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

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

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, 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 rip DVD to NAS, whether you want to backup DVD movies to NAS Synology or QNAP, for streaming movies, music or pictures easily. And that best solution is DVD to NAS ripper software. 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. So which is the best DVD to NAS ripper?

Free Download NO.1 Fast Best DVD to NAS Ripper

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum:

Rip any (protected) DVD to digital files for storing on NAS.

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum offers a comfortable interface to carry out DVD ripping operations as easy as possible. - Ionut (Softpedia Editor)

What is NAS?

Network-attached storage, aka NAS, is a file-level computer data storage server, 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, such as all family members at home or company staffs at the same time.
2. It stores huge amount of data, better useful than computer hard drive or external hard drives.
3. Most error things happening to hard drives are not likely to be found here, such as file missing, file corruption, etc.

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.

Steps of How to Rip DVD to NAS for Streaming and Playing on Plex?

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 ripping DVD to NAS on Windows 10 as an example:
* Download WinX DVD to NAS Ripper and double click the .exe file to finish the installment on Windows.
* WinX DVD to NAS ripper Mac Version

Rip DVD to NAS

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. MP4 is mainly recommended here. Well, H.264, WMV, MOV, MKV (in Mac version), or devices iPhone/7, iPad, Samsung and many more are all accessible.
* The main title will be auto selected when ripping protected movie DVDs.

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.

Related: How to stream movies/music from NAS to iPhone iPad TV >>

What Else You Can Expect of the DVD to NAS Ripper

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum rips DVD at NO.1 fast speed out of its Super Encode Engine based on MMX- SSE & 3DNow! and Hyper-threading tech.
• It is an expert in ripping copy-protected DVDs (for personal use only. No distribution or commercial use).
• With 350+ profiles built-in, it allows users to backing up DVD in nearly all popular video formats for playing on devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android, Chromecast, Roku, Huawei Mobile, Amazon Fire phone, Fujitsu, Aquos, Apple TV, and more.
• Also it is good at 1:1 copy of DVD disc to ISO image, or DVD to MPEG2 files with all or selectable subtitles and language tracks.

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