As a capable media streamer for games, the Nvidia Shield TV 2017 offers 4K HDR video playback, which provides incredibly detailed and smooth 60fps video playback from the likes of Amazon Prime Video and Netflix – but only for those that have a HDR-enabled TV. For those people who prefer local media playback, you may wonder the possibility to streaming DVD movies via Nvidia Shield TV 2017.
Play local video on Nvidia Shield TV 2017
Before going any further, we should first be clear how to play local video via Nvidia Shield TV 2017. The Nvidia Shield TV 2017 comes with a lot of video app pre-installed. For those people who wish to play local media on Nvidia Shield TV 2017, you can download and install the following 4 best media players for Nvidia Shield TV: J2 Interactive MX Player, Plex app for Android, VLC Media Player and Kodi app.
Supported codec by Nvidia Shield TV 2017
As an embedded system, the codec involves NVIDIA signing licensing deals. For example, support for Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus requires deals with Dolby Laboratories, while DTS / DTS-HD support requires deals with DTS. On the video side, H.264 support, for example, requires a deal with MPEG-LA. Each of these deals ends up increasing the end cost for the consumer. In order to hit an acceptable price point while ensuring all necessary components for OTT streaming (SHIELD's primary market) are in place, NVIDIA has signed deals for the following audio/video codecs only:
- Dolby Digital (Update: only bitstreaming, no internal decode to PCM)
- Dolby Digital Plus (Update: only bitstreaming, no internal decode to PCM)
Rip DVD for Nvidia Shield TV 2017 Streaming or Playing
Obviously, you can't directly play or stream DVD via Nvidia Shield TV 2017 especially for commercial DVD movies with copy protection and region code. To fix this issue, you can download our splendid DVD Ripper program - Pavtube BDMagic (best DVD Converting software) to bypass all DVD encryption and also encode DVD to Nvidia Shield TV 2017 readable H.264/H.265 video codec. Since DVD usually have lower resolution, therefore, it would be much ideal for you to rip DVD with H.264 codec for producing high quality video. For the compatible audio codec, you can adjust to output Nvidia Shield TV 2017 readable Dolby Digital AC3 in the program's "profile parameters" window.
Tips: The windows version of Pavtube BDMagic supports H.264 codec encoding acceleration on a computer with Nvidia Graphic cards that supports Nvidia CUDA(H.264 encoding).
For Mac users, please download the Mac version - Pavtube BDMagic for Mac to rip DVD for Nvidia Shield TV 2017 playing or streaming.
Step by Step to Rip and Stream DVD via Nvidia Shield TV 2017
Step 1: Load commercial DVD disc into the program.
Insert the DVD disc into your computer's optical drive, click "File" > "Load from disc" to load DVD disc into the program, apart from DVD disc, you can also use the program to load Video_TS folder, IFO or ISO image file into the program.
Step 2: Choose output file format.
Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down list, select Nvidia Shield TV 2017 supported H.264 file format by following "HD Video" > "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)".
Step 3: Adjust output audio codec for Nvidia Shield TV 2017.
Click settings to open "Profile Settings" window, here you can adjust output audio codec as Dolby Digital AC3 for playing on Nvidia Shield TV 2017. To get the best output file quality, you can also adjust other profile parameters such as video frame rate, size, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc according to your own needs.
Step 4: Begin the DVD Ripping process.
Go back to the main interface, hit the right-bottom "Convert" button to start DVD to Nvidia Shield TV 2017 playable formats ripping process.
When the conversion is completed, you will have no problem to stream and play ripped DVD on TV via Nvidia Shield TV 2017.