Blu-ray to MKV Conversion: Store Blu-rays on Drobo 5n for Streaming

Diana Joan

Oct 15, 2014 08:48 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Drobo 5n is designed to deliver ultimate experience in sharing storage and accessing data with other devices on your network. With media file stored on a Drobo 5n which is connected to a Plex enabled streaming server like Mac Mini, you’re able to watch movies, photos, and music on your TVs or game consoles.

convert blu-ray to mkv for drobo 5n for streaming

Any solution to backup Blu-rays to your Drobo 5n, and watch them on all of home TVs? Try a Blu-ray ripper to take off Blu-ray protections. Pavtube BDMagic for Mac can rip Blu-ray discs and allow for free streaming to TVs by media servers after you store Blu-ray movies in Drobo 5n in a correct or compatible format like MKV.

How to rip Blu-rays to MKV format to store on Drobo 5n for streaming?

Step 1. Load Blu-ray movies

Run Blu-ray ripper for Mac and click “File” to load Blu-ray movies. When loading a Blu-ray movie from the disc, please remember that your computer has an internal or external Blu-ray drive.

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Step 2. Select MKV as output

Click the format bar to follow “HD Video” > “MKV HD Video (*.mkv).” You can also choose other formats as long as your home theater devices can receive them well.

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Step 3. Convert Blu-ray to MKV

Hit “Convert” to start Blu-ray ripping.

Step 4. Stream Blu-rays to Plex enabled devices

You can stream the converted Blu-ray movies to any Plex enabled devices like game consoles, media players, iPhones, iPads, etc. 

Different users have different media devices in their home theaters. Combination of a Drobo 5n, Plex media server, and Mac mini can be great. Here is also a nice partnership in WD family between WD My Cloud and WD TV Live for you to watch unlimited sources.

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