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DVD ISO to NAS - How to Convert ISO image to MKV for Storing on NAS


Network-attached storage (NAS) is just the ticket for storing and streaming your own videos, music, and digital photos around the house and even across the world. It can be just like Spotify, YouTube, or Netflix, except with your own media.

The ISO file format is an excellent file type for data storage and backup, especially suited to backup media like DVD's. If you have some ISO files from DVD discs or other sources, you may want to store the ISO files on your NAS server so that you can enjoy them easily thru Plex, Emby or DLNA. However, the matter is something there always wrong with the original source as warning. You cannot stream ISO images and play ISO files from NAS server via Plex, DLNA or Emby. Luckily, this problem is easily to solve. Here we provide an easy way on how to store/save ISO files on NAS for Playing on DLNA.

To manage your ISO files on kinds of DLNA compatible devices, you'd better convert ISO to the correct format before storing on NAS drive. Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate is a highly recommended tool to help you finish the task. It is a great ISO converter that supports transcoding ISO to MP4, MKV, FLV, MPG, WMV and more. Meanwhile, it also comes with useful editing functions, like video joining, video trimming, splitting, cropping, etc. For those who are running on Mac OS X(macOS Sierra), please get Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac. Now just download the program to learn how to convert ISO to store on NAS for DLNA/Emby streaming.

Guide: How to Backup Blu-ray ISO, DVD ISO to NAS for Streaming via DLNA?

1. Load ISO Files

Install and launch the ISO file converter and click dis icon to add ISO movies from your computer. All the loaded files will be listed on the left item bar and you can preview them on the right as the picture below shows.

2. Choose MKV as output format

Click Format bar and select "MKV(Matroska) Video (*.mkv)" as output format from "Common Video" category. If you want to get better HD video quality, just select "MKV HD Video (*.mkv)" from "HD Video" category.

Tip: If you need, you can click "Setting" to tweak the detailed video and audio encoding settings.

Why we choose MKV for NAS?

MKV Preserves Complete Movie Content (Audio, Video and Subtitles)

One of the main advantages of ripping DVD/Blu-ray to MKV rather than MP4, AVI or WMV is that MKV holds unlimited number of video, audio, subtitle tracks and metadata. To be exactly, by ripping Blu-ray to MKV format, you can get the entire movie with sound, subtitle tracks, thumbmail, along with menus and chapter structure, into one single MKV file.

Also, you can choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mp4) or MKV HD Video(*.mkv) as output format.

3. Convert ISO for storing on NAS

Click Convert button to start converting iSO images to MKV/MP4 for NAS streaming. After the conversion, you can get the resulted videos by clicking the Open button and then you can connect your DLNA devices (PS3, Samsung TV, Galaxy Tab, etc) to the NAS for our home viewing.

Turn Your Computer Into a DLNA Media Server

a. Launch Windows Media Player on your PC
b. Go to Stream (ensure that Allow remote control of my Player…is CHECKED > More streaming options (check Allowed on the Media programs on this PC and remote connection, or even better Allow All)
c. Follow the instruction on the screen until you get to Finish
d. Go to the PC’s Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings > Remote (ensure to check Allow remote connections to this computer)
e. Relaunch Windows Media Player (and then proceed with the rest of the steps on your mobile device)
f. Access your video file and then playback the file to the connected PC (through an icon above your screen or Settings)

Note: The name of the options in your PC might varies according to the version of Windows that you have installed.

Additional Tips:

1. Click Settings button to adjust video/audio parameters. As for DLNA streaming, select a proper bitrate and resolution based on your WLAN bandwidth.

2. Besides ISO files, this Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate can also help you to convert videos such as MKV, FLV, M4V, WMV, MOV, AVI, Tivo, XAVC, M2TS, H.265 etc. to play them on your DLNA devices from NAS.

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