Plex Media Server allows you to store all your movies on a central server and watch them on your TV, iPad, computer or phones both home and away. This feature even makes people rip their DVD series to Plex in different episodes so that they can watch each chapter in their space time. The point here is, which tool is the best to rip Series DVD to episodes for Plex? Handbrake? Or another DVD ripper?
If you’ve searched and found varying thoughts over a long period of time, you folks would find that Handbrake is not the latest/best way to backup DVD series to episodes for Plex. Handbrake is a open-source program, which doesn’t have enough fund and labor to support it update to be compatible with each computer operating system upgrade. This easily leads to breakdown issue while ripping DVD to Plex on Windows 10 or Mac OS X El Capitan. Besides this disadvantage, it can’t work in copy-protected DVD. Comparing to Handbrake, although Pavtube DVDAid is a paid one, it can perform well in DVD Series to Plex ripping aspect.
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This DVD Series to Plex ripper can copy any copy-protected, even region-locked DVD to Plex supported format with excellent video quality. On Windows, you can get 6X times DVD ripping speed by H.264 codec which can make you rip more DVD TV series to Plex than Handbrake in the same time period. What’s more, you are allowed to adjust video/audio bitrate, size, frame rate, channel in “Settings”. You can learn more about it in review.
Mac version is here which has updated to support OS X El Capitan.
Free download and install:
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/dvd_ripper/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-DVDAid/3000-7970_4-76158510.html
How to Rip TV Series DVD to Episodes for Plex?
Step 1: Add the DVD TV Series
Insert your DVD disc to the drive, then launch the DVD TV Series to Plex Ripper and click the “Load Disc” button to select and load the DVD TV Series to the app. This program will automatically choose the main title of the DVD TV Series disc. If you want to rip DVD to different episodes, you can tick each chapter instead of the whole DVD main title.
Tips: You can click on the dropdown list of “Subtitles” to select your needed subtitles so that you can view DVD movies with proper subtitles.
Step 2: Choose H.264 format
Click the “Profile” > “HD Video” option, and choose MP4 format recognized by Plex as output format. You can select H.264 HD Video (*.mp4) for Plex Media Server.
Tip: With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original DVD while also saving space. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset.
Step 4: Start to rip TV Series DVD to Plex
Click the “Convert” button under the preview window, and the DVD ripper will start the conversion from TV Series DVD to Plex Media Server. This will take a while, depends on the encoding settings, hardware of your PC and the length of the DVD file.
Once the DVD ripping process ends successfully, locate the ripped DVD TV Series in the output folder. Now, you should drop the ripped DVD TV series file into Plex Media Server so that you can watch DVD TV Series via Plex media server on your smart TV, Apple TV, Xbox 360/One, Roku, computer tablets.
Knowledge Expansion: How to install Plex?
1.The Plex installation is straight forward on a Windows PC and there is no special tweaking needed. You must create a Plex account during the installation which is free. You must also tell Plex which folders contain your media.
2.The Plex sign-up screen is where you assign the server name:
3.This screen lets you assign your media folders:
5. You can configure Plex for Internet channels:
6.Plex adds meta information to your media which it gets from the Internet:
After installed the Plex successfully, now you can add ripped DVD TV Series to Plex Media Server. Then you can watch the TV Series on Plex whenever you are available.
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