Question re: Hardware

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by Jrexi, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. Jrexi

    Jrexi Member

    Quick question.

    If I'm only interested in using my PC with a 360HD Drive to rip HD DVDs to my hard drive and view them on my plasma via a Dlink Medialounge 520 do I have to worry about meeting the specs of a PC needed to view HD or does it not matter since I'm just using it to backup my HD DVDs?

    In summary, is a high end PC needed to just rip HD DVDs?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

  2. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    A high end PC is not needed JUST to rip HD-DVDs.
  3. Jrexi

    Jrexi Member

    Thanks for the quick response Detroit :)
  4. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    No problem. Now playback is a different story.
  5. porsche930

    porsche930 Member

    my computer has an internal dvd is not a HD dvd player....will i need to change this to a HD dvd player in order to play--then rip--a HD dvd? there such a thing as a HD dvd player for a computer?....thanks
  6. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    A DVD player will not play a HD-DVD, you will need an HD-DVD player. Yes, there is such a thing as a HD-DVD player for your computer.
  7. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Edit: What I posted was too confusing, originally.
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2007
  8. Faye

    Faye Well-Known Member

    I guess it would be helpful to post a working configuration, software and hardware which I'm using to watch HDDVD.

    Mac Mini CoreDuo 1.83Ghz.
    Nasty onboard Intel Gfx.
    1Gb RAM.
    XBox360 HDDVD drive.

    Windows XP
    PowerDVD 6.5
    AnyDVD HD beta

    This combination works well. PowerDVD doesn't care about my terrible Gfx card and AnyDVD means it still doesn't care when I connect via HDMI.

    Occasionally there is display tear but so rarely you can ignore it and it's perfectly silent (apart from the XBox drive).

    Previously I was copying the discs with published VUK to Hard Drive and playing them from there which worked well, but used loads of disk space. I would edit the playlist file on the Hard drive so that it removed subtitles and iHD content because 6.5 is terrible for that. I love the feature of AnyDVD HD where it just replaces these files on the fly.

    What I'd like to know is - is there a better player which will still work with an onboard graphics card when not reading an encrypted disc?
  9. porsche930

    porsche930 Member

    OK.......still confused.......this is what i eventually want to a rented Hd dvd on my computer.....using anydvd HD and clonedvd , i want to rip that HD dvd to possibly three Dual-Layered dvd-r i went to Best Buy and then to Circuit City and they tell me that are no such things as internal/external HD dvd players for any computer has a built-in dvd player but it is not a HD dvd, is there yet such a thing as an internal or external HD dvd player for a computer?............thanks
  10. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    Yes there is an external HD-DVD Player it hooks up by USB but that's all I will tell you as you want to rent and rip for your use and is illegal in most countries.
  11. Androo79

    Androo79 Well-Known Member

    Although it is illegal in the US, it is a gray area. When you rent something the law grants you ownership during the rental period. And it is legal to make a copy of something you own. So if you make a copy while you are renting then technically that is legal :)

    Though I am sure that is not how they meant it to be.
  12. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    No. It's illegal in the U.S. Furthermore attempting to circumvent a digital copyprotection measure to attempt to backup anything is pretty much illegal in the U.S., currently--and also supersedes your fair use rights to backup stuff that you are legally licensed to use. Ever read Catch-22?

    That's a rhetorical question. I doubt I'll be responding further on this specific topic.
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2007
  13. Androo79

    Androo79 Well-Known Member

    I will trust you, I heard my info from someone else.
  14. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    No.....the media player is only capable of reproducing what it gets from the PC's graphics.
  15. Faye

    Faye Well-Known Member

    You misunderstand. The movies play fine.. it's the menus and interactivity which don't play properly on PowerDVD 6.5.

    Later versions of PowerDVD arbitrarily (since the playback is just fine on the card) require you to have expensive ATI/NVidia GFX cards.

    Is it worth spending out on WinDVD 8 HD or does that only work on certain hardware too?
  16. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Windvd 8 HD, at the moment, only outputs at a lower resolution. Until that limitation is addressed, I would stay away.