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Copying films to USB stick thingy

#1
Until last week when new management took over, on nights to keep us entertained we had access to internet, a TV and DVD player supplied by site owners. So to keep us awake the old owners (Former squaddie and top bloke) supplied the above.The main thing we are there for is immediate response to fire panel and burgalar alarms.

New owner is a complete arrse and has took them all out, and had the DVD drive on the office pc disabled as well removing the router and taking it home with him at the end of every day.
So what I want to know is is it possible to copy a dvd to a usb memory stick? I have an 8gb one.
That way I can watch a film and if the C U N T turns up, exi it with a click and stash the usb thingy in my pocket before the i unlock the door.
What software do I need and it needs to be free or cheaper and easy to use as I'm a real pooter biff.

On the plus side someone noticed he had no tax disc displayed and it got reported............. some unkind Police officer were waiting and got him as he left site and it was seized. Nothing to do with him stop Police brew stops on nightshifts........no sir :D
 
#3
Aquafresh said:
i suppose you could download a film from isohunt!! usually about 700mb!
I Don't want to download films I have'nt paid for, I just want to watch films I already own. Once watched I can delete and reuse the memory stick.
 
#5
Very easily done mate. If you have the DVD then you want to rip it to your computer. DVD Shrink is a good, easy to use piece of software to copy a DVD to your computer, and then just copy the files to the stick.

Also d/l DVD Decrypter, another free piece of software and can often rip DVDs that DVD Shrink might not be able to do if they have put some software protection on the disc. Rip the DVD to files if using that though as doing it to ISO will just require more work for you and if you don't know how to mount an ISO to a virtual drive then to run an ISO can get complicated.

I use these all the time to rip my movies so feel free to PM me or check out the extensive forums for the two pieces of software.

failing that, get your own router, not that expensive, and hook it up when the cnut has gone home
 
#6
Muffin_Kicker said:
Buy yourself a mini dvd player you tight git!
Will it fit in my uniform pocket trigger? No drawers in the desk he's removed them and put all the files onto shelves ?
Need to be able to stash quickly, We can't even Have Books or Magazines in the office.
 
#7
theiftaker said:
Muffin_Kicker said:
Buy yourself a mini dvd player you tight git!
Will it fit in my uniform pocket trigger? No drawers in the desk he's removed them and put all the files onto shelves ?
Need to be able to stash quickly, We can't even Have Books or Magazines in the office.
Fair point pal, i suggest slotting him...
 
#8
acidedge said:
Very easily done mate. If you have the DVD then you want to rip it to your computer. DVD Shrink is a good, easy to use piece of software to copy a DVD to your computer, and then just copy the files to the stick.

Also d/l DVD Decrypter, another free piece of software and can often rip DVDs that DVD Shrink might not be able to do if they have put some software protection on the disc. Rip the DVD to files if using that though as doing it to ISO will just require more work for you and if you don't know how to mount an ISO to a virtual drive then to run an ISO can get complicated.

I use these all the time to rip my movies so feel free to PM me or check out the extensive forums for the two pieces of software.

failing that, get your own router, not that expensive, and hook it up when the cnut has gone home
Not being the best at computers myself, would he need some sort of software on the PC to play it....if not will it work on DII ??
 
#9
theiftaker said:
Muffin_Kicker said:
Buy yourself a mini dvd player you tight git!
Will it fit in my uniform pocket trigger? No drawers in the desk he's removed them and put all the files onto shelves ?
Need to be able to stash quickly, We can't even Have Books or Magazines in the office.
What about a spangly Ipod Video? Surely you can put films on those, and it's pocket friendly too.
 
#10
acidedge said:
failing that, get your own router, not that expensive, and hook it up when the cnut has gone home
This tit has a habit of random visits to site, and there is nowhere in the now gutted security office to hide it.
 
#12
skintboymike said:
theiftaker said:
Muffin_Kicker said:
Buy yourself a mini dvd player you tight git!
Will it fit in my uniform pocket trigger? No drawers in the desk he's removed them and put all the files onto shelves ?
Need to be able to stash quickly, We can't even Have Books or Magazines in the office.
What about a spangly Ipod Video? Surely you can put films on those, and it's pocket friendly too.
Nope too big, no Mobiles allowed in the office with the exception of the site mobile which is on a lanyard around the neck so he can see where it is.
Mobile have to locked in your locker.
 
#14
well any standard media player should do it, but if the barsteward has taken that off the computer then I guess it is a case of taken an .exe file to install some sort of player, divx player for example, and install\uninstall every night. Not the best solution I know, but easy enough to do I guess. Install\uninstall should take under a minute each anyway
 
#17
download VLC media player it has a litlle orange and white bollard symbol type into google vlc download free its about 3mb big. It will play any type of media file.
 
#19
flynavy said:
download VLC media player it has a litlle orange and white bollard symbol type into google vlc download free its about 3mb big. It will play any type of media file.
Why didn't I think of that?! I bloody use the thing after all! It is very good, defo try it

edited for mong spelling
 
#20
Heres a step by step guide on how to convert a DVD you own into an AVI file that will fit onto the USB stick. WIkiHow article

All you need now is a media player that doesnt need to be installed to work so you can just have it sitting on the usb stick and run it from there.

If the bugger has disabled the DVD drive on the computer i reckon he might have a snoop on PC usage through history logs. Safe bet would be to run the media player somebody recommends from the USB drive and load the movie but call it something like "windows.avi" rather than a title so its harder to spot. Leave as little trace as possible and all that.



On a semi related note - The new boss sounds like a throbber who needs some self lovin' and a smile to shut up.
 

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