Backup and Stream Blu-ray with Synology DS218play

For Blu-ray disc collectors wish to fast share and reliable backup your Blu-ray movies on all types of devices, the Synology DS218play can be your perfect choice. The Video Station app on Synology DS218Play lets you easily manage and organize movies, TV shows and home videos and stream to other computers, smartphones and media players. The following part will show you how to backup Blu-ray movies to Synology DS218play for various devices streaming and sharing.

As other network storage devices, the Synology DS218play has no specific requirements for the file types on it, but this doesn’t work for physical Blu-ray disc. You will need to perform a Blu-ray to digital format conversion process. Due to the complicated copy protection and region code on Blu-ray disc, you will need a powerful Blu-ray Ripper application that can bypass that encryption.

2 Solutions to copy and stream Blu-ray movies with Synology DS218play

Backup Blu-ray to Synology DS218play with MakeMKV

The MakeMKV is a software app that can shred the copy protection on a disc and makes a nice beautiful MKV file. It is totally free for ripping DVDs, but you if want to rip Blu-ray, there is a limited period where can you can do it for free. After that time (a couple of months), you will be asked to pay up for $50.

The produced MKV file with MakeMKV can be stored on Synology DS216Play and streamed and viewed on your Windows, Mac with your favorite media player such as VLC, KMPlayer. In addition, the MKV file is very large in size. For those people who plan to stream the MKV file from Synology DS218play to smartphone, tablets, TVs, etc, you will find that the file is too much space occupying and has poor device compatibility.

Blu-ray to Synology DS218play copying and streaming with Pavtube ByteCopy

If you are looking for a one stop solution to bypass all Blu-ray copy protection and also rip and compress Blu-ray movies to any of your desired file formats and file size, we highly recommend Pavtube ByteCopy to you. The program has powerful built-in disc decrypter to assist you to automatically bypass all Blu-ray copy protection and region code, in addition, it also keeps constant update with perfect support for the new encryption such as MKB61 and MKB62 used on many recently released Blu-ray movies.

The various output format options is one of the most important aspects that Pavtube ByteCopy is superior to MakeMKV. For those people who just want to make a backup of Blu-ray movies to Synology DS218play, you can use the application to make a 1:1 full disc copy of Blu-ray movies with original file structure. If you care much about ripping process, just create a fast main movie copy of Blu-ray movie without your unwanted comments, trailers, ads, etc. If you wish to stream the copying Blu-ray movies to the media player on your computer, smartphones, tablets, game consoles, TVs, etc, you can choose to rip Blu-ray to popular digital file formats such as MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, MKV, H.264, etc or direct output devices and applications preset profile formats. What’s more, the program can also assist you to copy Blu-ray to lossless MKV file with all your desired subtitle languages, audio tracks and chapter markers.

Pavtube ByteCopy is available on Windows 10/8.1/8/7, it is also accompanied by an up-to-date Mac version – Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac for macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.

Step by Step to Backup and Stream Blu-ray Movies to Synology DS218play

Step 1: Load Blu-ray disc into the program.

Run the program on your computer, insert the Blu-ray disc into an external Blu-ray drive. Click “File” > “Load from disc” to load Blu-ray disc into the program. Apart from Blu-ray disc, you can also use the program to rip Blu-ray folder and ISO image file.

Load Blu-ray disc

Tips: The program can automatically detect the main Blu-ray title (the one with largest file size and longest length) for you.

Step 2: Backup Blu-ray to Synology DS218play in different ways.

Full disc copy

Make a full disc copy by hitting the Full disc copy icon on the top tool bar of the main interface.

Main movie copy

From “Format” bar, select “Copy” > “Direct Copy” to copy the main movie of the Blu-ray/DVD disc.

Main movie copy

Output Blu-ray to digital file formats or device preset profile formats

From “Format” bar drop-down list, select one of your desired file formats or device preset profile formats according to your own needs.

Output Blu-ray to digital file formats

Output Blu-ray to digital file formats

Output Blu-ray to popular device compatible file formats

Output Blu-ray to popular device compatible file formats

Step 3: Start Blu-ray copy protection bypassing process.

After finishing all the settings, go back to the main interface, press the right-bottom “Convert” button to start Blu-ray to Synology DS218play backup or ripping process.

When the conversion is completed, click “Open output folder”, a window will pop out with all your converted files. Then feel free to copy ripped files to Synology DS218play for backup or streaming to computer, smartphones, tablets or media players, etc as you like.

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