Getting DVD Collection into Synology NAS for Streaming
If you have multiple computers on your network, you're a candidate for a network-attached storage (NAS) device. Synology is one of the best NAS servers for you that act as a shared volume for backing up and sharing files across your network and even work as a media streamer. Go straight to the point: if you want to copy DVD to Synology NAS, what would be the best way to go about it? Just read on this article. We will share the tips and tricks for streaming DVD to Synology NAS in the simplest way.
As far as we know there is still a lot of legal ambiguity around ripping content that you have legally purchased. We believe that you should be able to watch purchased media on your system regardless of whether it's coming from a standalone DVD player or a media center frontend. To get DVDs onto Synology NAS, you'll need a third-party DVD ripping software to get the content off the DVD disc as a protection-free and easily readable element for NAS.
There're kinds of different software out there (some free, some not) with a variety of different options. It seems a bit overwhelming. Here we highly recommend Brorsoft DVD Ripper, which can help us finish DVD conversion bypassing DVD copy protection. It is capable of ripping DVD to MP4, AVI, MKV for NAS streaming with no quality loss; it also enables you to copy DVD main movies for backup onto NAS in .vob format. And what we've learned is that MP4 would be one best target format for it is fully compatible with nearly all media devices including iPad, iPhone, PS3, Apple TV, etc. If you are running on Mac OS X, turn to Mac DVD converter. If you haven't got the software, download it now and let's start the conversion.
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Ripping and Copying DVDs to Synology NAS for streaming
1. Load DVD Info
Insert your DVD disc to the drive, then launch the DVD ripping software and click the "Load Disc" button to have the DVD content imported. You can also add VIDEO_TS folder, DVD ISO files are the source files for converting.
2. Select Synology NAS friendly format
Click Format bar and choose your desired format. To store hundreds of DVD's on NAS, you can rip DVD to .mp4, or .avi, .mkv, etc compressed format. And click Settings bar, you can adjust the level of compression to suit the quality you want.
Tip: If you want to transfer DVD to Synology NAS retaining DVD quality and you have a lot of spare space, you can choose directly copy DVD disc and then burn them to an iso. That makes one file for the DVD. Make sure your media streamer can read .iso files first.
3. Start DVD to NAS conversion
Hit the "Convert" button to start ripping DVD for Synology NAS. After the conversion, click Open button to find the output files. Then just stream and enjoy the high quality DVD movies on your media players(Note: Make sure the wireless network connection is accessible among your Synology NAS and Apple TV, PS3, HD TV or other media players).