I need to get all of these DVDs out of my living room
August 15, 2012 9:55 AM Subscribe
How do I convert my movie library to digital?
posted by lindseyg to technology (12 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I have somewhere in the neighborhood of 400 movies on DVD. It's an impressive wall of discs, but I'm tired of looking at it. How do I go about making this digital?
1. What's the best way to rip the DVDs that will preserve the quality, audio tracks, and special features?
2. Once they're ripped what's a good way of storing them? I suppose this depends on how I want to access them in the future so...
3. It is important that I can easily access the movies and watch them on my TV. Basically I want to plug something into my TV and then use it to select and watch a movie. I have a PS3 but it doesn't have much storage space. My ideal solution would not require a computer (beyond ripping the DVD, of course), but if there's something really handy with a cool interface or something I could be persuaded.
4. Once I have all these discs backed up and stored, how do I get rid of them? I re-he-HEALLY don't want to sell them unless someone would buy the whole shebang. I have everything from G-rated family films to unrated no-studio no-budget gore/horror-fests. Can I donate them to someone who needs them - maybe shelters or to the troops or something?
I am willing to invest both time and money into solving this problem. Thank you.