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Hello. As the title says, this thread is not only about computers, but also about the Playstation 3 console. I apologize if I am posting this in false forum, but in my opinion this suits it the best.

 

Some backstory (skip if you don't care):

I haven't visited my seven years old little brother in a while, and I thought I might want to try and make up for it in a form of a present.

I know he likes disney movies a lot, so I thought perhaps a collection of movies would do?

Well.. I am sort of a perfectionist, so I need to have the best.. or in this case the most.

I looked up some private trackers I am a member of, and found this pretty awesome pack containing ALLthe Disney movies up to year 2011.

So I called my friend who has a high bandwidth internet connection, and asked if he could pirate this pack for me. And of course he said yes after I was done explaining.

 

The problem:

As you probably understand, this collection of over 300 movies takes up a lot of space, and I need to really think about how I am going to deliver this.

I am most likely going to pack the movies in approximately 1GB each, as most of these are old movies, it doesn't matter so much.

My little brother has a Playstation 3 attatched to a home teather - projector system. And as far as I know, the PS3 is able to play movies from Bluray.

 

What I do not know however, is what containers - codecs does the PS3 support? And what kind of menus should I build for the Bluray's and with what software?

 

 

The Questions:

  • Should I place the movies on Blurays or perhaps even a USB HDD?
  • What container / codec should I use?
  • Which Bluray discs / other devices should I burn it on?
  • With what software should I create the menus?

Also, if I am to burn these on Blurays, I will have to purchase a burning bluray drive. Anything special I should consider while selecting?

 

I thank you for your answers beforehand, if you can provide me with any light; I'll love you long time!

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I hope i don't get flamed for this, but it needs to be said.

 

You come onto a developers forum and ask about pirating some content? We are all developers here, or are trying to become better at it. To help you in terms of pirating and storing pirated content is completely against what each of us are working towards! As a developer, i hate that people want to pirate anything i make. I understand it's a part of life, and a part of the internet. However, people don't usually ask this sort of thing on a developers board.

 

I'm sorry if this comes across as arrogent or in a negative way, but it's annoying. Now before anyone cries Hypocrite, I know i've pirated before. I used to pirate music back in HS. But that's a thing of the past. A lot of time, money, energy etc goes into this stuff. If you're looking to wow your kid brother with something, go out and spend a few dollars. Buy him something you CAN afford. Take him out rollerskating. You don't have to pirate 300 movies to try and make things better.

 

Good luck, fellow developer.

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I am sorry mate if I have offended you in a way. But you should reconsider if this is even considered as piracy.

The most of the movies are older than I am, and can not be found anywhere to buy.. well, not at least in where I come from.

 

And even as a developer, I advise you to think througly about your policies. I understand if you disagree, but all software I have ever created and ever will; I am planning to release for free for those who can not afford it, and target those who can.

 

As a good example I usually like to use Autodesk, they release all their software with a free student lisence which is awesome.

 

Best of luck to you aswell.

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I see both points here. He is right Disney sure is strange about how they release movies. They are not always available to purchase, they have limited releases on certain movies every few years.

 

As far as piracy. I can say I pirate almost all software if I want to try it out. BUT if it's something that turns out to be a good tool or something I will use then I ALWAYS go over and purchase so the developer can earn for his work. If it's crap then I move on and delete and am glad I didn't pay for the junk.

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You didn't really offend me, i'm just speaking my peace. I think it's fair for me, or anyone, to lay it out there. Being a developer or any sort you kind of change your view on pirating (no matter how you look at it, downloading films without permission, it is pirating).

 

With that said, I can agree that it's nice when devs release their software for free.

 

Where are you from that you can't get disney movies? :)

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You didn't really offend me, i'm just speaking my peace. I think it's fair for me, or anyone, to lay it out there.

 

Where are you from that you can't get disney movies? :)

Of course, of course. I'm glad you posted.

 

One more thing regarding the piracy and I think I've said all I have to say:

- These movies are actually so old, that even if I did find a DVD copy, it would not profit the developers behind it. I also feel like I own the right to download these movies without profiting the developers, since I own almost each and every of these movies on VCR, and bought it when it was even way more expensive than what it would be today. However most of these casettes have either been eaten by broken readers or simply gone missing while moving around. And those movies on the list I never owned, I have watched in the Cinema - yes I have seen each and every Disney movie legitly!

 

 

I live in Finland, and I could not find a store selling for example, the movie Lilo & Stitch.

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Ah well there is another spin on it. If you own the movies already i.e. purchased before then I see nothing wrong with downloading them to burn. I even think this part is legal.

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I would suggest depending on the finical situation that AppleTV is your solution. Although it requires a base unit of some sort it would do this job with the gave and elegance that only Apple could give it.

 

As for the legal issues

So I called my friend who has a high bandwidth internet connection, and asked if he could pirate this pack for me. And of course he said yes after I was done explaining.

I assume you mean a torrent file? Or something similer. Either way as you haven't purchased the digital copies then it is illegal. However I'm sure most teenagers pirate there movies and music. If it was that big a deal these companies would already be out of business.

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I would suggest depending on the finical situation that AppleTV is your solution.

However I'm sure most teenagers pirate there movies and music. If it was that big a deal these companies would already be out of business.

 

My little brother also has the AppleTV. I never really cared to understand what it is... Now that I read through the page you linked, I noticed that it just uses services like Netflix.

Well this really would not solve my problem, as it is not exactly about the movies, but more of making someone smile. :)

 

And you're right. Most of students either do not watch movies/series at all, or just simply pirate them. Even though it is illegal, I think it is still the ethically right thing to do.

I do not have the money to buy every single movie for 30$, but I still want to watch them because I am really interested in the whole concept of movie making and especially animation.

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My little brother also has the AppleTV. I never really cared to understand what it is... Now that I read through the page you linked, I noticed that it just uses services like Netflix.

Well this really would not solve my problem, as it is not exactly about the movies, but more of making someone smile. :)

It does indeed work like NetFlicks being a portal to a large database of Films, Songs, TV and Photos it also works as terminal that can access another iTunes Library through a Wireless network. So for example my big Mac has all my movies on it upstairs and it quietly sits there all day online in the background. I can go downstairs and look through it's library of movies, songs, photos and TV shows and steam them downstairs. So if you gave the direct files to the Library that the Appel TV is connect to he could watch all of the movies anytime without having to worry about cables or disks being lost of broken.

 

I think it is one of those things that if you went all in and did it with all your DVDs, Movies, Songs and such like I've done then it's amazing to use but if your half and half you aren't going to get the amazing piece of technology that the Apple TV is.

 

And you're right. Most of students either do not watch movies/series at all, or just simply pirate them. Even though it is illegal, I think it is still the ethically right thing to do.

I do not have the money to buy every single movie for 30$, but I still want to watch them because I am really interested in the whole concept of movie making and especially animation.

It's the crazy world we live in. :( But who are we to question why?

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