[mythtv-users] Sony 200 disc changer
jeremy at palenchar.net
Wed Jan 28 04:57:29 UTC 2009
I got them for $90ea at the Sony Outlet Store by Tulalip Casino in WA.
I personally have a huge issue with ripping my DVD collection to disk and
then running my systems off that disk. The issue is around disk failure and
the considerable amount of time required to re-rip my collection back to
disk. Backing up this amount of data also seems to be a daunting task. My
solution was to buy these changers and load the disks and run my DVD
collection from there. That said, they are still in my garage and my DVD's
are still in my regular DVD changer.
I guess I could rip my DVD's to disk and then back up the ripped files back
to DVD or external drive and then move those off-site in case my disks crash
and I need to re-load my DVD collection back to disk.
Without an automated way to do this it just seems like a huge hassle.
I am sure others have figured out how to do this well and I am sure I will
get lots of suggestions on how to improve my plan. Bring them on! If someone
has a better idea I'll use it and sell off my changers on Craigslist for
what I paid for them.
> -----Original Message-----
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> bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Brad Templeton
> Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 5:50 PM
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> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Sony 200 disc changer
> On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 09:24:11AM -0800, Jeremy Palenchar wrote:
> > I have three of these waiting in the wings to bring online for my DVD
> > library.
> Are they cheap now? These things used to cost $400. For $100 you
> have a 1TB disk drive that will hold 300 to 400 dvds compressed to mp4,
> and about 160 DVDs as raw rips. Is it just a matter of it being
> to load in the DVDs into this than to slowly add them, one at a time,
> you think of them?
> I suppose a good idea might be a club. The club buys one of these.
> load in your DVD collection. Over the next day or two it rips them
> Then you unload and mail the changer to the next guy in the club.
> Now for me personally I (very close to) never watch DVDs again after
> I have seen them, but for those who like to do that, this approach
> might be better, and a lot cheaper. Of course your new DVDs you would
> have to slot in. I suppose if you could program hotplug to just do an
> automatic rip the moment you insert any DVD, and to do the rip in a way
> that you can start watching while it rips (and if you select a
> track not yet ripped, it tells the rippper to immediately do that one.)
> That would be nice.
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