Convert Your HD DVDs to Blu-Ray

HD DVD is dead. Long live HD DVD!

By converting your movies to a more enduring format, you can ensure your movie collection survives the death of the machine that plays them.

The process is simple in principle but excruciating in practice, thanks to the complexity of the technology, the myriad of applications needed and the predations of an industry that doesn't want you format-shifting at all.

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GodsHand5765d ago

"A Windows machine with a fast processor
An HD-DVD drive
A Blu-Ray burner
30GB of free disk space, at least, though 40GB or more is recommended
An internet connection to download all the software you need."

Seems kinda of pricey.

Or just rebuy the movie @ $20 - $30.

ThatArtGuy5765d ago

Exactly. Not only that, but the Blu-Ray recordable disc will set you back 20 bucks by itself.

pwnsause5765d ago

or just buy a LG dual Format Player.

SeNiLe9115765d ago (Edited 5765d ago )

either way, I don't own any HD-DVDs to worry about it.

ravinash5765d ago

The price of a blank Blueray disk is about half the cost of buying the movie. Even if you had every HD-DVD film that went out, it still wouldn't get your cost back of setting this stuff up.

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bung tickler5765d ago

cant i just keep my hd dvd drive and watch my collection of 30 movies? wouldn't that be the best choice? its not like my hd dvd doesn't work anymore... silly people. why don't people understand as the technology get more commonplace and the hardware becomes more reasonable we will soon see dual format readers for about $100 for pc's ect that will play any optical disk placed in them. so the smart mans choice would be keep his HD DVD's watch them on his HD DVD player until a cheap mainstream multireader is common place.

pwnsause5765d ago

as I said, the LG dual Format player, problem solved, not only its the cheapest option, you save all your HD-DVD movies as well, and can opt in for BD as well.

ITR5765d ago

Either re-buy or just keep a HD DVD player handy. CC is selling the A3 for $99 now.

Mr_cheese5765d ago

maybe when the rest of the studies become blue all the movies will be rereleased in the blu ray format giving everybody the option to buy them then. There are a few movies people would love to see on blu (Transformers)

Lumbo5765d ago (Edited 5765d ago )

What a waste of time reading that.

It stands to reason that people who have bought HD-DVD discs also have a HD-DVD player ... therefor they don't need to "convert" the movie to view it.


No need to convert and create a whole new selection of macroblocks and artifacts while transcoding. It's cheaper to rebuy the movies right now anyways.

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The 7 Best Xbox 360 Games - Console Exclusives Win the Day

The Xbox 360 was a fantastic console in its day with some truly classic titles, but what are the seven best games for the console?

DrDoomer23h ago

I'm pretty used to these lists being bad, but this one is particularly s#ite.

raWfodog15h ago

I think Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon should have been added to the list.

BrainSyphoned22h ago

I'll go with,
Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon, Culdcept Saga, Shadow Complex, Ace Combat 6 with the flight stick,A Kingdom for Keflings, A World of Keflings.
Bonus Kinect Games: Happy Action Theater and Sesame Street.
*Skyrim was so bad on PS3 that it almost deserves to be #1*

Husker42c19h ago

I really loved Shadow Complex.

P_Bomb13h ago

Ah yes, Shadow Complex! Good indies back in the day. Summer of Arcade. I enjoyed Trials Evolution as well.

DeusFever20h ago(Edited 20h ago)

Was this made by a.i.? No human being would put Shadowrun, Fable III, and Splinter Cell: Conviction into a list of the 7 best Xbox 360 games.

Abnor_Mal19h ago(Edited 19h ago)

Would love to play Ace Combat6 on PlayStation, but Xbox decided to buy exclusivity and keep it off a competing platform.

The only mainline game I never played except for one level at a friends place. Game sold less than any other in the series if I remember correctly.