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How to Fast Rip and Stream DVD Movies to Roku on PC and Mac?

Follow the guide to stream DVDs to Roku compatible formats for payback on TV with ease.

Question Mark I don't have a DVD player but I want to play DVD movie on my HD TV. Is there an app that can let me stream DVDs from my computer to Roku for later playback on TV?

Roku is another popular streaming player that supports 1800+ streaming channels including YouTube, Netflix, HBO GO, Hulu plus, PBS, Pandora, etc. and 500,000+ movies and TV episodes. And it is accessible to search around top channels to find your specified content and check if there's free content available. And the Roku 3 even comes with remote with headphone jack for private listening.

Despite of various merits, Roku doesn't know how to play DVD-like sources. Video formats supported by Roku only cover MKV (H.264), MP4 (H.264), MOV (H.264), WMV (VC-1, firmware 3.1 only). So, if you want to play DVD movies like Transformers 4 on HD TV via Roku, it is sensible to learn how to stream DVD to Roku with a professional and fast DVD ripper in the following part.

Stream DVD to Roku
Stream DVD to Roku

Part 1. Free Download the Best Software to Rip and Stream DVDs to Roku

You may opt for some free DVD rippers like HandBrake to rip DVD to Roku compatible formats. But such kind of DVD rippers don't work for converting copy protected DVD movies for streaming, like Frozen, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. If you want to effortlessly rip any regular and badly encrypted DVDs to Roku, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is a good option.

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Disclaimer: Digiarty Software doesn't advocate ripping protected DVDs for commercial purpose & suggests referring to DVD copyright laws in your country before doing so.

Part 2. Step-by-step guide to Convert and Stream DVDs to Roku

First, Rip DVDs to Roku Accepted Video Formats

Step 1. Load DVD source. This DVD ripper allows you to rip DVD disc, ISO image file, and VIDEO_TS folder for streaming to Roku.

Step 2. Select output profile. After loading successfully, it will select main title for you automatically and pop up output profile window for you. It is suggested to select MP4 (H.264) as your output, thus you can play it on TV via Roku, as well as play the ripped DVD movie on other devices.

Roku supported video formats: MP4, MOV, M4V, MKV, WebM. Videos can be encoded using H.264, HEVC, or VP9 codecs.

Rip DVD to Roku
Rip DVD to Roku

Step 3. Choose a folder to store the digital copy. Click Browse and select a folder of your computer, USB drive, or other storage device as the output path.

Step 4. Hit RUN to start ripping DVD to Roku acceptable format. Thanks to the support for level-3 hardware acceleration, Multi-core CPU, Super Encode Engine based on MMX- SSE & 3DNow! and Hyper-threading technology, DVD ripping will be completed at super fast speed.

Then, Stream the Ripped DVD Videos to Roku

  • Transfer the digital copy in MP4 to a USB file or SD card and attach it to Roku.
  • Make sure Roku USB Media Player Channel has been installed from Roku Channel Store.
  • From the Roku home screen, select the Roku USB Media Player channel, and find the movie in the channel. (FYI: In a folder with both video files and subfolders, the video and movie files are shown at the top of the screen and the subfolders at the bottom of the screen.)
  • Select the movie ripped from DVD to stream to HD TV via Roku. It may take several seconds to buffer or retrieve.

Tips: Roku devices support USB drives formatted with the FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, EXT2, EXT3, or HFS+ file systems. exFAT file system with which many new USB drives are pre-formatted is not supported by Roku devices.


author - Donna Peng

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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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