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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: 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.


Where Digital Fails: The Pitfalls Of Ditching Your Physical Media

Over the last few years I’ve transitioned from owning a boatload of CDs, DVDs and other media to owning almost none at all, keeping only digital copies of everything. Here’s what I’ve learned over the last few years about where digital still falls short.


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.


Quickflix Introduces New Pricing

Quickflix has announced a new range of subscription plans which provide “unlimited” access to a library of 60,000 movies and TV shows via a combination of video streaming and DVD/Blu-ray rentals. Pricing starts at $14.99 per month with no lock-in contracts. Here’s how the new deals compare to other options on the market.


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.


Format Shifting 101: What Are Your Legal Rights In Australia?

Can you copy your own DVDs for personal use? What about books, CDs, or computer games? It’s one of those fields in which there’s a lot of confusion and misinformation based on old law, overseas law or a misunderstanding of the law. Here’s what you actually need to know.


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.


Five Best DVD Ripping Tools

If you want to take your movies with you on the road or ditch your physical discs to save space, you’ll need to rip them first. Thankfully, there are plenty of great utilities designed to make the process easy and give you files that are playable on any device you choose. Here are five of the best, based on your nominations.