Watching Blu-ray movies on Amazon Fire TV via Plex Server on Synology

John Salley

May 15, 2015 08:43 am / Posted by John Salley

For instant viewing you can stream online audio/video content to your local HDTV, eg. Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, YouTube, and HBO GO to Amazon Fire TV connected Beamer, while playing Blu-ray on Amazon Fire TV via Plex on Synology is still out of the question.

Can I play commercial Blu-rays on Amazon Fire TV via Plex with 3D effect?

My Fire TV will hopefully arrive next week. I have a BD drive lying around, which I want to use with the Fire TV. Will I be able to play Blu-rays on my Beamer via Amazon Fire TV with 3D effect? I currently use Plex Server on Synology which has some problems with some Blu-ray discs but since Fire TV is based on Android, there should be a Blu-ray player app on the store, right? Or any other solutions?

Obviously, you cannot put Blu-ray disc on Beamer via Amazon fire TV for playback directly using Plex. What you may want to do is to rip & convert Blu-ray movies to Fire TV/Plex compatible video files likes 3D SBS MP4. But, How to complete this task? Never mind, real movie fans always get their hands on creative solutions to meet their needs. Here, Pavtube ByteCopy (Read review) can convert any Blu-rays (including commercial css-protected Blu-rays and normal ones) to meet your personal needs.

As the No. 1 Fast Blu-ray to Amazon Fire TV converter, it is not only capable to rip any Blu-ray/DVD movie to Amazon Fire TV/Plex friendly 3D SBS MP4 video format for streaming, but also able to convert Blu-ray/DVD to various 2D video formats, like MP4, H.264, MOV, FLV, MPEG, M4V, AVI, WMV, MKV, etc. with faster speed than common Blu-ray ripper in market. Just 4 steps that you can rip all Blu-rays to Plex Server on Synology and got a digital library of movies for watching via Fire TV any time. The process is relatively simple, so even if you are not technically savvy, you should be able to rip all of your Blu-rays without any issue.

At first, you need to download this top Blu-ray to Fire TV Converter.

free download on mac      free download on Windows

Step 1. Run Blu-ray to Fire TV Converter; load Blu-ray.

This converter both support Blu-ray disc/folder/ISO, your ISO image file would be recognized automatically so there’s no need to run virtual drive to mount it any more.

Mac 3D Blu-ray Converter

Step 2. Choose Format.

Click the drop-down list besides “Format” list, you can find many 3D presets. Let’s switch to “3D Videos > 3D Side-by-Side MP4 format” which is most compatible with Amazon Fire TV/Plex Server on Synology.

Tip: Why Side-by-Side? Read the difference between Anaglyph and Side-by-Side 3D.

  • Fire TV Supported Video/Audio: H.263/H.264/MPEG4-SP/VC1 & AAC/AC-3/E-AC-3/HE-A/PCM/MP3
  • And read Plex Supported Video and Audio Format here.

Choose SBS 3D MP4 Preset

Step 3. Adjust specs or edit video before conversion (Optional).

If you want to customize output video size, bitrate, frame rate, 3D video depth and others, just click “Settings” to enter profiles settings window.

Adjust 3D SBS MP4 Settings

And you can click the pencil-like icon on the top to crop, trim, insert subtitles or add watermarks before conversion.

Step 4. Start conversion.

Now hit the big red “Convert” to start converting Blu-ray movies to Amazon Fire TV/Plex 3D SBS MP4 with best settings for playback. When the conversion finishes, you can click Open” to access to the converted videos. Afterwards, it would be easy to for you to stream Blu-ray files to Amazon Fire TV via Plex on Synology for watching on Beamer with 3D effect.

Tip: Although Amazon Fire TV supporting adding external USB storage, Fire TV can not play movie/music videos in USB flash drive like Roku. So you can only depend on the airplay or stream services. You can stream digital movie video from Kindle Fire HDX or some other Android devices to Amazon Fire TV fast and easily with streaming app, Plex media server. (Learn how to add movie to Plex)

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