29th July 2012, 11:59
This is probably better answered by moderator.
I used this company devices before and they work fine.
However its time to move to next level one of which is USB drives.
USB, drives are up to 64 gig are well known and can hold at least 10 movies, the problem is how to move dvd to USB and i have similar problem with moving something streaming to USB.
14th October 2012, 02:25
I'm assuming what you're calling "USB drives" are those little couple inch long rectangles, also known as flash drives, that you can carry around on your keychain or whatever... If you're talking about something else, please let me know & I'll try to offer a different solution. NOTE: This will also work with external hard drives, though they can hold a lot more than just 64GBs (they're up to 3TBs now I believe).
To copy your DVDs onto one, just use Clone DVD and on the Output tile (the last screen before it starts to rip) select either DVD Files or ISO Image, depending on which whatever program(s) you plan to use to play the movies back prefers. Set the destination to your USB drive & hit go.
To play the movies after they're on the USB drive you'll probably have to mount the iso image to a virtual drive (see Virtual CloneDrive or Power ISO or several other programs). Once mounted your computer should react as if you had just inserted the actual disc into the computer. Some players, like VLC Player, will allow you to skip the mounting & can open the .iso file itself directly. But that will vary somewhat depending on the program you chose to use. VLC Player can also use the DVD Files option, though, IMHO, iso is a lot easier choice as it ends with just 1 file & once mounted works just like the physical disc.
Another option that may work for you would be to use Clone DVD Mobile instead of Clone DVD. Mobile will allow you to rip the movie & encode it into several formats - avi, mp4, etc. Two advantages come to mind. First, you should be able to get a decent quality copy that is less than a GB. This will allow you to store a lot more than just 8 movies per drive - more closer to 64! Second, along with playing the movies on your computer, you'll have them in a format you could potentially play on your smartphone, tablet, or other device(s). You might (with the possible aid of an adaptor) be able to plug the USB drive right into your phone/tablet, but if not, you'll already have it in a format the phone/tablet can play without having to mess around converting it to something else.