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    DVD over network

    Is there any way that I can put a DVD on the server and allow clients to play it on their computers?

    I have tried several things such as streaming media servers, but to no avail.

    Is there any free options available to do this?

    I don't want lots of clients connected - about 2 at a time!

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    Convert the DVD to .avi and stream it.
    There may be copyright issues.

    How fast is your network?

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    Quote Originally Posted by somabc View Post
    Convert the DVD to .avi and stream it.
    How do i convert it?

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    There may be copyright issues.
    I checked with the manufacturers and we are allowed to do this!

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    How fast is your network?
    100Mbps to clients, servers have 4 network ports teamed at 1Gbps each

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    1. Use something like bitripper to create avi.
    2. Copy it to local client/s hd or an external usb drive
    3. Play it

    I suggest #2 otherwise you will end up with huge traffic and probably horribly jerky video.

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    There are many ways to convert DVDs to a video file. I have not done this for a while so perhaps someone else on here will recommend the way they do it?

    These threads should help.

    http://www.edugeek.net/forums/networ...streaming.html

    ripping dvds

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    Quote Originally Posted by klawd View Post
    1. Use something like bitripper to create avi.
    2. Copy it to local client/s hd or an external usb drive
    3. Play it

    I suggest #2 otherwise you will end up with huge traffic and probably horribly jerky video.
    It depends on the bitrate / resolution of the files. If only 2 people want to play it at once then 100mbit may be OK. It depends how much network traffic you have at the moment.

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    Another alternative is streaming right from the drive with VLC

    Used it before to great success

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    Another alternative is streaming right from the drive with VLC

    Used it before to great success
    Media Player Classic can do this too - just point it at the .VOBs and it will play them if the DVD doesn't have protection on it.

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