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I don't think I got up and played a disc in two years.

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I just rip the disc with my laptop and then copy it to my media server. I guess that doesn't count as played.

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Nope. It doesn't

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I never touch discs for playback

Once they arrive from Amazon, BB, Fry's, etc I feel some compelling need to rip them within 24 hrs (don't always get it done, but usually let it rip while browsing/goofing off at the end of the day). After that I only intend to touch them again if I suffer some unforseen data loss. MCM, XBMC, and Plex have me covered everywhere I want to be smile.gif
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Discs go from the case to the drive in my server. Once the server is done ripping, it ejects, and then they go back in the case and then get put away, never to see the light of day again (barring a disaster *knock on wood*). Manually selecting a disc and putting it in a drive just to watch one movie is so last decade.
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Sure sometimes.

-when I get a documentary series or season of a tv show from the library

-when something comes from Netflix

-when a rainy Wednesday night forces a run to the grocery store to buy sundae supplies and a
stop at the Redbox

-when I want to dig through the bonus features on a disc

-and especially when I just get home from a run to Target and the pizza shop with a new release and a hot pizza

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I have no problem with spinning discs (I have 2 BRP in my rack) even though I am collecting the parts for a new HTPC with a lot of storage. Even after that is built, I can still see me playing discs especially if I've bought them in recent days and not ripped them yet.

I expect if you asked this question in a non dedicated HTPC forum, you'd get a different answer than you will here.
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I was going to say I haven't, but then I realized some of my collections I haven't bothered to put online. The latest James Bond collection comes to mind. I guess if I had more space I probably would though :P
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I still have the drive in my HTPC, but next time I upgrade it will be removed so I can get a smaller case. Can't remember the last time I put a disc in it.
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I was going to say I haven't, but then I realized some of my collections I haven't bothered to put online. The latest James Bond collection comes to mind. I guess if I had more space I probably would though :P

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Funny, I just replied in another thread about this. I rip my discs solely for the purpose of being able to watch them on my iPad, so they are intentionally lower quality. If I want to watch the movie in high quality, I [GASP] stick the disc in the drive and watch it.
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I'm in the process of redoing all of my HTPC's with fresh installs for my Windows 2008 R2 server so I am spinning discs temporarily for the time being until everything is rebuilt. I don't have a problem getting up to put in a disc from time to time....gives me a reason to not be a complete couch potato!
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I only get up for Blu-ray discs, as I haven't had the urge to rip those yet. I've been meaning to look into doing this, but I have so many other things on my hobby "to-do" list that it's pretty low on priority.

Out of curiosity, how large would a quality BD rip be?

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I only get up for Blu-ray discs, as I haven't had the urge to rip those yet. I've been meaning to look into doing this, but I have so many other things on my hobby "to-do" list that it's pretty low on priority.

Out of curiosity, how large would a quality BD rip be?

Less than 50 GB.

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25-35 gigs is what my MKVs come out to be
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I don't think I got up and played a disc in two years.

I do the first time we watch a movie so we can watch the trailers and then once the movie is done any of the extras we may be interested in.

Looky here!
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25-35 gigs is what my MKVs come out to be
That's my experience too, so far. My smallest BR .mkv is 17G and the largest 43G for just the main feature.
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DVD rentals from RedBox are the only time I put in a disc for watching.

 

 

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I haven't touched a disk in about 5 years. In fact, I removed the DVD drive out of my HTPC because I never used it.
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Every week for Netflix rentals.
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For first time viewings I do because I like the previews/extras. After that it gets ripped and thrown on the server.

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I'm the "watch it once and move on" type. I don't buy movie discs, don't have movie server/library, don't rip movies. I Redbox the bluray for new release and Netflix the dvd for my GF's foreign stuff. Music is a different story- buy disc & rip once, just say no to itunes/etc.
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No. I don't even have a disc player hooked up to my main HT.

I would like the ability to occasionally throw in a rental or whatever on my HTPC, but I never bothered to add a drive. Plus there's not really a good way to transition from J. River's theater view seamlessly to TMT5 via remote control...MB was a little better at it. So I probably won't bother. Maybe when either the Xbox One or PS4 gets added to my system.
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I've got a BD drive in my HTPC, but it's only used if I have to install software from a disc. All of my movie BD discs and DVDs are ripped on my primary PC and then transferred to my server. I can't recall ever playing an actual movie from the HTPC optical drive. In fact, I never reinstalled any playback software on the HTPC during the last upgrade since I switched to using MakeMKV and XBMC, with the exception of VLC Media Player. I no longer use either PowerDVD or TMT.
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I still use discs exclusively. I have way too large of a collection to copy over to a server. At over 500 discs I would need near 15TB of storage and that doesn't account for a growing collection.

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I still use discs exclusively. I have way too large of a collection to copy over to a server. At over 500 discs I would need near 15TB of storage and that doesn't account for a growing collection.

And the problem is???

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Sometimes my 20 year old kid will play a disc because he doesn't want to wait for dad to rip it. Go figure..

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Does anyone in this forum actually get up and put in a disc ????

All the time. In fact, I play from the disk, via a standalone player, more often than from my online library.

* Watching a redbox/netflix rental
* Watching a movie extra (I never rip extras)
* Watching a documentary, concert, etc... that is, something I'd never rip.
* Watching one of the many movies that I don't rip. I only rip movies I know I'll watch all the time. There's no sense having hundreds of movies at the ready when I'll only want to watch a small handful of them more than once or twice in the future.

Lately, I find myself hardly ever watching movies from my online library. I learned my lesson that buying movies is generally a waste of money. Most of the time, I'll only watch a movie once or twice and never again. It's silly to buy a movie, and rip it, when that's the case. Thus, most of my movie watching is from redbox/netflix rentals or from netflix streaming.
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