Backup kids DVDs to NAS for streaming to various devices with plex

The article shows you an easy way to put and rip kids DVD movies onto your NAS for sharing and streaming on various devices via Plex with ease.


Chances are you have files stored all over the internet - some in Dropbox, a few in Google Drive, and so forth. NAS, with Network Attached Storage in full, is the a new option for storing and serving files. If you have some DVD movie collection like me, you can backup your DVD videos to NAS for better playing and sharing.

Here comes my question:

I haven't attempted anything else beyond a single kids DVD that I'm having problems with. What I'm hoping is to back up my DVD to my NAS, so that I can stream my shows to various devices (either on an intel NUC media server, Playstation3, or sometimes, and iPad or windows laptop might be used for viewing) with Plex. It is also a way of preserving my bluray discs and DVDs from my pre-school children.

Copy DVD to NAS

After many trials, I was told about Pavtube BDMagic by a colleague at work who has a very large movie collection and has ripped it all for much the same purpose - storing on a home network and streaming to various devices. It integrates a best Blu-ray ripper and a DVD ripper together for you to rip Blu-ray discs, standard DVDs to universal video and audio file types as you need. You can rip and convert Blu-ray/DVD to NAS with super fast conversion speed and excellent image and sound quality. What's more, with this Blu-ray ripping tool, you can easily backup your Blu-ray, DVD disk with whole content copy or backup main movie only. Here is a review for you.


After ripping a few minutes of one movie with the demo version of Pavtube, I found it seemed to work fine and I bought it and hopefully once the xmas holidays start, I'll have some time to experiment more. For Mac users, you can get BDMagic for Mac. Now I'm sharing my way to migrate Kids DVD movies into the all-digital future for transferring to NAS.

Convert Kids DVD to store on your NAS for streaming to various devices with Plex

Step 1: Load Kids DVD movies

Run the DVD to NAS Ripper and click "DVD disc" icon to load Kids DVD movies for converting. You can also import movies files from BD/DVD folder, ISO image files.

DVD to NAS Ripper

Step 2: Choose output format

As NAS is powerful enough to almost all kinds of formats, you can choose the format according to your own needs like MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, etc. If you would like to enjoy movies from physical discs to your mobile phone and tablet like iPad, you can select a decent format like "iPad > iPad HD Video(*.mp4)" from the profile list comes with the software.

  • Wonder is it possible to keep chapter markers stored when ripping? Here are steps.
NAS supported mkv format

Tip: You can click Settings button to customize the output parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, etc, you can also skip this step.

Step 3: Copy Kids DVD to NAS

After all settings, click "Convert" button to rip/convert Kids DVDs to optimized format for NAS. Once you've liberated your DVD movie library on NAS, you'll make it available for viewing anytime, anywhere by streaming via Plex.


Also you can backup 3D Blu-ray and HD M2TS movies to NAS for streaming.

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