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How do DVD's do on a long cruise?
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Not really sure what you are asking here. DVD's will hold up just fine if that's what you're asking. The DVD player might be another story.

I lived in Grenada for a few years. I didn't have a TV, just watched DVD's on my laptop. I went down with 25 or so movies. In about 6 months I had exhausted all my movies as well as everyone else's that I knew. I watched them so many times that the movies that were my favorites, I never want to see again.
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How do DVD's do on a long cruise?

Only issue with CDs and DVDs on board is storage and I'm guessing that this is what you are questioning ??

While we don't have any DVDs on board as yet we do have quite a collection of CDs all of which are copies of the original and stored in a couple of those zip up plastic pocket disc wallets thingys. BE CAREFUL. If you don't use a liner in the plastic pocket the disc will eventually stick to the plastic and remove the disc coating. When that happens you can use your precious discs as bird scarers and that's about all.
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Umm... storage should be air tight and with a dessicant pack in it. Humidity isn't good for DVDs or CDs as a general rule... either is UV...
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I'm not sure what LarryLinda is asking, but...

I strongly recommend going all digital for both music and movie storage. Portable/external high capacity hard-drives are now quite affordable. All-in-one media devices (iPod Touch, etc.) are also starting to get higher storage capacities and more affordable prices. Personally, I don't plan to purchase any CD's or DVD's again.
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The iPod I just got is 160GB... Lots of movies and music will fit on it.
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Not having bothered with trying to copy DVDs one thought comes to me and that is how big are they ? I realise you can get a lot of CDs onto 160gb but movies ?

Also, I was under the impression that DVDs are all copy protected. Am I wrong in thinking this ?
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Umm... you can rip DVDs using a lot of different software packages...if you rip them down to CD size, then you can fit a lot of them on a 160 GB iPod. A movie can be ripped down to 700-1000 mBytes.

Technically, using DVD ripping software is a violation of the DMCA in the USA... but people do it all the time.
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Umm... you can rip DVDs using a lot of different software packages...if you rip them down to CD size, then you can fit a lot of them on a 160 GB iPod. A movie can be ripped down to 700-1000 mBytes.

Technically, using DVD ripping software is a violation of the DCMA in the USA... but people do it all the time.

What does the compression do for the quality ? Picture and/or sound ??

What do you watch the movies on ?
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Depends on the level of compression and the codec used. I usually watch the movies on my laptop, which is normally connected to a 19" or 30" LCD panel, depending on where I am...
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