Apart from playing local video on Raspberry Pi from the command line, you can also make that by installing XBMC, a great media center software which allows you to play photos, music and video onto your Pi’s SD card or stored on a USB stick or external hard drive. Have some great movies on your old DVD disc and wish to view them on Raspberry Pi? The following article will show you how to get DVD movies played on Raspberry Pi 3/2/1 via Kodi (XBMC).
Install Kodi (XBMC) on Raspberry Pi 3/2/1
To play video on Raspberry Pi via Kodi, you will first need to install Kodi (XBMC) on Raspberry Pi. You can install Kodi on Raspberry Pi using either OSMC or OpenELEC. For detailed step by step guide, you can have a reference at this article.
Rip DVD into Raspberry Pi 3/2/1 compatible file formats
After you’ve successfully installed Kodi on Raspberry Pi 3/2/1, then the next step is to add DVD into Kodi for viewing on Raspberry Pi 3/2/1. Obviously, you can’t directly load the DVD disc into Kodi, you will need to rip DVD to Kodi supported digital file formats. Here, you can get the job easily done with Pavtube ByteCopy, which can powerfully bypass all commercial DVD copy protection including Region code, RCE, key2Audio, UOP, CSS, Macrovision, FluxDVD, Protect, ARccOS, AACS, BD+, ROM Mark, BD-Live, etc, so that you can then rip the non protected data on DVD disc to Kodi playable file formats below:
Container formats: AVI, MPEG, WMV, ASF, FLV, MKV/MKA (Matroska), QuickTime, MP4, M4A, AAC, Ogg, OGM, RealMedia RAM/RM/RV/RA/RMVB, 3gp
Video formats: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.263, MPEG-4 SP and ASP, MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), H.265 (as from Kodi 14) HuffYUV, MJPEG, RealVideo, RMVB, WMV
Audio formats: MIDI, AIFF, WAV/WAVE, AIFF, MP2, MP3, AAC, DTS, ALAC, AMR, FLAC, RealAudio, WMA
3D video formats: Passive 3D video formats such as SBS, TAB, anaglyph or interlaced
You can choose the output file format according to the devices that you plan to connect your Raspberry Pi to.
Pavtube ByteCopy is very simple to use, no matter experienced user or fresh could handle it very well. The program has perfect compatibility with the new Windows 10/8.1/8/7. In addition, it also keeps constant update with the perfect capability to bypass the new encryption used on many recently released DVD disc. What’s more, the finally results produced by the program are pretty high quality, you can’t tell the difference between the ripped video and the original DVD disc.
How to Rip DVD for Raspberry Pi 3/2/1 Playing via Kodi?
Step 1: Import DVD Movies.
Download, install and run this DVD ripper. You can load DVD by clicking “File” > “Load from disc”. Or load DVD Folder by clicking “File” > “Load from folder” or load DVD IFO/ISO image by clicking “File” > “Load IFO/ISO”.
Step 2: Define the output format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of Kodi compatible file formats such as “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.
Tips: Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio playback quality for Kodi.
Tips: Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.
Step 3: Begin the conversion process.
After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin to rip DVD into Kodi playable file formats for viewing on Raspberry Pi.
When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Add converted files into Kodi for playing on Raspberry Pi 3/2/1.