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How to Rip DVD to NAS (Synology/QNAP) for Streaming, Storing

Guide on how to backup DVDs to NAS drive to watch movies from a home cinema setup during COVID-19

Q - " I was looking to get a decent NAS and possibly moving the PLEX to that. I was looking at the Synology or the QNAP. Is there a big difference between those? Is there a comparable Qnap model? Is there a way to backup my DVD movies to NAS? I plan to rip a full collection of DVDs to a NAS while self-quarantining at home during the coronavirus pandemic, and trying to determine the size needed for my collection."

A - Whether it is possible to transfer DVD to NAS, actually, is not a question that you have to take a wild guess. The answer is definitely YES. More than that, there is a fast way to go, whether you want to backup DVD movies to NAS Synology or QNAP, or to stream movies, music or pictures easily. And that best solution is DVD ripper for NAS.

The first to come to most people's mind is HandBrake, which is free and professional enough, even though quite difficult for average users. However, almost all DVDs you are holding now are copy protected ones, which can't be taken care of by freewares, even HandBrake. Then, which is the best DVD to NAS ripper for all kinds of DVDs?

Best Way to Rip DVD to NAS - WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

It rips any (protected) DVD to MP4, HEVC, MKV, H264, MOV, AVI for storing on NAS and streaming via Plex and copy DVDs to iPhone, iPad Pro/Air/Mini, Samsung Galaxy S21, etc. on Windows (10) or Mac in about 5 minutes with original quality. Feed it whatever you have: homemade DVDs, newest 99-title DVDs, regional protected DVD, scratched DVDs, DVD with bad sector, workout DVD, etc.

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Part 1. What is NAS?

NAS, aka Network-attached storage, put it in a simple way to explain, a personal, small scaled online server for family data storage purpose, which containing one or more hard disk drives, connected to a computer network, providing data access to a group of clients.

Pros of NAS media server:

  1. It is easily accessible by a heterogeneous group of clients, one device can handle different purposes for different usages in the same network enviroment.
  2. It stores huge amount of data, better useful than computer hard drive or external hard drives.
  3. Due to applied RAID strategy of the independent hard-drive array, enhance the data stability and errors such like file missing, file corruption, those common hard-disk issues can hardly happen.
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Part 2. Best Video Format for Ripping DVD to NAS

MP4, being the top answer in most DVD backup and video re-encoding cases, is what we suggest this time, especially MP4/H.264. Technically speaking, MP4 is a media container, storing videos encoded in MPEG-4 and H.264. Out of the best video compressing algorithm, H.264 reaches the best balance between file size and quality. That's why even you don't care about space any more, which is exactly the selling point of NAS, we still take MP4 as the best one. If you do need a zero-quality-loss output file, rip DVD to ISO/VOB/MPEG 2 for NAS streaming.

Part 3. Steps of Copying DVD Collection to NAS on PC/Mac for Streaming and Playing on Plex?

Free download, install WinX DVD Ripper Platinum on your Windows (11/10) PC or Mac (free download Mac version). This DVD to NAS ripper is available in both Windows and Mac versions. Here to give you a step-by-step tutorial, we will take backing up DVD disc to Synology NAS on Windows 10 as an example:

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Step 1. Insert a DVD disc
Open the DVD ripper and click "DVD Disc" to load your DVD content.

Step 2. Choose an output format
Select an output video format for transferring to NAS. You are recommended to convert your DVDs to MP4 so as to store DVD movies on NAS well-organized. Well, H.264, WMV, MOV, MKV (in Mac version), or devices iPhone/XS, iPad, Samsung and many more are all accessible. The main title will be auto selected when ripping protected movie DVDs.
* For a zero-quality DVD copy, please go to DVD backup option and choose ISO image or DVD folder as the output format.

Step 3. Set an output folder
"Destination Folder" -> "Browse" -> choose a folder -> click OK.

Step 4. Start ripping DVD to NAS.
Hit button "RUN" and the DVD to NAS conversion starts right away. More than that, you are free to backup DVD to any media servers, hard drives, mobile devices, etc. (See detailed guide of converting DVD for streaming >)

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Disclaimer: Digiarty Software does not advocate ripping copy-protected DVDs for any commercial purpose and suggests referring to the DVD copyright laws in your countries before doing so.
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author - Donna Peng

Donna Peng

Donna Peng's fascination with multimedia began at an early age - shortly after she licked the physical disc and then she's been obsessed ever since. Her decade-long career at Digiarty after the graduation has seen her unmatched expertise in the field of DVD, digital video, software and anything related to home theatre. She is currently fascinated with photography.

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