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storing movies on HD..what format would you use?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by rockstar6181, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. rockstar6181

    rockstar6181 Byte Poster

    I have quite a large dvd collection and would like to back them all up to my computers hard drive and in time be able to stream it to my xbox360 which i will connect up to my main tv..I currently have a 500gig hard drive which i do a lot of Virtualization on as well as gaming/save pics and files etc - Its abt 1/4 full at moment so plenty of room but i can see it getting filled up quite quick. I will add more harddrives if needed but would also like a san device on my network to back up to etc..what format would u use for the movies..at moment they are in native format and hence me asking as they are filling up the drive fast.

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  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

    My view would be to keep them in the original format. Nearly all conversions to other formats will lose detail.

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  3. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

    I aggree
    but at present you cant have the Xbox360 stream a raw DVD rip, you would have to encode it to a divx or some lark, losing tons of quality

    there are HTPC solutions that would stream it fine though, and there are on the fly encoders you can get to transcode the MPEG4 into a supported format on the fly

    Remember RAW MPEG4 DVD rips range from ~4.5GB -> ~9GB
    I still have not explored this option fully as I have over 400 DVDS (some of those are boxsets containing 10+ Discs!!)
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  4. greenbrucelee
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    A friend of mine stores dvds and podcasts on his xbox. He uses Divx most of the time but he put Casino Royal on the otherday and the quality was pretty good, I will check with him to see what format he used and I will let you know.
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