• The Expanse Season 4 - on DVD

    From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Dumas Walker on Fri Mar 26 17:56:00 2021
    Hello Dumas!

    ** On Friday 26.03.21 - 10:26, you wrote me:

    That is an interesting reversal. I always thought that and PC's
    DVD player could do anything. What is this "set" that you
    bought?

    The Expanse Season 4. That is the first season it was on Amazon rather than on SyFy. I suspect Amazon allowed it to be put out on CD provided that it was crippled somehow to force people who might want to stream their own copy to have to stream it off their service instead.

    Do the S1-S3 sets work fine on a PC player?

    I can only find info about Expanse S4 being release on BluRay,
    not regular DVD.

    I find a listing about a DVD release on tvseriesdvdondeal.com:

    The Expanse Season 4 DVD Special Features
    Actors: Thomas Jane,Steven Strait
    Language: English
    Boxed Set: Yes
    Number of discs: 3
    Condition: New
    Region: Region Free
    Weight: 0.4 kg
    Format: Support both NTSC & PAL
    Rated: NR (Not Rated)
    DVD Release Date: 2018

    Is that what you have?

    Or.. is yours UPC 191329152775 ?


    If I put it in the DVD player on the XBOX, it will bring up
    the menu and play every title.

    I didn't realize that XBOX has dvd players. I thought that they
    were just gaming machines that use cartidges or something.

    If I put it in the player on the PC, it will not bring up
    the menu, and I am only able to see and play the extras.

    Suggestion: try the discs in a pc with an older dvd player. I
    learned that some newer pc dvd players were intentionally
    crippled to prevent the successful rip capabilities of early
    software. My DvdShrink and SUPER are wonderful tools.

    Maybe a universal dvd player that you can set to region 0 might
    overcome the dilema.

    I use my pc to convert the odd dvds that a friend might acquire
    from the UK and make a copy that would play in region 1.
    DvdShrink works really well with those too.


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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to OGG on Sat Mar 27 09:54:00 2021
    The Expanse Season 4. That is the first season it was on Amazon rather than on SyFy. I suspect Amazon allowed it to be put out on CD provided that it was crippled somehow to force people who might want to stream their own copy to have to stream it off their service instead.

    Do the S1-S3 sets work fine on a PC player?

    Yes. The also don't claim that they won't play in the PC player.

    I find a listing about a DVD release on tvseriesdvdondeal.com:

    The Expanse Season 4 DVD Special Features
    Actors: Thomas Jane,Steven Strait
    Language: English
    Boxed Set: Yes
    Number of discs: 3
    Condition: New
    Region: Region Free
    Weight: 0.4 kg
    Format: Support both NTSC & PAL
    Rated: NR (Not Rated)
    DVD Release Date: 2018

    Or.. is yours UPC 191329152775 ?

    That is it.

    THIS DISC IS EXPECTED TO PLAY IN DVD VIDEO "PLAY ONLY" DEVICES, AND MAY NOT PLAY IN OTHER DVD DEVICES, INCLUDING RECORDERS AND PC DRIVES.

    I am curious if anyone has ever had any success with a DVD that has such a disclaimer?

    My last dedicated DVD player was a DVD-RW. It broke a long, long time ago. Otherwise I would be curious to find out if it will even play in that drive.

    Part of the issue might be that the PC drive is a RW drive, too, although I have never used it to burn DVDs. I don't have a PC, or access to one, that
    has a plain-jane read-only DVD drive.

    I didn't realize that XBOX has dvd players. I thought that they
    were just gaming machines that use cartidges or something.

    The games are on CDs/DVDs, so it has a player.


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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Dumas Walker on Sat Mar 27 20:17:00 2021
    Hello Dumas!

    ** On Saturday 27.03.21 - 09:54, you wrote to me:

    The Expanse Season 4 DVD Special Features

    Or.. is yours UPC 191329152775 ?

    That is it.

    THIS DISC IS EXPECTED TO PLAY IN DVD VIDEO "PLAY ONLY"
    DEVICES, AND MAY NOT PLAY IN OTHER DVD DEVICES, INCLUDING
    RECORDERS AND PC DRIVES.

    That's nasty.

    I am curious if anyone has ever had any success with a DVD
    that has such a disclaimer?

    I could try it on my system. Can you mail me one of the discs?

    I found several apparent solutions by googling "how rip new
    disney dvds"

    Part of the issue might be that the PC drive is a RW drive,
    too, although I have never used it to burn DVDs. I don't
    have a PC, or access to one, that has a plain-jane read-
    only DVD drive.

    Try a friend's pc. Maybe they'll let you install a program that
    ought to do the trick.

    I didn't realize that XBOX has dvd players. I thought that
    they were just gaming machines that use cartidges or
    something.

    The games are on CDs/DVDs, so it has a player.

    Were the xboxes always like that? A disc seems to be a good
    improvement over a cartridge system, for sure.


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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to OGG on Sun Mar 28 09:21:00 2021
    THIS DISC IS EXPECTED TO PLAY IN DVD VIDEO "PLAY ONLY"
    DEVICES, AND MAY NOT PLAY IN OTHER DVD DEVICES, INCLUDING
    RECORDERS AND PC DRIVES.

    That's nasty.

    Yes. First time I have seen this. I ordered it online so I didn't see it until I received it.

    I am curious if anyone has ever had any success with a DVD
    that has such a disclaimer?

    I could try it on my system. Can you mail me one of the discs?

    I found several apparent solutions by googling "how rip new
    disney dvds"

    I will try the googling suggestion first, but might take you up on that
    offer if I get impatient with it. :)

    I didn't realize that XBOX has dvd players. I thought that
    they were just gaming machines that use cartidges or
    something.

    The games are on CDs/DVDs, so it has a player.

    Were the xboxes always like that? A disc seems to be a good
    improvement over a cartridge system, for sure.

    Not sure. I am not really a gamer. The only reason I have this XBOX (a
    360) is because I won a raffle. IIRC, I was more interested in second
    prize, but I don't remember what that was now. I have a game disc or two
    but have not played them since shortly after I got the box (whenever the
    360s were new).

    I use it for playing DVDs and watching youtube (and some other stuff) on
    the non-smart TV it is hooked to.


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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Dumas Walker on Sun Mar 28 09:58:00 2021
    Hello Dumas!

    ** On Sunday 28.03.21 - 09:21, you wrote to me:

    I could try it on my system. Can you mail me one of the discs?

    I found several apparent solutions by googling "how rip new
    disney dvds"

    I will try the googling suggestion first, but might take you up on that offer if I get impatient with it. :)

    I would try it myself, but I see that product averages $50cdn
    +$14 shipping + $10 import fee. That's an expensive experiment.

    I suppose you just want the material available on your NAS
    system so that you can watch it from another tv in the house?

    I didn't realize that XBOX has dvd players...

    I use it for playing DVDs and watching youtube (and some other stuff) on the non-smart TV it is hooked to.

    Ah.. so it works like a media player that supports an internet
    feed?

    I have a non-smart tv too. I don't have unlimited internet at my
    house so a smart tv wouldn't be any good for me anyway - except
    if I had a NAS with all the films I have over self-made DVDs and
    files on USBs it would be nice to store all that in one place
    and look it up with a program from a media box. I only have a
    little media player (it's only about 4"x4"x0.75") and supports
    USB and SD devices. It has HDMI out but I can't get that to work
    with my TV. So, I just use the older Composite out. Meh. Good
    enough for the 32" TV.


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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to OGG on Mon Mar 29 14:04:00 2021
    I suppose you just want the material available on your NAS
    system so that you can watch it from another tv in the house?

    Yes. :)


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