External DVD drive on the xoom xoom?

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  1. supremekizzle
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    Do any of you think (or know) if it would ever be possible to use an external dvd drive on this tablet? I would like to use it to watch movies but think I will just buy a netbook if a tablet realesed in 2011 doesn't even have dvd compatibility.
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    Well considering it IS 2011 and everything is going digital...probably not
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    everything is going digital? what a stupid answer...ya thats why
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    What is your answer then? That is my only guess. Companies want you to buy/download the movies directly from the app to the tablet
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    Why bother to 'carry' around a DVD drive and have to connect it? IF you already have the DVD just rip it and either stream (if your home) or copy the movie to a microSD... DVDs (including BRs) are a dying tech... why mess with all the physical crap. If you don't have the DVD yet (i.e. future releases) by a digital version and have it everywhere you go (again, including on your SD card).

    If you're really attached to your archaic/dying media the Xoom has USB ports so if you are so willing and capable you could write drivers for it (probably some linux guys out that could do it for you) but I wouldn't count on it being readily available.
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    Thank you. I still buy physical movies but realize technology is changing to digital
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    I can understand still buying the physical disks but if want to carry them you're better off with a larger laptop with a DVD drive. The idea(l) of a Tablet is it being small and portable. Having a 10" table tethered to a external drive is kind of.... well... And 32G micro cards are coming down so you could rip several disks to take with you w/o the clutter.

    If you want to buy some cheap DVD's I'm offloading my last ~150 that I've finally ripped an put on my media server (I now have 400+ movies and TV shows I can access from ANYWHERE, no disks needed:icon_ banana:)
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    Wow I apologize for being rude. I just read what I wrote I was wasted....all I was trying to say was I don't think 2011 is the reason it wont take a drive ...8 yegar bombs 2 tequila shots and 6 beers and I was online shoulda been out. P.s. no I don't wana buy dvds I only have blurays..and movies on my pc.
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    I don't think you can use an external dvd drive on a tablet, I never heard it.

    I always use the dvd ripping software to convert dvd my devices then play it in HD video formats, you can refer to this guide.
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    u can rip DVD to Xoom compatible formats for enjoying.
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    Yes you can and DVD catalyst works great for ripping DVDs to xoom or any phone format for that matter.

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk
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    Not really. Most/many movies are now being made available by streaming at Netflix, Amazon, Google, etc.

    Maybe they'll release a bluetooth dvd player though eh?
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    I think it's possible to install dvd driver on this tablet, but it will take a long time so that we can play dvd movies on xoom directly, so now we have to use a third software to rip and convert dvd to xoom, and the better one i have used is leawo dvd ripper, if you want to know more about it, you can visit here:
    DVD Ripper software - Convert DVDs to AVI/WMV/MKV/iPhone4/iPad easily
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    IF YOU DOWNLOAD ANYMOVIE IN MP4 TO CAN PLUG YOUR ZOOM TO YOUR PC GO TO YOUR MOVIE FOLDER ON YOUR XOOM AND COPY IT OVER. WORKS GREAT. I SEEN MOVIES FROM PIRATESBAY CHANGED FORMAT TO MP4 AND TRANSFERED TO MY XOOM. LIKE COPYING AND VIDEO FROM A THUMB DRIVE TO YOUR PC. SAME CONCEPT.

    Sent from my Xoom using DroidForums
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    Yes, i also agree with that you can have a DVD ripper, i don't want to pack a DVD driver on my journey
    and i think, after ripping DVD, you can store it in your TAB, you just needn't carry your DVD driver everytime
    to me,it's troublesome indeed!
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    What can you rip to in order to play on xoom? My pc doesn't have microSD input/output.
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    Rip the DVD to a file on your PC then plug your phone or tablet in to the computer via the supplied USB cable then navigate to My Computer and select the phones internal/SD card memory. Then find the ripped file on your computer and copy or move it over to the device. ;)

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