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Anthony Webb
2004-10-12, 20:33
DVD Shrink is a free product for the pc that does the same thing. How sweet
it would be to call your whole collection up from the network. Wonder why
no one has started beating down this path? I have tried mythtv, freevo, and
the like. Problem is that who really want to bothand interface a pc to
their tv, a set top box like the squeezebox would be VERY ideal. Heck, even
an inteface to slim server and my music right from the tv interface would be
way cool too!

My guess is that this type of a product is right around the corner,
hopefully it comes from someone who believes in the open source stuff like
slim does... Anyone have an idea what it would take hardware wise to do
something like this? Slim has the audio licked, what would need to be
included for video processing? Am I dreaming to big?


>From: Jonathan Greene <atmasphere (AT) atmasphere (DOT) net>
>Reply-To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
>To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
>Subject: [slim] What about DVDs?
>Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 21:42:47 -0400
>
>There's a free app for Mac which does full backups of DVDs and so far it's
>still available from legit sources like MacUpdate. It's called
>MacTheRipper and totally works. I've used it a bit and you can even open
>the .vob directory from within the Apple DVD player. It'd be slick to call
>up movies from a network drive and have your whole library just there...
>not too far from Slim, but for video
>
>
>On Oct 12, 2004, at 9:40 PM, Dan Sully wrote:
>
>>* Jonathan Greene <atmasphere (AT) atmasphere (DOT) net> shaped the electrons to
>>say...
>>
>>>Don't believe it's vapor... though someone else wrote that part (big
>>>surprise, right?)
>>>
>>>http://www.up.org/cinemasix/
>>
>>Ah, my mistake. A beta product from a 3rd party, that will only play
>>unencrypted VOBs.
>>
>>Hey, on the plus side, at least there's source code.
>>
>>-D
>>--
>>"A good messenger expects to get shot." --Larry Wall
>>

kdf
2004-10-12, 21:28
Quoting Anthony Webb <ievolve (AT) hotmail (DOT) com>:

> DVD Shrink is a free product for the pc that does the same thing. How sweet
> it would be to call your whole collection up from the network. Wonder why
> no one has started beating down this path? I have tried mythtv, freevo, and
> the like. Problem is that who really want to bothand interface a pc to
> their tv, a set top box like the squeezebox would be VERY ideal. Heck, even
> an inteface to slim server and my music right from the tv interface would be
> way cool too!

perhaps its closer to reality that you think:
http://www.tech-tonic.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=27&products_id=57
its not raw dvd, but I think most will avoid that due to chest pounding by MPAA
gorillas.
-kdf