Originally Posted by stamina1914
curious on the boards thoughts on the ruling of dvds no longer can be ripped to hdds. what does this mean for htpcs
My thoughts are it is rubbish.
I already copied the DVD's I bought and own to my hard drive long ago. What am I supposed to do? Delete it all ??
I've been buying DVD's and collecting them since the late 1990's. Advances and changed in technology have made this law idiotic.
If I want to watch the movie I bought and paid for on my smart phone or tablet that does not have a DVD drive- ??? What do I Do?
That's the reason people rip movies to PC. Plus it's nice to play a movie without finding a disc and scratching the disc - versus playback from a home server.
The legit people doing this now are not the enemy of the movie companies. If they press the issue they will just lose more consumers- the last ones left willing to pay the outrageous prices they charge for a new release.
$25 for a bluray now is just too much IMO.
And non of the movie companies offer an adequate program to download and purchase legit high quality digital copies- and build a collection.
I'm more interested in building my collection in this manner these days- I don't need to own more discs.