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Playing Blue-Ray on regular DVD Player

Discussion in 'Blu-ray players' started by MultiCopr, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. MultiCopr

    MultiCopr Regular member

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    How would you convert Blue-Ray and HD-DVD movies to be able to play them on a regular dvd player until I can purchase a player and TV?

    Thanks for any info on this
     
  2. glenquag

    glenquag Regular member

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    You'd need a PC with a Blu-ray Drive, and the software to rip and burn it to a DVD. What's the point of even having blu-rays if you are going to convert them to a DVD anyways.. Just get the DVD. And if what you meant was to play the blu-ray in a DVD player.. That's not gonna happen.
     
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  3. MultiCopr

    MultiCopr Regular member

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    No what I meant was to convert it to regular DVD so I can watch the backup until I get the Blue Ray player. Ive already started getting the movies but I can't watch them until I get a blue ray player so I want to convert them to regular dvd's until I get the Blue Ray player.
     
  4. Bad8511

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    Can't do it as far as I know.
     
  5. carlitob

    carlitob Regular member

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    Yeah there is no way to do it, the problem is that you need to have the optical drive to read the BLU ray disc so you can rip it.
     
  6. iluvendo

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    Besides how r u going to manage 15-25 Gigs of data on 4.7G discs?
     
  7. MultiCopr

    MultiCopr Regular member

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    I was thinking just getting the main movie and shrinking it.
     
  8. iluvendo

    iluvendo Active member

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    But that defeats the purpose of HD
     
  9. MultiCopr

    MultiCopr Regular member

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    That would only be temp until I get my player and TV though. If I get the HD ones now I can watch them converted until I get my player and TV, instead of buying regular DVD's now and buying HD ones later.
     
  10. dan44721

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    What about "Any DVD HD" from slyfox.com. I think it does it all. You know even after you get a Blue ray player in your computer you still can't watch the movie with out a bunch of other new stuff like a new monitor etc. But I think " ANY DVD HD" takes care of everything for you. Even burning to a DVD. Besides I'm happy with my DVD's and my old tube type tv. If I only have to buy a blue ray player and "Any DVD HD" think of all the money I will save. Prices will come down later. The only problem I see is how long will it take to Rip and copy a 25 Gig Bule Ray movie? An hour or two?? Anyone know?
     
  11. Bad8511

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    Not worth the hassle IMO.
     
  12. Amir89

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    OP:

    All due respect, you really didn't think out what you said... You want rip High Definition Blu-Ray movies and convert them to DVD format?

    What's the point? As iluvendo that completely defeats the purpose of Blu-Ray's superior quality.
    All your going to end up with is the same quality you would get from the DVD version of the movie, or probably even worse as shrinking 25Gbs of Data to fit on a 4.7Gb disc is going to be quite impossible with any software out on the market now. I doubt you could even do that.

    I think your missing the main point here. You see to be able to READ Blu-Ray discs, you NEED a Blu-Ray drive. Just like you need a DVD drive to read DVD's!
    So without one you can't rip Blu-Ray/HD in a standard DVD player, the diodes and lasers are completely different, a DVD drive cannot read Blu-Ray discs.

    Think before you speak..
     
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    Anywhere he can download them online and play it off his PC's hardrive? Is that possible? Just like the trailers off the PSN.
     
  14. totomomo

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    That's so funny, to be able to rip HD-DVD and Blu-Ray discs you need to read them first and to be able to read them you need a HD-DVD or a Blu-Ray player, Is that clear now?????
     
  15. MultiCopr

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    I can rip them to the PC but I cannot watch them on my TV yet because I don't have a blue ray player for it. I can watch them on my pc but that's not much fun and I'm not going to buy DVD format and then turn around and buy BR format later on.

    Anyway I got them converted and now I can at least watch them on DVD format until I get the BR player so I can watch them normally.

    Thanks for the help (or lack of) lol
     
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    Lol.

    Just when i was thinking i might have heard it all.
     
  17. totomomo

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    How did you play blu-ray disc on your computer? just curious
     
  18. Seanux

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    come on guys, I'd hope a group of technophiles and HD enthusiasts would be able to cut through the red tape and really band together when vying for proof of concept.

    in your opinion if its worth it or not is irrelevant at this point, I personally do see the justification for wanting to rip a blu-ray disc onto dvd, who wants to buy a movie twice?

    So after all my research this is what I think you'll need to do, you'll need to rip the media from the disc ofcourse, however without the proper equipment this is impossible, so inevitably you'll be purchasing a blu ray drive, but lets say for arguements sake you have access to one without buying it.

    once you've ripped the media you'll need to compress it to fit on a dvd, you may want to consider purchasing dual layer discs to avoid compressing to much.

    authoring DVD's is easy and you can find tons of tutorials around here on that so lets focus on teh blu ray part.

    There are already threads that ask about ripping blu ray discs, i've managed to do this already myself but due to a lack of time and energy I haven't done anything with the data yet, its been done bud and I have no doubt you could do it if you apply yourself so the answers are here just look for 'em.
     
  19. LCSHG

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    Does one really think that Sony Blu -RAY is that much better [Superior] to HD-DVD that they would march to the Sony Drummer
    Sony is buying the Media and would have you get in line to their Drum Beat.
    I saw Buu-Ray Players listed at $399 and.Up

    The quote below is from part of a persons review of Blu-Ray !!!!
    [A Phillips also up converts at $39]

    “The Sony S301 also up converts standard DVDs to 1080p and the picture here is much better than with a standard DVD player. Not quite as good as the Blu-Ray but very very close”

    Are we willing to sell out to Sony for that [very very close]
     
  20. Seanux

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    uhhhhhh...


    WHAT?
     

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