Bluray Backup?

SamV

Member
Hello all,

A question if you will, at the moment with my DVDs, I rip them to my HD and then store safely in my loft. All my films are played back through my WD HDTV player.

Now that I've moved to BD, how do I do this? On my Mac I just used to use Handbrake. But I don't have a BD Drive.

Which software (Windows or Mac) is good? Is there any hardware players which convert?

Many thanks,
 
I've never had a DVD fail on me, and the expense of the HD outweighs the cost of replacing one anyway.
 

shodan

Distinguished Member
You'll need an awful lot of storage space HDD as they are about 50gb each aren't they? No point in compressing them because bluray is all about the quality. Just my opinion though.
 

sniffer66

Distinguished Member
If you just rip out the film and audio its typically around 20Gb, some are a lot smaller. That's a lot of films on a 4Tb NAS :smashin:

Personally I find it a real benefit to have films ordered by Genre etc and Thumbnail browseable from the same Media server interface as my photos and music. Its much easier for my wife and kids as well. And no huge rack of cases taking up valuable space in the living room
 

IronGiant

Moderator
Its much easier for my wife and kids as well.
Easier for the Police* to watch them when they confiscate the drive as well...;)

*Operating under the new laws that dictate if you have a big drive you must be up to no good :)

Dave
 

mjn

Distinguished Member
AnyDVD HD, and 4 x 1TB HDD's :D
 

SamV

Member
I do video editing for a living so have two NAS units, both are 4TB each. So space is no problem. Nor is purchasing a BD Drive. I was just wondering what software(s) I would need.

It's no so much for disc failure but more for not having space for bookcases of discs take up space etc and convenience of just selecting what I want to watch via a media library.
 

sniffer66

Distinguished Member
BD drive
AnyDVD HD
Tsmuxer
Clown BD

You might need to muck about with HD audio based on your amp and how WDTV handles it. I use my PS3 for media serving so not familair with WDTV

The network media streamer forum would be the best place to start
 

pl34

Novice Member
I use my PS3 to rip a BD iso to my laptop (need to install otheros to PS3, I use 'Swiss Army Knife' (google "PS3 SAK").

With the BD iso on my laptop I strip out the relevant file using "Anydvd HD" (usually around 25-30gb) and then put this file on the internal hard drive of my 'Popcorn Hour'.

Hope that makes sense.
 

boltoa

Active Member
WD have just released a 2Tb HD. Thought you might like to know just in case you succeed :).
 

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