Summary: Rip your favorite Blu-ray to NAS, and then streaming to TV using OSMC. Does it difficult for you? If you in this trouble, this article will get you out.
For many Blu-ray fans, they have tried their best to enjoying a Blu-ray movies with many kinds of methods, enjoying them on PC/Mac or TV via Blu-ray drive. However, Have you ever try to enjoy a Blu-ray without a Blu-ray drive, in other words, watching a Blu-ray movies on the go, in every portable devices you want?
I recently got OSMC on my Raspberry Pi (Model B+). I played around for a while, then decided to use it to actually watch something. I copied an Ogg Theora video file into /home/osmc/Movies on the SD card, then went to Videos > Files > Add Videos > Browse, and navigated into the directory. The video wasn’t listed. Am I doing something wrong, or is there just some other format I should be using?
A Blu-ray fan had asked me how to rip his Blu-ray collections to the NAS and stream to the TV using OSMC? I should say that it is not a problem after you got the information below:
What format does OSMC supported? The playable files formats are listed here:
Video formats and codecs:
MPEG1/2/4, WMV9, AVI, H.264, MKV, MOV (MPEG4, H.264), M2TS, TP, TRP, TS, MP4, ASF, VOB (unprotected or unencrypted)
Audio formats and codecs:
MP3, WAV/PCM/LPCM, WMA, AAC, FLAC, MKA, AIF/AIFF, OGG, Dolby Digital, DTS.
In this case, we need get some help from a Blu-ray to OSMC tool, rip the Blu-ray to OSMC supported format and then stream them to NAS, in this way you can watching them on TV via NAS using OSMC. Here I recommend you a power ripper–Pavtube ByteCopy (review), it can remove the copy protection easily and rip the format of Blu-ray to WDTV Live supported h.264 .mp4, then you can watching them on TV using OSMC smoothly. In addition, you can also rip the Blu-ray to the other format for your other portable device for watching on the go. If you are a Mac user, the Mac version is available here– Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac. Just download the tool given below and begin.
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/bytecopy/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-ByteCopy/3000-7970_4-76158512.html
Rip Blu-Ray to NAS for Streaming to TV using WDTV Live
Step 1. Load Blu-ray movie
Run Blu-ray to OSMC converter, and click “File” and “Load from disc” to import your Blu-ray movies. Another way to import Blu-ray movie is to click the file icon on upper-left corner.
Step 2. Choose Lossless MKV-OSMC supported format
Find the format bar below your Blu-ray items, and click it to get to the format list where you need to follow “Multi-track Video” ＞ “Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV (*.mkv).” The lossless property will maintain the multiple audio tracks and subtitles.
Step 3. Convert Blu-ray to OSMC.
Hit the button “Convert” to start conversion from Blu-ray to OSMC .
Step 4. Transfer the converted Blu-ray movies to NAS.
Once the Blu-ray to OSMC conversion is over, keep your PC and NAS in the same network surrounding, then sync the converted Blu-ray movies to NAS server.
Step 5. Play Blu-ray movies on WD TV 2
Still keepign your NAS and OSMC in the same home network. Connect your WD TV to your smart TV and use the remote control to find the media server, and choose the converted Blu-ray movies and the next thing you have to do is just embracing sheer enjoyment.