Can I Play DVDs on Jellyfin

I have DVD movie on my seedbox, im trying to watch it with Jellyfin, but its stops after the first part (the first VOB file), and i can’t find how making jellyfin to continue playing other parts of the DVD. Any tips for playing DVD on Jellyfin?

Part 1. Jellyfin Supported Formats

Just like Plex and Emby, it’s also capable of storing users’ movies, videos, TV shows, songs, photos, and more on a central server and then allows users to access media content on all devices they love to watch anytime and anywhere. Generally, Jellyfin’s media compatibility and video quality limitations vary by device. The typically native supported codec of Jellyfin is MP4 (H.264+AAC). Videos satisfying the standards of the following can usually be directly played with Jellyfin:

ContainerResolutionVideo EncodingVideo FramerateVideo Bit DepthAudio Encoding
MP41920×1080 or smallerH.264 (level 4.0 or lower)30fps8BitAAC

Part 2. Will Jellyfin support DVD playback?

Jellyfin doesn’t directly stream DVD discs for you. Therefore, the solution to stream DVD movie over Jellyfin is to convert DVD movies to Jellyfin Media Server compatible videos.

Part 3. Best Software to Rip and Convert DVDs for Jellyfin

1. DumboFab DVD Ripper

DumboFab DVD Ripper is the best DVD to Jellyfin converter that could help you convert DVD to MP4 video for streaming over Jellyfin Media Server easily. It could convert DVD movies from disc, folder and ISO image file for most media players and devices like iPad, iPhone, Surface, Android devices, Plex media player, etc., regardless of disc protection and region restriction. What’s more, it comes with abundant bonus features like DVD movie editing, 3D movie creating, subtitle selecting, movie-only converting, etc. All these wonderful features make it the No.1 choice for converting DVD movies for Jellyfin.

2. Handbrake

Handbrake is a free powerful converting program for Windows and Mac users to convert and rip DVD. Generally, its supported converting list contains “Any DVD or Blu-ray, such as VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image, real DVD or Blu-ray”, so converting DVD to MKV for Jellyfin is never a hard task. Since the release of Handbrake on Jan 3, 2011, it added some support for Blu-ray ripping on conditions that the Blu-ray disc must be free of protection.

Part 4. How to Rip DVD to Jellyfin with DumboFab DVD Ripper Losslessly

Step 1. Run the software and insert the DVD into the disc drive. Then click the “Load DVD” button and the ripper will start to scan the right DVD title and load the whole DVD content.

Step 2. Click “Format” drop-down list, and move mouse cursor to “Common Video” category and select H.264 Baseline Profile Video(*.mp4) as the output format. Optionally you can choose preferred audio track, subtitle, and output folder.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is select-format.jpg

Step 3. Click the Settings icon, you can adjust video audio parameters. But if you don’t know parameters very well, just keep the default settings which are the optimal settings for your Jellyfin.

Step 4. Hit the “Convert” button to rip DVD for Jellyfin at lightning speed with best quality.

As you see, with a right tool you can add and play DVD via Jellyfin media server easily.

Author: Chris Gu

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *