Wouldn’t it be great to have your entire DVD collection available digitally, like creating your own version of a Netflix app? There is such a service and it’s called VUDU.
VUDU is an app that lets you buy or rent movies digitally on your smartTV, phone and tablet, but recently it announced that it will now let you create your own personal digital library made from your own DVDs.
To do so does not require you to copy the movie file and then upload to an account on VUDU, it is much easier than that. It is done almost instantly by scanning the barcode on your DVDs. That then unlocks the movie on VUDU as if you had bought it directly from them.
The cost for this “conversion” process is $2 per movie, the first movie comes at no cost to you. So, for a two dollar fee, you now have access to a particular movie digitally that was sitting in your DVD collection just a few seconds ago. This movie will then always be available to you and you can share across all your devices through the VUDU app.
VUDU also allows you the option to upgrade a movie to a higher quality like 1080p for the cost of $5 per movie.
VUDU has some requirements though, like limiting the number of DVDs you can convert in a year which is set at 100 and enabling GPS on your mobile device which is used for converting the DVDs. This is to mitigate fraudulent activities.
If you are looking to safeguard that initial investment you’ve made for your DVDs, then using this option is a good way to do so. One thing to note though, is that there are only 8,000 titles available at this time in the VUDU database, that means that if you have a title that is not available on their record then you will not be able to convert to digital. VUDU is looking to expand this service to cover more titles later.
Some of the titles available are Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, the Bourne series, Top Gun, The Godfather, The Hangover, Kung Fu Panda, The Lorax, and The Notebook.
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