Backup Blu-ray/DVD to QNAP HS-251 for Better Storage and Playback

Diana Joan

Dec 01, 2015 09:08 am / Posted by Diana Joan

The HS-251 was created as a silent NAS solution that allows users to enjoy files and media with no distractions, providing a perfect match for home theater enthusiasts. Coupled with the support of HDMI connectivity for 1080p video playback and hardware transcoding capability, the HS-251 is an ideal companion at home for multimedia entertainment. People who have large collection of Blu-ray/DVD disc, have you ever imaged of backing up your favorite Blu-ray or DVD disc movies to QNAP HS-251 for streaming and watching on computer, HD TV, game consoles, media players or portable devices?


The problem is that you can not directly mount Blu-ray/DVD disc onto QNAP HS-251, since QNAP HS-251 only supports to store digital file format. In addition, if the Blu-ray or DVD disc that you are trying to backup on QNAP HS-251 has copy & region protection, you will be limited to distribute them elsewhere. Prospectively, we can make it possible to backup commercial Blu-ray/DVD disc to QNAP HS-251 with the help of some software.

There is one solution in hand called Pavtube ByteCopy for Windows/Mac (support Mac OS X El Capitan), which not only facilitates you remove copy & region protection from Blu-ray/DVD disc, but also does you a great favor to backup Blu-ray & DVD in various different file formats for different usage.

Format for Backup: You can make a full disc or main movie copy of original Blu-ray or DVD disc, or backup in lossless/encoded multi-track mkv foramt preserve all the subtitle languages and subtitle tracks.

Format for phone/tablet playback: Try to output a more device compatible file format such as H.264 or MPEG-4 that are supported by majority of portable devices or you can choose to output phone or tablet device preset file formats for directly playback.

Format for watching on TV: The program also gives you the chance to output Sony/Panasonic/Samsung/LG TV optimized file format.

Apart from QNAP HS-251, you are also allowed to backup/copy Blu-ray/DVD to other QNAP devices such as QNAP TAS-168/TAS-268, QNAP TS-251+/TS-451+, QNAP TS-469L.

How to copy/backup Blu-ray/DVD to QNAP HS-251 for storage and playback?

Step 1: Add Blu-ray/DVD disc file.

Insert Blu-ray or DVD into disc drive. Launch ByteCopy, click "Load Disc" button to browse to disc drive and import source movie into this app.

Load Blu-ray/DVD disc

Step 2: Choose format and set profile.

To transfer and play QNAP TAS-168/TAS-268 stored Blu-ray/DVD movies on various portable devices, you can choose to output "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)".

Output portable device compatible file 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.

Output TV preset file format

Step 3: Convert Blu-ray/DVD to QNAP TAS-168/TAS-268.

Hit right-bottom "Convert" button to carry out the conversion from Blu-ray/DVD to QNAP TAS-168/TAS-268.

When the conversion is done, you will have no limitation to access the Blu-ray/DVD movies on computer, portable devices, TV, game consoles, etc.

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