I am beyond excited to talk about not only an incredible David Fincher film but also one of my favorite films of 2014… Gone Girl! Now I got the Blu-ray of this movie and I´m looking for an easy solution for my parents to stream this Blu-ray to their Apple TVs for watching. The point here is, if Plex can support 1080p blu ray rips around 8GB~10GB with DTS/Dolby Digital streaming smoothly, shall we need to rip my Blu-ray for Plex Media Server?
Well, in this article, I will share the easiest and quickest way to backup Gone Girl Blu-ray into Plex media server for streaming and sharing on Apple TV.
To get Blu-rays on Plex for ATV playback, you’ll need a Blu-ray drive installed in your computer and a third-party Blu-ray ripping software. Most of you are likely familiar with the excellent Handbrake for ripping standard Def Blu-rays, but while the latest version of the software has added SOME support for reading Blu-Ray folder structures, it cannot yet deal with the protected Blu-Ray discs (See How to rip Blu-ray using Handbrake) the way it can with regular Blu-rays, so you’ll need to add an intermediate step.
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Ripping, converting Blu-ray to Plex Media Server for streaming to Apple TV
Step 1: Add the Gone Girl Blu-ray movie
Insert your Blu-ray disc to the drive, then launch the Blu-ray to Plex/ATV Ripper and click the “Load Blu-ray” button to load Gone Girl Blu-ray. ISO files are also supported. After the Blu-ray movie is loaded, you can preview it on the right viewing window and adjust volume or take snapshots freely.
Tips: You can click on the dropdown list of “Subtitles” to select your needed subtitles so that you can view Blu-ray movies with proper subtitles.
Step 2: Decide output format
Click the “Format” -> “Apple TV” option, and choose corresponding formats recognized by Apple TV as output format which can also be stored on Plex Media Server.
1. If you want to stream your Blu-ray to play everywhere via Plex, the output format is preferably in a common format or HD format, like MP3 for audio, MP4 for video. The more common format you use, the more devices you can stream to. For example, if you use FLAC instead of MP3 for your music, you can’t stream to your Xbox One/360. Just keep in mind that not all devices support all formats of media.
2. 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 you r network quality. Simply click “Settings” bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset.
Step 3: Convert Blu-ray to Plex Media Server
Click the “Convert” button under the preview window, and the Blu-ray ripper will start the conversion from Blu-ray movies to Plex Media Server.
Once the conversion finished, get the ripped Blu-ray files onto Plex Media Server easily. Now you can stream Gone Girl Blu-ray movie through Plex to connected Apple TV for great enjoyment.
Below is a tutorial for setting up PlexConnect on local network to stream videos to Apple TV without jailbreak.