Is it possible to stream DVD via Plex to play on Smart TV?

John Salley

Mar 03, 2015 08:59 am / Posted by John Salley

Plex Media Server allows to stream and play nearly all kinds of local media files including MP4, MOV, AVI, MPEG video files, MP3, WMA audio files, and etc. Have got a Smart TV in hand (Read how to choose the Right Smart TV) and spent a whole day on streaming DVD movies for playback on your Smart TV via Plex Media Server, but in vain?

stream DVD on Smart TV via Plex Media Server

You need to know that Plex Media Server is unable to play DVD videos directly unless converting your DVD to an mp4 file format which can be recognized by Smart TV/Plex well. What you need is a powerful DVD Converting tool.

Here Pavtube DVDAid is highly recommend which works as the best software to convert DVD files to Plex friendly format MPEG4, MOV, etc with least quality loss. Moreover, this program also comes with optimized format presets for almost all popular multimedia devices. With it, you should be able to open, play, edit, upload the new file without any hassle. And you could get wonderful output files and never worry about out of audio/video sync. If you are running on Mac, please turn to its equivalent Mac version. Just get the right version and follow the steps below to encode DVD for adding to Plex Media Sever for playing on Smart TV.

Free download DVD to Plex Converter


Rip DVD off for loading to Plex Media Server and Stream to Smart TV

1. Load DVD files

Start up this DVD to Plex Converter, and then click disc icon to import all DVD video files.

Add DVD movie into DVDAid

2. Choose format

Click Format bar and choose “H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)” from “Common Video”, which can be recognized by Plex well. MKV is also a good choice; as a container format it takes whatever you give it.

Select video format for TV playback

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

Adjust video audio presets in DVDAid

3. Finally click the Convert button to begin ripping DVD to Plex format.

After encoding process has finished successfully, go into the destination directory and drop the converted files into Plex. Once all this is done, your videos will be ready to play with Plex Media Sever on Windows and stream to big screen Smart TV mentioned above for enjoying anytime you want.

Additional Tips:

This versatile DVD to Plex Converter not only can convert DVD to MP4, it can also encode DVD to MOV, WMV, MKV, AVI, FLV, etc to play on different media players. If you want to rip Blu-ray/DVD movies with multi-tracks keeping, get Pavtube ByteCopy. (Here is the comparison)

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