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DaFace 04-27-2012 04:45 PM

VUDU launches "Disc to Digital"
 
http://www.vudu.com/disc_to_digital.html

Basically, it's the movie version of what e-book publishers should have done 5 years ago. If you own a DVD or Bluray of a movie, you can pay a couple bucks to get (permanent) online access to that movie.

I'm not going to run out and do it for every DVD I own, but it's cool that there's at least an option coming out like this.

Guru 04-27-2012 04:48 PM

Unless they pull what Cinemanow did and take movies away too. I purchased a copy of Green Lantern for the kids and 6 weeks later they pulled it down. I eventually got a refund but it still pissed me off.

DaFace 04-27-2012 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Guru (Post 8573996)
Unless they pull what Cinemanow did and take movies away too. I purchased a copy of Green Lantern for the kids and 6 weeks later they pulled it down. I eventually got a refund but it still pissed me off.

In case it matters, you can use Vudu to play any movie you have registered with UltraViolet (for free). So if Green Lantern's still on your account, Vudu will play it.

EDIT: Odd...it's not on Vudu now either. I wonder if the studio pulled it for some weird reason. I'd be decidedly pissed if that happened for something you specifically paid for.

Saulbadguy 04-27-2012 04:51 PM

I do this now, except I use bit torrent.

Guru 04-27-2012 04:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaFace (Post 8574008)
In case it matters, you can use Vudu to play any movie you have registered with UltraViolet (for free). So if Green Lantern's still on your account, Vudu will play it.

I got it on Cinemanow. I don't own the disc. It wasn't ultraviolet compatible.

DaFace 01-31-2013 08:35 PM

Doesn't seem like many care about this, but they're beta testing an in-home version of this. Same concept, but you have to read the disc you're trying to "convert" via a computer. I tried it with one tonight, and it works just fine. Something to look for if you like the concept but don't want to deal with Wal-Mart.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/31/v...-home-to-beta/

Deberg_1990 01-31-2013 09:11 PM

I just tried it. Works great!

Deberg_1990 01-31-2013 09:17 PM

heh, tried it with a rented Redbox disc to see what would happen. Got rejected.

DaFace 01-31-2013 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Deberg_1990 (Post 9369104)
heh, tried it with a rented Redbox disc to see what would happen. Got rejected.

Ha...what did it say?

Deberg_1990 01-31-2013 09:20 PM

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Originally Posted by DaFace (Post 9369107)
Ha...what did it say?

Unable to recognize your disc

DaFace 01-31-2013 09:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deberg_1990 (Post 9369110)
Unable to recognize your disc

Huh - weird. I do wonder how they keep people from sharing discs all over the place. I don't think there's any kind of a unique identifier written onto a DVD, but I could be wrong.

Guru 01-31-2013 10:22 PM

how the hell do you get invited to the beta. I don't even see a option to sign up for the beta. Been a member of vudu for months.

DaFace 01-31-2013 10:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Guru (Post 9369260)
how the hell do you get invited to the beta. I don't even see a option to sign up for the beta. Been a member of vudu for months.

I had done it through Walmart, so I'm guessing that's why.

Guru 01-31-2013 10:33 PM

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Originally Posted by DaFace (Post 9369280)
I had done it through Walmart, so I'm guessing that's why.

ahhh. Yeah, guess I won't get in for a while then. I don't want to mess with taking my discs in.

Deberg_1990 02-01-2013 06:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Guru (Post 9369260)
how the hell do you get invited to the beta. I don't even see a option to sign up for the beta. Been a member of vudu for months.

In the discussion at the bottom of the linked Endgadget page above, someone posted a link to the software. Thats how i got it.


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