Plex with Synology NAS
(Just to note that I am ripping my own DVD's for use on my own NAS in my own house)
I recently got a Synology NAS and have installed plex on it and my Apple TV4K
I tried ripping one of my DVD's and it works fine with plex on the Apple TV. I used Handbrake to rip the DVD and chose the Synology as the destination for the ripped file. I was expecting it to take a while, it turned out to be 3 hours.
I'm interested to know other peoples workflow- Rip the DVD to a local disk then convert, rip it to a local disk and convert it at the same time, rip the DVD straight to the Synology but don't convert it.?
I chose M4V as the file type- is that the best format to choose?
The Apple TV is on the same Gigabit network as the synology (not wireless) I'm not too worried about file size, 4GB would be acceptable for each DVD
I'm not sure if some of my terminology is correct or not but hope it makes sense. 🙂
Any help appreciated.
I haven't ripped a DVD for a while but your time and file size seem more what I see for a BluRay. Time is hard to say without knowing your computer specs. 4GB isn't really compressed for a DVD file. Make sure your output resolution is the same as starting (not accidentally upping the resolution.
I tend to use a local drive for ripping then move to Synology. One less potential failure point.
People will argue over MKV vs m4v, I mostly use the rips on a AppleTV and iPad so I use m4v which seems fine with plex.