Portable DVD drive in a usb port HDR Fox T2

#1
Hi all,

My DVD player is on it's last legs. I have a portable DVD drive which can plug into a usb port and so I just wondered whether it is possible to view / play DVD discs via the humax in this way? It would be in a sense like an external HDD but can the humax handle reading the VOB files etc. I not sure if it could do the normal DVD menus but that's for another thread!

Any thoughts would be most welcome.

Thanks

Rodp
 
#2
If the vob's aren't encrypted there is loads of ways to combine them into a single file most anything can play. TSmuxer GUI can join these files into a single transport stream container.
 

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#3
I have a portable DVD drive which can plug into a usb port and so I just wondered whether it is possible to view / play DVD discs via the humax in this way?
No. The HDR-FOX's OS does not include drivers for an optical drive, and neither is the method of packaging video onto a DVD for conventional playback compatible with the HDR-FOX's media player.

You would have to use software on a PC to rip the DVD and convert to a compatible format (such as .mp4, with suitable codecs for audio and video). You would then be able to play the resulting file from a USB-connected drive, across the network from a NAS or DLNA server, or by copying it onto the internal HDD.

DVD players are cheap, buy a new one. Better still: buy a Blu-ray player.
 
#5
DVD players are cheap, buy a new one. Better still: buy a Blu-ray player.
Be quick if you want a DVD player from John Lewis. Once the current stock has gone, that's it. Blu-rays still available.
Just a thought - does anyone actually buy Blu-ray disks? Anything I want is on DVD and not always on Blu-ray.
 

Black Hole

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#6
does anyone actually buy Blu-ray disks?
I am in no hurry to see a new movie, so am happy to wait a year or so, and if it shows no sign of turning up on free TV, buying the Blu-ray (rather than lo-def DVD) is more economical than a night out for two at the cinema (with free and unlimited repeats). Of course, I do have my Qumi projecting to an 80" screen...
 
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