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Three Methods to Convert DVD to TV for Full Visual Enjoyment

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Updated on Mar 28, 2023

Want to play DVD movies on TV for full visual enjoyment without any effort? Well, this article shares three popular ways to stream DVD files to TVs handily. The professional DVD ripper is a must tool to convert DVD movies to TV. Download it on your PC and learn more details in the following part:

Buying DVDs has become less popular as there are more convenient ways to watch movies on TV at home. But many of you have collected hundreds, even thousands of DVDs before and you may want to enjoy them on TV. Yet, sometimes it's inconvenient to play some DVDs due to copy protection or unsupported DVD formats. Hence this article will help you solve this problem by digitizing DVDs and then convert DVD to TV with three methods so that you can directly watch DVD movies on TV without hassle.

Note: It’s essential to convert DVD to digital form for all the three methods below work with digital video files only, instead of DVD discs. Here we will use the professional WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro to get digital copies of DVDs we already own.

Method 1: Convert DVD to TV Using Screen Mirroring Protocols

Many products on the market today, such as AirPlay (for Apple TV) and Google Cast, allow you to stream media files to TV from other devices. Take Google Chromecast as an example to show you how to convert DVD to your TV with the following steps.

Before start, please free downloadfree download the best DVD ripper and insert a DVD disc to your computer.

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Step 1. Convert DVD to digital video

Launch WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro and click on "DVD Disc" to select the DVD source. The program will load all the DVD videos with the main title marked. Next, go to "Output Format" on the right to choose an output profile. I’d suggest converting DVD to MP4 for it’s compatible with most TVs.

Finally, click the bottom three-dot to set an output folder. Then click "Run" to convert DVD to TV format.

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Step 2. Stream DVD to TV

Plug Chromecast into your TV. Please make sure that the PC and TV are in the same Wi-Fi.

Step 3. Install Google Cast extension

Go to Google and install Google Cast. Usually Google Cast is installed by default. Follow this tutorial to add the Cast button to the Chrome toolbar for good:

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Step 4. Add the converted DVD movies to Google browser

For your convenience, you can press Ctrl + O to import the video file or directly drag it to the browser. The movies will be played in google browser and you need to click the Cast button in the toolbar on Google browser and choose the Chromecast streamer to stream video file to TV.

Method 2: Stream DVD to TV with the Aid of Media Servers

In addition to using streamer like google Chromecast, you can also make use of media server for streaming DVD to TV. The media servers people often use are Plex Media Server and the earlier DLNA Media Server, Universal Media Server, etc. Let's have a look at how to convert your DVD to TV with the help of Plex Media Server that supports almost all type of media files.

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Step 1. Convert DVD to MP4, AVI or other digital video

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Insert the DVD disc and click on “DVD Disc” to load your DVD to the software. The choose MP4 or other video profiles as the output format. Back to the main interface, specify an output folder and click “Run” to start the conversion. Now you can move to the next step to convert DVD to TV.

Tip: This software allows you to change resolution according to your TV screen. Higher resolution for larger screen, and lower resolution for smaller screen.

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Step 2. Install Plex Media Server on your PC to stream DVD to TV

Download Plex Media Server on your PC and then launch it. The very first time you run this server, you will be led to a webpage to create an account or sign in. Then follow the Setup Wizard to configure your server and account, create and add converted DVD movies to your libraries.

You can take advantage of Plex Web App to manage Plex Media Server and access content. Visit this link to learn how to open Plex Web App:

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Step 3. Install Plex App on your TV

 When the Plex Media Server is running, please download the Plex app and install it on your smart TV. Please make sure that the Plex Media Server and Plex app are in the same local network.

Step 4. Connect devices and convert DVD to TV

Launch the Plex App on your smart TV and sign in using the same account you created on the Plex Media Server. Now you have already connected to the DVD movies on PC. Just play DVD on TV at ease.

Method 3: Stream DVD from PC to TV with HDMI Cables

If your TV and PC can't be connected to the network, you can stream DVD to TV with an HDMI cable.

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Step 1. Rip DVD to digital video

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Launch this DVD to TV converter and add DVD source. Three DVD sources are supported - DVD disc, DVD folder and ISO image.

Load DVD and then choose an output format. As DVDs always support 5.1 channel, for people who want to play the DVDs on TV using 5.1 speakers, please convert DVD to MKV and choose 6 channels for the best audio experience. After presetting the output folder, you need to click "Run" to convert your DVD to TV.

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Step 2: Connect PC to TV with an HDMI Cable to Convert DVD to TV

First, connect your computer and TV with an HDMI Cable. If your PC is an older generation that has no HDMI port, please aquire a USB-to-HDMI adapter. Your TV needs to be close to your PC for most HDMI Cables have only short transmission distance.

Then press the input button on your remote control and select HDMI as the input source.

Now, play the DVD movie on your computer, you'll find that the movie is also being played on TV synchronously. If the movie is not being played on TV, please press the Windows Key + P Keyboard Shortcut and select "Duplicate" or "Second display only".

Similarly, you can learn how to copy DVD to USB to watch on TV. Just copy DVD to USB to play on TV by connecting your USB flash drive to computer and then transfer the converted DVD files to USB.  After done, connect the USB flash drive to TV and find the converted DVD for playing.


The above three methods are useful to stream DVD to TV. If you have any questions on streaming movies, just free feel to contact us. The all-in-one DVD ripper will help you a lot during the process. Download it now to start your job!

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