Downloading Vs. Buying

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This is just a funny thought that has been going through my head, and a discussion with a few friends how things have changed. Over the years I have bought a lot of DVDs, even of movies that I have seen and I just wanted to have.

To buy a DVD I had to justify buying it, I hate to spend money on crappy movies even if I just wanted to have them. Back in the day the quality of downloads weren’t that good, but over the years that has changed. At this point I’m trying to download all the movies I ever watched, enjoyed, loved, and even remotely liked. The list is very large, the best part is getting all the movies I have ever watched in a very large database. I don’t even mind buying the movies, but they should let us do as we please not have them in a fixed format to watch only once on one machine. I’m about to start ripping all the DVDs to my hard drive, but I want them in XVID/AVI format and need the right software.

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!

5 Comments

  1. Meshari

    Well, if you’re looking to Rip, DVD-5 and DVD-9 movies, the best program to rip movies, is AutoGK, Check: http://www.autogk.me.uk

    i’ve been using for more than 18 months, works like a charm.

  2. moocherx

    I’m happy to forego quality for availability while I’m here in Kuwait. I’m so glad I discovered torrents – the variety of things I’ve been able to watch from all over the world is incredible. It’s like having Wikipedia but for TV and movies!

    But I will still buy real DVDs of classic movies, or some really good UK tv shows that don’t get shared often. And I’ll buy music because I value the artist’s skills and believe their right to earn money.

  3. why convert the movies just keep them in video_TS form. That way you have an exact replica of the original instead of a compressed file. sure it would take more space but all special features and what not will be intact unless you also convert those to xvid, buying extra storage better than the time you have to wait converting

  4. Ansam: :D Building the ultimate Database!

    Meshari: Thanks, but the audio is a bit off!

    moocherx: I agree with you buying certain things, but getting access to them is important. I will buy them through download rather then waiting for them through media!

    TAT: hmmm.. I was contemplating that but I would rather have the file in an AVI/DIVX format.

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