01-01-2013 12:17 PM
IM trying to get a DVD film to play on the Playbook...
Using windows 7
Have the DVD in drive, have Playbook linked on a cable to lap=top, but can't get the DVD to go to my Playbook...
Any ideas, can't find it on help any where. I'm presuming you can transfer a DVD to watch later on the Playbook..
01-01-2013 12:31 PM
Not sure exactly how or what you're doing but I'd say it's a DRM issue. Almost all DVDs have digital rights management built into them to prevent copying. By trying to copy the DVD to your PB in essence you are trying to make a copy. If you google DRM removal you'll find all sorts of software to allow you to remove the DRM. It's your DVD and you should be able to do so for your own personal use but the big movie people obviously don't think so. The other thing to check is the file size of the movie, DVD movies are large and you need room on the PB. You could also try to copy the DVD to the hard drive on your laptop to see if it will copy, my guess is it won't unless you remove the DRM. So it's really not a PB problem.
01-01-2013 02:47 PM
01-02-2013 12:48 PM
A rip free, though laborious method is to use VLC to play the DVD and simultaneously stream and save to file on your PC. Then copy across to the PB. I have used this technique to "rip" DVD's for viewing on the PC though not as yet tried viewing them on the PB - so not sure what the best codec settings would be for the PB.
01-02-2013 02:28 PM
01-02-2013 09:37 PM
Forget the dvd and just download a torrent that has already been encoded to work on you pb...type the movie name followed by "torrent" into google and bobs your uncle...It will literally take you hours to prepare a dvd for the pb but only 10 mins to download a version that will work the first time...
01-02-2013 09:42 PM
But if you are hell bent on ripping the dvd yourself google "dvdshrink"....it will rip it and break the drm....you will then have to encode to a pb format....Do realize though break drm is more of an offense then downloading via a torrent network...
01-02-2013 09:51 PM
01-02-2013 10:26 PM