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3 Methods to Convert DVD to TV for Full Visual Enjoyment

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Updated on Mar 22, 2024

Nowadays, more and more people watch digital movies on TVs due to their convenience and higher video quality. So this article mainly talks about how to convert DVD to TV for a better viewing experience. Read on and follow the guide below if you have the demand.

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Buying DVDs has become less popular as there are more convenient ways to watch movies on TV at home. If you have collected a lot of DVDs, you can convert them to digital files for easy playback on TV. Since many DVDs are copy-protected, here we will introduce a professional and powerful DVD video converter to help you digitize DVDs. The recommended software is WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro. It can remove DVD encryptions and convert a DVD to 300+ presets without a hitch. Download it now to have a try!

Note: It's illegal to rip a copyrighted DVD for commercial use. The methods provided in this article can be used for personal fair use only.

Method 1: Stream DVD to TV Using Screen Mirroring Protocols

You can stream media files to TV from other devices with a screen mirroring protocol, such as Airplay and Chromecast. Below is how you can convert DVD to TV with Chromecast.

Convert DVD to digital formatThree steps to convert DVD to digital format

Step 1. Convert DVD to Digital Videos

Free downloadFree download WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro and insert a DVD disc to your computer.

• Launch the software and click "DVD Disc" to load the DVD source. Next, go to "Output Format" on the right and select an output format. I suggest converting DVD to MP4 for it’s compatible with most TVs.

• Click the bottom three-dot to set an output folder. Finally, press "Run" to convert DVD to TV format.

Install Google CastInstall Google Cast

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

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

Step 4. Add the Converted DVD Movies to Google

• Press "Ctrl + O" to import the video file or directly drag it to the browser.

• Then, click the "Cast" button in the toolbar and choose the Chromecast streamer to stream the video to your 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.

Change output video resolutionChange output video resolution

Step 1. Convert DVD to Digital

Free downloadFree download WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro and launch it.

• Insert a disc and click “DVD Disc” to load your DVD.

• The choose MP4 or other video profiles as the output format. Specify an output folder and click “Run” to start the conversion.

Tips: You can change the video resolution according to your TV screen. Higher resolution for larger screen, and lower resolution for smaller screen.

Start Server SetupStart Server Setup

Step 2. Install Plex Media Server

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:

Download Plex AppDownload Plex App

Step 3. Install Plex App

When the Plex Media Server is running, 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 Play DVDs 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 can play DVDs on TV with Plex in handy.

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.

Convert DVD to MKVConvert DVD to MKV

Step 1. Rip DVD to Digital Video

Free downloadFree download WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro and launch it on your PC.

• Click DVD disc and load the DVD source.

• 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 for TV.

How to copy DVD to USB to watch on TVHow to copy DVD to USB to watch on TV

Step 2: Connect Your PC 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 because 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, press the "Windows Key + P" and select "Duplicate" or "Second display only".

Similarly, you can copy DVD to USB to watch on TV.


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