Looking for a device to store your large collection of DVD movies into digital file format so that you can access the movies stored on the device through your TV, smartphone, tablet or media players? The good news is that with Synology DS218play, you can do all the above. But going any further, you will first need to copy the DVD into a format that can be stored in the DiskStation.
Copy/Backup DVD to Synology DS218play
Free solution: MakeMKV + Handbrake
There are many programs on the market can assist you to digitize DVD into digital file format. For those people who are looking for a free solution, MakeMKV can be your perfect choice. The disadvantage of this free tool is that it only allows you to rip commercial DVD disc into a large MKV file, you may find that this large file occupy too much space on your computer hard drive or device internal storage capacity. In addition, since the MKV files is not an industry standard, it has poor compatibility with many default media player apps on your devices. Therefore, to conveniently stream MakeMKV exported files on various devices, you still need to do further file format transcoding and compressing process with by downloading another video transcoder – Handbrake, which can assist you to produce a more compatible MP4 file format compressed with different compression codec such as H.264, H.265, MPEG-2 or MPEG-4.
One stop solution: Pavtube ByteCopy
It is too time and energy consuming for you to first download MakeMKV to bypass the DVD copy protection and then use Handbrake to perform the format trancoding and compressing process. Fortunately, here comes Pavtube ByteCopy, which can assist you to complete the whole conversion process on the same interface. The program not only facilitates you to powerfully and automatically bypass all the DVD copy protection in the background with its built-in disc decrypter, but also direct rip the DVD movies into various different digital file formats or TV, smartphones, tablets or media players preset profile formats so that you can directly access them from your Synology DS218play.
If your purpose is just to make a backup of DVD to Synology DS218play, the program also allows you to make a 1:1 full disc copy of DVD file structure or a fast main movie copy without unwanted comments, trailers or ads or a lossless multi-track MKV copy from DVD with all your unwanted subtitle languages and audio tracks.
For Mac users, you can switch to download Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac to complete the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.
How to Copy or Backup DVD Movies to Synology DS218play?
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: Different ways to backup DVD to Synology DS218play.
Full disc copy
On the top tool bar of the main interface, use the option to make an entire disc copy of original DVD structure without changing anything.
Main DVD movie copy
From “Format” bar drop-down list, select “Copy” > “Direct” Copy, you can then copy the selected movie file in its original format without quality loss. When directly copy a DVD video, you will get .vob as output.
Lossless multi-track MKV copy
To preserve all your wanted audio tracks and subtitles streams in the source movie, you can use the program to rip DVD to ” Lossless/encoded multi-track MKV(*.mkv)” under “Multi-track Video” category.
Rip DVD to streaming devices compatible formats
Here, select the output digital file format according to which devices you plan to stream the DVD movies from Synology DS218play to. Here, we choose one of the best compatible digital file formats “H.264 HD Video(*mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.
Step 4: Start DVD to Synology DS218play backup process.
After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin DVD to Synology DS218play copying or ripping process.
When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you will produce a digital file for either safe backup or convenient device streaming.