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Old 07-14-2017, 08:43 AM   #1
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Watching movies

Originally I was going to wire my rv for satellite but after several extended trips realized that I only need the occasional movie fix as there are lots of other things to do to occupy my time. So now, before I leave on a trip I download iTunes content to my computer and have 30 days to watch it. If I'm gone for more than 30 days there is a good chance that I'll be somewhere that has decent wifi to download more content to reload my library with new content. The computer is hooked to my tv so movies are full size so I get decent experience.

My question is this. How do you get your video?
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Old 07-14-2017, 12:24 PM   #2
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Seagate wireless hard drive and ripped my movie collection to it. Roku at each TV to play from it.

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More than that, though- we have unlimited data plans and just stream our content (using the Rokus at the TVs) from Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.
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Old 07-15-2017, 06:28 PM   #3
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Two ways for me. The old school way is I bring DVD's. I installed a TV with built in DVD player so there isn't any extra device taking up room, more power, or wiring.
Some recent dvd's include a code to get a digital download. For those I download to computer and sync to iPod, then have a AV cord to plug the iPod into TV and watch.
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Old 08-01-2017, 05:05 PM   #4
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I have an android box with downloaded movies on it, which I plug into my TV. I was also able to get a couple of network channels where I was located.
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Old 08-01-2017, 05:17 PM   #5
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We use a Roku player when we have wifi. It's linked to our DirecTV account, so we can catch the Nascar race or football game on Sundays.

I burn a lot of DVDs off the interwebs for the kids. I download the files from fmovies.se (Swedish server), then I convert them to MP4 and burn them to a DVDR.. There's free software for converting/burning..
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Old 08-01-2017, 05:17 PM   #6
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https://www.playon.tv/
It records Netflix, YouTube .... to the computer.
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Old 08-01-2017, 08:55 PM   #7
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https://www.playon.tv/
It records Netflix, YouTube .... to the computer.
I use this. If you have a roku or a network connected TV, you can cast from the computer to the TV.

The thing I like most about it is it can download Amazon prime videos for playing later. My Roku can too, but sometimes I have my laptop but no tv.
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Old 08-02-2017, 09:11 AM   #8
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https://www.playon.tv/
It records Netflix, YouTube .... to the computer.
Looks like you need Windows for that. Anything else you have to use their cloud version (extra $) but can then download the video to any device as an .mp4 file. Worth checking out. Thanks.
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Old 08-02-2017, 10:13 AM   #9
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I have a dvd player, but rarely use it as I have 2 Samsung smart TV's. They both have usb ports and can read/play mp3 and mp4 format. So I ripped my dvd's to mp4 and music to mp3 and copied them to 32GB usb thumb drives. Plug them in and select them as source then browse through the movies to pick one, or play the music. These tv's can play random shuffle or go through the music item by item. They also display photos from my trip that are copied to the usb drive.

Terrific, and I don't need external device (other than the thumb drive). Will also work with my 500 MB backup hard drive. they also have wifi, and with netflix and hulu apps built in (among others) I can stream directly when on a network connection.
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Old 08-02-2017, 11:11 AM   #10
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I record/RIP several movies to my laptop that I bring along.
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I removed the outdated telephone jack and replaced it with a USB/HDMI jack that goes directly into my monitor.
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That allows me to place my laptop beneath the monitor and connect it via the HDMI connection. I connected my monitor coax out to my Genesis 3.0 coax in so the sound is piped through my surround sound.

That's it.
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