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  1. athegn

    athegn Well-Known Member
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    There is much discussion on ripping DVDs for playing on the nexus 7 but I want a different solution.

    At present, my wife, has a netbook with an attached DVD player. When on holiday she takes about a dozen films with her in a simple wallet. If these were ripped she would have to decide well in advance what films she wanted to take and only have a few on the Nexus.

    Is there a way that an external DVD player can be connected to a Nexus 7 i.e. using the same system she has used up to now?
     

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  2. dunjamon

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    You could rip them onto a USB drive and then play them from that.
     
  3. rootbrain

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    +1, I have all my DVD's ripped and stored on Micro-SD cards. I carry one or 2 32GB Micro-SD's and a small card reader that connects to the microUSB for OTG.

    That's 40 full length (non-HD) videos. I can carry another 16GB MicroSD with a bazillion songs (not quite a Google, just a bazillion). Pretty well set for a trip of any length. And way easier than carrying a DVD drive and a wallet of disks with you.
     
  4. athegn

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    Thanks for your replies but ripping is the problem. My wife has over 400 DVDs. She makes her choice just as she is about to leave. Ripping would mean I would have to rip all 400 ready for her to download the ones she wants to take. Or rather I would have to ask her which ones she wants downloaded to the device and do that.

    It would be better if there is a way to connect the DVD player to the Nexus!

    Have one of these cables on order; to connect my 64GB stick to my phone. Will see if I can get the DVD player to work to my phone???
     
  5. athegn

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    Yes 400 is a large amount. But if going the tablet route means she has less choice why make the move?

    I don't fancy ripping 400+ DVDs.
     
  6. Teknologic

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    Well... Make her decide which ones a day or 2 in advance and rip those to a usb/mSD? Ripping a dozen a day in advance is very feasible.
     
  7. athegn

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    Not always feasible; three weeks ago returned from one trip then two days at home before next trip. I had other things to catch up on.

    Still think best option is to connect a DVD player to Nexus or other tablet.
     
  8. maybe run it with the jumpers on cable select so it think its just an external hard drive, or something like that. so it don't have to be installed or need dvd player drivers. data is data ehy? kinda early, my brain might not be working fully
     
  9. Teknologic

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    Sadly, I don't think that is an option... To my knowledge at least.
     
  10. val88

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    couldn't you use a OTG cable with a portable dvd drive with usb?
    I'm assuming you can since its just a drive and I am able to use portable hard drives with OTG.
     
  11. carracerz14

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    What is your guys preferred DVD ripping program for PC?
     
  12. DVDfab

    cost money but they update constantly to get around the ever new and improved copy protection, even thought its 100% legal to make copies of movies you own.
     
  13. carracerz14

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    Do you know how much it costs?
     
  14. I dunno, always on sale, cost me like $40-45 3-4 years ago, then $5 a yr license renewal. well worth it for the way they stay on top of movies.
     
  15. athegn

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    See post #4
     
  16. bigdadvrod

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    an external dvd drive will not work....something to do with operational software or such, according to a good source. Just rip the dvds....maybe while she's gone, during those 'cold lonely nights'.
     
  17. gbynum

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    DVD Catalyst is great. The complete program, all options, is available for free download limited only in that it only converts part of the disk or file; the cost for the full license is only $10 at present. It has predefined settings for almost all portable players, and will save in darn near every format you can imagine.

    ON ITS OWN, it will not do BluRay disks, but the author has several options for that issue, and really answers emails!

    It's a nice program, and there are other useful programs by the author, including a free streaming application for Windows to your tablet.
     
  18. adamlautner201

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    See this: 11 best free dvd rippers.
     
  19. wtherrell

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    +1 for DVD Catalyst! I used it for the first time yesterday and now have True Grit, Captain America, Ice Age, Stardust, and Nanny Diaries (my wife insisted) ready for my flight to Vancouver.:)
     
  20. skelms

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    If all you want to do is watch DVD's buy a portable DVD player with a built in screen, it would be cheaper than nexus 7 and you don't have to attach it to a tablet, pc etc.
    That's my opinion.
     
  21. fabulas

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    DVD Catalyst is great for DVDs. For bluray, Anydvd HD is wonderful! Both programs work well together.
     
  22. jssqmaty

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    I am sorry to tell you that, you have to rip or convert DVDs to Nexus 7 format
     
  23. Sid_hkr

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    MX Player plays vobs
     
  24. MartinS

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    DVD Catalyst 4 and an OTG cable with flash drive for me.

    I've gradually ripped a load of DVDs and put them on an external HDD. I swap and change what is on the thumb drive from there.
     
  25. MartinS

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    While we are on the subject of ripping, does any one know how to play .m4a files from iTunes or downloaded digital copies from Blurays?
     

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