Best Way to Use BD/DVD ISO files with Plex Media Server -Plex Movie Streaming

Best Way to Use BD/DVD ISO files with Plex Media Server

This article shows you an easy way to convert BD/DVD ISO to Plex compatible formats so that you can use ISO image files with Plex Media Server with ease. 

Can not playback DVD ISO video files to Plex? 

Question 1: DVD ISO support 

“ I am extremely interested in putting together a few Rasplex devices. However it would be primarily used to rip my enormous DVD collection to disk and have instant access to the ISO files, menus and all. Does Rasplex (or will it) support direct playback of DVD ISO files over a network?” 


Question 2: ISO Files not playing 

The Iso (.img) files that play fine in my Plex client on my mac do not play in Plex Home Theater ( 'plex home Theater is not able to play ISO files) is there a workaround for this ? 



The ISO file format is an excellent file type for data storage and backup, especially suited to backup media like DVD's. However, the problem is that Plex doesn't support the use of ISO, IMG, Video_TS, or other "disk image" formats. If you have no idea about this, here is simple tutorial for you, guaranteed to to stream and play ISO files via Plex without problems. 

Actually, it's not as difficult as you imagine. What you need is a just a common ISO converter like Pavtube DVDAid – which is highly recommended to help your convert ISO image file to Plex supported format. Besides, it can also convert ISO/DVD/IFO/Video_TS to almost all regular video formats, including AVI, MOV, M4V, WMV, MPG, 3GP, FLV, F4V, etc. What’s more, this program comes with a built-in video editor that allows you to edit your movie files by trimming, cropping, adjusting video effects, etc. If you are using a Mac, you can go to Mac DVD ripper for Plex. Now download this tool and follow the instructions to convert ISO image files via Plex to Media Players. 

How to convert DVD ISO to Plex compatible video files 

1. Add ISO image files 

Run the ISO to Plex Converter program and click DVD disc button to add the ISO files. As you can see, you can also load DVD Folders and IFO files to rip. 

2. Choose output format 

To convert DVD ISO to MP4, MKV for Plex, just click on the dropdown menu of "Format", and then choose MKV, H.264 MP4 from Common Video or HD Video profile list. 

Tip- Advanced settings: With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original DVD while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset. 

3. Start converting ISO files 

Finally, hit the “Convert” button at the bottom of the main interface to start the DVD ISO to Plex friendly MP4, MKV conversion. After the conversion, you can hit “Open” button to quick locate the converted videos; now you can stream converted video files to Plex media server as easy as you can image. 

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