DVD to Digital at Walmart

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  1. chartube12
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    Interesting, Walmart's photo center now will sale you digital copies of your DVDs for 2 dollars each. While the Ads do say Convert from your DVDs, it isn't the actual case. They download digital copies of your videos from ultraviolet (if they are available) and place them on a memory card for you. Still an interesting idea.

    Wonder if this means Walmart will no longer supply free codes for digital copies when you buy DVDs from them...
     
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    This isn't exactly news, I'll move this General Off Topic for now and a mod can decide what to do with it from there.

    On topic though, I never saw what the big deal was with digital copies or whatever the hell Ultraviolet is. Maybe I just don't use smart devices enough to appreciate it, who knows.
     
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    ...you mean movies aren't free??

    All joking aside, I couldn't care less considering I try to stay away from Walmart for all of my purchases.
     
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    Windows 8's windows media player won't play DVDs (just announced a few days ago), Media Center will but that's only available in pro. This may be useful for those who don't know about other alternatives and still want to watch there collect. As well as for non-tech savvy people.
     
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    If you don't use VLC for...anything media then you're doing it wrong. 'nuff said.
     
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    I think VLC is lagtastic crap and would never recommend it. To each there own.
     
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    The DVDs to digital seems like something you can easily do at home for free, so it's totally pointless in my option.
    Also VLC for the win.
     
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    just download mega codec pack with media player classic nuff said
     
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    From what I read it provides a streaming service which a lot of people would prefer over having a digital copy. It's a lot easier to just open an app and click "Play" than convert their DVD to a digital copy which may be converted to other formats depending on your device. Also streaming means you don't need to worry about storage space (and considering how pricing is on internal memory for like iDevices, it's a reasonable method).

    Personally I wouldn't use it over Netflix and if I wanted to watch a movie I owned on DVD I'd probably just watch it on DVD. I'm not much of a "watch movies/shows on the go" type of guy anyway.
     
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    You can still do that from your own home and still do it with little to no effort. Also iCloud and as you said just suggested Netflix which is also another easy and cheap alternative.
     
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    That seems to be more of a problem with your own computer than VLC itself; I can't say I've ever known anyone else who has had that sort of problem with it.
     
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    No it is not. I have a gaming rig with 8gb ram and a decent 1gb video card.

    Yes and No guild. Like Flixster you can download the videos too, not just stream. This service isn't really for very one, it's for the very old and those who are not tech savvy enough. That being said, I probably won't ever use this service.
     
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    I've run VLC just fine on my computer with awful specs and I can watch quality videos without any lag. I've watched like the entirety of the last season of Dexter if you want a recent high quality show that I used VLC with.
     
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    I have a crap laptop and had a crappier computer before it and ran VLC just fine on all of them and even ran it through several operating systems as well.
     
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    Either way, I prefer not to download anything or as little as possible. PCs should be able to do most stuff right out the box.
     
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    Enjoy missing out on a pretty healthy chunk of the best content and services the internet has to offer.
     
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    I agree seems pointless, if you can turn on a computer you should be able to convert your DVD's to digital.

    Also, VLC is the BEST! I use nothing else.
     
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