Chances are that you have 800-900 DVDs and a Synology NAS drive. Now you want to get all the DVDs into Synology NAS drive for streaming and playing with a media streamer like PS3, WD TV, etc. To get the job done, you may have to put your DVDs into some format that's compatible with them. Here I will share the tips and tricks for copying DVD collection to Synology NAS drive.
To get DVD collection into Synology NAS easily and quickly, you'll need a third-party DVD ripping software. Most of you are likely familiar with the excellent Handbrake for ripping standard Def DVDs, but it still cannot yet protected DVD discs. The way it can with regular DVDs, so you'll need to add an intermediate step. EaseFab DVD Ripper is bee's knees, which can help you fast rip DVD discs to a format playble by Synology NAS while keeping the original quality. If you're using a Mac, simple turn to EaseFab DVD Ripper for Mac, which has the same function as the Windows version. Now follow the step-by-step guide to rip and copy your DVD movies to Synology NAS in a few clicks!
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How to rip and stream DVD movies via Synology NAS
The quick start guide below uses DVD Ripper Windows screenshots. The way to rip DVD movies to Synology NAS on Mac (EI Captian/Yosemite) is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version according to your computer's operating system.
Step 1. Load DVD movies
Add your DVD files by clicking the "Load DVD" button and selecting the DVD files you want to rip from your computer's hard drive. ISO image files and IFO files are also supported. After the DVD files are loaded, you can preview them on the right viewing window and take snapshots of your favorite movie scene.
Step 2. Specify output format
Click "Profile" box and move mouse cursor to "Common Video" category, then select MP4 Video as the output format. MKV is also a good choice; as a container format it takes whatever you give it. And then click the Browse button to specify an output folder to save the converted files.
Tip: With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original DVD 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. Remember the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.
Step 3. Start ripping DVD to Synology NAS
Finally, hit the "Convert" button at the bottom of the main interface to start the conversion. It will automatically convert DVD to Synology NAS compatible video files.
Once the conversion is finished, click "Open" to quickly find the converted movies. Then, Synology NAS will recognize, catalog, play and stream these DVD rips at ease.