Amazon currently has the 2nd generation Fire TV Stick. This new Fire TV Stick basically looks exactly like the old one, but features faster processors, and also comes with a remote control with integrated microphone. With this powerful media streaming player, you can not only get full access to over 7,000 apps, games, and Alexa skills including Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW, YouTube, Amazon Video, etc but also have the chance to stream and play local video on it. For commercial DVD movie collectors, you may wish to release your favorite DVD movies from the physical disc to conveniently viewing on your large screen TV via Fire TV Stick 2. Not no ideal how to make that realized, just read on...
How to stream local files with Fire TV Stick 2?
There are a bunch of apps that are capable of picking up video (and music) files from a local network and displaying them on a big screen through Fire TV Stick's HDMI dongle, but in terms of overall ease-of-use, simplicity, interface design, and extra features, Plex is the clear winner. Vimu Media Player is another option, but you will have to pay for it and set up your own UPnP/DLNA server separately. VLC for Fire is also capable of picking up local files made available on a home network and it has perfect support for all the most common file types. There's also the impressive Kodi media software (previously XBMC), which provides a ton of useful functionality but is tricky to configure. To start, you need to sideload the app onto your device then add your computer's media library as a source to get all your content available on the Fire TV Stick. If you want to give it a go, full instructions are available on the Kodi wiki portal.
Copy DVD for Fire TV Stick 2 Streaming
After you made your decision for the right apps to play local video on Fire TV Stick 2, the next step is copying DVD to Fire TV Stick 2. Here, you can easily complete the job with a simple to use and powerful DVD Ripper program - Pavtube BDMagic (get Mac version). With this program, you can powerfully bypass all copy protection and region code from commercial movies and then convert the in-encrypted DVD movies to Fire TV Stick 2 playable video and audio formats listed below:
Video formats: H.264 1080p30, H.265 1080p30
Audio formats: AAC-LC, HE-AACv1 (AAC+), HE-AACv2 (eAAC+), AC3 (Dolby Digital), eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus), FLAC, MIDI, MP3, PCM/Wave, Vorbis, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, Dolby Audio, 5.1 surround sound, 2ch stereo, and HDMI audio pass through up to 7.1
If there are 5.1 surround sound in your original DVD movies, you can use the program to rip DVD with 5.1 surround sound preserved by outputting AC3 or AAC 5.1 audio in the program's profile parameters window. Besides that, you can also do other settings such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc according to your own needs.
Tips: Pavtube BDMagic keeps constant update with the perfect support for the new disc encryption used on many recently released DVD movies. In addition, it also ensure you a high high-quality results, there is almost no difference between the ripped video and the original DVD disc.
Step by Step to Copy DVD Movies for Amazon Fire TV Stick 2 Streaming
Step 1: Import DVD Movies.
Download, install and run this DVD ripper. You can load DVD by clicking "File" > "Load from disc". Or load DVD Folder by clicking "File" > "Load from folder" or load DVD IFO/ISO image by clicking "File" > "Load IFO/ISO".
Step 2: Define the output format.
Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down list, select Fire TV Stick 2 supported playback HD H.264 file format by following "HD Video" > "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)". You can also choose to output HD H.265 format if you wish to stream movies in small file size but perfect quality with less bandwidth requirement.
Step 3: Adjust output profile parameters.
Click "Settings" on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window, here, you can flexible adjust the output profile parameters including video codec (H.264 or H.265), resolution (1080P or small), bit rate, frame rate(30fps), audio codec(mp3, aac, etc), bit rate, sample rate, channels(stereo, Dolby Digital or 5.1 surround to keep 5.1 surround sound), etc to let them fit with Fire TV Stick best playback settings listed above.
Step 4: Start the conversion process.
After all setting is completed, hit the "Convert" button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion from MKV to Amazon Fire TV Stick supported format conversion process.
When the conversion is finished, click "Open Output Folder" icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you can smoothly stream converted files to your HD TV Amazon Fire TV Stick.