Posted by Jason Eatock - June 26, 2023 | Contact Author
How to Rip Blu-rays to NAS Synology, QNAP... for Streaming, Backup
Here is the simple guide on how to fast rip Blu-rays to NAS drive with best quality in a smaller size on Windows/Mac. So that you can store Blu-ray movies on NAS for streaming with ease.
The NAS (Network Attached Storage) drives enable you to get your files and media from any computer, wherever you are. They work as backup devices and as an easy way to create your own personal server and share files with those you trust. Therefore, many people want to backup their Blu-rays to NAS QNAP, Synology, Seagate or other NAS drive. But to do this, we need to digitize and rip Blu-ray to NAS first.
Our article will cover everything you want to know about Blu-ray to NAS, including what is the best video format for ripping Blu-ray to NAS, what is the best software for ripping Blu-ray to NAS, and how to fast copy and get Blu-ray to NAS within simple clicks.
Part 1. What is NAS?
NAS, also known as network-attached storage, is a personal, small-scale online server for family data storage purposes. It contains one or more hard disk drives, connected to a computer network, providing data access to a group of clients. After you transfer your Blu-rays to NAS, you can easily stream the Blu-ray movies from the NAS to a media player using DS video, Video Station, and Media server.
Benefits of converting Blu-rays to a NAS media server:
- 1. A diverse group of clients can access the Blu-ray movies stored in the NAS drive; one device can handle different purposes for different usages in the same network environment.
- 2. It can store a large number of Blu-ray movies, making it superior to a computer's hard drive or an external hard drive.
- 3. Due to the applied RAID strategy of the independent hard-drive array, which enhances the data stability and reduces errors such as file missing, file corruption, those common hard-disk issues can hardly happen.
Part 2. What Is the Best Video Format for Ripping Blu-ray to NAS
In fact, NAS supports just about everything no matter what NAS you may have. This means you can copy Blu-rays to NAS drives in ISO image, MKV, VOB, M2TS, or other formats you want. But if you are going to stream the Blu-ray movies from Synology, QNAP, TerraMaster, or Asustor NAS to Apple TV, Android TV, Roku TV, Samsung TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV and DLNA home media servers, you may want to rip Blu-rays to NAS in a proper format to avoid further transcoding.
Among all digital formats, MP4, encoded in H.264, is the top answer in most Blu-ray video re-encoding to NAS cases since it reaches the best balance between file size and quality. If you transfer Blu-rays to NAS in MP4 format, then you can stream and play the NAS Blu-ray movies on all your devices. That's why even if you don't care about the space, which is exactly the selling point of NAS, we still recommend you rip Blu-rays to MP4 for NAS.
Part 3. What Is the Best Tool to Rip Blu-ray to NAS
There are lots of Blu-ray ripping tools that allow you to backup Blu-ray to NAS drive. Among the free tools, there are famous MakeMKV and Handbrake. However, MakeMKV just extracts the video and audio from Blu-ray without quality loss. It's fast but the output MKV file is very large. While Handbrake cannot cope with commercial Blu-rays with copy protections.
If you're interested in backing up your Blu-ray collection to NAS and don't want to be held back by Blu-ray copyright protections, time restrictions or slow processing, DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper will be your best choice. It can cope with all Blu-ray discs regardless of copy protections and region codes and rip Blu-ray to MP4, HEVC, MKV, H264, MOV, AVI for storing on NAS and streaming via Plex, Kodi. Besides Blu-ray discs, you can also use it to handle (encrypted and homemade) DVDs, BDMV folder, ISO image files and Video_TS folder. And it also offers many optimized presets for iPhone, iPad, Android, Apple TV, Xbox and so on. Output video quality is excellent and fast conversion speeds are achieved through a GPU Hardware acceleration feature.<.p>
Just free download and install DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper on your computer to rip Blu-ray to NAS!
※ For macOS 10.12 or lower users, you should download 32-bit installer here.
Part 4. Steps to Rip Blu-rays to NAS on Windows/Mac
Step 1. Insert a Blu-ray disc
Insert your Blu-ray discs into your BD dirve and then launch DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper. Click Load disc button to load the source Blu-ray movie.
Step 2. Choose an output format
Select an output video format for transferring Blu-ray to NAS. You are recommended to convert your Blu-rays to MP4 so as to store Blu-ray movies on NAS well-organized. Well, H.264, WMV, MOV, MKV, or devices iPhone/XS, iPad, Samsung and many more are all accessible. The main title will be auto selected when ripping protected movie Blu-rays.
Click the setting button, you can adjust video audio parameters. But if you don't know parameters very well, just keep the default settings which are the best settings for ripping Blu-ray to NAS.
* For a zero-quality Blu-ray copy, please go to "Multi-track Video" category and select "Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV " or go to "Copy" > "Directly Copy", you are ale to copy the selected movie file in its original format without quality loss. When directly copy a Blu-ray (DVD) movie, you will get .m2ts (.vob) as output.
Step 3. Start ripping Blu-ray to NAS
You can choose to click Browse button to set a computer folder to save the converted video file. Finally, hit button "Convert" and the Blu-ray to NAS conversion starts right away. More than that, you are free to backup Blu-ray to any media servers, hard drives, mobile devices, etc.