How to Rip DVD to NAS? Why I say Rip but not Copy DVD to NAS?

Outline: DVDs can take up enormous amounts of space, so why not copy your DVDs to NAS for streaming? Today, Hivimoore tells you How to Rip DVD to NAS with original quality for copying or streaming, but not direcrly Copy DVD to NAS.

Have you a lot of older DVDs sitting around in your house’s corner? You might be wondering if there was a way to rip your favorite DVDs to a digital format, then store the ripped DVD on your NAS(network attached storage device) and watch them on your TV via a media streamer such as a WD TV Live Hub, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Google TV, etc. Even just getting rid of using a DVD player.

Now, Problem comes, right? You need to consider how to rip DVD to NAS. Here, we say rip DVDs to NAS, not copy DVDs to NAS. Why?

Why Can’t You Copy DVDs to NAS Normally?

Almost all DVD movies are encrypted with CSS copy protection. Decryption keys are stored in the normally inaccessible lead-in area of the disc. You’ll usually get an error if you try to copy the contents of an encrypted DVD to NAS. However, if you have used a software player to play the movie, it will have authenticated the disc in the drive, allowing you to copy without error, while the encryption keys will not be copied. If you try to play the copied VOB files, the decoder will request the keys from the DVD-ROM drive and you will fail to copy with an error message “Cannot play copy-protected files”. So you need a professional yet safe DVD ripper.

Thankfully, there’s plenty of DVD Ripper softwares available to do just that. Aimersoft DVD ripper application is a handsome piece of software, it has the ability to decrypt DVDs, remove copy preventions, and make disks unrestricted and region-free. The program excels at making its programs both intuitive to the new user and powerful enough to meet the demands of the expert client. It yields excellent video/audio quality, fast ripping speed and very stable. It doesn’t take more than a few minutes for users of any skill level to discern how this program works. All you need to do is load up a disc, set your output parameters and click Start.

With the powerful yet easy-to-use DVD to NAS Ripper, you can rip DVD to rip DVD to MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, WMV, MPG, FLV, F4V, M4V, etc. formats for NAS streaming without no quality loss.

MP4 is generally accepted by almost all media players, mobile devices and TVs. So my suggestion is saving DVD to NAS with MP4 format.

The Best DVD to NAS Ripper Key Features:

  • Support Homemade DVD that contains your wonderful memories;
  • Support Encrypted DVD that protected by CSS, Region, RCE, Sony ARccOS and PuppetLock or some other DVD protection;
  • Rip Encrypted DVD to NAS No need to install any 3rd plug-in;
  • Ripping and Copying DVD to NAS, include Synology NAS, QNAP NAS, FreeNAS, Asustor NAS or other NAS;
  • Rip DVD to iPhone, iPad Air, Microsoft Surface, Android, Samsung, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii, WDTV, QuickTime, Zune, Archos, Amazon Kindle, Sandisk, iRiver, Creative Zen, PMP, MP3 Player, etc. optimized format to NAS;
  • Allows users to shrink DVD movies size to store more movies to the NAS;
  • Rip DVD to MP4, MPEG-4, H.264, MKV, MOV, WMV, AVI, MPG, M4V, FLV and many other format, including HD and 3D video formats;
  • Easily extract audio tracks or background music from DVD to FLAC, MP3, M4A, WMA, AC3, OGG and much more;
  • Support NVIDIA® CUDATM technology, the DVD to NAS conversion is processed on NVIDIA’s GPU instead of your computer’s CPU, leaving more of your CPU available to handle other applications;
  • Support built-in video editor, you are able to customize DVD movies as per your needs. You can rotate the videos, apply special visual effects, change the video parameters, trim, cropping, add subtitles, watermarks and more;
  • Support search for the metadata of the loaded DVD movies, which includes the movie director, actors, descriptions, release date, genre and more;
  • Support Adjust output video resolution, frame rate, bit rate and more;
  • Compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP, etc.;

Has the equivalent Mac version which supports OS X El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, etc.

Now it’s worth noting that technically it’s illegal to rip DVDs because of copyright protection, but the MPAA probably won’t be suing you unless you sell or distribute the ripped DVDs. As long as you  legally purchased and keep them to yourself, you shouldn’t have to worry about any legal issues, you’re not doing anything wrong.

Another issue to take note of is that some DVD drives have encryption protection on the drive itself and therefore can’t be circumvented by any kind of software. In those types of cases, you’ll need to get an older DVD drive that doesn’t have that type of built-in copyright protection.

Now, you can get the professional DVD to NAS Ripper to work. Free download Aimersoft DVD Ripper, install and open this software on your PC.

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How to to rip DVD to NAS for backup and stream?

Step 1. Load DVD movie

Plug the DVD disc you want to copy into DVD-ROM. Then click the “Load DVD” icon to laod DVD movie to this program.

Step 2. Choose Output Formats

Click the pull-down menu “Profile” at the bottom of the interface, and move your cursor to HD Video and then select “MP4” from “HD Video” as output format. However, you should know that the HD format we select here is not of real HD quality because the original DVD is of SD quality, but the quality indeed is better.

Rip DVD to NAS MP4

Step 3. Hit “Start” button starting the DVD to NAS MP4 conversion. When it finishes, you can just need to copy the converted DVD to NAS drive. Then if you prefer, you can stream the DVD on NAS to computer, iPhone, iPad, TV via network sharing for watching. Very easy!

Hopefully, this tutorial is detailed enough for anyone to follow. It does take a few steps, but nothing is very complicated. You luck with vary depending on the DVD drive you have and the type of DVD encryption you have to bypass. If you have any questions, feel free to comment. Now, Enjoy DVD movies through NAS drive!

Editor’s Recommendation:

Sharon Li

A fan for video streaming. :-)

2 thoughts on “How to Rip DVD to NAS? Why I say Rip but not Copy DVD to NAS?

  • September 13, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Aimerosft DVD Ripper is a ripping app which can rip DVD discs to the usual formats. I like use the app copy my DVDs to my NAS server.

  • September 17, 2016 at 12:37 am

    This is suck a great solution.
    I can show DVDs without copyright protection to my NAS server now, thanks to this software which can wipe off the DVD protection. I also found there are many useful function in this software, such as it can also play the ripped DVD movie files on my PS4 and iPad Air! Strongly recommended!


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