How to Rip DVD for Playback on Roku 3/Roku 2
Your Roku isn't just for streaming hours and hours of Netflix entertainment, YouTube videos. Did you know you can also play DVD on Roku? We created this article to help people with DVD ripping for the Roku streaming player, which supports video playback via the USB port or a media server such as Plex.
As you know, Roku only plays a limited number of video formats out of the box. DVD video format is not supported by Roku. That means you may have to convert DVD to Roku playable format before playing it via USB drive or over your local network.
To play DVD in Roku 3 or Roku 2, a DVD ripping program is needed. Here Brorsoft DVD to video converter is highly recommended to help you rip DVD movies to Roku (H.264) MP4, MKV format with fast speed and high output video quality. In addition to Roku supported video format, it can also rip and convert Blu-ray, DVD to all other regular video formats like MPEG, FLV, AVI, WMV, 3GP, MOV, etc. If you are using Roku to view DVD files on Mac (including 10.9 Mavericks), try Brorsoft Mac DVD ripper to convert DVD format to use over Roku.
If you want to stream Blu-ray movies to Roku, check out the guide "How to rip Blu-ray for playback on Roku" to get the solution.
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How to convert DVD to Roku 3/2 playable video
Note that the quick start guide below uses Blu-ray Ripper for Windows screenshots to show you how to rip DVD movies to Roku supported video formats in Windows (Windows 8 included). The way to do the conversion on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion) is almost the same. Just make sure you've downloaded the right version.
STEP 1: Load DVD files to the converter
Click the disc button to load DVD movies to the program. The detailed information of your DVD movie will be displayed. You can then preview them and choose the chapters you want to rip.
STEP 2: Select output format
Click Format > Common Video and set output video format as H.264 Video (*.mp4). The reason mp4 is the target format is that by packing the videos in mp4, the file size will be reasonable small and the video quality remains.
STEP 3: Edit the DVD files(optional)
The DVD to Roku Converter comes with the editing functions enables you to customize your own videos in the following ways:
A. Crop - Crop the video frame size for better visual effects on the player.
B. Trim - Split the video clips to choose your favorite part of the DVD movies.
C. Effects - You can change the video parameters like brightness, saturation, contrast and more.
STEP 4: Start to convert DVD to Roku supported format
After all preparations, click the Convert button to rip your DVD movie to Roku. When the conversion completes, click Open to get the converted MP4 files and play them with Roku 3 or Roku 2 freely.
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