Carrying DVD's out bush

Submitted: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 20:40
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As we are going on an extended trip my bestest mate says that she would like to watch the odd DVD when camped in the scrub. (We now have a portable player with surround sound...FM enabled)

Taking a heap of DVD's in the original covers takes up mobs of space.

We have a unsused CD compendium carry bag.

Question is: Can we carry the DVD's without damaging them in the CD compendium?

All answers treated in confidence....lol

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Reply By: Davo - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 20:47

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 20:47
Willem,
Yes, you can.
I bought a hard plastic CD/DVD case (looks like a small briefcase) which I take backwards and forwards whilst travelling overseas to work.
It holds about 128 CD/DVD's.
Should that be enough?

I bought it from JB HiFi

Cheers,
Davo

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Reply By: Member - Nick (Kununurra) - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 20:49

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 20:49
Gday willem,personally I hate DVD's,touchy pricks of things.On our move up here the kids bought about 20 DVD's with them to watch and by the time we got here they were all scratched to bits and most were throw aways.They were kept in a hard covered dvd case.(mind you you wont get any one harder on discs than kids).
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Reply By: drifta - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 21:00

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 21:00
Willem like Davo I carry mine in an after market case. I bought mine from one of those real cheap shops though I don't remember who. There a zip up soft covered folder that hold about 40 in each. Cost about $10 each. No damaged discs from them but keep them closed up, if you get dirt in them when you slide the discs in and out of there sleeves they will get scratched.
Drifta
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Reply By: Old Scalyback & denny - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 21:09

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 21:09
goodday willem
if you have the ability on your computor make copies so that you dont take and damage the originals i normally do this with the cds although most are now on the ipod

steve
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Reply By: Mike Harding - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 21:17

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 21:17
Due to the inherent nature of the laser reading process: no you cannot.

Consider a book instead - they are far less prone to damage and, generally, more beneficial to the user.

Mike Harding
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 22:51

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 22:51
Mike Mike Mike
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Reply By: Footloose - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 21:25

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 21:25
My experience has been that CD's and DVD scratch easily, even at home. I'd be wary. Perhaps you could burn a copy onto your puter harddrive before you go, as someone suggested.
DVD's in the bush ? Hmm...you might be able to cover some fuel costs by charging ..kinda like a mobile picture theatre :)
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Reply By: Rock Crawler - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 22:32

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 22:32
Go with reply one , Hard case cover hands down. What I would do , is burn your dvds and keed the originals home , that way , you wont have any issues if you damage one
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Follow Up By: stevesub - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 16:47

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 16:47
We did this last year when we were in Europe for 3 months - took copies of CD's and DVD's in one case that held 50 or so. Good when we were in Eastern Europe countires where the only TV was in Russian, Polish or some other language we could not understand. We had no probems with scratches.

Also do the same for when we are travelling in OZ in the Troopy with the DVD's - no CD player in the Troopy yet - must fit is as it has been in the garage for 6 months now.

Used a laptop for playing on and the CD's were great in the car,

We originally took only a couple of CD's full of MP3's and burnt new ausio CD's as we went and biffed the old ones as we got sick of them. This means less CD's to carry when on planes

Stevesub
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Reply By: GUPovertyPack - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 07:14

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 07:14
Depending on the type of dvd player you have you may be able to copy the movies to a format (mpeg4, avi, etc) which will allow you to put several movies on a single disk (5 or 6 on a single dvd). Then you may not need to remove the disk from the player for the whole trip, depending on how many movies you want to watch. Atleast you will have less disks to manage and keep clean.

Enjoy the trip.

Michael

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Reply By: Willem - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 08:51

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 08:51
Thanks for all your advice.

Much appreciated.

Will attempt to burn copies first.

Cheers
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Reply By: RupertDog - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 14:48

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 14:48
Willem

Agree with everyone else - try to burn them first, BUT check the burn has worked before you head off. Had an awkward experience when I "backed up" a couple of SWMBO's cd's for the car. The silence from the cd player was only broken by further awkward silences and feeble excuses as to what had happened (damn computers, can't be trusted!!).

Secondly, you can get CD holders that attached to the sunvisor. You just slip each CD / DVD out as you need to use them. Relatively free from dust and should reduce the scratches.

Regards

RD

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Follow Up By: Rock Crawler - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 18:04

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 18:04
I dont use these any more , they cause more scraches than good lol
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