Originally Posted by kx11
DVDFab also confirmed they will not support 4K BDs. It looks like they have no future just like Slysoft. If I buy something that's on a disc, I immediately rip it and put it on my servers. If I can't rip content I paid for onto my Plex/XBMC server for easier watching, then I will just not watch movies/tv shows anymore. Streaming is not a solution, lot of ISPs throttle it, and the quality is always not so great compared to physical media.. Until they offer Atmos in lossless with the same video bitrates as a disc, it just looks and sounds awful in comparison.
Between the two companies, this is like a $500 loss to me because I owned both company's expensive software.. What a joke, there should be nothing wrong with ripping media you paid for.
These companies just want to get out of the business due to pressure, and I'm sure MakeMKV will be the next one to go.
Originally Posted by Xyxox
Backup copies are nice.
It's nice turning your HTPC into a BluRay jukebox just with files instead of constantly changing BluRays in a BluRay player.
Exactly, buy a disc, rip it to HTPC. stream it to any TV/device in the house in full BD quality. No disc swapping needed. When we're expected to pay $20-$30 for a new movie, we should be allowed to do whatever we want it outside of making copies to give to others. There should be nothing wrong about making copies for yourself for easier viewing.Edited by Murlocke - 2/26/16 at 8:27am