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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 2014-09-16, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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Ultraviolet (UV) Streaming

Lately, I have found myself avoiding movies that do not come with a digital copy (I don't mind iTunes, but because of the cross platform availability I find myself using UV more). I've had quite a bit of luck with it, as it works well on my PS3 (although I know others have had problems) and on a recent road trip I downloaded some UV films to my android tablet and iPad. Apart from storage space considerations, it worked flawlessly. However, when I look online I do hear a lot of gripes about UV. Am I putting all my eggs in one basket? How does everyone here feel about it?
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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 2014-09-17, 12:21 AM
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I should give you all my DC's. When I buy my BD's I usually toss all DVDs & Digital Copy's in the garbage.


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post #3 of 34 (permalink) Old 2014-09-17, 01:42 PM
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I have pretty much stopped buying Blu-rays as most are packaged with a DVD and a digital copy code, for which I have no use. I would prefer to pay less and only receive a Blu-ray disc, as can be done with DVD.

I also have a dozen or so DC codes which you are welcome to have. Some specify UV while others mention iTunes or Windows Media. I don't know what the cross-compatibility is, if any.
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Same here. I want nothing but the BD. Or if their going to continue to release them this way then stop having separate DVD releases and just include them ALL together.
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I buy lots of BD's and I always throw the digital copy codes in the garbage, and give away the DVD's or sometimes toss them in the garbage too.
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post #6 of 34 (permalink) Old 2017-05-21, 09:17 PM
 
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I'm looking at options for streaming UV movie collection on a PC--what's best for a living room experience?
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post #7 of 34 (permalink) Old 2017-05-22, 01:42 PM
 
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Storage is an issue for the UV. Since you are putting everything on it so, I guess you might get a good experience.
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post #8 of 34 (permalink) Old 2017-05-22, 01:53 PM
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I have a lot of blu-ray discs that also come with DVD's and the codes.

I've noted on ALL of them that there are expiration dates for the codes.

Be mindful of that.

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All most all of my UV collection is digital copy only--free codes/promotions from Warner Bros, etc.--only 20+ movies in all, but I'd like a reliable way to access them through my Windows 10 HTPC from time to time.

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post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old 2017-05-22, 05:28 PM
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What exactly is the requirement? Is it watching on the HTPC with movies on the HTPC, watching on the HTPC with movies on the another PC, watching on media players and mobile devices with movies on the HTPC, watching on media players and mobile devices with movies on the another PC?

Kodi, as supplied, will play most non-encrypted content on the local network. The directory containing the content must be shared (or be on the same PC) and Kodi configured to find it. BD content may require a proprietary player due to encryption.
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post #11 of 34 (permalink) Old 2017-05-31, 01:12 AM
 
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The requirement is to stream movies from a service that can be linked to a cloud-based UV collection. I've used CinemaNow (ok, but not always reliable) and Flixster (even worse).
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Not sure if this is the right place to post this but UV has just announced that it is shutting down this summer. The announcement glibly assures US customers only that there should be no problems but says zilch about their customers outside the US. My question. Aside from Flixster which in Canada could also go out of business at any time are there any other reliable retailers connected to Ultraviolet? If not those of us with UV copies of their favourite movies may soon find them inaccessible.

I might add that this is exactly the scenario that proponents of physical media have been warning us about for years. Beware the cloud!
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This is not the first streaming service to go out of business. There is a long history of shutdowns, mergers and acquisitions. So far, most services have made arrangements for purchases to be made available by some other means. That could be a digital download or transfer to another service.
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This is not the first streaming service to go out of business. There is a long history of shutdowns, mergers and acquisitions. So far, most services have made arrangements for purchases to be made available by some other means. That could be a digital download or transfer to another service.
Right but none of that seems to be happening here. UV has never been known for customer service. My gut feeling is that it is about to leave its customers US or otherwise hanging out to dry.
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post #15 of 34 (permalink) Old 2019-02-01, 02:13 PM
 
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People in the states are pretty lucky, their movies and tv shows will still be available through VUDU, but what about here in Canada? I do have some movies and tv shows with UV but how can watch them on my Appletv? Legally.

I think Canadians will get burned.

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