Rasp Pi 3 added external DVD/RW drive

bookwormep

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Recently added external DVD/RW to Rasp Pi 3 set-up for data-disks and DVD movies playback.
It works pretty nice; but, VHS movies are going to have to wait until I figure out a conversion box
from my electronic parts junkyard to make that happen!
 

Phishfry

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Every pie needs a cup holder.

I have an old JVC dual deck VCR with MiniDV and firewire interface.
Bet that would work....
Betamax, now that might be a challange. I had to borrow a deck last time I tried to scrape some of my old content.

I still have thousands of dollars worth of Canopus products(Video Capture Cards). DVRex RT PRO blah blah blah.
Just cant seem to throw them out. I also have a TrueVision Targa3000 card somewhere.
Wasted away so much money back in them days.
I started on a VideoToaster at the local PBS here.
 

Phishfry

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Back on topic it would be interesting to see how a video input via USB on Pi3 would do.

What software player are you using for DVD playback on Pi3?
 
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bookwormep

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First, I wrote the above too quickly, the Rasp Pi 3 Model B+ is what I have been using.
Second, the media player is VLC with a bunch of caveats: also installed smplayer and
had to download a set of three tarballs, before re-configuring them to make it work.
Finally, I have a broken Samsung VHS/Combo and it's remote control which works
better as a doorstop than anything right now..

But, being able to watch all the DVD's from the storage box has been fun for a few days!
 
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