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Vudu In Home Disc To Digital Beta Plus $2 Credit and 50% 10 conversions

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Last Edited by Donovan1974 June 4, 2013 at 07:45 AM
Vudu is now offering a new feature of In Home Disc to Digital conversion plus a $2 dollar credit. If you convert 10 or more there is a 50% off credit applied.

http://click.email.vudu.com/?qs=8...5f77b0afd8


For a limited time during this promotion period, VUDU is offering a $2 credit to use towards your first conversion of a DVD or Blu-ray disc via the In-home Disc to Digital service. If you want to upgrade to 1080p HDX, you will need to pay an additional $3 on your conversion. Plus, if you convert 10 or more discs in a single transaction, you'll get 50% off the entire transaction. See below for additional terms and conditions.


The In-home Disc to Digital service is a new feature of our VUDU To Go application. The process is quick and easy and allows you to start storing your DVDs in the cloud in minutes. Put your movies in the cloud in just few simple steps:
Download the VUDU To Go application.
Click the "Disc to Digital" option tab in the application.
Insert a disc.
Pick your quality (SD or HD).
Repeat step 3 for another disc.
Complete the checkout process.
You're ready to enjoy your movies anytime, anywhere, on any VUDU-enabled device!

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Quote from kenbuzz View Post :
You can download to PC, Android tablets and virtually any iThing (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, etc). There may be other platforms - I cannot access the list at vudu.com due to work firewall issues, but you can go there yourself and look around the site.

The movies files that are resident on the Vudu servers are downloaded by the Vudu Player app, which holds them internally for playback. I have no idea where on the HD the files physically reside, nor what format they come in. All of the DRM is handled internally by the app. From within the Player app you can "see" your digital library (including any titles previously downloaded), you can "download" any title from the library to your device, and you can "play" any title (streaming for those online, or direct playback for local titles).
Thanks for taking the time to explain this to me. gave you reps!
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#47
not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet. If you setup a flixter account and download their desktop app it gives you 5 free credits to use for their disc to digital conversion (I think it uses vudu, but won't swear to it).
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Quote from vanloggins View Post :
not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet. If you setup a flixter account and download their desktop app it gives you 5 free credits to use for their disc to digital conversion (I think it uses vudu, but won't swear to it).
Just did this and got nothing about free credits.
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Quote from huevos View Post :
For instance, the cost for me to run a device that averages 200W, 24/7/365, is over $350 a year.
Such a server will not average anywhere near 200W.
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Quote from RDLee View Post :
Just did this and got nothing about free credits.

I'm not sure why It gave them to me. I do have my ultraviolet and vudu accounts linked with my flixter account though Confused

also I can verify that it does use vudu for the disc to digital as I scanned my lost boys dvd with the flixter app, and checked my vudu account and it's there in my list of movies.
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Quote from josephclemente View Post :
Such a server will not average anywhere near 200W.
Whether it's 50W, 100W, 200W, or 300W is just semantics. The point is that maintaining an always-on server involves recurring costs that people commonly don't consider.

But for the sake of argument, let's go with a low power server that draws an average of 50W. In my neck of the woods, that's ~$90 per year. Tack on the ~$400 for the components for your cut-rate server, and that's still about $500 for the first year of service, with $90 recurring annually. That's 250 video conversions the first year (before discount), and 45 conversions annually thereafter.

Again, unless you're already running a media server, most people will not benefit from rolling their own media server just to stream movies.
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huevos: agreed that most people don't factor in server maintenance costs.

I think its also fair, however, to include some multiplier on the other side associated with the risk of Vudu / Ultraviolet losing the rights to stream a movie or movies. Certainly there is also a risk of Blu-ray players becoming obsolete and Blu-ray discs unplayable, but that risk is likely less than the risk of one or more of your cloud-stored movies becoming unplayable due to loss of streaming rights.

It comes down to whether you own or are merely licensing rights to the movie (I haven't read the agreement, so I don't know, but I'd guess it is some sort of licensing agreement rather than full ownership), and how much you trust the studios not to pull a license.

How does that change the calculus? Varies for each person. For me, the TIME required to rip movies to and maintain a server far outpace the electricity cost to run the server. With that in mind, this is not an either/or proposition: I am definitely going to convert any DVDs I can to HDX. While I may convert some Blu-rays, My inherent distrust of the studios, however, will lead me to continue purchasing physical copies of Blu-rays I know I will re-watch and want to ensure I can play for as long as Blu-ray players are around.
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Quote from vanloggins View Post :
I'm not sure why It gave them to me. I do have my ultraviolet and vudu accounts linked with my flixter account though Confused

also I can verify that it does use vudu for the disc to digital as I scanned my lost boys dvd with the flixter app, and checked my vudu account and it's there in my list of movies.
I also have Ultraviolet and Vudu accounts linked. Also had a Flixster account for several years now. No idea why I wasn't given the credits. Me sad Frown
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#54
So it looks like it's a problem with my Scott Pilgrim disc, for some reason. The DVD of the combo pack is recognized, as are all of my other BD's (whether or not they're able to be converted is a different story, haha). What can I do, just contact VUDU? Just weird..
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Quote from RDLee View Post :
Just did this and got nothing about free credits.
Did you go to the disc to digital tab or part of the program? This is where it tells you about the credits.

If still no credits maybe the promotion is over. I got the credits a few months ago. Good only for SD conversion.
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Quote from wizard7926 View Post :
So it looks like it's a problem with my Scott Pilgrim disc, for some reason. The DVD of the combo pack is recognized, as are all of my other BD's (whether or not they're able to be converted is a different story, haha). What can I do, just contact VUDU? Just weird..
I have several problems with Gladiator DVD, Toy Story 1,2,3 BD and many others BD and DVD. Not eligible for conversion (?). Wudu cannot recognize ALL my Lord of the Ring Extended version disks. It recognized 2 out of the 3 disks. All were in retail package and bought new.
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Quote from husky55 View Post :
I have several problems with Gladiator DVD, Toy Story 1,2,3 BD and many others BD and DVD. Not eligible for conversion (?). Wudu cannot recognize ALL my Lord of the Ring Extended version disks. It recognized 2 out of the 3 disks. All were in retail package and bought new.
Yeah, certain studios simply aren't covered. Disney is one of them, which would explain TS 1,2,3.

I'm going to uninstall the program, restart, reinstall, and see if that helps. In discussion with their CS right now because it's a covered title that should be working..
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Quote from wizard7926 View Post :
Yeah, certain studios simply aren't covered. Disney is one of them, which would explain TS 1,2,3.

I'm going to uninstall the program, restart, reinstall, and see if that helps. In discussion with their CS right now because it's a covered title that should be working..
Gladiator 2000 should work but did not. I have both BD burner and DVD burner on my desktop and Vudu would not allow the conversion. May be bugs in the beta program, because I did check the Vudu movies list.
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Quote from polymorphicdeal View Post :
Did you go to the disc to digital tab or part of the program? This is where it tells you about the credits.

If still no credits maybe the promotion is over. I got the credits a few months ago. Good only for SD conversion.
Went to the disc to digital tab on the desktop app.
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Quote from tbatchel View Post :
Vudu is being backed by Walmart so I have started using it over Flixster (Which offers Disc to Digital conversion also but only for DVDs). As I figure that the purchasing power of Walmart is beneficial for their negotiations with the various movie studios, as most of the major studios are participating. I have had a great experience with the service as I can leave my BD and DVD collection at one house and not have access to them at my other locations or while on the road for work.

Most of your questions are answered here with regard to their Disc to Digital service. -
https://vudu.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/c/196

And it should be noted that you can link your VUDU account to both your Ultraviolet account and your Flixster account, granting you access to your movies from all of the companies within their individual apps on your smart tv, BD player, or other device (as long as you have internet). But you can also download a hard copy of the titles through their computer program, to have when you do not have internet access.

In addition I have been able to add my little sister to my account, under her own username so she has access to my collection in Texas as well (though you can only add one other user through VUDU and each account can only be tied to 5 devices at a time, and I do have more TVs than that.)
Some things to clear up in this post and many others in this thread & elsewhere.
Hard to know even where to start but here goes: To all the sky is falling crowd it's all gone if Vudu or Walmart shuts it down....that don't know/understand what Ultraviolet is (not VUDU) but the umbrella under which VUDU operates UltraViolet. If ever there is a death to VUDU that DOESN'T MEAN your videos/content licenses are gone, Vudu is so far just one of 3 1/2 streaming services that currently are able to stream content that you have bought licenses to from Ultraviolet (either by purchasing media that gave you a code or by purchasing it with a Disc to Digital program (in store or online).

People through out this thread & in many other places have things sort of right but in many ways WRONG!
UltraViolet is a consortium/collaboration of MOST of the largest movie studios (Paramount, Sony, Warner Brothers, Universal, 20th Century Fox, and Lionsgate. It is the movie studios themselves that created this albeit tardy response to consumers desires to have portable content the way/how we want it).

So many comments about Walmart & Vudu everything from Walmart's buying power to if Walmart shuts down Vudu it's all over. Walmart bought Vudu, they didn't buy the movie studios, they didn't buy the movies, licenses, or rights etc. If Walmart et.al. were wiped off the face of Earth Tomorrow, like a cockroach UltraViolet will still be there. In this case their enormous buying power counts for nothing UNLESS they use it to underwrite the costs of deals such as subsidizing VUDU conversion prices or getting lower prices on DVD's in Blu-Rays instore that then contain UV Codes, otherwise it's not something they can flex. Vudu/Walmart is just one of 3 of the NON-movie studios streaming services.
Cinemanow (Best Buy)
Flixster
Vudu (Walmart)
...and sometime in the future Ultraviolet's own player or player supported devices in the UV consortium partner's products. They made some more announcements at CES in January about working with manufacturer's. Some type of app or integration with their partners TVs like LG, Vizio, Panasonic, Samsung, Toshiba, Philips and Sony.

Ultraviolet is like the HQ for which those three are able to stream movies from. Vudu isn't linked to Flixster, or Cinema, vice versa. They are ALL linked to the home base HQ of UV. So if you take a movie into Walmart/Vudu and have them convert it Disc to Digital, or if you use Flixster's, Vudu's, or Cinemanow's Online Disc to Digital service it all gets reported home (with linked to your UltraViolet account). It's the pool that the rest of the service connect to. In MOST cases anything you add should be available on all three streaming services (if not it's a glitch that you need to contact that service about).

The Vudu limit of 5 registered devices is a bit low and there is always hope that-that will change since UltraViolet's own site states 12 Devices. However, if any of the other devices you have also have Cinemanow, or Flixster that increases your device registration pool. PC's don't count against that since you don't need to register, rather just log into your PC/laptops to watch streams or downloads. In that same vein you can connect a PC, HTPC, or Laptop to TV's or devices to stream as well avoiding the 5 device limitation.
If you have a device that has VUDU ==AND== Cinema Now or the Full Version of Flixster you can unregister the Vudu acct & create an account for one of the others that free's up a registration for another device that only has VUDU.

Quote from psyctto View Post :
"upgrade"
it's funny what you guys think things are doing...

it's also funny people will pay for a physical copy of a movie and later pay, again, to have a digital copy. what a racket, simply amazing...
If I pay $1 or $1.50 at a pawn show for a movie that I LOVE, then turn around & with a deal like this pay $1 more to have it even if I lose, scratch or someone steals my TV, that's nearly priceless! $2/$2.50 or at full price $3/$3.50 is super cheap if it's a movie I'll watch a few more times or better that I can show others in the family.
Quote from carrucha View Post :
Sounds genius to me.
You're paying for the convenience of the streaming service, not for the rights to what you already own.
Plus, if you lose your media you can still access this.
Exactly! Iagree
Quote from amax View Post :
I really, really wish that there were any information out there about the technical standards of reissued films that are in HDX format (or even 720p or higher). We basically need a watchdog group (and better reviews at Vudu) to be a check against something that seems really likely: that many of these DVD to HDX purchases will actually just buy you upconverted standard-definition content. It takes a keen eye to spot fraud sometimes, and there's no proper way to sell HDX than doing a true master transfer from HD-equivalent sources. The fact that almost all of their titles, including many films that are only available on DVD and NOT on Blu-Ray, have HDX versions is very suspicious.
Any movie I have in UltraViolet that is HD/HDX has been very crisp and clear and very passable by calling it High Definition (though not a replacement for Blu-Rays very passible) and it's very interesting and points out a flaw as you and the other member mentioned how can it be HD or HDX if there is no BR version out yet (you call it suspicious) it's valid but I think in this case it's likely they are simply sending whatever the best version they have at 720/1080 depending on the device, unless they have a source to get a HD copy straight from the movie industry. Likely though it's human error imputing the options/availability.
I would be very interested to test & try out some of these if anyone has a few (common titles that are only available on DVD but they list as an HD/HDX option.
Quote from amax View Post :
Here's a badass idea (if it works): if you want even more than 5 devices hooked to a single Ultraviolet account, how about 5 CinemaNow apps as well as 5 VUDU apps for a total of 10 connected devices? Anyone tried?
Yes, though I haven't maxed out the my Cinema now, I have 5 registered VUDU devices and several with CinemaNow and (1) with Flixster...don't forget Flixster. It's a little confusing because Flixster used to be a movie preview type site. So for example my Original Roku XD has a "Flixster" app/channel & it's the same company but that app/channel isn't the one that links to Ultraviolet & can stream movies it's just a preview trailers channel. However on my PC/Laptops, (Flixster Website) and on my older HTC EVO 3D the Flixster App is linked to my UltraViolet acct. I use Flixster & Cinema Now on my Phone. For whatever reason the HTC EVO 3D can't get the VUDU app (some message not available for this device...) but that's fine because I'd have to deactivate something else to use it.
My Sony BDP-S370 also has no VUDU but it does have a Cinema Now app and it works really well (thankfully Best Buy didn't mess with the underpinnings when they bought it). Also my LG TV & Samsung HTIB/Blu-ray player havs CinemaNow Apps. PS3 & Xbox 360 also have both. So yes that very much does work.
...Crap maybe I am at 5 with Cinema Now as well. I'll try to find another device to try to register a 6th device just to see.

Quote from bm11720 View Post :
Let's say I buckle and pay for the "conversions" What happens in a few years when they abandon the concept and your library goes poof or require you to pay for another conversion to another digital format.
Remember it's only in the cloud forever if they keep the servers running
While I'd be a fool to say this is going to work & last forever. But your chicken little comments don't seemed to be based on having done any fact finding, any research as to what it's all about. When you say "they abandon the concept". This is the bulk of the movie industry's main way of providing and selling movie content (Paramount, Universal, and Sony all have streaming services that sort of shake head work... but they are not nearly as successful as UltraViolet. Disney will be hurt by this and (OPINION: I believe they will inevitable scrap their own streaming plans and join UV, this would leave Apple's I-Tunes as a stand out, still viable but not going to be the focus of the major studios.

The success of UV is in HUGE part due to people dipping their toes in the water & testing things out. Despite, the initial problems and some growing pains for UV (and the fact that these movie studios that are in the business of entertaining can't seem to or don't know how to create a commercial that would replace the video that you've by now seen 10 X's and I've seen probably 100 at least. The one(s) that gloss over how to set it up, how things really work, & keep using this term that most people still don't like, feel comfortable with, or truly understand "the cloud". It's a missed opportunity, but thankfully the word of mouth of satisfied customers is doing their work for them.

If the library goes poof, we've either had some type of global catastrophe or we're all dead.
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