DVD Ripping Complete!

I have finished ripping all our DVD’s to hard drive. As a result I have over 130 for sale.

Sands wants to keep 40 of the ones that I ripped just in case the digital copy gets lost, and out of all the DVD’s that we had 5 failed to rip in Handbrake.

Space wise this has used up 65GB on the LaCie drive, 100GB on Sands iMac drive and 410GB on my Data drive. I have about 380GB left allocated to data so I should be OK for a few years yet.

I now have about 20 movies on the Sky+ box that I need to transfer over and then I am all caught up on the digital movie library. As we already have all our music on hard drive we are slowly getting there in terms of being able to get rid of a lot of the clutter.

My next two boring tasks? Make a list of all the books we have to sell, which isn’t that many as we went through them not so long ago and then make a list of all the CD’s that we want to sell. As with the DVD’s we will keep some – partly because we have a great B&O CD player that it would be a real shame not to use, and there are a few that we wouldn’t want to be without.

Next up will be going through all the gadget stuff (including my old iPods and some surplus Mac stuff). Not sure that I am looking forward to it that much as there is so much stuff knocking around but it will be good to get all tidy and slimmed down, and of course the small amount of cash it will probably raise will be very welcome indeed.

14 thoughts on “DVD Ripping Complete!

  1. Chris Marshall Post author

    You mean three separate storage areas?

    Well Sands iMac has 250GB hard drive which is way more than she will ever need so it has been split into 150GB and 100GB Data drive, so the 100GB basically has all the movies that she feels she may watch again in her room on her Samsung.

    The Mac mini is only used as a media centre so it has a 120GB drive and is attached to a 300GB LaCie drive and as that is attached directly to our main B&O TV it makes sense to have as many films as possible on those drives as possible.

    I have a 500GB Drive that I allocated just to this type of digital data as it sort of made about 1TB of space in total for movies.

    So the main reason it is allocated around is simply that I am taking advantage of existing excess capacity to be efficient and save some money!!!

    Gadgets of course!!! I have at least 4 maybe 5 iPods for sale that I know of!!!

  2. Mac Sokulski

    You are done, and I’m about 1/5 done. Way to many movies. Currently my iTunes library says that I have about 36 days worth of movies. Scary stuff. It would be nice if someone mixed MetaX and VisualHub and Handbrake together.

  3. Wayne LeFevre

    @Mac – are you streaming movies from your iTunes to your TV? AppleTV or something else? I’ve got most of my shows on H.264 now also. I, however, have no way to watch on my TV yet.

    Where did you find how much time worth of stuff you have?

    A mash–up would be cool. I really like all three of those apps.

  4. Gary

    Do you really think it wise to be publicly saying that you’ve taken copies of your DVD’s and are now selling the originals, while retaining the copies on your hard disk? Or is copyright law different in Spain? Just curious…

  5. Danny

    Congrats Chris. *cough* cant help but notice you quietly switched to HandBreak from media fork :p

  6. michele

    Just curious which DVDs wouldn’t rip or which company’s DVDs? I’ve found Sony tricky before.

  7. Danny

    Off topic (slightly) – Stealth was one of the worst movies I have ever seen!

  8. Chris Marshall Post author

    Funny – I enjoyed Stealth. Total ‘Boys Own’ escapism and a Top Gun rip off for sure but as a movie just to chill out to I have watched it a couple of times.

  9. Mac Sokulski

    @Wayne – Yes appleTv is the way to go, that’s where I went. To see how much time all your movies take up look at the bottom status bar of itunes. Currently it shows that I have 38 days worth of movies to watch. I would assume that’s back to back no breakes.

    @Chris – I would have to agree wth Danny… Stealth was one of the worst movies I’ve seen. You should do a movie a week review…. could generate some heated debates 🙂

  10. Chris Marshall Post author

    Not sure about every week, BUT as I now have them all copied over I need to start watching more, so as I used to post on the ones that I watched I will do so, starting very soon – watch this space 🙂

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