The new Plex app for Roku offers a significant upgrade in visual design as well as additional features. Users can access movies, TV shows, music and photos within the interface as well as installed channels. While, how to set up Plex on Roku and rip Blu-ray discs to Plex to enrich Plex library still troubles many people, here is a guide for you to solve your problems.
Part One: Set Up Plex on Roku
1. Log into your Roku account at https://owner.roku.com/add/PlexPass
2. Press the “Yes, Add Channel” button
3. Return to your Roku and visit ‘Settings > System > System Update’
4. Choose “Check Now” to (force) update the channels on your Roku
Part Two: Rip Blu-ray Discs to Plex
Both Plex and Roku do not support Blu-ray disc. So to play Blu-ray movies via Plex on Roku, you have to rip Blu-ray to both Plex and Roku accepted video format. In this case, you will need a Blu-ray ripper. Here, I suggest you to use Pavtube BDMagic.
With it, you can rip Blu-ray discs (with copy protections), Blu-ray folder, Blu-ray ISO etc to H.264 MP4, which is the most compatible video format for Plex and Roku. Besides, you can adjust output aspect ratio, such as 16:10, 16:9, 5:4, 4:3 and 2:1. And the app allows you to batch convert your videos to save your much time. You can also select one of the language subtitles you want to show in Blu-ray movie.
Plex supported video formats: H.264/MP4, H.264/MOV, AVI, WMV, MPEG
Roku supported video formats: H.264/MP4, H.264/MOV, H.164/MKV, WMV (VC-1, firmware 3.1 only).
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/blu-ray-ripper/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube … 970_4-75922877.html
Steps to Rip Blu-ray Discs to Plex and Roku supported format
Step 1. Load Blu-ray movies
Insert your Blu-ray disc into an external Blu-ray drive, launch the program on your computer, click “File” > “Load from disc” to load Blu-ray disc to the program.
Tip 1: Mac users can rip Blu-ray to Plex with Pavtube BDMagic for Mac
Tip 2: Select subtitle and audio track on the drop-down box of “Subtitles/Audio” for output, and check the playback on the right side of preview window.
Step 2: Set output format
According to the above mentioned, just follow “HD Video” ＞ “H.264 HD Video (*.mp4).” as the best output video format for Plex and Roku.
Tip 3: Click “Settings” on the interface and you can adjust the parameters including size, bitrate, frame rate, etc. to get a high quality of output files or a smaller files size.
Keep in mind the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa. You can preview the size at the below chart.
Tip 4: Open “Video Editor” window, switch to and click “Crop” tab, click the icon on the right-bottom to swtich to the advanced mode, then you can choose the output aspect ratio such as 16:10, 16:9, 5:4, 4:3 and 2:1 from the drop-down list of “Display Aspect Ration”.
Step 3: Start to convert
Switch back to the main interface, click the big button “Convert” on bottom-right corner to start conversion. When the process is over, you can find the converted files by clicking the “Open output folder” on the main interface of the program.
Now, just follow the guide to set up Plex on Roku, rip your Blu-ray movies to Plex to enrich Plex library and enjoy your Blu-ray movies via Plex on Roku freely.