Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Adding Blu-ray onto Plex for iPad 4 via Mac OS X El Capitan

Plex gives us an easy access to TV shows and movies at home or on the go. Are you looking for a way to backup Blu-ray to Plex for iPad 4 on Mac for sharing and streaming? If you wanna transfer your Blu-ray collection to Plex for streaming widely, just read on this article. We will focus on how to backup Blu-ray to Plex Media Server for streaming and playing on iPad 4 and other portable devices, media players, etc via Mac OS X El Capitan. 

Although Plex itself can’t play Blu-ray natively for Blu-ray encryption, there are many ways to rip Blu-ray to Plex supported formats. And to preserve the Blu-ray video and audio quality, the best workaround to get the job done is to rip Blu-ray movies to MP4 format that Plex Media Server/iPad 4 can easily support. 

There is a number of Blu-ray Ripping software available to help you convert Blu-rays videos if you want to play them on iPad 4 via Plex. The best program I can recommend here is called Pavtube BDMagic for Mac, which is available for Mac users. It is easy to use for conversion and editing and makes great quality copies of Blu-rays Collections .

Actually, with it you can convert Blu-ray to almost all regular video formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, WMV, AVI, etc. and even extract MP3, WMA, FLAC, OGG, etc. audio from Blu-ray movies. Best of all, it allows you to copy your Blu-ray movies to hard drive with original structure or main movie only. If you're using a Windows, please turn to Pavtube BDMagic, which enables you to convert Blu-ray to Plex Media Server for iPad 4 on Windows 10.

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Now you can follow the steps below to rip Blu-ray to Plex for steaming to iPad 4 via Mac 10.11 in a few clicks!

The Steps: How to Rip/Stream Blu-ray over Plex to iPad 4via Mac OS X El Capitan

Note: When ripping a Blu-ray disc, anywhere from 30 to 60 GB of hard disk space is needed depending on what you’re ripping. Blu-Rays are big, and we’re going to rip the whole thing to our drive first, so depending on the movie you’re ripping and the quality you want in your final movie file, you’ll need a good amount of space. 


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Step 1: Insert your Blu-ray disc to your computer’s drive, then launch the Blu-ray ripping software and click the “Load Disc” button to have the Blu-ray content imported with a BD drive. You can also add DVD discs, VIDEO_TS folder, DVD ISO files are the source files for converting.

Step 2: Choose subtitles (Optional) If you want to play Blu-ray rips with subtitles, just click the drop down menu after “Subtitles” to select your desired one. On the right windows, you can preview your files and take snapshots of your favorite movie scenes.

Step 3: Choose output format Officially, the iPad 4 only supports MPEG-4 and H.264 with .mov, .m4v, and .mp4 extensions video, meaning that’s the only media recognized over Plex’ Direct Play. To stream Blu-ray over Plex to iPad 4, click “Format” bar and choose the “H.264 video (*.mp4)” profile from the “Common” Video category.

Step 4: Advanced Settings (Optional) With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original Blu-ray 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. Below is my best format settings for ripping Blu-ray content to Plex, you can take it as reference:

Step 5: Start ripping Hit the “Convert” button at the bottom of the main interface to start the conversion. It will automatically convert Blu-ray to Plex Media Server compatible video files for further streaming to play on iPad 4.

Once the conversion is finished, click “Open” to quickly find the converted movies. Then, Add the converted movies to Plex and Plex will recognize, catalog, play and stream these Blu-ray files to iPad 4 via Mac OS X El Capitan at ease. 

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As mentionded above, officially, the iPad 4 only supports MPEG-4 and H.264 with .mov, .m4v, and .mp4 extensions video, meaning that’s the only media recognized over USB and Plex’ Direct Play. If you want to prepare all of your media files (VOB, MKV, AVI, MPG, DVD and Blu-ray) for playback on iPad 4, you can get Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (an all-in-one video, DVD and Blu-ray solution) to achieve your goal smoothly. 

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