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Old October 23rd, 2018, 06:27 AM   #1
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Will this become the round disk line.

I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

John Lewis pulls the plug on DVD players - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45950477
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Old October 23rd, 2018, 06:41 AM   #2
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Re: Will this become the round disk line.

I pulled the plug on mine about 6 years ago and ripped my library of about 1200 disks to a media server. I still buy the occasional DVD for things that I can't find online. But it gets ripped immediately and goes back into its case. Next, I really should get rid of the big floor to ceiling bookcase of DVD's in my living room and put them in boxes up in the attic.

Good riddance! ;-)
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Old October 23rd, 2018, 07:17 AM   #3
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ripped my library of about 1200 disks
How long did that take ya?
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Old October 23rd, 2018, 10:27 AM   #4
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Re: Will this become the round disk line.

I had a email yesterday looking for copy of a three minute highlights vid from four years back!
While looking in the archive, i watched a few clips from an ISO of the full feature, SD really looks so soft and faded compared to HD not to mention 4K

DVD is going the way of tape, film, cassette etc.
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Old October 23rd, 2018, 11:54 AM   #5
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How long did that take ya?
About a year and a half Chris. I started by using Handbrake on my old 2008 MacBook Pro because it has an internal DVD drive and I wasn't using it for anything else, so I set it up in a corner of the living room and fed a few disks to it every day.

That is a 2.3ghz core2Duo machine and it took over an hour to rip a one hour classic TV show episode. I then used the slow wifi on that machine to upload the file to the server. Then one day I got a fast external DVD drive and tried ripping to my 2013 MacBook Air, which has 1.7ghz Core i7 CPU and... wow, it ripped the same TV show in around 15 minutes! Handbrake makes very good use of the newer chips and turbo mode! And the 802.11ac wifi on the MacBook Air must be almost 10x faster thanthe old laptop too. So I was able finish the remainder of the DVD's much faster, and the old MacBook Pro has been on the same shelf in the closet ever since!

Now I use my 2012 2.6ghz i7 quad core Mini Server for Handbrake and it's more than twice as fast as the MacBook Air.
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