Backup Blu-ray/DVD to Synology DiskStation DS1515+ for Better Streaming

Diana Joan

Dec 11, 2015 08:40 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Synology's DiskStation DS1515+ is a powerful, expandable 5-bay NAS server that delivers outstanding speed and accelerated data encryption. Easily scalable, the DS1515+ can be equipped with up to 6GB of DDR3 RAM and host up to 90TB of raw capacity with two Synology DX513 units. If you have large collection of movies on commercial Blu-ray or DVD disc, you may prefer to place them on DiskStation DS1515+ so that you can access them conveniently either from your computer, TV via Blu-ray player(if you have one) or other programs or devices as you like.

Synology DS1515+

To copy commercial Blu-ray or DVD disc to Synology DS1515+, you will first need to unlock the copy & region protection from them. Then you will owns the permission to distribute Blu-ray or DVD disc on NAS server or other devices. You can use a freeware called MakeMKV to remove the protection from Blu-ray/DVD disc, but in return you will get a large MKV file. For more friendly and usable file formats, you'd better chose a more powerful third-party tool.

There is a solution in hand called Pavtube ByteCopy for Windows/Mac, which not only grants you to effectively strip off all complicated and latest copy & region protection from both Blu-ray/DVD disc, but also facilitates you to output various different file formats for optical performance on your final devices.

If you desire to transfer backup Blu-ray/DVD movies from DS1515+ to watch on mobile devices like iPhone, iPad iPod, Android phones/tablet, Windows Phones or tablet, you can use the program to output a mobile-friendly format such as H.264 or MPEG-4. If your final goal is playing the movies on TV via Blu-ray player, game consoles or media streaming servers like Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, it is ideal for you to choose TV preset file formats. For those people who want to preserve audio tracks and subtitles/captions, a lossless Multi-track MKV format can fulfill your demands to get a movies from original Blu-ray/DVD disc with no quality loss.

For your convenience to following the move and understand what the actors are saying, you can select your desired subtitle tracks from original Blu-ray/DVD disc, enable "forced subtitles" when a different language is saying or add external subtitles to the movies when your original movies do not include the language subtitles that you understand.

Step by step to copy/backup Blu-ray/DVD to Synology DS1515+

Step 1: Load Blu-ray/DVD disc.

Insert Blu-ray or DVD into disc drive. Launch ByteCopy, click "File" > "Load Disc" button to browse to disc drive and import source movie into this app. When both Blu-ray or DVD disc exists, the program will load DVD disc first.

Load Blu-ray/DVD disc

Tips:The program will automatically select the main title (the one with largest file size or longest time) for you by taking a tick in front of it.

Step 2: Backup Blu-ray/DVD to DS1515+ in different formats for various usage.

Backup to device compatible file formats
Click "Format" bar to select "Common Video" > "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" or other popular formats as output formats for playing on smartphones or tablets.

Select mobile device friendly output format

To stream and watch converted files on TV, you can opt to output Samsung/Sony/Panasonic/LG TV preset file formats for direct enjoyment.

pick TV specially optimized file format

Output "Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV" format to help preserve the chapter markers, audio streams, subtitle tracks and DTS-HD Master audio in original Blu-ray or DVD source file.

Lossless backup Blu-ray/DVD disc

Step 4: Start the Blu-ray/DVD to Synology DS1515+ backup process.

Go back to the main interface, press right-bottom "Convert" button to start Blu-ray/DVD movie to DS1515+ different file formats backup process.

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