Cranston37 wrote:Hi all!
I've been kicking the tires on the whole digital movie thing, and that has led me to a couple of questions. My two main goals are to have a back-up of my movies on a hard drive as well as a way to access my movies offline.
If I'm correct i can keep UV files on an external HD, connect that to the Roku via USB, then watch them on Roku using the Roku USB channel.
1) from where do I download my UV files?
2) with iTunes you have to have a computer running in order to watch movies from a HD, but I dont need that in this case correct?
Cranston37 wrote:I'm sure you are absolutely right but I'm getting all of my information from UV's own site so at best they are making things very confusing.
About downloading and watching online:
"Downloaded UltraViolet Files will play in an UltraViolet Player registered to your account, even if the Player is not connected to the Internet. You can copy the Files to other Players and make backup copies."
About making back-ups:
"Once you download an UltraViolet File you can make as many copies as you like, including backups to cloud storage. You can copy UltraViolet Files between your Players and Players registered to other accounts. As long as there's a corresponding right in the account the Player is registered to, the File will play."
Cranston37 wrote:Thanks for the info guys. I just went and gave my blu-ray collection a big bear hug
Cranston37 wrote:Not trying to do anything complicated (for me) like getting rid of DRM, just trying to purchase and enjoy movies while making the best decisions with my $$$. It seems the best way to do that (again, for me) in this digital age is still with a physical disc.
JPatrick wrote:Forgive me for intruding into your discussion, but you appear to be very close to a subject that I just "chatted" with roku/support on and was told I could not do, so I joined the forum just minutes ago and saw your subject...and, you obviously are knowledgeable in the field.
I have a Roku 2 XD, a Samsung Tab 2 10.1 (WiFi Direct and file sharing), and a router at the desktop.
I'm wanting to know if I can view movies I have on microSD cards on my LED TV wirelessly using what I have.
Are any of the connections on the 2xd useful? Can I send anything thru the router? Trying to avoid wired connections such as the Samsung HDMI TV adapter, if possible.
It just seems that with all the technology today, and everything being wireless, it could be done...of course, I'm not mentioning my absolute lack of knowledge on the subject!
THanks for any help.
philsoft wrote:To each his own for sure, but just to let you know. I had literally thousand of dollars in DVD's. They took up a lot of space, and sooner or later in your life, you will likely place a premium on space. A couple of weeks ago, I sold my entire DVD collection, which was taking up a lot of room here in the house, and now my primary video source is about the size of a hockey puck. I just wish that all of the money I had put into discs had been spent on digital video that is stored in the cloud.
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