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  1. fenderbaum

    fenderbaum Active Member

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    So I want to put all (or most) of my dvd and blu-rays on my Tv so that I can just play what I want when I want. What should I use to do this, an external hard drive?
     
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    Reggae Mistress VIP Extreme Gold

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    Use a label maker
     
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    Mojopin Average Member VIP

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    You need to rip them onto your PC/external into AVI , MKV, or what have you. You can find free apps or trials....just google DVD ripper/burner. Then dump onto your TV from the hard drive. Make sure you know what types of video files your TV can play.
     
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    I dunno:crazy2:
     
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  6. fenderbaum

    fenderbaum Active Member

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    Just pick up a Kaleidscape.
     
  8. DrivenByDemons

    DrivenByDemons Strength Beyond Strength Staff Member

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    Rip em and get a WD TV Live for the simplest path. Build an HTPC to be really elite.
     
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    Oh you are a riot Alice, bang zoom.
     
  10. fenderbaum

    fenderbaum Active Member

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    I can look through one of those for minutes before I get bored.
     
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    :hug:
     
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    fenderbaum Active Member

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    So I rip them onto an external drive, connect that drive to my tv via HDMI, and play from there?
     
  13. fenderbaum

    fenderbaum Active Member

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    You are awesome reggae.
     
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    zhukov Time traveler

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    a what?
     
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    That's a kaleidoscope. They are different.
     
  17. Daveindiego

    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend

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    I have uploaded some of my movies to iTunes using a DVD ripper, and I can then play it through my AppleTV on my HDTV.

    It works, but the files take up a lot of room. So you'd need a massive HD, and a method to route iTunes to it.
     
  18. DrivenByDemons

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    Yep, there are 2 versions of the WD TV live. One streams from a networked drive and one has a drive built in. They are on amazon.
     
  19. fenderbaum

    fenderbaum Active Member

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    Spell check
    Kaleidescape
    its a sweet product that does what fender wants. Pricey though