Monday, June 1, 2015

Stream Blu-ray to Roku 2 via Plex for Playback

The Roku 2 is really a great combination of on-demand media and easy access to your own extensive media library that made Roku's case, not to mention an attractive price tag. Read Top 5 Media server. If you have the same Roku 2 Blu-ray playback issues as below, you’re in the right place: 

Q: " Enter my new best friend the Roku 2. As a streaming only device I was nervous about how it would fare in the wifi black hole of my daughter’s bedroom. I am happy to report, that not only was the audio perfect (aka NOT sounding like a fan), but I was able to stream an episode of LOST in full HD!  Even the initial loading of the show seemed to be faster than on the Blu-Ray player. So, my question is that how do watch Blu-ray movies on Roku 2 via Plex? Can you help me? " 

In this situation, we need to know that the Roku 2 supported format range for this feature is not wide enough. It can be gotten from Roku official website that Roku 2 supports media file formats MKV (H.264), MP4 (H.264), AAC, MP3, JPG, and PNG. That’s why we are here to learn how to rip Blu-ray movies to Roku 2 via Plex in the easiest way. 

To get Blu-ray movies ready for Roku 2 via plex playback, a Blu-ray ripping tool is needed. Here Pavtube BDMagic is recommended to help you convert Blu-ray to Roku 2 supported video formats with easy operation and high output quality. Besides Blu-ray, you can also use it to rip DVD to playback on Roku 3/Roku 2/Roku. The Windows version is compatible with  Windows 2003/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10. Read the review

If you're using a Mac, please turn to Pavtube BDMagic for Mac, which can help you transfer Blu-ray movies to Roku 2 on any Mac OS X(Yosemite and Mavericks included). Download it right now and start enjoying your Blu-ray movies with full HD quality on Roku 2 through Plex Media Server! 

How to Rip and Copy Blu-ray Movies to Roku 2 via Plex Effortlessly 

Step 1. Insert the Blu-ray disc you want to convert into your BD drive and click "Load Blu-ray" icon to import the Blu-ray movies. When the files are loaded, you can select the subtitle and audio track as you like. 

FYI: If you want to keep all the audio tracks (language) and soft subtitles, here’s another choice for you: Blu-ray/DVD Converter Pro
Step 2. Click Format bar, here I suggest you choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mp4). Of course you can choose other output formats like MKV from the output format list as long as they are compatible with the Roku media player/Plex. Also you can rip Blu-ray to Amazon Fire TV via Plex. 


a. If you like to tweak a little, in the settings, you are allowed to change the frame rate, resolution, bitrate and other specifications of the videos, if the tech terms look taunting to you, proceed to the next step. After that, you can click on “Save as” to rename the profile, such as “Roku or Plex (*.mp4)”. Next time, you can easily find it in “Custom” category.

b. Before conversion, you may want to trim the unnecessary parts from the movie. 

Step 3. Click Convert to rip Blu-ray movie to MP4/MKV for Roku 2. After the conversion, drag a converted movie to log in Plex server and add them to the library of Plex. Then set up Plex channel run on Roku 2, you can freely watch Blu-ray with Roku 2! 

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