Backup Blu-ray/DVD to Linkstation NAS 520 for Streaming to TV via Plex

Diana Joan

Nov 11, 2015 09:49 am / Posted by Diana Joan

The newly available Buffalo™ Technology's LinkStation™ 520D series is a customisable, large capacity Network Attached Storage solution with great flexibility. For home made Blu-ray/DVD owners or commercial Blu-ray/DVD holders, to prevent your expensive move collection getting scratched or damaged and in addition empty more physical space on your shelf, you can opt to backup Blu-ray/DVD to LinkStation 520 so that you can flexibly and conveniently store, organize, access and enjoy from any computer, smartphone or tablet.

LinkStation 520

To store Blu-ray/DVD on LinkStation 520, you will first need to perform a Blu-ray/DVD to digital format conversion since you can not store a Blu-ray or DVD disc on LinkStation 520. In addition, if your Blu-ray/DVD are commercial ones with strict copy & region protection, you won't be able to distribute of them on other devices. To get the job easily done, we suggest you to download the simple to use application but reliable application called Pavtube ByteCopy (Top 5 Blu-ray Rippers), which facilitates you to convert both regular and commercial Blu-ray/DVD to various common digital file formats for LinkStation 520.

LinkStation 520 is only a NAS tool which is not bound up with video format, you can choose the final output format according to your own needs. For example, if you desire to add the files to your plex media server, you can select to output Plex Media Server supported file formats such as MP4 or MOV, to stream converted Blu-ray/DVD video from LinkStation 520 to TV via Plex, just use the TV preset profile format provided by our program.

Apart from LinkStation 520, our program also do you a great favor to backup Blu-ray/DVD to other cloud storage devices such as Synology DS416/DS216play/DS216se, Synology DS414, WD My Cloud Mirror/Mirror 2, etc.

For Mac users, you can download Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac to complete Blu-ray/DVD to LinkStation 520 backup process on Mac OS X El Capitan.

How to Backup Blu-ray/DVD to Linkstation NAS 520 for Streaming to TV via Plex?

Step 1: Add Blu-ray/DVD video 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 format

Step 2: Choose format and set profile.

To add converted files to Plex media server, you can choose Plex Media Server best compatible format such as "HD Video" > "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" as output file format.

Output Plex media server format

To stream and play generated Blu-ray/DVD movies on TV via Plex, you are suggested to output Samsung/Sony/Panasonic/LG TV preset file formats under "TVs" main category.

Output TV preset file format

Step 3: Convert Blu-ray/DVD to LinkStation 520.

Hit right-bottom "Convert" button to carry out the conversion from Blu-ray/DVD to LinkStation 520.

When the conversion is done, find the generated files by hitting the "Open Output Folder" on the main interface.

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