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2013 dvd collection question.. Options
Werewolf67
Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2013 8:33:18 AM

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Happy new year all! 
I was thinking about my large dvd collection and since with the whole evolution of technology nowadays i have a question to ask.

Do you all think it would be good to back up all the dvds to my hard drive? Then play them from it for now on?
I was thinking about trading them into this store here in the uk thats gives cash or in store credit.

Or would it be a waste of time and money? Downsizing is important in ways as you all know how life works as you get older what with university, moving out etc.
Xylob
Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2013 9:13:14 AM

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do you normally watch movies on your PC?
if not, would it be easy to connect your PC/laptop/hard drive to your TV?

if "no" to either, don't do it - you'll just get frustrated.

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Werewolf67
Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2013 9:19:10 AM

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Well what i usually do is when i have the film on my computor in say mp4 or whatever format i put it on my portable harddrive and use the usb to connect it to it and play on the big screen tv in my room. I dont watch them on my pc as i have the function to watch them through the blu ray player.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2013 11:17:08 AM

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Let me start by saying that I'm kind tech-ignorant so I may not know all the correct terms, but here we go:

A friend of mine decided to do just what you're thinking. He converted his entire DVD collection to digital copies. It's been time consuming. He's been working on it for 3+ months. He decided to put everything in iTunes because he has Apple TV, Roku, Slingbox, iPad...basically he can access his collection from just about anywhere.

I know he's had to purchase multiple TB external hard-drives to make it all work, but he likes that sort of thing.

It could get a little costly and is definitely time consuming but if you're willing to put the work in it can be done.



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Werewolf67 wrote:
Happy new year all! 
I was thinking about my large dvd collection and since with the whole evolution of technology nowadays i have a question to ask.

Do you all think it would be good to back up all the dvds to my hard drive? Then play them from it for now on?
I was thinking about trading them into this store here in the uk thats gives cash or in store credit.

Or would it be a waste of time and money? Downsizing is important in ways as you all know how life works as you get older what with university, moving out etc.
Just one question. If you copy all your DVD to your computer and then sell the DVD what do you do when your computer crashes? Wouldn't you lose everything?



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Xylob
Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2013 3:59:33 PM

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Shadowdodger wrote:
...He's been working on it for 3+ months. He decided to put everything in iTunes because he has Apple TV, Roku, Slingbox, iPad...basically he can access his collection from just about anywhere.

I know he's had to purchase multiple TB external hard-drives to make it all work, but he likes that sort of thing.

It could get a little costly and is definitely time consuming but if you're willing to put the work in it can be done.
WTF? Glad I don't have any apple products... it takes me about 10 minutes to copy a DVD onto my HDD - no conversion, full size files. That's on a PC pushing 10+ years - that's ancient for a PC!
I've got a rather large DVD collection and there's no way it would take me 3 months to get it all onto hard drives. Even if I stripped out all the b.s. extras, subtitles, and foreign audio to just get the movie.
Also, if you're paying more than $0.50 per GB on a HDD you're getting screwed.

Pat, put 'em on an external drive and then it doesn't matter if your 'puter dies, you can use it on any machine.

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Shadowdodger
Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2013 4:20:46 PM

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My timeframe may be off. He's probably finished with it now. But yeah, his collection is rather extensive as well from what I understand. He was ripping movies as well as full seasons of television shows.

Sounds like more of an undertaking than I have time, resources or knowledge to get into. Still, it would be kind of cool to anywhere access to my DVDs.

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Werewolf67
Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2013 4:46:09 PM

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Its interesting in terms of trying to get all the files sorted and stuff but you all know as said the time consumtion. But that being said i think if i use the proper programes and atuff it will pay off in the end. Also by if i can find out how to condense the sizes of fes down that will make it fit better onto the hdd. Trying to keep the quality of course too.
Xylob
Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2013 5:02:53 PM

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yeah, the right software is key
plenty of RAM and a fast ripping drive help too - burners tend to be slower.

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Werewolf67
Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2013 5:13:19 PM

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Oh the joys of trying to get it all sorted haha but i will get stuck in
SpidermanGeek
Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2013 7:19:58 PM

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Personally I wouldn't go through the trouble.

Find yourself a compact DVD case/organizer and get rid of the DVD jewel cases and sleeves.

The reason I wouldn't go through the trouble of ripping them is that you'll never get more than Standard definition files anyway (DVD native resolution is 420p... barf!

It's not like they won't be watchable, but I just wouldn't waste the time it would take to do it.





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