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Topic # 6646 11-Feb-2006 10:27
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Ok, to start off with, my long term goal is to access my backed up movies that are stored on my PC via my television. At first, I thought that the DSM-320 was the solution to this problem, however, I'm finding out that this only part of the solution.
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I have since downloaded a piece of software called TVersity, which from all of the reviews that I've read beats the DSM media software hands down. I know that the DSM-320 is ahead of it's time and the software available is no where near what it should be.
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Now, with that being said here's the problem at hand for me. I back-up my movies using DVDShrink, it works well, and I am able to preserve the original. However, when DVDShrink backs the movie up it splits all the files. Windows media player is smart enough to run the Video_TS file and you have the options that you would have with a normal DVD player. With using the D-Link to view the movies, it doesn't have this feature, so you have to play one, the another, then another...............you get the point. Question is, how do I get this without converting all of these movie files ?

any help on this would be great

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Reply # 28214 11-Feb-2006 10:46
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Welcome to Geekzone... I tried the DSM-320 a couple of years ago, and I am not sure you can play movies like this. You might have to actually stitch the files together in a single file?

There are some software around that will append individual movie files to make a single one.





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Reply # 28225 11-Feb-2006 22:23
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Hi,

I love my dsm 320 works a treat. I added a comment to the Geekzone review

I have spent the last couple of weeks serching for the answers.

One issue ripping dvd's is not exactly legal - I think we are fine here in NZ as its a backup for personal use.

The above will start a whole debate Im sure.

see the best info on the internet http://www.doom9.org/

I use DVD Decrypter and a full leagal version of Nero 7 has Nero Recode 2 this converts the vob's to mpeg 4 .avi

Nero does 5.1, wide screen etc movie off my harddrive on Tversity





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Reply # 28226 11-Feb-2006 22:25
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Lipex666: One issue ripping dvd's is not exactly legal - I think we are fine here in NZ as its a backup fpr personal use.
No, it's not legal in New Zealand to copy any digital content, either for media shift or backup purposes. In practice, all the Apple iPod and MP3 players out there are breaking the law.

There's a move in the parliament to change th IP laws to cover this though.





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Reply # 28228 11-Feb-2006 22:31
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Copyright Protection in New Zealand.

"There are a number of exceptions to the rights outlined in the Act. These are called "permitted acts". These reflect instances where Parliament has determined that the wider public interest, or the interests of particular groups, makes it necessary to restrict or limit the rights granted to copyright owners.

Permitted acts include:

"fair dealing" - for the purposes of criticism, review, news reporting, research or private study;
limited copying or dealing in the work for particular educational purposes;
limited copying or dealing in the work by librarians or archivists in specific circumstances;
exceptions in respect of certain activities by the Crown;
copying for the purposes of making copies that are in Braille;
subject to certain conditions, the making of a back-up copy of a computer program; and
recording a television programme for the purpose of making a complaint or for "time shifting" purposes so that a programme can be watched at a more convenient time.
There is no general exception to copyright infringement for private of domestic copying, including "format shifting", of legitimately purchased recordings from one medium to another to allow playing or viewing via other devices.
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Proposed changes and views in the NZ Copyright Law.

This is going OT, so please use this thread to discuss New Zealand Copyright Law.








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Reply # 28230 11-Feb-2006 22:40
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Thank you for the info

I was afraid that subject needed clearing up and to be clear what you can do and cant do.




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  Reply # 28257 12-Feb-2006 15:41
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Read the reply on what was and was not legal .........still fuzzy whether or not it's legal to own a video library stored on a personal computer of the DVD's that one has purchased. Though this is off the subject it is important to know..................
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Now back on the subject.....I was doing some beer thinking last night, and was pondering on a thought ..... Lets think outside the box for a minute ........what would you think if we could take Windows Media Player, Movies Collectorz Data Base,and TVersity and shove all that in that slimline D-link 320 Box
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Win Media Player recongnizes the files and plays accordingly, Collectorz Movie Data base has all the Thumbnails....what are the chances here ????

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Reply # 28259 12-Feb-2006 15:44
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  Reply # 28261 12-Feb-2006 15:52
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True, but any comments on the later half the the reply ?

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Reply # 28262 12-Feb-2006 16:12
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You would need Windows Embedded - something like Windows CE with Windows Media Player 10. IT would be a completely different system, and development costs would need some economy of scale. I mean, it's probably not something you can simply "hack" at home.





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  Reply # 28264 12-Feb-2006 17:55
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Hmmm must be good beer.

Might as well buy a xbox 360 has all that done for you.

What the DSM 320 lacks is a harddrive and a operating system like the good people at http://www.promods.co.nz/ have done to the old xbox.

(This is not a add for them or are pushing them in any way just a link to another possibility)

Have a look at this it will give you a insight into what you are up against.

read this


The DSM 320 does a basic job but not is there for all as a main stream player.

I am waiting for Vista anf Intel Viiv machines later on this year.




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