We always say, content is the king. This is especially true to a multimedia playback device like DVDFab Movie Server. But there is no need to worry. DVDFab Movie Server has this covered. It offers an array of very flexible options for you to add your media contents to the media library stored in the standard 3.5 inch hard disc drive — you can copy and convert your DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray collections with the Copy and Ripper modules of the DVDFab 10 and transfer the resulting files directly to the Movie Server; or you can directly transfer the existing ISO files and videos from a computer to the hard disk drive inside the Movie Server; you can also copy the existing media library to a USB drive and plug it into the Movie Server; you even can directly access the media library on a NAS device via the Windows Share feature.
Next, I would like to guide you through each process with great details.
Transfer DVDFab 10 Produced Contents to the Movie Server
Working seamlessly with the DVDFab 10 software is the original intention for designing the Movie Server. DVDFab customers can use the DVDFab 10 software to copy your DVDs, Blu-rays, and 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays to ISO files with the Copy module, or convert them to digital videos such as MP4, AVI, M2TS, etc., and send the resulting files directly to the 3.5 inch SATA drive inside the Movie Server.
By the time I write this review, the supported products include DVD Copy, DVD Ripper, Blu-ray Copy, Blu-ray Ripper, UHD Copy and UHD Ripper, and among these modules, only the Full Disc, Main Movie and Clone modes with the Copy module are supported, and all the conversion profiles with the Ripper module are supported.
That said, it is recommended to use lossless conversion profiles, such as MP4.Passthrough, to get the best audiovisual effect, considering the fact that it is capable of playing back 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays with HDR10 mode, and accommodating hi-res audios such as Dolby Atmos, DTS: X and DTS-HD Master, etc.
Choose the Output Destination as DVDFab Movie Server
Note: the Movie Server must be turned on and connected to the same LAN with the computer running DVDFab 10, otherwise, it won’t appear in this list. In that case, power on the Movie Server and click the Refresh button.
DVDFab Is Transferring the Copied ISO File to Movie Server
Copied DVD ISO File Successfully Sent to Movie Server
Refresh the Media Library on the Movie Server
Copied Movie Appears in the “Recently Updated” Section
Directly Copy & Paste Contents from Computer to the Movie Server
Although being designed to work with its own DVDFab 10 software in the first place, DVDFab Movie Server is not a closed system. If you already have ripped your DVDs, Blu-rays and 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays to your computer previously as ISO files or other digital videos, even not with DVDFab 10, there is no need to redo the copy or conversion, because you can simply copy & paste them to the Movie Server. This can be extremely helpful when your ripped media is huge in size.
It is pretty easy to do that. You just need to enter the IP address of the Movie Server to the address bar of the Windows Explorer, and then press the Enter key on your keyboard, move straight to the DVDFab folder, and then copy & paste your ripped media contents there. Do pay attention the file names, because if not named correctly, the Movie Server might have difficulty in finding the correct poster information from internet.
Directly Copy & Paste the Existing Media Library to Movie Server
Tip: DVDFab Movie Server supports up to 8TB 3.5 inch SATA hard drive, but you can prepare multiple such HDDs so that you can switch between.
Copy the Contents to a USB Drive for Playback on the Movie Server
DVDFab Movie Server provides two USB ports for expandable connectivity. This means, if you don’t have extra 3.5 inch HDDs at home, you can also use a USB flash drive to watch your movie collections on the Movie Server. Just copy the media contents to the USB drive and plug in to the Movie Server and then you are ready to watch the movies there. However, by doing this way, you cannot browse the media contents in the USB drive with the DVDFab’s reputable Poster Wall feature.
Directly Access the NAS Contents from the Movie Server
Another approach to add existing media library is to directly access them from the network attached storage devices, known to many as NAS, which is very popular nowadays. This also allows you to browse the media contents with the Poster Wall feature. To do that, you need to login the webpage version of the Movie Server’s media library with the address https://dms.dvdfab.cn.
This requires your account information used for ordering the Movie Server. Don’t be confused, the media library shown on the webpage is exactly the same with those on your Movie Server.
The Online Version of the Movie Server Media Library
Add Media Contents from a Network Attached Storage
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