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How to Rip DVDs to NAS (Synology/QNAP) for Streaming, Backup

A guide on how to backup DVDs to a NAS drive to watch movies from a home cinema setup

Q: "I was looking to move my DVD collections to NAS for streaming via Plex. I have a Synology NAS. Is there a way to backup my DVD movies to Synology NAS? How can I do it?"

Of cause, you can transfer DVDs to a NAS. More than that, with a proper DVD ripper for NAS, you can rip DVD movies to NAS Synology, QNAP, or others fast and easily. The first to come to most people's mind is HandBrake. It's free and professional enough. However, almost all DVDs you have are copy protected and can't be taken care of by freewares, including HandBrake. Which is the best DVD to NAS ripper for all kinds of DVDs?

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This DVD to NAS ripper will rip any protected DVD to NAS in MP4, HEVC, H.264, MOV, AVI, 350+ formats for streaming and copy DVDs to ISO image, Video_TS folder, and MPG in 100% original quality for safe backup on NAS, USB, hard drive SSD, HDD, cloud, or others. It supports DVDs protected by 99 titles, region codes, bad sectors, CSS, RCE, UOP, etc. It's able to rip DVDs to NAS on Windows (10/11) or Mac in about 5 minutes with support for Intel/Nvidia/AMD GPU acceleration.

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Part 1. What is NAS?

NAS, aka network-attached storage, is a personal, small-scale online server for family data storage purposes. It contains one or more hard disk drives, connected to a computer network, providing data access to a group of clients. After you transfer your DVDs to NAS, you can easily stream the DVD movies from the NAS to a media player using DS video, Video Station, and Media server.

Benefits of converting DVDs to a NAS media server:

  1. A diverse group of clients can access the DVD movies stored in the NAS drive; one device can handle different purposes for different usages in the same network environment. 
  2. It can store a large number of DVD movies, making it superior to a computer's hard drive or an external hard drive. 
  3. Due to the applied RAID strategy of the independent hard-drive array, which enhances the data stability and reduces errors such as file missing, file corruption, those common hard-disk issues can hardly happen.
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Part 2. Best Video Format for Ripping DVDs to NAS

No matter what NAS you may have, such as a NAS from Synology, QNAP, TerraMaster, or Asustor, it supports just about everything. That means if you'd like to store a backup copy of DVD in NAS, you can copy DVDs to NAS drive in ISO image, MKV, VOB, MPG2, or other formats you want. But if you are going to stream the DVD movies from NAS to Apple TV, Android TV, Roku TV, Samsung TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV and DLNA home media servers, you may want to rip DVDs to NAS in a proper format to avoid further transcoding.

Best video format for NAS streaming:

  • Format: MP4
  • Codec: H.264 or MPEG4, AAC
  • Resolution: Below 180P

MP4, encoded in MPEG-4 and H.264, reaches the best balance between file size and quality. Transfer DVDs to NAS in MP4, then you can stream the NAS DVD movies on all your devices. That's why even if you don't care about the space, which is exactly the selling point of NAS, we still recommend you rip DVDs to NAS in MP4.

Part 3. Steps to Rip DVDs to NAS on PC/Mac for Streaming

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum can easily rip DVDs to NAS Synology, QNAP, etc. in the format you need for easy streaming or safe backup. Download and install the DVD to NAS movie ripper on your computer. This DVD to NAS ripper is available in both Windows and Mac versions.

Free download the Windows (11/10 and earlier) version
Free download the Mac (Sonoma and earlier) version

Here to give you a step-by-step tutorial, we will take backing up a DVD disc to a Synology NAS on Windows 10/11 as an example:

Step 1. Insert a DVD disc

Insert your DVD into the optical drive. Open the DVD to Synology NAS ripper and click "DVD Disc". Select the source DVD disc and click OK to load it.

Rip DVDs to NAS Synology QNAP

Step 2. Choose an output format

Once the DVD is loaded, the main title will be auto selected for a protected movie DVDs without any 3rd party help. Then an output video format list will pop up asking you to select an output format for NAS drive.

To rip DVDs for NAS streaming, you're suggested to rip DVDs to MP4. Go to General Profiles > select MP4 Video from the list. H.264, WMV, MOV, MKV, and devices such as iPhone, iPad, Samsung, and many more are all accessible.

Digitize DVD for storing on NAS

To save a 100% quality DVD copy in NAS media server, navigate to the DVD backup profile and select ISO image or DVD folder as the output format, which will backup DVD to NAS drive with all menus/chapters kept.

Backup DVD to Nas drive

Step 3. Set an output folder

Set a folder on your computer to save the output file. Go to "Destination Folder" -> "Browse" -> choose a folder -> click OK.

Step 4. Start ripping DVD to NAS.

Hit the button "RUN" and the DVD to NAS conversion starts right away. Minutes later, you will get a movie video for NAS. Then you can import the DVD movie video to your NAS Synology, QNAP, etc. via File Station or save it to any home media server, hard drives, mobile devices, etc.

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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