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Three Methods to Convert DVD to TV for Full Visual Enjoyment

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Updated on Mar 4, 2021

This article provides three popular and useful methods for you to store DVD collections in efficient methods and play DVD movies on TV handily. The professional DVD ripper is a necessary tool to convert DVD movies to TV. Please download it now for preparation:

As there are more convenient ways to watch movie on TV at home, many people don't get used to buying DVD movies. But some of you have collected lots of DVDs before. Obviously, DVD discs are vulnerable to damage and 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.

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Method 1: Convert DVD to TV Using Screen Mirroring Protocols

There are a lot of products on the market that allow you to stream media files to TV from other devices. Firstly, I want to introduce streamers with screen mirroring protocols that can help you stream converted DVD files at faster speed. Apple TV with AirPlay and Google Chromecast with Google Cast are popular streaming devices. Other streamers like Roku Streaming Stick, Amazon Fire TV and Nvidia Shield are also useful. Set Chromecast as an example, I will show you how to convert DVD to your TV in the following steps.

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Three steps to convert DVD to digital formatThree steps to convert DVD to digital format

Step 1. Convert DVD to digital video

Before start, please free downloadfree download WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro and install it on your PC.

Then click on "DVD Disc" to load the DVD movies. After several seconds, the main movie will be precisely selected. Go to "Output Format" to choose an output format. I'm used to converting DVD to MP4.

Finally, define the ouput folder as the one you usually use for movies so that you can find the converted movies easily to convert DVD to TV. Then click "Run" to finish the conversion process.

Install Google CastInstall Google Cast

Step 2. Plug Chromecast into TV to 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 in Google browser

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: https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/7249696

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

Free downloadFree download WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro. Then launch WonderFox DVD ripper to read the DVD.

After the DVD is loaded, click "Output Format" and choose "MP4" or other video format you want under the "Video" tab. Then go back to main interface and specify the output folder. Finally, 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 flexibly. If your TV screen is large, you should correspondingly choose higher resolution. For small TV screen, the options of lower resolution are available.

Start Server SetupStart Server Setup

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 know how to open Plex Web App: https://support.plex.tv/articles/200288666-opening-plex-web-app/

Download Plex AppDownload Plex App

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

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

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 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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