I know my wife has given up on using DVDs as an active medium. We just rip our DVDs, convert them, and keep them on the hard drive for easy viewing. Once you have a system, it goes pretty quick. You would do this for the same reason you would have an audio jukebox for the CDs that you own.
I don't know if this counts as "streaming from DVD" though.
So then just hook up a DVD player to the Replay, and do a Manual record of the line-in while playing back the DVD... Then download to DVA or stream between RTV's in your house. Theoretically, the RTV is Macrovision compliant so it should stop you from breaking too many laws... (assuming that the DVD is protected...)
EDIT: Above sugguestion is in response to original post's querry of how to get a DVD recorded onto a replay. Not as a response to Belia6's post about ripping the DVD's - sorry about any confusion...
Originally posted by Belial6 I've done that too. It works great.
Couldn't agree with you more - opens up a whole new realm of "stupid home-theatre tricks" for the Live-concert DVDs and LaserDiscs that I own...
Once recorded by the Replay - the DVD becomes a Replay show - basically no different than any other in the Replay Guide - with all the same options and in-house streaming capabilities as any other (IVS won't send Macro-vision protected files, but then IVS isn't what's meant/understood as "streaming" anyway...).
If it is stored on one RTV/DVA and viewed on another (all units located on the same LAN / in the same "house") by sending the show/MPEG via Ethernet in real-time from "one units disk" to the "other units decoder/video out" - it's "Streamed". period. Original recording source/input is irrelevant.
(A/the more accurate/official/definitive description of "Streamed Show" may be found in the Manual/FAQ or in other threads.)
So, Wunderdrug, in your original post - was something different than that meant by the phrase " stream a DVD to a ReplayTV unit through
dvarchive"? Because a DVD isn't any different that Sesame Street recorded off of the RF tuner in those regards...
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