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Old 20-01-2013, 14:08
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To upload films from DVDs onto a micro SD card for use on a tablet, do they need formatting to a different type of file first? Or can you just upload it to a PC then drag and drop onto SD card? I've done this before with music but can't remember whether I had to format the music files. I can't just try it myself as I'm asking for my granddaughters for the tablets I bought them for Christmas.
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Old 20-01-2013, 14:37
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It is possible to 'rip' DVDs to a format that will play on your devices, much in the same way as you can with CDs.

However doing so is of disputed legality, so you won't be able to do so without additional software.

(alternately, the triple play blu rays/DVDs include a ready to play digital copy in their price)
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Old 20-01-2013, 14:58
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Rip: DVDFab HD Decrypter (free)

Convert: Handbrake (free)


"Format shifting" is currently illegal (not just for DVDs, but also CDs... anytime you rip a CD and convert it to MP3/AAC/WMA you're infringing copyright), however the Government has said that it is finally going to legalise format shifting.


What tablet do you have?
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Old 20-01-2013, 15:02
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Rip: DVDFab HD Decrypter (free)

Convert: Handbrake (free)


"Format shifting" is currently illegal (not just for DVDs, but also CDs... anytime you rip a CD and convert it to MP3/AAC/WMA you're infringing copyright), however the Government has said that it is finally going to legalise format shifting.


What tablet do you have?
I'm talking about DVDs they own to rip them for their own use. I thought that was allowed. They only have the cheap CNM ones from Argos.
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Old 20-01-2013, 15:07
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DVDs aren't included in the reform I don't think, as many are designed (unlike CDs) to be copy protected.

e.g. Macrovision forces takedown of DVD Decrypter http://www.slyck.com/story1007.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-ci...European_Union
Member States shall provide adequate legal protection against the circumvention of any effective technological measures
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Old 20-01-2013, 15:09
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I'm talking about DVDs they own to rip them for their own use. I thought that was allowed. They only have the cheap CNM ones from Argos.
for personal use it is unlikely to result in anyone knocking on your door; but i think it is against the letter of the law, if not the spirit.
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Old 20-01-2013, 23:13
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I'm talking about DVDs they own to rip them for their own use. I thought that was allowed. They only have the cheap CNM ones from Argos.
Nope, it's illegal. As is ripping a CD, even though "everyone" does it and no one ever gets done for it. The UK currently has no "fair use" rights, unlike the US.

DVDs aren't included in the reform I don't think, as many are designed (unlike CDs) to be copy protected.

e.g. Macrovision forces takedown of DVD Decrypter http://www.slyck.com/story1007.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-ci...European_Union

Ha, well that's rather pathetic. OK, finally legalising CD ripping is a great step, but you'd think they'd get with the times and do the same for DVDs etc. too, so long as it's for personal use only etc. etc.

Still, as you said, no one's ever going to actually get a "knock on the door" though, if it's just their own property being ripped for their own use.
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Old 21-01-2013, 22:20
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I rip DVD's to my laptop (using DVD decrypter or DVD Fab) then convert to mp4 using Freemake Video Converter then just drag and drop the file onto my Nexus 7.

Easy.
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