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post #1 of 3 Old 04-07-2013, 05:26 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi all. I've been searching the forum and the web looking for an external DVD drive that I could plug directly into my NAS or router that would rip DVDs directly to my NAS without needing to go via a PC. Does anyone know if this is possible?

The reason I'm looking for this is I would like to be able to back up and then stream old DVDs to my iPhone/ iPad and onto Apple TV which I can do from my NAS, but the only laptop in the house is a work one which I would rather not download ripping software too.

Any sugestions would be greatly appreciated. At the moment it looks like buying a basic PC/ laptop is the only option, which just doesn't seem as neat! Blu ray would be a bonus but not essential.

My NAS is a QNAP TS-212 if that makes any difference. Also I have a PS3 which seems to have all the Hardware components I would need but not the software, so if there was any way to use that to rip the DVD instead that would be great.
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I've seen some solutions to this based on Windows Home Server as it's just another Windows box really. The MyMovies software can be installed on it and gives some of this functionality.

But it's pretty much impossible with your QNAP, as first it's linux based which complicates things greatly and secondly it's a very slow Arm CPU in that, you would be waiting an extraordinarily long time to convert DVD's into mp4 video.
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Thanks for the reply Alx330, think I'll just pick up a cheap/ second hand PC then. Looks like I can get one for not much more than an external DVD drive and then just sell it on.
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