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Copy DVD to Roku 4 for streaming to TV via Plex

How do I rip DVD to Roku 4? 

Take my DVD collection and convert it into a digital format I can store on my Roku 4, then play that media from my Roku 4, through the plex server on my PC, outputting to TV on my home theater. But I want this to be 100% lossless, exactly as if I were popping the DVD into its player. Is this possible?

Roku 4 is just great if you're buying your first streaming box. Officially, Roku 4 offers a USB input for media file playback, and can handle all of the most popular file types including H.264/H.265 files in .MKV, .MOV, and .MP4 containers and VP9 (YouTube) in an .MKV container, meaning that's the only media recognized over USB and Plex' Direct Play. To copy DVD to Roku 4, you'll find it's difficult to do that since Roku 4 doesn't allow DVD videos to be added. Luckily, there is an easy workaround to fix the issue. If you're interested in doing likewise, we have a great tutorial for you, guaranteed to play DVD movies with Roku 4 on TV thru Plex. 

Use free or commercial DVD ripping software to create a computer file copy of your DVD and then transfer to Roku 4. You can then enjoy DVD movies and TV shows freely on TV via Plex on Roku 4 with ease. Seeking out a DVD to Roku 4 converter is a snap, but seeking out the right one is a different story. I've done the search and test work for you.

Here iFastime Video Converter Ultimate is the one worth to be recommended which can easily convert the commercial DVD movies to Roku 4 friendly format (H.264 MP4) for streaming to TV via Plex with fast encoding speed and high quality.

In addition, the program has outputs with optimized settings for your portable device like iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPhone, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Note, etc. You just need to select the device as the output format and you can rip DVD to fit your device without further settings. It aims to solve this problem by giving us the ability to store our purchased physical DVD discs to local computer, hard drive then stream over a home network for Roku 4 and mobile devices+ playback. If you are running a Mac computer, turn to Mac version here. Now follow the step-by-step guide for you. 

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Copy DVD movies to Roku 4 for streaming on TV via Plex Server

Step 1: Import DVD files

Insert your DVD disc into your DVD-ROM, run the DVD Ripper and click "Load file(s)" icon to load DVD movies. You can also import movies files from DVD folder, ISO.

Tips: Before start converting DVD, you can backup your DVD contend first. There are two options for you: 

a. Backup DVD with original structures;

b. Copy movie only from DVD discs

Step 2. Select video format for Roku 4

Click the "Format" option, and choose MPEG4, MOV from Common Video profile list. If you want to keep 1080p resolution as source movie, you can choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mp4) for Roku 4/Plex Media Server. Or choose a TV compatible format if you want to directly watch DVD movies on TV.

Note: The output format is preferably in a common format, like MP3 for audio, MPEG-4 for video. The more common format you use, the more devices you can stream to. For example, if you use FLAC instead of MP3 for your music, you can't stream to your Xbox 360. Just keep in mind that not all devices support all formats of media.

Tip - Advanced Settings:

If you like, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. Keep in mind the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.

Step 3: Start ripping DVD to play with Roku 4

Click "Start conversion" button under the preview window, and the DVD ripper will start the conversion from DVD movies to Roku 4. Once the conversion finished, get the ripped DVD files streaming to Roku's SD card or to a USB stick that can be attached to TV or other connected devices via Plex server for great enjoyment.

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  1. Begonia says:

    An excellent DVD Ripper tool for converting DVDs easily.

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