Bluray storage and playing

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I am a complete novice with I.T.. I'm lucky if I can turn on a tv without instructions (that's actually my wife, but I'm not too far off)...

I'm asking for step by step instructions so I can save my 100+ blu ray movies onto a WD My Passport Ultra 3TB and then be able to plug the drive into the 3.0 usb on my LG 55uh7700 SUHD Smart tv and watch any of them whenever I want from the external drive.

My tv supports Plex if that means anything at all.

Thanks to everyone in advance for trying to give me some I.T. knowledge.
 

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Not opensource software but I use makemkv, one or two mouse clicks backup the main movie, subs, alternate video streams... and available on linux. I do not believe there is any current software than can decode UHD (4K) discs yet.

For plex you cannot simply plug it into your TV. You need a "server" computer running plex that acts as a media server (aka UPnP server) and does all the heavy lifting.

In your other thread I recommend you get a raspberrypi and run OpenELEC/LibreELEC. Very easy wife/kid friendly. Works out of the box with very little configuration.
http://openelec.tv/
*note* most of the developers have recently forked OpenELEC into LibreELEC.
https://libreelec.tv/

Please ask if you have more specific questions!
 

skittle

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Not opensource software but I use makemkv, one or two mouse clicks backup the main movie, subs, alternate video streams... and available on linux. I do not believe there is any current software than can decode UHD (4K) discs yet.

For plex you cannot simply plug it into your TV. You need a "server" computer running plex that acts as a media server (aka UPnP server) and does all the heavy lifting.

In your other thread I recommend you get a raspberrypi and run OpenELEC/LibreELEC. Very easy wife/kid friendly. Works out of the box with very little configuration.
http://openelec.tv/
*note* most of the developers have recently forked OpenELEC into LibreELEC.
https://libreelec.tv/

Please ask if you have more specific questions!
 
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