As per question, what is the procedure to burn DVDs to a 212j NAS?
Then, how would I access them with my internet tele? Apple TV, DNLA etc?
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Hi all As per question, what is the procedure to burn DVDs to a 212j NAS?
You need a PC / Mac and some ripping software - you then copy the ripped files to the NAS. You need to be aware that this process is illegal in the UK due mostly to circumventing the DRM present on the DVDs (link).
If your television is DLNA compliant, it may be able to stream the files direct - check for this and see what formats it supports as you'll want to make sure anything you want to watch is in that format (e.g. WMV or MP4). If not, then yes, you'll need some sort of media client to do this for you. Apple TV isn't the best choice as it only streams content in iTunes without being jailbroken (though this makes it a great option if you get an older Apple TV 2 and are happy to do this).
Otherwise, something like the Roku, WD TV Play or Live streamers should give you what you need. Again though, just make sure all the videos are in a supported format for whatever you choose, so probably best to decide on how you're going to stream them first, then rip into that format.
just to add to what prof hat says - depending on if you want to rip with all the menus etc, or if you want to rip to a single file will depend on what software you may use. Are we allowed to link to said software here, I'm not sure?
Pretty sure that's fine as long as it's reputable link (i.e. not linking to a torrent site or some such). The software itself is perfectly legal, it's just using it to circumvent DRM that's illegal.
I use Handbrake. Always works fine for me. Sadly on my Mac it won't rip to any format that my new-to-me Panasonic telly will play as it will only rip to MKV and MP4, but my telly only plays AVI, WMV and one other I can't remember. So the rule is unless you want to faff-around converting from one format to the next, or having a server sit in the background which will stream it on the fly in the right format, check what your telly will play first.
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It all depends on what formats you DLNA device can handle.
Most can read MKV files so I would recommend Make MKV, it circumvents all encryption (well I haven't had a failed rip yet), takes about 10 mins per disc and has a variety of ripping options. I mainly rip the film into a single MKV file and disregard the rest of the rubbish on the disc.
Just what I was going to say, hence me asking about linking above - great bit of free software.
Handbrake is good, but tends to lean itself more towards getting files in to a format for portable devices.
Thank you all very much!
Nothing untoward going on here, just want to store dvds that I don't really watch much on the NAS, to free up some space for more blurays!
I'll double check what file type my tv/ bluray can read or stream and give the software mentioned above a go.
Not suggesting anything untoward, just warning you that it's illegal, even for personal copies. What you do now you know that information is up to you.
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