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Old 01-07-2013, 18:35
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is it easy to copy a film from dvd to my pc then to my nexus 7 and if so how ???
in laymans terms please i'm no bill gates but no technophobe either

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Old 01-07-2013, 19:19
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Copying the film to the nexus is trivial.

The tricky bit is getting it to your computer. I'm sure you can find some guides to DVD ripping around.

Maybe freemake video converter. That is pretty straight forward. Convert it to mp4 h264 aac around 1GB. You may need something like dvdfab passkey to handle the encryption.
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Old 01-07-2013, 19:20
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Oh bill gates doesn't use android.
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Old 01-07-2013, 19:32
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Copying the film to the nexus is trivial.

The tricky bit is getting it to your computer. I'm sure you can find some guides to DVD ripping around.

Maybe freemake video converter. That is pretty straight forward. Convert it to mp4 h264 aac around 1GB. You may need something like dvdfab passkey to handle the encryption.


glad I didn't ask for a tech version

how far over my head did all that fly
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Old 01-07-2013, 19:35
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google play looks good lol
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Old 01-07-2013, 19:40
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Download freemake video converter. Install it. Run it.

Put the disk in the computer. See what happens.
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Old 01-07-2013, 20:23
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I used to use dvdshrink which is a freeware ripper. And it gets rid of all the annoying ads and so on.

this step by step video tutorial demonstrates how to use it.

Then just copy that file to the nexus and it should play with mxplayer or vlc or similar.
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Old 01-07-2013, 21:41
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Try Handbrake to convert from the DVD to your computer.
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Old 01-07-2013, 21:43
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Another option is to use Handbrake, it has a format for Android tablet option. It is only an encoder, it does not remove DRM from DVD's etc.
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Old 01-07-2013, 22:24
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I used to use dvdshrink which is a freeware ripper. And it gets rid of all the annoying ads and so on.

this step by step video tutorial demonstrates how to use it.

Then just copy that file to the nexus and it should play with mxplayer or vlc or similar.
DVD shrink has not been updated for 9 years. It's single threaded. It can't handle modern protection.

But possibly the worst thing about that guide is that it will leave you with an ~8GB mpeg 2 file. If you were to use a modern codec it could be maybe a 10th that size.
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Old 01-07-2013, 22:46
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DVD shrink has not been updated for 9 years. It's single threaded. It can't handle modern protection.

But possibly the worst thing about that guide is that it will leave you with an ~8GB mpeg 2 file. If you were to use a modern codec it could be maybe a 10th that size.
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Really, I must admit it's been ages since I used it (years) but I'm pretty sure you could compress the files down quite a bit from 4 gig.

I think the op isn't too technical and was looking for step by step guide in layman's terms on how to do it. Apologies to the op if that is not the case
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:18
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Really, I must admit it's been ages since I used it (years) but I'm pretty sure you could compress the files down quite a bit from 4 gig.

I think the op isn't too technical and was looking for step by step guide in layman's terms on how to do it. Apologies to the op if that is not the case
i agree with you in some respects. but there are techniques that are just as easy that use modern codecs. mpeg 2 was standardised nearly 20 years ago. modern codecs like h264 can achieve the same results at a fraction of the bitrate/file size.

only reason to use mpeg 2 these days is for legacy hardware.
example:
http://www.streaminglearningcenter.c...mbps_horse.jpg
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Old 02-07-2013, 13:03
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i agree with you in some respects. but there are techniques that are just as easy that use modern codecs. mpeg 2 was standardised nearly 20 years ago. modern codecs like h264 can achieve the same results at a fraction of the bitrate/file size.

only reason to use mpeg 2 these days is for legacy hardware.
example:
http://www.streaminglearningcenter.c...mbps_horse.jpg
Well to honest if I want to get a movie ( that I already own on dvd or even blue ray ) on my nexus 7 and having a 60 meg connection there are much easier means than ripping the optical disk and converting which I won't go into here.
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Old 02-07-2013, 13:58
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Well to honest if I want to get a movie ( that I already own on dvd or even blue ray ) on my nexus 7 and having a 60 meg connection there are much easier means than ripping the optical disk and converting which I won't go into here.
i concur.

and i don't have a moral issue with that. even if the legality is not so forgiving.
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Old 02-07-2013, 14:14
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i concur.

and i don't have a moral issue with that. even if the legality is not so forgiving.
I think the main issue with that is really that a lot of ISPs are being "encouraged" to shut down that type of traffic. It seems the powers that be are keen to lock down the internet.
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Old 02-07-2013, 15:51
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I think the main issue with that is really that a lot of ISPs are being "encouraged" to shut down that type of traffic. It seems the powers that be are keen to lock down the internet.
Again I won't go into details but regardless of some well known sites being blocked it's ludicrously easy to get around.
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