Vudu announces In Home Disc to Digital
Vudu has released the beta for In Home Disc to Digital, allowing conversion of your existing DVD movie collection to UltraViolet digital in the comfort of your own home. Previously the movies had to be taken to Walmart for verification.
To get started, log into your Vudu account and click “Disc to Digital” in the menu. (This may not be available to everyone at this time as it is in beta.) You will be directed to download the VUDU To Go app. Insert your DVD or Blu-ray Disc (if you have a BD-ROM drive) into your computer and verify ownership. Voila! your digital copy appears in your UltraViolet digital lock box.
The prices for conversion are pretty reasonable:
- $2 per DVD to convert to Standard Definition (‘SD’)
- $2 per Blu-ray disc to convert to High Definition with Dolby Digital Plus Surround Sound (‘HDX’)
- $5 per DVD to convert and upgrade to HDX
There is an initial offer for $2 off your first conversion.
Once you secure digital rights in UltraViolet this title is available on multiple streaming services, not just VUDU, as UltraViolet is an industry standard. Streaming is available on iPad, computer (MAC/PC), Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Blu-ray Disc players with BD-Live support, and certain network enabled HDTVs.
The VUDU To Go app also allows you to download your digital copies for use offline.
The studios supporting the UltraViolet digital rights format include: Paramount Home Media Distribution, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Lionsgate Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.