Got an extensive DVD collection at your folks’ place? Don’t let it collect dust anymore. Take every title and your smartphone and start converting those movies in high-definition digital copies. It’s as simple as opening your phone’s camera #softwaremagic
Instead of going to a special center to convert your Blu-Rays or ditch them altogether, you can use mobile app Vudu from the comfort of your home. Just install the app, open the camera and scan the barcode on the back of the DVD cover. Once the process is done, you’ll have to pay a very small fee to get the UltraViolet digital copy.
The Walmart-owned Vudu app is said to work with 8,000 titles from classics to adventure and fantasy titles. A conversion costs between $2 and $5 depending on the quality desired. The high-definition version costs the most, as you can imagine. After the movies are in your library, you can view them with special apps, such as Flixter, Verizon FiOS and of course, Vudu – both iOS and Android versions.
Amazon Video and iTunes are not “on board” with Vudu’s strategy to recover old DVD movies but we’re not surprised. Even so, the fact that you can take matters into your own hands, when it suits you – at home or in a coffee shop-, for a small fee, makes exploring other video apps worth it.