Let's focus on ripping and casting DVD movies to Chromecast via Plex with the fast DVD to Chromecast ripper in the following text.
Source: Cast DVD Movie to Chromecast through Plex Media Server
Using Google Chromecast means an easier way to cast all your favorite entertainments and apps to bigger TV from smartphone, tablet or laptop. Partial its charm relies on the powerful streaming ability. till now, Chromecast is still a special existence form with peculiar format acceptance. Most of DVD fans want to copy DVD collections to the google Chromecast for streaming on Plex, but failed. If you got into the same trouble, you're in the fight place. The article shows the best workaround for copying DVD to Chromecast for streaming via Plex by ripping DVD to Chromecast friendly video format on Windows or Mac.
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As it claimed, Chrome browser is a very capable video player that will have no trouble of handling various video types such as WebM, MP4, MPEG and MKV. However, it is not available to cast DVD movies to bigger TV via Chromecast media mirror, unless Pavtube DVDAid (Read the review) does a favor. it's not like that you can directly cast movies played from your laptop's DVD drive or hard drive. What you can do is to rip DVD to Chromecast compatible format like MP4 and then use the Plex Media Server playback workaround to stream the movies to Chromecast.
By testing, this top DVD Ripper for Chromecast it's able to rip the latest commercial DVDs like The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies DVD, Jurassic Park DVDs, Furious 7 and so on. With it, you can convert DVD to almost all regular video formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, WMV, AVI, etc. and even extract MP3, WMA, FLAC, OGG, etc. audio from DVD movies. Best of all, it allows you to copy your DVD to hard drive with original structure or main movie only. Furthermore, it continuously upgrades to offer you up-to-date DVD backup solution, making it a top contender and worthy of consideration by any DVD to Chromecast converter buyers. If you're using a Mac, please turn to Pavtube DVDAid for Mac, which enables you to convert DVD to Chromecast through Plex on Mac OS X (10.11 El Capitan).
- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/dvd_ripper/
- Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-DVDAid/3000-7970_4-76158510.html
Guide: Ripping DVD off for streaming via Plex to Chromecast with friendly format
Step 1. Load DVD Movies
Insert movie disc into the DVD-ROM, on the software, click "load DVD" button. It doesn't necessarily to be a DVD optical media, it can also be an ISO/IFO files to convert to playable digital file format.
Step 2. Select Chromecast compatible formats
Click on the drop down menu of the Format, select "Common Video > H.264 Video(*.mp4)" or "Common Video" > "H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)" as the target format. It fits on Chromecast/Plex for playback.
Then, you might tweak the output parameter settings to get better video/audio quality before the DVD to Chromecast process. For the most part you can leave this alone; the default optimized settings should be fine as is.
Step 3. Start ripping DVD movies
After all necessary settings, you can just click the "Convert" button to start converting your DVD movies to Chromecast. After the conversion, click Open to get the output files.
Step 4. Stream/Cast Local DVD to Chromecast
You use Chromecast to cast or stream the converted DVD video from PC or Mac to HD TV or display:
At first, download Chromecast mobile apps (such as Plex) on iPhone, iPad, iPod or Android, or web apps using Google Chrome (on Windows, OS X, and Chrome OS) through an extension on your computer. These apps can help you stream DVD movies by the Chromecast to TV within a local version of the Chrome browser.
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