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DVD Repository

by Marvin_N / November 14, 2011 7:48 AM PST

I like others own many DVD's. I want to be able to view my collection from a
readily accessed repository and avoid having to keep hundreds of discs on living
room shelves. There appears to be solutions at hand for CD's and Photos but not
for DVD collections.
Can you please suggest some workable solutions - I have
been searching but not yet found the answer.

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One problem
by Dan Filice / November 14, 2011 8:49 AM PST
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CDs and photos are easily copied to a server-type computer for playback. Music and photos also transmit easily over wireless connections to a TV or receiver. DVDs are another issue. Are you willing to spend the days, weeks and months needed to rip your DVD collection and convert each one into discreet MPEG4 files before loading them on a drive or computer for playback? Once you've converted all of your DVDs into files, then the mechanics involved may be simply connecting a computer or other external drive to your TV.

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Visit AVS forum
by Pepe7 / November 15, 2011 2:22 AM PST
In reply to: DVD Repository

Since the whole copyright issue is a topico prohibido here, you need to go elsewhere to discuss those nuts bolts. AVS forum comes to mind, since you can also learn more about some expensive out of box solutions too if you should choose that route for ripping/hosting your DVD collection on a dedicated device instead of on a PC.

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Example of off the shelf solution
by Pepe7 / November 15, 2011 2:26 AM PST
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One example is the Popcorn Hour A300

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