Glen Head, NY
Ripping Yet another reason to force people to learn about ripping so that they can edit out the obnoxious warnings, ads and trailers for other movies. Smart move Hollywood...
I support the right to keep and arm bears.
Why would you force people who buy legal DVDs to learn about and use ripping? The internet is available to search the world wide web for information on how to deal with unwanted warnings, trailers, and ads on DVDs. I do not like the time wasters either, but I just time the popcorn maker to finish a little before the movie starts by making a good estimate of how much of that waste is on the DVD. I do not watch while the waste is on. Ripping takes time and effort I prefer to use otherwise.
I think he's trying to say that Hollywood is forcing people to find ways to avoid the obnoxious warnings. No one is forcing anyone to do anything...more annoying them into finding an alternative way.
Rip once to have it in digital form...and from that point on you don't have to deal with it...saving time down the road. It also makes it more accessible to you if you have a networked home...watch it on any computer in your home (including computers hooked up to big ass TV's). That means you don't have to get up from your couch for every movie you want to watch just to switch the disc.
reply to n2jtx
LOL yep totally agree
reply to n2jtx
The more time goes by, the more I'm tempted to rip my entire DVD/Blu-Ray collection to some hard drives so I don't have to put up with this crap anymore.
But that technically makes the movies even MORE expensive, since I'd have to buy hard drive capacity to store them.
It's a losing situation for the legit, paying consumers.
I was thinking you might be wrong about the cost, but then I priced it out. 8 bay external server with 3TB in each bay is about $4800. 24TB is about 1500 HD movies. A nice sized collection that you could watch on any device, but it is a big amount of money.
reply to Martindziad
Re: Ripping This is hilarious! And, you can't make this kind of stuff up!