Re: [OT] How long is a DVD supposed to last, anyway? - Linux

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  1. Re: [OT] How long is a DVD supposed to last, anyway?

    [H]omer wrote:
    >
    > That's it. From now on I'm ripping *every* disc I get to an ISO file on
    > the server. Just think, the UK government are considering making ripping
    > *illegal* (like that DMCA nonsense in the US). I wonder what they have
    > to say about the need to constantly replace discs? Do they even care?


    I started doing that a couple of years ago. Whenever I buy or rent a
    DVD, I rip it down to temporary mpeg files on the house media server.
    Then we can watch it from any TV or computer in the house. Also, I've
    found that the PC DVD drives seem to do a better job reading DVDs than
    the typical consumer DVD player.

    Thad
    --
    Yeah, I drank the Open Source cool-aid... Unlike the other brand, it had
    all the ingredients on the label.

  2. Re: [OT] How long is a DVD supposed to last, anyway?

    thad05@tux.glaci.delete-this.com writes:

    > [H]omer wrote:
    >>
    >> That's it. From now on I'm ripping *every* disc I get to an ISO file on
    >> the server. Just think, the UK government are considering making ripping
    >> *illegal* (like that DMCA nonsense in the US). I wonder what they have
    >> to say about the need to constantly replace discs? Do they even care?

    >
    > I started doing that a couple of years ago. Whenever I buy or rent a
    > DVD, I rip it down to temporary mpeg files on the house media server.


    How temporary? Sorry Thad. But that sounds like Piracy to me.

  3. Re: [OT] How long is a DVD supposed to last, anyway?

    Hadron wrote:

    > thad05@tux.glaci.delete-this.com writes:
    >
    >> [H]omer wrote:
    >>>
    >>> That's it. From now on I'm ripping *every* disc I get to an ISO file on
    >>> the server. Just think, the UK government are considering making ripping
    >>> *illegal* (like that DMCA nonsense in the US). I wonder what they have
    >>> to say about the need to constantly replace discs? Do they even care?

    >>
    >> I started doing that a couple of years ago. Whenever I buy or rent a
    >> DVD, I rip it down to temporary mpeg files on the house media server.

    >
    > How temporary? Sorry Thad. But that sounds like Piracy to me.


    Where did he write the part of "making available" or "writing, then giving
    away / selling", "true linux advocate", "kernel hacker", "emacs
    user", "swapfile expert", "X specialist", "CUPS guru", "USB-disk server
    admin", "defragger professional", "newsreader magician", "hardware
    maven", "time coordinator" and "email sage" Hadron Quark, aka Hans
    Schneider, aka Richard, aka Damian O'Leary?

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  4. Re: [OT] How long is a DVD supposed to last, anyway?

    Hadron wrote:
    >>
    >> I started doing that a couple of years ago. Whenever I buy or rent a
    >> DVD, I rip it down to temporary mpeg files on the house media server.

    >
    > How temporary? Sorry Thad. But that sounds like Piracy to me.


    How so? I delete the files after we finish watching them. The
    video is in essence only buffered temporarily on the harddrive to
    make it easier to view. This is 'space-shifting' of content on
    par with ripping your own CD to temporary MP3s on your iPod.

    My local video rental place gives me week long rentals. I typically
    rip them to the harddrive within the first couple nights and return
    the disks immediately after. We usually watch the videos and delete
    the files before the week is up. On occasion I might forget and
    delete them much later, but we are not watching the videos during
    that time. I've actually added a cron job to sweep through and
    delete old video files just to catch any I might forget.

    OK, am I 'technically' pirating when I leave a file out there too
    long? Perhaps, but the rental place or movie studio would be
    stupid to go after me for it. I am watching these DVDs only once
    even if they sit longer on the drive. I am returning the DVD
    early so it is available for others to rent even if I haven't
    watched it yet. Finally, if they stop me from doing this, either
    through legal threats or DRM... I will simply stop renting movies.
    Piss off enough valid customers like that and it is not long
    before you are wondering where all your profits went.

    Thad
    --
    Yeah, I drank the Open Source cool-aid... Unlike the other brand, it had
    all the ingredients on the label.

  5. Re: [OT] How long is a DVD supposed to last, anyway?

    thad05@tux.glaci.delete-this.com writes:

    > Hadron wrote:
    >>>
    >>> I started doing that a couple of years ago. Whenever I buy or rent a
    >>> DVD, I rip it down to temporary mpeg files on the house media server.

    >>
    >> How temporary? Sorry Thad. But that sounds like Piracy to me.

    >


    I forgot the smiley :-;

    > How so? I delete the files after we finish watching them. The
    > video is in essence only buffered temporarily on the harddrive to
    > make it easier to view. This is 'space-shifting' of content on
    > par with ripping your own CD to temporary MP3s on your iPod.


    I have loads on the HD too, in fact 2x500 Gig USb drives with TV/Movies
    on. I don't share them with others so don't experience any moral difficulties.

  6. Re: [OT] How long is a DVD supposed to last, anyway?

    In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Hadron

    wrote
    on Fri, 11 Jan 2008 07:44:19 +0100
    :
    > thad05@tux.glaci.delete-this.com writes:
    >
    >> [H]omer wrote:
    >>>
    >>> That's it. From now on I'm ripping *every* disc I get to an ISO file on
    >>> the server. Just think, the UK government are considering making ripping
    >>> *illegal* (like that DMCA nonsense in the US). I wonder what they have
    >>> to say about the need to constantly replace discs? Do they even care?

    >>
    >> I started doing that a couple of years ago. Whenever I buy or rent a
    >> DVD, I rip it down to temporary mpeg files on the house media server.

    >
    > How temporary? Sorry Thad. But that sounds like Piracy to me.


    If one goes by the RIAA/MPA definitions, I guess it is. Fortunately,
    there are saner minds out there... ;-)

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