how can I add my dvd's to my computer

  woofwoofbark 06:52 04 Nov 2005

Hi there , I'd love to add my 'music dvd's/films' to my computer , poor me hasnt got surround sound (yet) in the living room but have it in the room on the comp.

is this possible , and , if so , how do I go about it ?

many thanks


  woofwoofbark 06:55 04 Nov 2005

will they take up a lot of space and is there a program to squeeze or shrink them , i have a spare HD connected thats free 40 gig (its actually split to read as 2 20 gig hd's)

hope you can help



  howard63 09:05 04 Nov 2005

to be honest I do not understand what you want to do.

  woofwoofbark 09:28 04 Nov 2005

I have bought dvd's that I want to load onto my computer , I sit and watch them on the tv in the main room but i want to add load them onto my hard drive so that I can watch them on the comp , is this possible ?



  Nick R. 10:01 04 Nov 2005

A 2 hour DVD is about 4.7 gigabytes you can save them on your hard drive but you'd need a DVD player or recorder to do so, or else a broadband connection to download them from the internet. You can however buy a DVD player (DVD rom drive) for your pc for about £13 or a DVD recorder and player for £23 (see you could play them straight from the drive. You would however need to have it fitted if you couldn't do it yourself.

  Carbonara 10:03 04 Nov 2005

Why not just play them (from the original disc) through your computer? You can copy them to HDD (not legal) but why waste disc space?

  woofwoofbark 10:09 04 Nov 2005

thanks for the tip Nick R. I'll look into it , Carbonara you make a good point ! i think i'd be lazy in picking the dvd and playing it when i can just goto My Music and play from there , but yeah at nearly 5 gb a disk I think I'll just throw it into a drive when i wanna watch it.

cheers for your help

many thanks


  Sirpad 10:09 04 Nov 2005

Something tells me you don't have a DVD drive? This has not been established yet. Do you have one?

If you do haev one then why can't you just play them from the disc as Carbonara suggested?

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