointed my dedicated Mac mini running Plex Server and running Plex Theater, that’s connected to a 4×4 matrix switch that plays to all my TVs in my house. So assume I don’t know anything about how this sort of thing might work. Trust me, it’s not much of a stretch. I have no idea what kind of storage space this would take as I’ve got several hundred DVD’s. I don’t know what programs, if any, can rip DVDs like this and I haven’t a clue if there are any organizing programs out there that would make it easier to find the movies I want once I rip them. Can you give me some suggestions?
rip dvd to Drobo 5n and TV via Mac mini Plex
With so many DVD discs in hand, many users prefer to backup DVD to Drobo 5n and then transfer to players like TV for playback as above. After looked up best blu ray ripper for the mac using google, I find Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac was always considered the best by every reviewer, and after trying one other one I agree.

Overall, this program can help you extract DVD movies as well as the latest Blu-rays to Drobo 5n/Plex/TV playable format. It is professional and easy to use for editing and conversion and makes great quality copies of Blu-ray and DVDs. If you happen to be creasy about watching DVD movies, you can go through this guide to learn how to rip DVD to Drobo 5n and TV playing with the help of Mac Mini Plex server.

Step 1: Run Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac (Window version: Pavtube ByteCopy), and load DVD files to it. You can click “DVD ROM” to load movie from DVD drive or “ISO/IFO” DVD ISO file.

convert dvd to hd mkv

Step 2: Select output format for Drobo 5n/Plex. Click on the drop-down list at the opposite side of “Format”, and then choose “HD Video > MKV HD(*.mkv)” format. With this format, users can get best DVD entertainment on TV.

With this tool, you can also get Blu-ray, DVD for enjoying on Lenovo Tablets and Apple TV.

Drobo 5n/Plex video format

Tip: Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac let users control/customize output file quality. To improve video quality, simply click “Settings” and set video bitrate up.

Step 3: Start ripping DVD to MKV video.

Click “Convert” button to rip DVD to Drobo 5n/Plex media server, once the ripping task is finished, you can click “Open” button at the bottom of the main interface to get the output mkv file for storage on Drobo 5n and for enjoyment on TV via Mac Mini Plex media server.

For more movie entertainment, read this Pavtube Softwares Comparison review to get more multimedia tools.

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2 thoughts on “Rip DVD Collection to Drobo 5n and Stream them to TV with Mac Mini Plex

  1. Fern says:

    Very nice post. I am a DVD collectors, I like to batch backup my DVD album onto each drive.
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  2. Kimexa says:

    Your article written great!
    I have a 4 bay Drobo, it has usb and firewire connections. It was quick to set up, and has been trouble free.

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