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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Techie Stuff
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Techie Stuff
Suggestions as external blue ray drives seem rather expensive.
Plan to purchase some blue ray movies from amazon.
Burn them via i3 laptop to writer.disx and transfer them to Apple 4k t.v.
Usb3 preferably -choice seems limited.
Maybe I could avoid the higher cost drive from £80 etc.
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  • EveryWhereEveryWhere
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    I really don't understand what you are trying to do. I don't even know what writer.disx might be.

    Are you wanting to stream 4k video?
  • Do people really buy physical disks any more?
    Unless you really have some desperate need to hold physical media just download your movies (Amazon for example will let you do this) and you can then convert to whatever file type you want FOC if you know how, complete with 5.1 sound tracks if you have the capability for that.
    The £80 that would be for your burner buys quite a bit of storage for you to store the files.
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    Do people really buy physical disks any more?
    Unless you really have some desperate need to hold physical media just download your movies (Amazon for example will let you do this) and you can then convert to whatever file type you want FOC if you know how, complete with 5.1 sound tracks if you have the capability for that.
    The £80 that would be for your burner buys quite a bit of storage for you to store the files.

    Thanks excellent idea -are all movies downloadable via Amazon UK
    I have found The Gril with the dragon tattoo trilogy via blue ray though not yet via download.
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    EveryWhere wrote: »
    I really don't understand what you are trying to do. I don't even know what writer.disx might be.

    Are you wanting to stream 4k video?

    I had intended to purchase a blue ray drive external that I could connect to my laptop.
    This drive could read/view blue ray movies+copy or write movies to a blan disc.
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    Dandytf wrote: »
    Suggestions as external blue ray drives seem rather expensive.
    Plan to purchase some blue ray movies from amazon.
    Burn them via i3 laptop to writer.disx and transfer them to Apple 4k t.v.
    Usb3 preferably -choice seems limited.
    Maybe I could avoid the higher cost drive from £80 etc.

    All Blu-Ray external drives are USB 3, though of course they will work in a USB 2 port but it would take much longer.

    external Blu-Ray is expensive unfortunately, internal desktop drives are far cheaper. If you have access to a desktop it will be far quicker to get this done than on a laptop.
  • EveryWhereEveryWhere
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    Dandytf wrote: »
    I had intended to purchase a blue ray drive external that I could connect to my laptop.
    This drive could read/view blue ray movies+copy or write movies to a blan disc.

    I didn't understand why you need them on an optical disc.
    But now you seem to understand that you do not. You can play files directly.
    In addition to this, the Blu Ray disc on Amazon might not be 4K media. The 4K Ultra version is different. So it might just be Full HD; 1080p.
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    Neil_Jones wrote: »
    All Blu-Ray external drives are USB 3, though of course they will work in a USB 2 port but it would take much longer.

    external Blu-Ray is expensive unfortunately, internal desktop drives are far cheaper. If you have access to a desktop it will be far quicker to get this done than on a laptop.

    Thanks though I'm restricted to i3 laptop.
    Though I've since been a dvised I could use a blue ray rom drive to read purchased discs and use software to transfer them onto HDD -before using more software to copy them into iTunes library which I could then access via Apple4kl t.v.
    Small purchase dvd rom from £25x and 3 blue ray movies £15. -approx give or take a pound or pence.
    This is worth trying -no idea what time it will take via i3 laptop.
    Thanks mse'r seems Amazon yet again for almost all tech purchases.
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    Dandytf wrote: »
    Thanks though I'm restricted to i3 laptop.
    Though I've since been a dvised I could use a blue ray rom drive to read purchased discs and use software to transfer them onto HDD -before using more software to copy them into iTunes library which I could then access via Apple4kl t.v.
    Small purchase dvd rom from £25x and 3 blue ray movies £15. -approx give or take a pound or pence.
    This is worth trying -no idea what time it will take via i3 laptop.
    Thanks mse'r seems Amazon yet again for almost all tech purchases.


    Honestly, don't bother. Buy the BluRay and then download the file from elsewhere.
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    EveryWhere wrote: »
    Honestly, don't bother. Buy the BluRay and then download the file from elsewhere.

    Buy the blu ray I understand.
    Download the file from elsewhere I. Don;'t know what you mean.
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  • EveryWhereEveryWhere
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    Then you should check your private messages...
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