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How do I encode my DVD's so I can transfer them to the Replay and play them?
 
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NetBoot wrote:
> How do I encode my DVD's so I can transfer them to the Replay and play them?
>
>
Connect a macrovision buster between the dvd outputs and Replay inputs
and do a manual record.
 

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I don't use a "macrovision buster". I have a 5040 and I believe the
macrovision is built into the ReplayTV 5040. I simply connect my DVD player
to one of the inputs of the ReplayTV. I then do a manual record on the
ReplayTV.

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> NetBoot wrote:
>> How do I encode my DVD's so I can transfer them to the Replay and play
>> them?
> Connect a macrovision buster between the dvd outputs and Replay inputs and
> do a manual record.
 
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On Fri, 08 Oct 2004 15:13:05 -0400, Tony D <Tony_D@nospam.com> wrote:

>NetBoot wrote:
>> How do I encode my DVD's so I can transfer them to the Replay and play them?
>>
>>
>Connect a macrovision buster between the dvd outputs and Replay inputs
>and do a manual record.

You don't need the macrovision buster (and it won't help) to copy DVDs
to the Replay, that's only if you're going to copy from Replay to tape
afterward.

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On Fri, 8 Oct 2004 14:40:21 -0500, "Jeff" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote:

>I don't use a "macrovision buster".

There's no need for one. However, most Replays do retain the
macrovision encoding, which means nothing unless you're going to copy
to tape.

>I have a 5040 and I believe the
>macrovision is built into the ReplayTV 5040.

Yes. All Replays except some very early ones.

> I simply connect my DVD player
>to one of the inputs of the ReplayTV. I then do a manual record on the
>ReplayTV.
>

I've done that a few times, when copying DVD to tape for people who
don't have DVD players.

>Jeff
>
>"Tony D" <Tony_D@nospam.com> wrote in message news:4166e4c6$1_2@127.0.0.1...
>> NetBoot wrote:
>>> How do I encode my DVD's so I can transfer them to the Replay and play
>>> them?
>> Connect a macrovision buster between the dvd outputs and Replay inputs and
>> do a manual record.
>

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On Fri, 8 Oct 2004 14:43:15 -0400, "NetBoot" <netboot@ptd.net> wrote:

>How do I encode my DVD's so I can transfer them to the Replay and play them?
>

Just connect the video outputs of the DVD player to an input of the
Replay. There's no special encoding involved. Select that input and do
a manual record.

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"Mark Lloyd" <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote in message
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> On Fri, 8 Oct 2004 14:43:15 -0400, "NetBoot" <netboot@ptd.net> wrote:
>
>>How do I encode my DVD's so I can transfer them to the Replay and play
>>them?
>>
>
> Just connect the video outputs of the DVD player to an input of the
> Replay. There's no special encoding involved. Select that input and do
> a manual record.
>
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So, I take it that I can't rip the DVD and just transfer the video file over
to the Replay.
 
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On Sat, 9 Oct 2004 21:43:59 -0400, "NetBoot" <netboot@ptd.net> wrote:

>
>"Mark Lloyd" <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote in message
>news:5q1em05leojl97i5i3edg3cl8fv7q9cva7@4ax.com...
>> On Fri, 8 Oct 2004 14:43:15 -0400, "NetBoot" <netboot@ptd.net> wrote:
>>
>>>How do I encode my DVD's so I can transfer them to the Replay and play
>>>them?
>>>
>>
>> Just connect the video outputs of the DVD player to an input of the
>> Replay. There's no special encoding involved. Select that input and do
>> a manual record.
>>
>> --
>> 78 days until the winter solstice celebration
>>
>> Mark Lloyd
>> http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com
>
>So, I take it that I can't rip the DVD and just transfer the video file over
>to the Replay.
>

No. You can get the files from a DVD (and there's software to undo the
CSS encryption most commercial DVDs have), but there is no way to
transfer the files to the Replay.

There's a free program called DVDshrink that'll let you copy DVDs to
your computer and play them there.

A digital copy would be nice, but there's always the big businesses
gettng in the way.

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In article <-PCdndxr9J6HCfXcUSdV9g@ptd.net>,
"NetBoot" <netboot@ptd.net> wrote:

> So, I take it that I can't rip the DVD and just transfer the video file over
> to the Replay.

Correct.
 
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In article <lu8hm05o727v9ntnsokoo16rhoateg3emc@4ax.com>,
Mark Lloyd <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote:

> There's a free program called DVDshrink that'll let you copy DVDs to
> your computer and play them there.

DVDShrink isn't necessary if all you're doing is copying the files to
your computer and playing them there.

DVDShrink is great at taking the 4+GB of data from a regular commercial
CD and shrinking it down to fit into a 4GB or smaller size, so as to fit
on a normal home-burned DVD (and still play in a normal DVD player).

DVDShrink has nothing to do with copying the files to play them straight
off the computer.
 
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On Sun, 10 Oct 2004 08:43:58 -0400, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"
<elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote:

>In article <lu8hm05o727v9ntnsokoo16rhoateg3emc@4ax.com>,
> Mark Lloyd <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote:
>
>> There's a free program called DVDshrink that'll let you copy DVDs to
>> your computer and play them there.
>
>DVDShrink isn't necessary if all you're doing is copying the files to
>your computer and playing them there.
>
>DVDShrink is great at taking the 4+GB of data from a regular commercial
>CD and shrinking it down to fit into a 4GB or smaller size, so as to fit
>on a normal home-burned DVD (and still play in a normal DVD player).
>
>DVDShrink has nothing to do with copying the files to play them straight
>off the computer.

Yes it does. What are you doing about CSS?

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"Mark Lloyd" <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 10 Oct 2004 08:43:58 -0400, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"
> <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote:
>
>>In article <lu8hm05o727v9ntnsokoo16rhoateg3emc@4ax.com>,
>> Mark Lloyd <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote:
>>
>>> There's a free program called DVDshrink that'll let you copy DVDs to
>>> your computer and play them there.
>>
>>DVDShrink isn't necessary if all you're doing is copying the files to
>>your computer and playing them there.
>>
>>DVDShrink is great at taking the 4+GB of data from a regular commercial
>>CD and shrinking it down to fit into a 4GB or smaller size, so as to fit
>>on a normal home-burned DVD (and still play in a normal DVD player).
>>
>>DVDShrink has nothing to do with copying the files to play them straight
>>off the computer.
>
> Yes it does. What are you doing about CSS?
>
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>
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> http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

All I want is to store my DVD movies on the replay and play them off the
unit.

Will RTVTools encode the headers then save them on the unit that way? If
not, can I use the replay to record the steam?
 
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In article <3qtim0hc640kojh66bu2jdq6u8dcnn0hlj@4ax.com>,
Mark Lloyd <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote:

> >DVDShrink has nothing to do with copying the files to play them straight
> >off the computer.
>
> Yes it does. What are you doing about CSS?

I don't use DVDShrink for that. I use DVD Decryptor.
 
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In article <utScnYeS2Jit5_TcUSdV9g@ptd.net>,
"NetBoot" <netboot@ptd.net> wrote:

> All I want is to store my DVD movies on the replay and play them off the
> unit.
>
> Will RTVTools encode the headers then save them on the unit that way? If
> not, can I use the replay to record the steam?

You record the output of your DVD player into the Replay, the same way
you would into a VCR, for example.
 
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On Sun, 10 Oct 2004 15:18:46 -0400, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"
<elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote:

>In article <3qtim0hc640kojh66bu2jdq6u8dcnn0hlj@4ax.com>,
> Mark Lloyd <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote:
>
>> >DVDShrink has nothing to do with copying the files to play them straight
>> >off the computer.
>>
>> Yes it does. What are you doing about CSS?
>
>I don't use DVDShrink for that. I use DVD Decryptor.

OK. They're both programs that can do that.

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On Sun, 10 Oct 2004 14:06:37 -0400, "NetBoot" <netboot@ptd.net> wrote:

>
>"Mark Lloyd" <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote in message
>news:3qtim0hc640kojh66bu2jdq6u8dcnn0hlj@4ax.com...
>> On Sun, 10 Oct 2004 08:43:58 -0400, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"
>> <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote:
>>
>>>In article <lu8hm05o727v9ntnsokoo16rhoateg3emc@4ax.com>,
>>> Mark Lloyd <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote:
>>>
>>>> There's a free program called DVDshrink that'll let you copy DVDs to
>>>> your computer and play them there.
>>>
>>>DVDShrink isn't necessary if all you're doing is copying the files to
>>>your computer and playing them there.
>>>
>>>DVDShrink is great at taking the 4+GB of data from a regular commercial
>>>CD and shrinking it down to fit into a 4GB or smaller size, so as to fit
>>>on a normal home-burned DVD (and still play in a normal DVD player).
>>>
>>>DVDShrink has nothing to do with copying the files to play them straight
>>>off the computer.
>>
>> Yes it does. What are you doing about CSS?
>>
>> --
>> 76 days until the winter solstice celebration
>>
>> Mark Lloyd
>> http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com
>
>All I want is to store my DVD movies on the replay and play them off the
>unit.
>
>Will RTVTools encode the headers then save them on the unit that way?

RTVTools should allow you to convert the files, but there's still no
way to copy anything digital to the Replay. You can use DVArchive to
stream them.

> If
>not, can I use the replay to record the steam?
>

What stream would that be? The Replay has no digital input (and can't
save digital streams). You can still record the analog stream (with
the expected loss of quality). Do you want some help with that?

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"Mark Lloyd" <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 10 Oct 2004 14:06:37 -0400, "NetBoot" <netboot@ptd.net> wrote:
>
>>
>>"Mark Lloyd" <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote in message
>>news:3qtim0hc640kojh66bu2jdq6u8dcnn0hlj@4ax.com...
>>> On Sun, 10 Oct 2004 08:43:58 -0400, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"
>>> <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>>In article <lu8hm05o727v9ntnsokoo16rhoateg3emc@4ax.com>,
>>>> Mark Lloyd <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> There's a free program called DVDshrink that'll let you copy DVDs to
>>>>> your computer and play them there.
>>>>
>>>>DVDShrink isn't necessary if all you're doing is copying the files to
>>>>your computer and playing them there.
>>>>
>>>>DVDShrink is great at taking the 4+GB of data from a regular commercial
>>>>CD and shrinking it down to fit into a 4GB or smaller size, so as to fit
>>>>on a normal home-burned DVD (and still play in a normal DVD player).
>>>>
>>>>DVDShrink has nothing to do with copying the files to play them straight
>>>>off the computer.
>>>
>>> Yes it does. What are you doing about CSS?
>>>
>>> --
>>> 76 days until the winter solstice celebration
>>>
>>> Mark Lloyd
>>> http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com
>>
>>All I want is to store my DVD movies on the replay and play them off the
>>unit.
>>
>>Will RTVTools encode the headers then save them on the unit that way?
>
> RTVTools should allow you to convert the files, but there's still no
> way to copy anything digital to the Replay. You can use DVArchive to
> stream them.
>
>> If
>>not, can I use the replay to record the steam?
>>
>
> What stream would that be? The Replay has no digital input (and can't
> save digital streams). You can still record the analog stream (with
> the expected loss of quality). Do you want some help with that?
>
> --
> 76 days until the winter solstice celebration
>
> Mark Lloyd
> http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

Stream over the Network..

I guess the best way is just to connect my DVD player and just record it
that way.
 
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On Sun, 10 Oct 2004 18:51:29 -0400, "NetBoot" <netboot@ptd.net> wrote:

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>"Mark Lloyd" <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote in message
>news:3d9jm0puhpq224rcrut1opem1mbqj0chf4@4ax.com...
>> On Sun, 10 Oct 2004 14:06:37 -0400, "NetBoot" <netboot@ptd.net> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>"Mark Lloyd" <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote in message
>>>news:3qtim0hc640kojh66bu2jdq6u8dcnn0hlj@4ax.com...
>>>> On Sun, 10 Oct 2004 08:43:58 -0400, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"
>>>> <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>In article <lu8hm05o727v9ntnsokoo16rhoateg3emc@4ax.com>,
>>>>> Mark Lloyd <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> There's a free program called DVDshrink that'll let you copy DVDs to
>>>>>> your computer and play them there.
>>>>>
>>>>>DVDShrink isn't necessary if all you're doing is copying the files to
>>>>>your computer and playing them there.
>>>>>
>>>>>DVDShrink is great at taking the 4+GB of data from a regular commercial
>>>>>CD and shrinking it down to fit into a 4GB or smaller size, so as to fit
>>>>>on a normal home-burned DVD (and still play in a normal DVD player).
>>>>>
>>>>>DVDShrink has nothing to do with copying the files to play them straight
>>>>>off the computer.
>>>>
>>>> Yes it does. What are you doing about CSS?
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> 76 days until the winter solstice celebration
>>>>
>>>> Mark Lloyd
>>>> http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com
>>>
>>>All I want is to store my DVD movies on the replay and play them off the
>>>unit.
>>>
>>>Will RTVTools encode the headers then save them on the unit that way?
>>
>> RTVTools should allow you to convert the files, but there's still no
>> way to copy anything digital to the Replay. You can use DVArchive to
>> stream them.
>>
>>> If
>>>not, can I use the replay to record the steam?
>>>
>>
>> What stream would that be? The Replay has no digital input (and can't
>> save digital streams). You can still record the analog stream (with
>> the expected loss of quality). Do you want some help with that?
>>
>> --
>> 76 days until the winter solstice celebration
>>
>> Mark Lloyd
>> http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com
>
>Stream over the Network..
>

That's one way the DVArchive software is better than an actual Replay.
It can save streams.

>I guess the best way is just to connect my DVD player and just record it
>that way.
>

I do it that way when I make copies for people with VCRs but no DVD
players.

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Is the a unit that does about the same thing as the ReplayTV/Tivo but with a
DVD and let me backup and play the DVD's on the hard drive? Network Media
Streaming would be nice too.

No PC's and software... I rather use a standalone unit.

TIA
 
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NetBoot wrote:

> Is the a unit that does about the same thing as the ReplayTV/Tivo but with a
> DVD and let me backup and play the DVD's on the hard drive? Network Media
> Streaming would be nice too.
>
> No PC's and software... I rather use a standalone unit.
>
> TIA
>
>
There is no unit that will copy a dvd to it's hard disk OR copy it to
another DVD. You can only do that with a pc.
 
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