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How Do I Watch DVD on Nvidia Shield TV (2017)


Nvidia Shield TV is the first 4K- capable media streamer, which provides incredibly detailed and smooth 60fps video playback from Amazon Prime Video and Netflix – but only for those that have a HDR-enabled TV. For those people who prefer local media playback, such as DVD movies, what to do?

Nvidia Shield TV native supported video codec is H.264, H.265, VP9, and the audio codec is Dolby Digital (Update: only bitstreaming, no internal decode to PCM) and Dolby Digital Plus (Update: only bitstreaming, no internal decode to PCM). As an embedded system, the codec involves NVIDIA signing licensing deals. For example, support for Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus requires deals with Dolby Laboratories, while DTS / DTS-HD support requires deals with DTS. On the video side, H.264 support, for example, requires a deal with MPEG-LA. Each of these deals ends up increasing the end cost for the consumer.

The good news is that the Nvidia Shield TV 2017 comes with a lot of video app pre-installed which assist you to play and stream local media on Nvidia Shield TV 2017, here are the 4 best media players for Nvidia Shield TV 2017: MX Player, Plex, VLC Media Player and Kodi app.

In this case, watching DVD movies on Nvidia Shield TV is available, you just need to rip the DVD disc to the digital files that compatible with Nvidia Shield TV and the APP pre-installed. For ripping DVD disc to compatible digital format, you should take Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Windows | for Mac into your consideration. With it, you can bypass all the copy protecion of DVD, rip all the DVD to Nvidia Shield TV compatible format, such as H.264, H.265/HEVC codec videos.

Meanwhile, grabs the NVIDIA® CUDA and AMD technologies, this software speeding up the conversion speed and lets you convert DVD movies in a flash while keeping the original high video quality.

How to Rip DVD to H.264 /H.265 for Nvidia Shield TV

Download and install Brorsoft first, here we take DVD Ripper windows as example, Mac version share the same steps. The trail-before-purchase available:

dvd-ripper-for-windows-trail dvd-ripper-for-mac-trail

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Step 1. Load DVD movies

Click "DVD disc" icon to load your DVD disc. You can also import movies files from DVD folder, ISO.


STEP 2. Choose output format

It is easy to find the output format list. Just click the format bar and you’ll be shown various devices and their supported formats.

H.264: Here 3 H.264 presets "H.264 Baseline Profile Video(*.mp4)", "H.264 Main Profile Video(*.mp4)", "H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)" are supported.


H.265: Click on Format bar, select "Common Video" from the format list and in submenu you can find "H.265 Video(*.mp4)". The hit on the small folder icon to specify an output folder.


Step 3: Click “Settings” icon to adjust audio and video parameters.

Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You can adjust codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality. 


Note: Optimal settings for Nvidia Shield TV should be set as Video Size: 1280*720, Video Bitrate: 4000kbps at highest quality, Video Frame rate: 24fps or 30fps, Audio codec: ac3, Audio Sampling rate: 48000hz, Audio Bitrate: 160kbps, Audio Channels: 5.1Channels.

Step 4: Start converting DVD to H.264/H.265 MP4 for Nvidia Shield TV

Click the “Convert” icon, the DVD to H.264/H.265 MP4 for Nvidia Shield TV conversion will start immediately. You can follow the converting process in the “Conversion” interface.

When the conversion finished, you can get the output files via clicking on “Open” button effortlessly.

Then you can transfer the converted DVD movies to USB and connected to Nvidia Shield TV for playing.

Or you can transfer them to your PC, NAS devices, Plex media server or other DLNA enabled devices and discover the converted DVD movies on the your DLNA devices and tell the Nvidia Shield TV to play it back with MX Player, Plex, VLC Media Player and Kodi app

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With it you can rip the Blu-ray, DVD disc as well as the unsupported video files to the H.264/H.265 MP4 or other compatible format for playing on Nvidia Shield TV (2017).

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