Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Solved - Ripping DVDs to RN104 then stream to Amazon Fire TV 2

Q: “ I would like to copy my 300 or so DVDs to my RN104 then be able to watch them on my Amazon Fire TV, both are connected via 100Mbps Ethernet. I have a 104" screen and a Hi-Fi based 5 channel surround system so sound and video quality is most important, I am not fussed about file size as I have loads of storage on the RN104. I'm using a Cambridge Audio 551R as a pre-amplifier which can decode every current surround format so I'd like to keep the highest quality soundtrack available on the DVD, whether that be Dolby Digital or preferably DTS if it's there. I have been test MakeMKV and Handbreak but faild. Many thanks in advance for anyone out there who can help!” - Fromhttps://community.netgear.com/

Though playing DVDs on New Amazon Fire TV 2 from RN104 is still out of the question because of Amazon Fire TV 2 is lack of the DVD drive. As we know, Amazon Fire TV 2 usually supports video formats including H.263, H.264, MPEG4-SP, etc. And RN104 support MP4 files too. 

Hot Search: DVD to H.264 MP4 | DVD to MKV | DVD to QuickTime | DVD to PS4 | DVD to DROBO 5N

You may opt for some free DVD rippers like HandBrake to rip DVD to RN104/Amazon Fire TV 2 compatible formats. But such kind of DVD rippers isn't suit for copy protected DVD movies, like Frozen, Guardians of the Galaxy, Transformers 4. In order to fast copy DVDs to RN104 then stream to Amazon Fire TV 2, we need to rip DVD to new Amazon Fire TV/RN104 compatible video formats Pavtube DVDAid, one top-quality DVD ripper, which can easily and quickly rip DVD to the new Amazon Fire TV/RN104 supported H.264 MP4, so that you can connect Amazon Fire TV 2 from RN104d with your TVs including Smart TV, HD TV, 3D TV, 4K TV, and more. 

After downloading and installing, you can rip and stream DVD to RN104/Amazon Fire TV 2 in several simple steps. (For Mac users, Pavtube DVDAid for Mac is the way to go. (Mac OS X El Capitan include).  


Other Download:

- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/dvd_ripper/
- Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-DVDAid/3000-7970_4-76158510.html

Step 1. Run DVD to Fire TV 2/RN104 Ripper; load DVD.

This converter both support DVD folder, DVD ISO/IFO files, your ISO image file would be recognized automatically so there’s no need to run virtual drive to mount it any more.

Step 2. Choose output format for RN104/Fire TV 2

To put Blu-rays on your RN104 NAS. As RN104 NAS is powerful enough to almost all kinds of formats, you can choose the format according to your own needs. 

  • Fire TV Supported Video/Audio: H.263/H.264/MPEG4-SP/VC1 & AAC/AC-3/E-AC-3/HE-A/PCM/MP3. And read Plex Supported Video and Audio Format here.

Tip: From the specification of Amazon Fire TV 2, the video in H.264/AVC codec can be up to 1080p and 30 fps. So you can hit on “Settings” to open settings window where you can adjust the video size to 1080p and frame rate to 30 fps. Since AC3 is not sure playable or not, you can choose AAC and 5.1 channel for audio. If 5.1 sound is not supported, it will be limited to stereo audio.  

Step 3: Start to rip DVD to Amazon Fire TV 2

After all settings, just press “Convert” icon below the preview window. Once the process ends, you can locate the generated file in output folder. Now, put the ripped DVD to RN104 and install a Plex on it. Then install a Plex on Amazon Fire TV 2, too. Try again to play DVD videos on Amazon Fire TV via Plex through RN104 NAS. 

If it doesn’t work, maybe you should try other option that is to get a player that supports more formats. Dune, WDTV Live and PCH are popular choices (there are others). Many can access your media directly using SMB/CIFS and NFS - so there is no need for plex or ReadyDLNA at all. 

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