You can use DLNA feature to access media files over your home network from other DLNA enabled devices. If you are interested in home entertainment, you would have the thoughts of streaming DVD movies to DLNA compliant PC, HD TV or tablet to share with your family members and friends. The point here, DLNA does not support DVD files. In fact, it is easy, fast and worth the effort. This tutorial mainly shows you how to rip DVD to DLNA supported video formats so that you can stream DVD videos via DLNA with ease.

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To rip DVD to use over DLNA, a certain tool is needed. Here we highly recommend EaseFab DVD Ripper, which can always catch up with the latest DVD copy protection variant and convert DVD to any common video format you want like MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV, MKV, MOV, FLV, AVI and more. With it, you can encode DVD video to DLNA supported video formats with ultra-fast encoding speed and least quality loss. Just download the program and follow the steps below to fulfill your task.

Note: If you want to get all your local movies including DVD and Blu-ray movies to be compliant with DLNA, you can turn to EaseFab Video Converter Ultimate for help.

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How to rip DVD for streaming over DLNA with ease

Step 1. Load DVD movies

Launch the program and click DVD disc button to import the DVD movies you want to rip. As you see, all added files will be listed below and you can preview them, take snapshots, choose subtitle and audio track, etc. as you like.


Step 2. Choose output format

The best format for DLNA streaming is MPEG-4 files. In the Profile tray, switch to Common Video category, and choose MP4 Video as the output format.


Useful Tips: Click Settings button to adjust video/audio parameters. As for DLNA streaming, select a proper bitrate and resolution based on your WLAN bandwidth.

Step 3. Start ripping DVD for DLNA

Finally, simply click Convert button to start encoding DVD to a DLNA compatible video.

After the conversion, you can get the resulted videos from the output folder and then transfer and play DVD rips on any DLNA supported media device at ease.


As you might expect, DLNA hardware is designed to work on a home network. It doesn't matter whether that network is wired or wireless, although with Wi-Fi you'll need to ensure that your network has sufficient bandwidth for what you want to do. If you're streaming DVD video from PC to HDTV, Windows Media Player is good enough for video streaming over home media network. If you're sharing videos from NAS device, Twonky is recommended as best DLNA media server. Make sure your HDTV, PC, NAS device are connected to the same network.

What's DLNA

DLNA, stands for 'Digital Living Network Alliance', is an industry-wide standard for sharing data over a home network. Depending on the DLNA-compatible devices you own, you might be able to stream films from your laptop to your TV, play an MP3 stored on your phone over your hi-fi system, or print a photo from your tablet on your home printer.

Supported File Formats for DLNA Streaming