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Old 06-13-22, 05:59 AM  
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Software to import DVD workouts to USB stick or laptop hard disk

Hello VF friends,

I had to buy a new laptop and it doesn’t have a CD/DVD Drive.

Do you have any recommendations for software I could use to put my DVD workouts on USB sticks?
My husband works from home three-four days a week so I can’t use the DVD player that’s hooked up to the TV most of the time
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Old 06-13-22, 08:22 AM  
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WinX DVD Ripper

I purchased the "platinum" version a while back, but it looks like there's a free version, too. I'm pretty frugal so there must have been a good reason to upgrade. Size limits, maybe? I think it was around $20 and has worked great.

It has been several years.

I have my favorite DVD backups and downloads on an external hard drive. I love not having to deal with the discs and cases every time I workout.
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Old 06-13-22, 09:23 AM  
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In the meantime, you have an option, if you want, to get an external dvd drive that plugs into a USB port on your laptop. This would let you still play your dvds if you wanted to. I think they start at under $20. I like to have options

something like this (randomly picked this one for the picture) https://www.amazon.com/Dell-DW316-US...cs%2C84&sr=1-4
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Old 06-13-22, 09:45 AM  
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In the meantime, you have an option, if you want, to get an external dvd drive that plugs into a USB port on your laptop. This would let you still play your dvds if you wanted to. I think they start at under $20. I like to have options

something like this (randomly picked this one for the picture) https://www.amazon.com/Dell-DW316-US...cs%2C84&sr=1-4
I recently purchased one to have waiting in the wings when my DVD player dies.
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Old 06-13-22, 12:08 PM  
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I use Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate to convert my dvds to mp4 digital video format.

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Old 06-13-22, 12:35 PM  
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Hello VF friends,

I had to buy a new laptop and it doesn’t have a CD/DVD Drive.
you can buy a DVD drive that plugs in to your laptop USB port for around $25. We got one similar to the one below from Amazon. It plays and burns DVDs and CDs.

example:

https://www.amazon.com/Rodzon-Extern...5141057&sr=8-3

if you decide to extract your DVDs to your laptop, you'd need to decide where to store them since your storage capacity on your laptop might have a limit, unless you store them in the cloud. also, playing the files is another decision - what device is accessible to that file, and can you work out from a small screen? or perhaps you'd need to plug it into a TV that has a much bigger screen? can your device connect to the TV via a cable or blue tooth? lots of decisions if you go the extract route.

I tagged this thread with "ripping DVDs" and "tech" since these had the most threads tagged with this subject.
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