Anyone can tell me the best practice to rip Blu-ray for Plex? I have nearly 100 Blu Rays with foreign movies, commercial movies, and cam recordings. I want Plex to stream these Blu-ray videos so that I can enjoy them whenever with any devices. While Plex doesn’t support Blu-ray disc.”.
It is a thread that I found on Flex’s forum.
Plex is a simple, intuitive, and powerful tool to use to gather all your media in various formats within one place. People don’t handle media consistently, so we have DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, podcasts, Online-subscription, and Cam recordings. Though they have many forms, it is a common consensus that they are all videos that we would like to watch. No matter what format it is originality, I want to access them anytime on all my devices including laptops, phones, TVs and even NAS. That is why we apply Plex to manage our media. It provides you with consistent cinema-like user experience beyond all devices that supported.
Flex doesn’t support Blu-ray folder or Blu-ray ISO without mentioning Blu-ray Disc. If you want to stream your Blu-ray videos on Plex, you have to rip them to more compatible video formats that Plex supports. According to the restrictions that Plex has, I have written this article to show the best way to rip Blu Rays for Plex in detail.
Steps How to Rip Blu Rays for Plex
Ripping Blu-ray disc or transcoding Blu-ray folder/Blu-ray ISO file is not a built-in feature on your computer. So you need to appeal to a third-party tool – Leawo Blu-ray Ripper. It is a necessity for Blu-ray Disc owners, you can rip/convert Blu-ray content to any media formats, and you can extract specific soundtracks from the Blu-ray content to transcode them to any audio formats. More than a Blu-ray ripper, it is still a Blu-ray player, a Blu-ray content editor, and a 3D Blu-ray video Creator.
Let’s see the step by step guide to Rip Blu rays with Leawo Blu-ray Ripper
Step 1 Download, Install and Launch Leawo Prof. Media, Go to Blu-ray/DVD Ripper module.
Step 2 Click Add Blu-ray/DVD Files to Import your Blu-ray Content (disc, folder, and iso) to the panel.
Step 3 You will have three modes for import your Blu-ray content:
Full Movie: Import all titles, if you want trailers, Extras, and sample scenes affiliate with your Blu-ray movie than choose Full Movie mode.
Main Movie: Only the longest tile will be imported. The longest title usually is the complete movie without Extras.
Custom Mode: Choose titles yourself freely.
Click Ok to the next step.
Step 4 Choose the Subtitle and Audio track that you like. If you are converting Blu-ray movie into MKV format, you are able to select multiple subtitles and audio tracks
Step 5 Configure output video profile. I suggest you select MP4 or MKV which are more compatible with all Plex. If you want to keep all subtitles and audio track then MKV is a better option. View a list of video formats that are supported by Plex.
Step 6 Allocate output path and start to Convert.
How to Name and Organize your Blu-ray Videos for Plex to Well Display your Movies
If you choose Main Movie to rip the Blu-ray movie than you just need to name the video file as MovieName (Release Date).ext. For instance, Joker (2019).mkv. And please put the movie into a directory like this:
If you choose Full Movie to rip the Blu-ray movie or you have other extras related to the movie then the operation will be a little more complicated.
First, you have to Enable “Local Media Assets”
Go to Settings in the Plex Web App, Choose the Plex Media Server that you are working on, Choose Agents, Choose Movie and make sure that you have check Local Media Assests(Movies) below Personal Media, Plex Movie, and The Movie Database.
Second, name and organize the files
Extras can be located alongside the main movie in one folder. There are 8 preset extra-types available for you to distinguish them. The list is as below:
You should name and locate the extras file in a way like this:
Movie/MovieName (Release Date)/Descriptive_Name-Extra_Type.ext
Movie/ Joker (2019)/Teaser Trailer-trailer.mp4
Learn more about How to Name and Locate Local Medi Assets for Plex.
That is it. You can enjoy your Blu-ray Video with Plex Now!