As a personal media server, Emby helps to bring all your home videos, music and photos together into one place. In addition, it also facilitates you to automatically convert and stream your media on-the-fly to play on any Emby apps available devices. Have a lot of your favorite movies on Blu-ray disc and wish to organize them into rich and beautiful displays for conveniently viewing on Emby apps available smartphone, tablet or media streaming devices. The following article will show you how to simply stream Blu-ray movies to Emby Media Server.
Rip Blu-ray movies to Emby Media Server
Although Emby has the capability to convert and stream your media on-the-fly, however, as for commercial Blu-ray disc, it would be another story. The main reason is Emby Media Server lacks the ability to play Blu-ray disc media, especially those one with complicated copy protection and region code. To fix this problem, you will need to rip Blu-ray into Emby Media Server supported digital file formats.
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Step by Step to Rip Blu-ray Movie for Emby Media Server Streaming
Step 1: Load Blu-ray movies.
Insert the Blu-ray disc into your computer’s Blu-ray drive. If your computer doesn’t ship with a drive, you will need to purchase an external USB Blu-ray drive to read on the data on Blu-ray disc. Then press “File” > “Load from disc” option on the main interface, alternatively, you can also import Blu-ray folder or Blu-ray ISO files with the program.
Step 2: Define the output format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Emby Media Server compatible digital file formats such as “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.
Tips: If you wish to stream Blu-ray movies to smartphone, tablets or media streaming devices via Emby Media Server, just output those devices compatible digital file formats.
Step 3: Customize output profile settings.
Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the profile 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 4: Begin the conversion process.
After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from Blu-ray to Emby Media Server or Emby apps available smartphones, tablets or media streaming devices readable file formats conversion process.
When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then Install Emby Media Server on your computer, add converted files to Emby Media Server for playing on Windows PC with Emby apps or streaming to Emby apps compatible smartphone, tablets or media streaming devices.