Magazine Discs to Flash Drive


dangie

Link Posted 16/03/2013 - 10:41
Quick question.
Does anyone know if the tutorial video's on Video Discs supplied with photo magazines will play if copied to a flash drive? Thought it might be a good way of storing a few to view at leisure.
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steven9761

Link Posted 16/03/2013 - 11:16
Provided the discs themselves are not DRM-encoded (to avoid copyright breaches), then there is no reason why you can't. All that matters is that the file(s) on the flash drive are compatible with your media player. You might need to download a specific codec to play the file though.

There are programs available that will bypass DRM-encoding though, so it's not a major issue.

SkyRider

Link Posted 27/03/2013 - 15:49
One thing I do with the DVDs from a magazine I get is to create an image of the disc (I use ISO Recorder, but many other free/pay solutions exist), rename the image file with the date and copy it to the main hard drive. I then use a virtual DVD drive (again many solutions exist but I use the free DVDFab Virtual Drive - page seems broken at the moment) to mount the image as if the disc were in the computer.

These packages are for Windows - if you're a Mac or Linux user you can do it without resorting to third party software.
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steven9761

Link Posted 27/03/2013 - 15:58
If a disc is drm-encoded, you can use a program called Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate. I use this occasionally to get around anything on the BBC iPlayer if I want to keep a particular show beyond the 7 day viewing period. I also use it to decode some dvds I've bought from overseas.
Last Edited by steven9761 on 27/03/2013 - 16:00

Smeggypants

Link Posted 27/03/2013 - 20:14
steven9761 wrote:
If a disc is drm-encoded, you can use a program called Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate. I use this occasionally to get around anything on the BBC iPlayer if I want to keep a particular show beyond the 7 day viewing period. I also use it to decode some dvds I've bought from overseas.

Useful advice. Cheers
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steven9761

Link Posted 27/03/2013 - 20:58
Smeggypants wrote:
steven9761 wrote:
If a disc is drm-encoded, you can use a program called Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate. I use this occasionally to get around anything on the BBC iPlayer if I want to keep a particular show beyond the 7 day viewing period. I also use it to decode some dvds I've bought from overseas.

Useful advice. Cheers

I forgot to mention - you can also record "on the fly" with it. That is - as the video is playing on your pc screen, you can record as you watch. Handy for any recordings on You tube.

Smeggypants

Link Posted 27/03/2013 - 21:29
steven9761 wrote:
Smeggypants wrote:
Quote:
If a disc is drm-encoded, you can use a program called Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate. I use this occasionally to get around anything on the BBC iPlayer if I want to keep a particular show beyond the 7 day viewing period. I also use it to decode some dvds I've bought from overseas.

Useful advice. Cheers

I forgot to mention - you can also record "on the fly" with it. That is - as the video is playing on your pc screen, you can record as you watch. Handy for any recordings on You tube.

I use download helper in firefox for youtube stuff, but that sounds great for grabbing snippets, to save downloading a whole video
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