Backup Blu-ray/DVD to unRAID server

Diana Joan

Apr 11, 2016 02:24 am / Posted by Diana Joan

My Home theater evolved in a piecemeal fashion and I found unRAID to be a simple and a low cost storage solution to my fragmented and burgeoning media collection. I like to tell you that my reasons for ripping our Blu-ray/DVDs were practical. Between a DVD player and Blu-ray player in the minivan and a hardwood floor under the family DVD player and Blu-ray Ripper the typical lifespan of a Blues Clues DVD/Blu-ray was less than a month. A digital backup of a new Blu-ray/DVD was more an economic decision than one of convenience or media distribution.

Backing up Blu-ray/DVD to unRAID server, you need a Blu-ray Ripper, Of all of the Blu-ray Ripper I tried, I love Pavtube ByteCopy best. It has the best features at a fair price. The UI is simple but not too simple. I'd actually like to see some advanced menus. I'm using it to put my Blu-Rays and some old DVDs on my unRAID server, so I can watch anywhere in the house.

Key Features of Pavtube ByteCopy

  • -Remove Blu-ray/DVD encryption including CSS, region code, RCE, Sony ArccOS, UOPs, Disney x-project DRM, etc.
  • - 1:1 backup Blu-ray/DVD to unRAID server with original video structure
  • - Rip Blu-ray/DVD to unRAID server in MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI, etc with excellent video quality
  • - Copy Blu-ray/DVD to lossless MKV without any quality loss to store on unRAID server
  • - Make users customize video/audio size, bitrate, channel, frame rate, etc.
  • - Allow people to trim, crop, split, merge video.
  • - Add external subtitle to Blu-ray/DVD movies and extract srt subtitle from Blu-ray/DVD.

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Simple steps to Rip Blu-ray/DVD to unRAID server

Step 1. Add Blu-ray/DVD disc movies.

Run Pavtube ByteCopy < Mac version> on your computer, on the main interface click "File" "Load from disc" to Load Blu-ray disc or DVD from optical drive. When both Blu-ray and DVD exists, the software will load DVD first. You can choose desired subtitle and forced subtitle at the bottom of the chapter list.

Step 2: Backup Blu-ray/DVD to unRAID server

Option A - Get a full Blu-ray/DVD backup to unRAID server

Hitting the icon on the top tool bar of the main interface. Then this Blu-ray Ripper will entire copy Blu-ray/DVD to unRAID server in BDMV/Video-TS folder.

Option B -Directly backup Blu-ray/DVD to unRAID server

From "Format" bar, select "Copy" "Direct Copy" to copy the main movie of the Blu-ray/DVD disc. In this way, you will get M2TS and VOB files.

Option C - Convert Blu-ray/DVD to MKV for unRAID server

Find the format bar, and click it to get to the format list where you need to follow "Multi-track Video" > "Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV (*.mkv)." The lossless property will maintain the multiple audio tracks and subtitles.

Step 3: Start Blu-ray/DVD to unRAID server conversion

Clicking the Convert button on main interface to start to rip Blu-ray/DVD to unRAID server. After the conversion, you can click Open output folder to popup output directory with the converted Blu-ray or DVD disc.

Feel free to transfer them to unRAID server. After movies go on unRAID server, you can manage the playback and cataloguing with Plex server.

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