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Rip and transfer Blu-ray movies to Plex Media Server for playing

Media Servers are rage recently. Among many servers on the market, Plex Media Server must be on the top rank because it successfully integrates the advantages of Netflix and Kaleidescape into itself: it’s practically free and can provide playback for your Blu-ray movies in their original quality. Here, we’re going to instruct you how to set up your own Plex system and rip Blu-ray into Plex Server for playback.

Part 1. Install Plex Server

1. Free download Plex Media Server from the Plex Download page, choose the platform you need or device you need and download the program. Here, we choose Windows platforms as an example.

2. Install Plex by following the usual installation method, launch Plex Media server and an install icon will shown to the bottom right of the screen. To setup the Plex Media Server, choose “Media Manager..” from the Plex icon in the system tray.

3. Add local movies to Plex Media Server. Click the “+” icon on left side to open “Add Library” window, select “Movies” type, then press “Next” button, you can then choose a language if need be, then click “Next” to open another window, press “Add Folder” button to find the folder where your local movies are located, click “Add Library” button to finish movies to Plex Media Server adding process.

4. From the top-right triangle drop-down list, select “Sign In” option to login with your Plex account or sign up if you don’t have an account. And you will finish the whole Plex Media Set up process.

Part 2. Access Plex content on PS4 web browse

1. First, open the web browser on your PS4. This is found on the home screen and the icon looks like a globe with www on top of it.
2. The PS4 web browser should now open, so go to the address bar at the top and type in www.plex.tv/web.
3. The Plex website should now load, and you need to sign in with the same username and password you used when setting up Plex Media Server on your computer.
4. You’ll then be presented with a menu showing the movies you have added to your libraries.
5. You can begin browsing and enjoying your movies straight away!

Part 3. Backup Blu-ray to Plex Media Server

Step 1. Download and install aPubsoft Blu-ray Ripper on you computer. It can rip and convert Blu-ray to Plex Media Server compatible MKV, MP4, etc formats with high resolution. It supports batch conversion that you can add more than one Blu-ray movies into the app to convert for Plex Server one by one.

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Step 2. Launch the aPubsoft Blu-ray Ripper as the best Blu-ray to Plex Converter, then click “Load Disc” button to Blu-ray movies to it. Here you can also import Blu-ray ISO and IFO files to convert.

Blu-ray to Plex Converter

Step 3. Click on the pull down menu of “Profile” and choose “HD Videos > HD MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4)” as the target format for Plex Server.

Convert/Rip Blu-ray to MP4 for Plex Server

Tip: There are many tricks in the app. “Merge into one file” on the interface can combine your several chapters. “Settings” enables you to adjust video/audio parameters. “Edit” allows you to trim video footage, crop unwanted area, add watermark, etc. All of these are designed for those who have special needs.

Step 4. Click “Convert” button to rip Blu-ray to MP4 for Plex Server with best quality.

After the Blu-ray to Plex conversion finished, click the “Open Folder” button to get the generated .mp4 files and transfer them to Plex Media Server. Now, you can watch Blu-ray movies on PS4 via Plex Media Server.

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