Can Plex Stream Blu-ray Rips with Full Quality? Solved?

Diana Joan

Jul 12, 2016 08:01 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Can Plex stream full quality Blu-ray rips?

I installed the PLEX app on my ATV4! Very excited. I'm trying to convert all my blurays to digital files I can access easily.If I rip a bluray into an MKV will it stream full quality to PLEX if I set the stream settings to '1080p Unlimited'? Full quality? Same as the physical disc? Or is PLEX still going to compress it somehow? I used to convert them using handbrake but it takes so long I rather be able to just rip, drag and drop. Bonus if PLEX will actually play the film in full quality. 1:1 MKV Blu-ray rips, Plex and subtitles.

Streaming quality for Plex app

The streaming quality controls the quality, resolution, and bandwidth of the video when playing content. The lower the setting, the lower the quality of the video, but the less bandwidth it takes. You should choose settings appropriate for your particular situation and setup.
Available streaming qualities and the corresponding resolution of the stream:
20Mbps, 1080p
12Mbps, 1080p
10Mbps, 1080p
4Mbps, 720p
3Mbps, 720p
2Mbps, 720p
1.5Mbps, 480p

Stream Blu-ray to Plex with Full Quality

Therefore, to stream 1080p resolution Blu-ray, you will need a bandwidth higher than 10Mbps. If not, you will encounter Plex video buffering issues.

Get full quality Blu-ray rips for plex streaming

To get full quality Blu-ray rip, you can choose MakeMKV, which helps to convert the video clips from proprietary Blu-ray disc into a set of MKV files with multiple video/audio tracks, all meta-information and chapters preserved. However, if you wish to stream Blu-ray with Plex to other devices such as Roku, LG Netcast, Tivo Bolt, Vizio Television, smartphones, tablets, etc, you will need to find another tool to perform the conversion.

Fortunately, there are many alternatives to MakeMKV, the best one we recommend here is Pavtube ByteCopy (best Blu-ray Ripper), besides enabling you to make a complete MKV of Blu-ray copy for Plex streaming with full quality, the program can also do you a great favor to rip and convert Blu-ray to various different file formats and device preset profile formats. In addition, you can get better quality video by flexibly adjusting the output profile parameters such as video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels.

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How to Rip Blu-ray for Plex Streaming with Full Quality?

Step 1: Load Blu-ray disc.
Run this 1:1 Blu-ray MKV copy program on your computer, import Blu-ray movie by clicking "File" > "Load from disc". The small window on right side allows you to preview Blu-ray movie before conversion. 

Note: When importing a Blu-ray disc, please make sure that your computer has been equipped with an external or internal Blu-ray drive to recognize your Blu-ray disc.

Step 2. Output multi-track MKV format
Click the format bar to follow "Multi-track Video" > "Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV (*.mkv)", which enables you to rip Blu-ray in full quality with all subtitle languages, audio tracks and chapter information well preserved.

Tips: You can also choose to output other file formats according to your own needs.

Step 3. Multi-task settings
Click "Settings" to open the "Multi-task Settings" interface where you can change output video/audio/subtitle settings. Click the "Audio" tab to check the audio channels you want and uncheck the unwanted. Click the "Subtitle" tab to check the subtitle language you want to keep and uncheck the unwanted ones.

Step 4: Start Blu-ray full quality conversion process.
Go back to the main UI and click "Convert" to start conversion from Blu-ray to lossless MKV with multiple audio tracks and subtitles preserved.

When the conversion is completed, feel free to add converted movies to Plex for streaming via Plex with 1080p full quality.


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