Do you keep or bin Video's and DVD's

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Re: Do you keep or bin Video's and DVD's

Post by Black Ridge » Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:34 am

I have hundreds of DVDs. When I studied film at college I was buying 3-4 films a week at least and that was 10 years ago so it's all built up. I have traded lots in to CEX that I wont watch again, or that were high in value.

I've picked up a few VHS tapes recently as my son has a tv/video combi in his room. I got 6 videos for £1 in a charity shop the other day. Digimon and Disney stuff. I dont care if they get wrecked as they were pennies. Rather they get hammered than more expensive DVDs going in and out the machines getting scratched

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Re: Do you keep or bin Video's and DVD's

Post by stayAwhile » Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:15 am

I have tall book shelf and a dvd shelf full of dvds If i enjoy it i keep it I collect alot of stuff dvds cds games collectable cards my rule is if it cant go somewhere organised I need a sort out I have alot of make shift storage but if it starts to become a horde it fets sorted which is why out of my orignal 200 plus dvd collection I have but a few left to make space for more dvds same with 360 and ps1 games I have rebuilt my 360 collection as a sad thing happened when my arcade died so i trade a huge collection in for an elite. but i digress ... as for VHS i have a few star wars videos tand a few tv shows that aint on dvd the rest went to car boot
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Re: Do you keep or bin Video's and DVD's

Post by James A » Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:36 pm

Still live in mortal fear of a HD failure. Had it happen once and theres stuff I still haven't been able to pick up from that so its physical copies still for me.
Antiriad2097 wrote:^ what do you consider 'disgusting'?
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Re: Do you keep or bin Video's and DVD's

Post by Joey » Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:52 pm

I Music Magpie'd most of my DVD collection earlier this year. They give you bugger all per disc but I had that many I got around £90 back so was worth it for the space back!
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Re: Do you keep or bin Video's and DVD's

Post by oldtimer » Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:48 pm

I prefer the real Hardware always.
Ive got some nice boxed sets on VHS, ive got betamax films and even V2000 films.
I will always buy dvds and cds as opposed to downloads,and i still collect and buy vinyl too, i just cant get excited by a download,
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Re: Do you keep or bin Video's and DVD's

Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:54 pm

James A wrote:
Antiriad2097 wrote:^ what do you consider 'disgusting'?
German Fetish stuff is pretty grim
Different, not for everyone, but unless there's animals involved or something like that I find it hard to accuse consenting adults of being disgusting for doing something that gives them pleasure. 'Fetish' is a rather broad brush, so its hard to tell where you're drawing the line there.
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Re: Do you keep or bin Video's and DVD's

Post by DPrinny » Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:24 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote: Different, not for everyone, but unless there's animals involved or something like that I find it hard to accuse consenting adults of being disgusting for doing something that gives them pleasure. 'Fetish' is a rather broad brush, so its hard to tell where you're drawing the line there.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:32 pm

And Hitler. This is the internet, we're obliged to mention him.
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Re: Do you keep or bin Video's and DVD's

Post by RetroAerosmith » Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:36 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:
James A wrote:
Antiriad2097 wrote:^ what do you consider 'disgusting'?
German Fetish stuff is pretty grim
Different, not for everyone, but unless there's animals involved or something like that I find it hard to accuse consenting adults of being disgusting for doing something that gives them pleasure. 'Fetish' is a rather broad brush, so its hard to tell where you're drawing the line there.
It is probably disgusting to most people but it was something like "down on the farm" and Im hoping that it wasnt a real horses penis. put it that way, a lot of people find 2girls1cup bad but i could tolerate that more than farm stuff. But that is indeed going off the topic now.

Back on topic.

Ive noticed that regardless of how well you keep your vhs tapes, they all seem to go mouldy in the end. sad.

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Re: Do you keep or bin Video's and DVD's

Post by joefish » Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:15 pm

I've got loads of DVDs. I can't be bothered to pay the extra cost for Blu-Rays. Even the best blockbuster films eventually end up going for under a fiver on DVD in supermarkets as soon as SKY Movies start to show them.

When I get too many, it seems too much hassle to try and resell them. Fortunately the ASDA car park near me has several charity bins, and one of them is for Oxfam books, CDs and DVDs. Anything I don't want anymore goes in there. Up to them if they want to sell it or bin it, but if some volunteer wants to go to the trouble of sorting it then the quid or so it makes will make a much bigger difference on one of their projects than in my pocket.

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Re: Do you keep or bin Video's and DVD's

Post by alistair_thomas » Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:39 pm

I keep DVDs but copy them straight onto the computer and put them away in storage. I only tend to buy films and tv series that I know I'll want to keep. Anything I'm not fussed about, I'll either rent or stream it (via Netflix or something similar).

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Re: Do you keep or bin Video's and DVD's

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:09 pm

I currently have fourteen shelves of DVDs and five cabinets of videos - throwing stuff away seems to be an alien concept here. Videos are too cheap to NOT keep getting - there's a shop near mine that does TWENTY for a pound, ha!

Meanwhile - people rip DVDs to their computers? How's that done? Same way as with CDs?
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Re: Do you keep or bin Video's and DVD's

Post by Liamh1982 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:55 am

^ Pretty much - you just need a program that'll break the copy protection.

I suppose I'm not allowed to post any links even though I'm 100% sure any rips you do will be entirely for your own use but Google "DVD decrypter" and I'm sure you'll find something. :wink:

Then once you've got an ISO or a VIDEO_RM/VIDEO_TS folder on your hard drive you can use something like DVD Shrink to extract the individual video files.

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Re: Do you keep or bin Video's and DVD's

Post by Matt_B » Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:08 am

Liamh1982 wrote:^ Pretty much - you just need a program that'll break the copy protection.

I suppose I'm not allowed to post any links even though I'm 100% sure any rips you do will be entirely for your own use but Google "DVD decrypter" and I'm sure you'll find something. :wink:

Then once you've got an ISO or a VIDEO_RM/VIDEO_TS folder on your hard drive you can use something like DVD Shrink to extract the individual video files.
The copy protection on DVDs is practically non-existent. There are free tools that'll do the job, albeit mostly ones written several years ago that haven't been maintained.

The battleground has since moved to Blu Ray, where disks will eventually get cracked, but you're generally not going to be able to rip brand new ones.

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Re: Do you keep or bin Video's and DVD's

Post by RetroAerosmith » Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:34 am

Ive had some trouble with the odd bits n bobs on a few tapes. on some things going back to early 90s i try to record on my vhs to dvd player and itll come up copyright protected. These are pre recorded tapes not shop bought films, then later on in the tape another program will start and you are able to record it to dvd fine. there must have been some kind of copyright signal thing on the tv at the time.

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