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Rip a Blu-Ray to a external HDD and stream to TV?

by kShaneH / March 25, 2015 12:30 AM PDT

I would like to Rip my Blu-Rays and DVD's to an external hard drive and then hook that HDD up to my HDTV and play my own content. Is this possible without hooking my TV up to a computer?

Thanks, Shane

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I would use a streamer box instead
by Pepe7 / March 25, 2015 1:44 AM PDT

The vast majority of HDTVs don't handle the various formats well, so I suggest you research acquiring a media streamer, such as a Roku or WDTV Live- something that could handle various formats/codecs with little effort on your part.

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So far, not here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 25, 2015 12:38 AM PDT

All BD's I've seen to date are DRM, copy protected and the forum policies forbid how to get around that.

You might find prior discussions on the web but check the forum policies to see why you don't find ripping discussions here.

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by kShaneH / March 25, 2015 7:40 AM PDT
In reply to: So far, not here.

It was my understanding that it was legal to rip your own stuff for personal use. I thought I just read that somewhere, It certainly isn't my intention to break the law.

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You can try but moderators tend to lock such discussions.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 25, 2015 8:04 AM PDT
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DRM, getting around copy protection is covered in the forum policies. As there are forums that entertain such things, I'd use those for that discussion. If you want a legal discussion we have that Speakeasy forum.

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Backing up, yes. Breaking DRM/etc., no. It's complicated.
by Pepe7 / March 25, 2015 10:21 AM PDT
In reply to: oops

Legally, they can't stop you from backing up as such. But at the same time, you have no legal authority in the USA to break copyright protection found on most commercial discs. And such copying software is generally only sold legally in countries without extradition treaties to the US, for obvious reasons LOL.

It should only take you a matter of days to discover the best software for personal use though.

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