Welcome to Rokoding
Rokoding is devoted to helping people of all skill levels learn how to convert (called encoding) their DVD and Blu-ray movies to digital files. The Roku supports local video playback via the USB port (if your model has one) or through a media server such as PLEX. When it comes to encoding your video, you can't go wrong with Handbrake. It's considered one of the best encoding programs and it's free, but it can have a steep learning curve for many people. The guides on this site will show you how to use Handbrake to encode your DVD and Blu-ray movies for the Roku. The guides take you through the process, step by step and explain what options are of importance to you. When you're done, you will have a video that plays on your Roku as well as Android and Apple devices (results vary by device).
I'm using Handbrake 0.10.0 with the latest version of AnyDVD HD for all of my encodes. I use AnyDVD HD to rip the video to my hard drive so that it is usable with Handbrake. This is much faster than trying to encode video directly from your optical drive. You will need some space on your hard drive for your files. How much depends on you and how long you would like to keep the original files on your hard drive. I would recommend a minimum of 120 gigs of space for DVD and 500 gigs for Blu-ray. More is better and it all depends on your needs.
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Here is a list of new release DVD & Blu-ray movies for March 2015. Purchase your favorites, encode them and enjoy them on your Roku.3/3/15
Here is a list of new release DVD & Blu-ray movies for February 2015. Purchase your favorites, encode them and enjoy them on your Roku.2/3/15