blu-ray

Disc-2-Digital Will Put Your Blu-ray And DVD Discs In The Cloud For A Stupidly Large Fee

While it’s not particularly difficult to rip Blu-rays or DVDs, it’s technically illegal to do so in Australia. Disc-2-Digital is a service that creates legal, cloud-accessible versions of movies you own on physical media — but you’ll pay for the privilege.


Ask LH: Is It Illegal To Rip Bluray Discs I Paid For?

Hey Lifehacker, I would like to know what the law says about this situation: I bought a Blu-ray disc and now I want to make a digital copy of it so I can put it on my home media server. Is it illegal for me to download a copy of the movie, even if I have already bought it?


Ask LH: What's The Point Of UltraViolet?

I consider myself a little unusual as I purchase DVDs and Blu-ray discs. Some I have purchased recently proudly state on the packet DVD+UltraViolet or BluRay+UltraViolet. What is UltraViolet, and why should I care? As it stands, anything I want format shifted I do with HandBrake, and my home bandwidth means streaming isn’t really practical.


This Muppet Video Reminds You That Blu-ray Really Can Be Better

Sometimes when you’re repurchasing a cherished movie on Blu-ray which you have previously owned on DVD and which your parents once taped for you off the TV, you wonder whether it’s worth the investment. This video — showing the picture quality differences for the recently-issued Blu-ray of 1979 classic The Muppet Movie — shows us that there really can be benefits in upgrading.


Ask LH: Can I Get DRM-Free Movies And TV Shows Without Pirating?

Dear Lifehacker, I want to build an awesome media centre and download digital copies of my movies and TV shows, but everything is riddled with DRM these days. I don’t want to pirate shows. Is there any legal way to get DRM-free movies and TV on my media centre?


Autorip Rips Movies As Soon As You Insert The Disc

Windows: Autorip is a utility that automates the process of ripping DVDs and Blu-rays. The software detects when you insert a movie and immediately starts the ripping process.


What Is UltraViolet And Why Should You Care?

UltraViolet (UV) is a cloud-based video distribution service designed to give you instant access to your entertainment library via any device you see fit. The main selling point of UV is that all your purchases will be stored under the one account, regardless of the retailer, media player or hardware platform you happen to be using at the time of purchase.


Briefly: Dick Smith Unloads Blu-rays For $5, Google Trends Adds YouTube Only Searches, Hacker Turns Raspberry Pi Into An Amiga

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Dick Smiths unloads Blu-ray movies for $5, Google Trends adds YouTube only searches, turn your Raspberry Pi into an Amiga .


Dealhacker: Buy Two Blu-rays, Get One Free At Big W

From now until 24 February, Big W is offering a buy-two-get-one-free deal on all Blu-rays and DVDs. The site claims there are no exclusions, which presumably means you could snap up three Blu-ray box sets and only pay for two. [Big W via OzBargain]


Dealhacker: Movie Sales At JB Hi-Fi, Big W And Target

Looks like a good week to update and expand your movie collection. There are Blu-ray and DVD specials happening at JB Hi-Fi, Big W and Target.