Digital home entertainment has come a long way in a fairly short time, and it's now easy to stream music, video and other media around the house without any hassle. Technologies such as DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) are a big part of that. Use the DLNA feature to access media files over your home network from other DLNA enabled devices, such as a PC or PlayStation 3 system, flat-screen TVs, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Galaxy S4, Xbox 360 and even camcorders. In this article, we focus on how to stream DVD movies over DLNA to create a wireless home entertainment setup.
Well, DLNA does not support DVD or DVD .iso files. If you have lots of DVD movies, you're unable to play them via DLNA, i.e., using a PS3. And therefore you need to rip DVD videos into a DLNA supported format.
Supported File Formats for DLNA Streaming
To get rid of all of the physical copies of DVDs and rip them to hard drive for viewing DVD videos via DLNA when needed, a DVD ripping software is required. As you know, sharp tool makes good work, so we need an excellent DVD ripper before we begin. Brorsoft DVD to DLNA Converter can always catch up with the latest DVD copy protection variant and convert DVD to any common video format you want like MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV, MKV, MOV, FLV, AVI... When it comes to the conversion speed about this DVD ripping software, it supports AMD/CUDA acceleration technology, so you could find out it performs 6X faster ripping speed than others. What’s more, lots of video presets are provided for kinds of Android, iOS, Windows based devices like Apple TV, iPad, HTC phones, Samsung Galaxy S4, Motorola Xoom, Galaxy Tab 2, Galaxy Note II, Kindle Fire HD, Google Nexus 7/10, Nook HD as well as game console PS3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, etc for easy playback. If you are running on Mac OS X, please get DVD Ripper for Mac. Just download and install the DVD Ripper for fulfill your task.
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How to rip DVD movies to DLNA supported MPEG-4 formats:
Step 1: Insert your DVD disc into computer's DVD-Rom and then launch the DVD Ripper. You can also import ISO files, IFO files or DVD folder (DVD folders files name appear like "Video_TS") for conversion.
Step 2: Tap Format bar and choose a DLNA supported video format. MPEG-4, MPEG-2, WMV from “Common Video” are all the proper choice. If you want to stream DVD rips into a device like PS3, you can directly choose PS3 Video MPEG-4(*.mp4) from “PSP/PS3” profile list.
Step 3: Click Settings button to adjust video/audio parameters. As for DLNA streaming, select a proper bitrate and resolution based on your WLAN bandwidth.
Step 4: Click Convert button to start encoding DVD to a DLNA compatible video.
After the conversion, you can get the resulted videos from the output folder and then transfer and play DVD rips on any DLNA supported media device at ease.
Quick-Learn: As you might expect, DLNA hardware is designed to work on a home network. It doesn't matter whether that network is wired or wireless, although with Wi-Fi you'll need to ensure that your network has sufficient bandwidth for what you want to do. If you’re streaming DVD video from PC to HDTV, Windows Media Player is good enough for video streaming over home media network. If you’re sharing videos from NAS device, Twonky is recommended as best DLNA media server. Make sure your HDTV, PC, NAS device are connected to the same network.
If you are looking for a powerful integrated tool to convert videos, Blu-ray movies and DVDs to a DLNA compatible format and for streaming to Samsung Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Note 10.1/8.0, Transformer Pad Infinity TF700, Google Nexus 4, Google Nexus 10/7, Galaxy S3/S4, PS Vita, etc simultaneously saving time and effort, the all-in-one Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate program will be a nice choice for you. If you are running a Mac OS X computer, iMedia Converter Mac is the alternative.