How to Get DVDs into Emby Media Server for Streaming
Emby is an Open Source Media Server and Client applications solution(previously named Media Browser), which now can be used to centralize all your media content, manage its metadata and artwork, access your content on a multitude of different devices, share content with family and friends and more! If you have a number of DVDs, wouldn't it be nice to have all these movies backed up and saved to Emby Media Server for watching anytime you want. Just read on to learn how to rip DVD to Emby Media Server for storage and sharing.
It's obvious that Emby Media Server can't support DVDs; while, if you have the ripped DVDs that maintain the original DVD file structure(VIDEO_TS), you still need a DVD ripper to reformat these DVD files. That's because the playback of folder rip structures and ISO is only fully supported by clients that natively support DVD or Blu-ray. In this case, you need to rip and convert DVDs into a file that can be streamed by the media server. Here Brorsoft DVD Ripper is highly recommend which fully supports converting DVD disc, VIDEO_TS folder and DVD ISO image files.
Overall, it is the best DVD ripping program that helps you effortlessly finish the DVD conversion bypassing DVD copy protection. With it, you can convert DVD to almost all regular video formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, WMV, AVI, etc. and even extract MP3, WMA, FLAC, OGG, etc. audio from DVD movies. Best of all, it allows you to copy your DVD to hard drive with original structure or main movie only. If you're using a Mac, please turn to DVD Ripper for Mac, which enables you to convert DVD to Emby Media Server on Mac OS X (Yosemite, El Capitan included).
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Guide: Ripping DVD off for moving to Emby Media Server
1. Insert DVD disc to the drive, then launch the DVD converter and click the "Disc" button to have the DVD content imported. You can also add VIDEO_TS folder, DVD ISO files as the source files for converting.
2. Click Format bar and choose a compatible format for Emby Media Server. MP4, MKV from Common Video are the proper choice.
Tip: With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original DVD 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.
3. Hit the "Convert" button at the bottom of the main interface to start the DVD to Emby Media Server conversion.
Once the conversion is done, click "Open" to quickly find the converted movies. Then, it would be easy for you to play DVDs through Emby. Enjoy.
Additional Tips: Emby client apps include: Kodi, Windows Media Center / XBOX 360 (MCE Extender), Android TV, Roku / Now TV boxes, Amazon Fire TV, some Samsung Smart TVs and Emby Theatre which is their stand alone Windows client application. Also you can use the Emby's web browser GUI to cast content to your Chrome Cast device. Emby also supports DLNA to meet your needs.