Backup DVDs to unRAID server (NAS) for Playing on Tablet via Plex 

John Salley

Aug 12, 2015 09:21 am / Posted by John Salley to BD/DVD Backup, NAS

About unRAID Server 

Lime Technology’s unRAID Server is a RAID-like software solution that creates a protected storage array from commonly available consumer-grade PC hardware. unRAID Server is an elegant solution to a rapidly growing ugly problem; an affordable, scalable platform capable of satisfying the storage needs of even the worst digital hoarder or pirate. 

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As a DVD collection owner, you will choose to rip DVD movies for more convenient playback. And if you have a unRAID Server (NAS) device, you probably would like to copy DVD collection to NAS drive to allow you to view via streamers as Tablets via Plex. While, the NAS is just a big file storage really and you may find that just copying the DVD files to NAS directly is a pain to try and play with a media streamer. 

As far as we know, MP4, MKV are commonly supported formats for computer, Apple TV, iOS devices, Roku player, Tablets, Plex Media Server etc via streaming videos from NAS. Thus, what you need is a best DVD Copying software that supports converting DVD to MP4/MKV for NAS streaming with the best quality. 

Is it easy to make a HD MP4 copy of your DVD for unRAID server (NAS)? Take a try with Pavtube ByteCopy. This software is just designed to backup DVD to MP4 in different video quality to meet your own requirements: H.264 MP4, multi-track MP4, H.265 MP4, etc. With this DVD to unRAID server Converter, you can easily store DVD movie on NAS for watching on Tablet/PC via Plex without a hitch. 


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Transcode DVD movies to unRAID server (NAS) for streaming to Tablet via Plex 

Step 1. Run this Pavtube ByteCopy, load DVD discs, DVD folder, DVD ISO image files. This program will help you analysis ISO files automatically so that there’s no need to run virtual drive to mount ISO image files any more. 


Step 2. Click the “Format” menu, here you are suggested to choose “Common Video -> MKV(Matroska) Video (*.mkv)”. H.264 MP4 format also is OK. 


Tip: If you want to backup your DVD movies with keeping multiple audio tracks and subtitles, ByteCopy will be you ideal tool. Just select “Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV(*mkv)” format to output the lossless mkv format. 


Step 3: If you like, modify profile settings such as video size, bitrate, frame rate, etc. to get optimized video and audio playback. 

Step 4: Return to ByteCopy main interface, and hit the “Convert” button to start encoding DVD to mkv format. 

Once it finishes, open output folder, locate the created mkv file and you can transform the converted files to unRAID server (NAS) and get them played on Tablets via Plex. Time to say goodbye to heavy, cumbersome DVD sets! 

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