from DVD or the Hard Drive

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  1. JunoVazquez

    JunoVazquez Stunt Coordinator

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    Are there any benefits if you play your movie from the DVD or rip-it then play if from your hard drive? Picture quality gains due to better filters?

    Enlighten me please.
     
  2. Rob Gillespie

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    The only advantage I could think of is that the data transfer speeds will be significantly higher from the hard drive. The data is the same, so image quality wont change, but accessing the various menus shoule be a tad quicker.

    Of course, ripping a commercial DVD isn't entirely legal.
     
  3. Hanson

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    If you rip with DVDShrink and remove the menus and such, you can jump straight into the movie without sitting through all sorts of forced crap. The Disney DVD's are especially heinous in this regard.

    No increase in PQ or audio should be expected.
     
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    Please, no more discussion on ripping DVDs.
     
  5. John_Berger

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    As Rob said, transfer rates are the only difference. If you have a 1x or 2x DVD drive or your motherboard doesn't have the a particularly speedy data transfer rates, you might want to consider ... er ... converting it (avoiding the "r" word [​IMG] ) for hard drive play. Your CPU is a major factor, however. Because the DVD has to be decrypted and displayed through software, playback from a fast source won't mean anything if the CPU can't keep up.

    Now, a great tool for "converting" would be ... uh ... would be ... er ... Patrick, what are you doing? I was just ... er ... Hey, put the police baton down! Patrick ... ! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Jaspaul

    Jaspaul Auditioning

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    well my hd is definately alot quieter than my dvd drive so that may be a benefit
     
  7. JunoVazquez

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    Thank you guys. I guess it's not worth it for me. R.I.P.[​IMG]
     

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