Stream DVDs Over DLNA to Create Home Entertainment Center

Monica Pavtube

Aug 29, 2014 08:37 am / Posted by Monica Pavtube

Thanks to the era of DLNA (DIGITAL LIVING NETWORK ALLIANCE), it is no longer a big problem to enjoy music, photos and videos anywhere and anytime. With DLNA, we can access media files from DLNA-supported devices such as HDTV, PC, tablets, smartphones, and game consoles over our home network. Really a good helper to create your very own home entertainment center! To maximize digital entertainment, DVD movies can also be streamed to your home theater over DLNA.

stream dvds over dlna to dlna supported devices

It is undeniable that DLNA fails to support streaming of DVD sources (DVDs, DVD ISO Image, DVD IFO). How to make it possible to stream a DVD movie to a DLNA-enabled device like a Sony PlayStation 4? Above all, check the formats compatible with DLNA as follows:

Audio: LPCM AAC, AC-3, ATRAC 3plus, MP3, WMA9
Video: MPEG2 MPEG-1, MPEG-4, AVC, WMV9

Then it is time for a DVD to DLNA converter to rip your DVD movies to DLNA supported video formats according to the above listed formats. Pavtube DVDAid does well in ripping and converting DVD sources to various video formats including those supported by DLNA at a fast speed.

How to rip DVDs to watch on DLNA-enabled devices?

Step 1. Load DVD movies

Insert your DVD disc to your computer, and then launch DVD to DLNA converter on PC, and click “File” “Load from disc” to import your DVD movie. Other DVD sources like DVD ISO Image, DVD IFO files, DVD folders can also be added to this powerful conversion program.


Step 2. Choose DLNA supported video format

Click the format bar to select video format both compatible with DLNA and the particular DLNA-enabled device such as a PS4, Xbox 360, or Samsung Galaxy Tab.

choose dlna supported video format

Step 3. Adjust audio/video parameters (Optional)

Point to the “Settings” button near the format bar and click it to go to “Profile Settings” interface. In order not to affect the streaming process, adjust audio/video parameters like bitrate and size according to your home bandwidth.

adjust dvd output audio video parameters

Step 4. Start converting DVD to DLNA supported video format

Click “Convert” to realize DVD to DLNA conversion. And then you can stream the converted DVD movies to any DLNA-enabled devices (e.g. a DLNA-certified HDTV) within your home network.

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