March 21st, 2011, 07:45 AM #1
Backing Up DVD's and Media Players
I have a boat load of bought Disney DVD's for my little girls. The girls have a tendancy to get into the discs, and scratch them up.
So, I am looking for reliable DVD back up software to rip the DVD's to my hard drive.
Second, I would like any recommendations for a media player I can put the back up dvd's on to play on their TV. So not to fool with the DVD's anymore, and just have ALL of their movies right there for their use.
March 24th, 2011, 12:32 PM #2
Since nobody's jumping on this... I'll give you a vague answer. You gotta get a bit more granular with your question so we can help you out. Tell us what you have to work with.
There are tons of ways to go about this. It also depends on if you're on Mac or Windows. If you're on Windows and have an XBOX 360, that's the best way to go about it. You can rip them to WMV or MP4 (works best with Windows/XBOX) and stream from your PC via Media Center or Windows Media Player directly to your XBOX over your home network.
You can also do something similar with Wii. Not sure about PS3.
Just Google it. You'll find tons of ways to do this.
What I've got:
I finally gave up the XBOX way and hooked up my Mac Mini to my TV and play my rips, family videos, and everything else through it. Having YouTube and the ability to stream hockey games from *some sites* is also pretty awesome as well. I don't need any keyboard and mouse since I remotely control the Mini with my iPad.
With a bit of research, you'll find the most suitable solution for you. I've stored all my DVDs away in a safe place. My 3 year old loves to toss the discs around, too. So, I know exactly what you mean!
Good luck. PM me if you have questions. I've been through it all
March 27th, 2011, 11:15 AM #3
I was doing the same with a mac mini that Quix mentioned, only doing them with Netflix disks. I stopped because it was taking me quite a while to rip each disk. I was using a mac program called handbrake.
While I am not ripping dvds anymore, I am still streaming from my mac to my tv, using appletv. It works flawlessly, but you have to rip the video in a certain format. I am pretty sure it will not read WMV, but does read MP4. If you have a lot of videos in WMV, it may not be worth getting an appletv, because you will have to convert all of those videos as well.
March 30th, 2011, 05:31 PM #4
you should not illegally copy/download other people's ip
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