Media Servers are all the rage lately. While streaming services like Netflix and Hulu give you easy access to TV and movies at home or on the go, they don’t have DVD quality video and audio. Fortunately, there are options like Plex, which provide playback for your DVDs in their original quality. But Plex can’t recognise any region DVD. For example, your region 2 DVD can’t be played on Plex with Region 1 DVD Player. So today, we’re going to walk you through how to rip region 2 DVDs to Plex in muti-track MKV.
To decrypt region 2 DVD to multi-track MKV for Plex, you need a DVD to lossless MKV converter to keep the complete DVD movie in a single file, including many audio, video and subtitles streams and DVD chapters. Searching for best DVD to MKV converter in Google, Pavtube ByteCopy and MakeMKV is strongly recommended cause many DVD Ripper applications can convert DVD to MKV, but not each DVD Ripper can remove DVD region codes and keep multi-track option to include the sub-title stream in MKV container. After compared MakeMKV and ByteCopy, we finally choosed Pavtube ByteCopy for the following reasons:
Reasons to Choose ByteCopy to Rip Region 2 DVD to Plex in Multi-track MKV
– Convert region 6, region 5, region 4, region 3, region 2, etc DVD to Plex.
– Rip PAL and NTSC DVD to Plex.
– Remove DVD encryption including CSS, RCE, Sony ArccOS, UOPs, Disney x-project DRM, etc.
– Copy DVD disc, DVD ISO to lossless/uncompress MKV with all chapters for Plex streaming.
– Backup DVD to encoded MP4/MOV with multiple sub/audio tracks for Plex.
Steps to Rip Region 2 DVD to Plex in Multi-track MKV
Step 1: Load DVD videos
Launch this DVD to MKV Converter and then click “File” > “Load from disc” to load the region 2 DVD files you want to rip. As you can see, Blu-ray/DVD disc, BD/DVD folder, ISO/IFO files are also supported.
Step 2. Choose MKV format
Choose MKV format as output, here “Format > Multi-track Video > Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV (*.mkv)” is recomended for you. And the audio tracks, subtitles streams, and chapters preserved in the MKV container are available to select at will during playback with Plex.
Tip: There is a “Settings” option, which allows you to make adjustments on your audio, video, subtitles. It’s worth mentioning that, by default, all audio & subtitles tracks in a source file are checked to be saved in the MKV container, if there are some tracks you don’t like, you can click Settings button and go to Multi-task Settings window to uncheck and remove them under Audio tab and Subtitle tab.
Note: To do DVD to MKV conversion without re encoding, don’t change audio parameters under “Encode” option, otherwise you will get a encoded multi-track MKV file, not lossless multi-track MKV and recoding ISO to MKV will take a little more time for conversion than lossless output.
Step 3. Start ripping DVD to MKV with multiple tracks for Plex
Click “Convert” button to start to remux DVD files to Plex. The conversion only take a few minutes, after it’s done. Click “Open” button, you will get the converted movie file.
You can add DVD rips into Plex server to play on Roku. If your DVD collection is too large, you also can store your DVD copy onto My Cloud EX4, QNAP TS-X53, WD My Passport Pro, ReadyNAS Pro 6, etc for Plex streaming.
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