Stream and Play ISO on Roku Premiere+ via USB, Plex or DLNA Server

Diana Joan

Feb 19, 2017 01:27 pm / Posted by Diana Joan

The Roku Premiere+ which was introduced to the world near the end of 2016 provided an affordable video-streaming option for people that wanted to use the 4K or HDR capabilities of their televisions. For Blu-ray/DVD movie disc collectors who who have backed up DVD/Blu-ray into ISO image file, how to stream ISO files via Roku Premiere+ to your large screen TV?

Stream ISO via Roku Premiere+

Play local video on Roku Premiere+

Thanks to the Roku Media Player channel, Roku Premiere+ allows you to play local video on Roku via USB drive, Plex Media Server or DLNA server, etc. However, the local video must be included in Roku Media Player channel supported file formats listed below:

Video - H.264/AVC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV)
Audio - AAC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV); MP3(.MP3, .MKV); WMA (.ASF, .WMA, .MKV), FLAC (.FLAC, .MKV), PCM (.WAV, .MKV, .MP4, .MOV), AC3/EAC3 (.MKV,.MP4. .MOV, .AC3), DTS (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV), ALAC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV, .M4A)
4K Video - H.265/HEVC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV); VP9 (.MKV)

Convert ISO for Roku Premiere+

From above lists, we can see that Roku Premiere+ lacks the ability to handle ISO image file, to fix this format incompatible issue, you can download our best ISO Ripper program - Pavtube BDMagic for Windows/Mac to rip Blu-ray/DVD ISO files to Roku Premiere+ compatible streaming formats such as H.264/AVC MKV/MP4/MOV video codec and then adjust to output Roku Premiere+ supported audio codec such as AAC, MP3, WMA, etc in the program's profile settings window.

Tips: The programs has perfect loading support for 4K Blu-ray disc/ISO image file, if you have a 4K TV and wish to get the best picture effect of the 4K ISO files on your 4K TV via Roku Premiere+, the best output format option will be 4K video H.265/HEVC MKV/MP4/MOV.

Play ISO on Roku Premiere+ from USB drive

Transfer Roku Premiere+ compatible file formats to an external USB drive, then plug the USB drive into the USB port on your Roku Premiere+, launch the Roku Media Player channel. Select the connected USB device, select a media file, and play it.

Stream ISO to Roku Premiere+ from USB drive via Plex

Set up Plex Media Server on Roku Premiere+ with the steps below:
- Download and install Plex Media Server. After installation, create a Plex log in ID.
- Add media content on to Plex library according to the type of your content (i.e. Movies, TV Shows, Music, Photos, or Home Videos).
- Plex channel for Roku Premiere+ is now available and you can buy it from Roku store. After making the Plex channel run on your Roku media player, you can watch movies, TV shows, home videos and more you have added to Plex server with Roku player on TV.

Access ISO files over the network with Roku Media Player

The Roku Media Player channel can also connect to DLNA server on your local network and wirelessly stream videos and music from them. If you're using Windows, you can use the "Media streaming options- control panel to configure Windows to function as a DLNA server. You should then be able to browse the shared media files on your Roku and play them over the network -; as long as your PC remains powered on.

Step by Step to Rip ISO for Roku Premiere+ Streaming and Playing via USB, Plex or DLNA Server

Step 1: Load ISO image file to the program.

Run the program on your computer, click "File" > "Load IFO/ISO" to load ISO image file into the program.

Step 2: Choose output file format.

Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down option, select Roku USB and Roku Plex app supported streaming formats from "HD Video" > "H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)".

Tips: If you own a 4K TV, you can chose to output most 4K compatible 4K H.265 format for viewing on 4K TV via Roku Premeire+ with best quality but small file size and less bandwidth requirements.

Step 3: Customize output profile parameters.

Click settings to open "Profile Settings" window, here you can flexibly adjust output video/audio codec, file resolution, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, etc according to your own situations.

Step 4: Start ISO to Roku 4/3/2 ripping process.
One click the big button "Convert" on bottom-right corner to start conversion.
Once finishing conversion, you can stream and play converted files from Roku 4/3/2 to TV either through your external USB drive or the Plex Media Server.


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