Although Plex it self can’t play 4K Blu-ray natively for 4K Blu-ray encryption, there are many ways to rip 4K Blu-ray to Plex supported formats. And to preserve the 4K Blu-ray video and audio quality, the best workaround to get the job done is to rip 4K Blu-ray movies to MP4 format that Plex Media Server/4K TVcan easily support.
There is a number of 4K Blu-ray Ripping software available to help you convert 4K Blu-rays videos if you want to play them on 4K TV via Plex. The best program I can recommend here is called Pavtube ByteCopy which also can is available for Mac users. It is easy to use for conversion and editing and makes great quality copies of 4K Blu-rays Collections .
Actually, with it you can convert 4K Blu-ray to almost all regular video formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, WMV, AVI, etc. and even extract MP3, WMA, FLAC, OGG, etc. audio from 4K Blu-ray movies. Best of all, it allows you to copy your 4K Blu-ray movies to hard drive with original structure or main movie only. If you’re using a Windows, please turn to app, which enables you to convert 4K Blu-ray to Plex Media Server for 4K TV.
Free download and install:
- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/bytecopy/
- Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-ByteCopy/3000-7970_4-76158512.html
The Steps: How to Rip/Stream 4K Blu-ray over Plex on 4K TV via Mac OS X El Capitan
Now you can follow the steps below to rip 4K Blu-ray to Plex for steaming to 4K TV with a few clicks!
Note: When ripping a 4K Blu-ray disc, anywhere from 30 to 60 GB of hard disk space is needed depending on what you’re ripping. 4K Blu-rays are big, and we’re going to rip the whole thing to our drive first, so depending on the movie you’re ripping and the quality you want in your final movie file, you’ll need a good amount of space.
Step 1: Insert your Blu-ray disc
To your computer’s drive, then launch the 4K Blu-ray ripping software and click the “Load Disc” button to have the 4K Blu-ray content imported with a BD drive. You can also add DVD discs, VIDEO_TS folder, DVD ISO files are the source files for converting.
Step 2: Choose output format
Officially, the TV only supports MPEG-4 and H.264 with .mov, .m4v, and .mp4 extensions video, meaning that’s the only media recognized over Plex’ Direct Play. To stream 4K Blu-ray over Plex to 4K TV, click “Format” bar and choose the “H.264 video (*.mp4)” profile from the “Common” Video category.
Tips: Advanced Settings (Optional). With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original 4K Blu-ray while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network, depending on your network quality. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset. Below is my best format settings for ripping 4K Blu-ray content to Plex, you can take it as reference:
Step 3: Start ripping blu-ray
Hit the “Convert” button at the bottom of the main interface to start the conversion. It will automatically convert 4K Blu-ray to Plex Media Server compatible video files for further streaming to play on TV.
Once the conversion is finished, click “Open” to quickly find the converted movies. Then, Add the converted movies to Plex and Plex will recognize, catalog, play and stream these Blu-ray files to 4K TV via Mac OS X El Capitan at ease.
As mentionded above, officially, the 4K TV only supports MPEG-4 and H.264 with .mov, .m4v, and .mp4 extensions video, meaning that’s the only media recognized over USB and Plex’ Direct Play. If you want to prepare all of your media files (VOB, MKV, AVI, MPG, DVD and Blu-ray) for playback on TV, you can get Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (an all-in-one video, DVD and Blu-ray solution) to achieve your goal smoothly.