The Shield ‘ is available in two versions: the standard $199.99 Shield ‘ with 16GB of storage and the $299.99 Shield Pro with 500GB of storage. For those people have a lot of local gaming or a bunch of movies and ‘ shows for storing, it’s worthy your value to get the upgraded Shield Pro with 500GB of storage. For DVD movie collectors, if you are looking for a way to stream the DVD movies via Nvidia Shield Pro to your large screen ‘, you have come to the right place, we will guide you through the detailed process to make that achieved.
Nvidia Shield Pro supported streaming file codec
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 Pro Streaming
Since it is impossible for you to directly play or stream DVD via Nvidia Shield Pro especially since commercial DVD movies are usually equipped with complicated copy protection and region code. To fix this issue, you can download our powerful but simple to use DVD Ripper program – Pavtube BDMagic to automatically bypass all DVD encryption and also rip DVD to Nvidia Shield Pro 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. To get Nivida Shield Pro compatible audio codec, you can adjust the output audio codec as 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 and AMD App technology.
Step by Step to Rip and Stream DVD via Nvidia Shield Pro
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 Pro supported H.264 file format by following “HD Video” > “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)”.
Step 3: Adjust output audio codec for Nvidia Shield Pro.
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 Pro 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 Pro.
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