Moving house Dvd storage

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Found 20th Jan
So we are going to be moving soon yay. Unfortunately there isn't really space for my Dvd collection boo. So I am wondering if anyone uses Dvd storage sleeves or a Dvd binder and has any recommendations. I have over 400 in my collection and I don't see the point in selling as the resale on most is terrible. Thanks guys.

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What will you do with the Dvds cases? It's a problem though. I have 100s of dvd+cds. Never need them now. All in boxes in loft..

wayners

What will you do with the Dvds cases? It's a problem though. I have 100s … What will you do with the Dvds cases? It's a problem though. I have 100s of dvd+cds. Never need them now. All in boxes in loft..



Have they stored okay?

I have 3000 cds that are all ripped to my hard drive and would like to store the cds in my workshop but it gets a bit damp through the winter so concerned the paper booklets will stick together or worse stick to the cds.

Our loft is fully insulated as I had to do that for building regs. Never gets hot or that cold up there. My old original loft space killed records as they twisted with the heat, so cds and dvds would not do well in a standard loft i would think. What you could do is but the discs in a hard case in a cupboard, then the cases in a bag /box so it's air tight and put in loft. If the cases do get damaged with the conditions then you know the discs are ok in the cupboard. Alternatively store the whole lot around a family members house. Not sure I helped much. Case here maplin.co.uk/p/5…HAQ

CD/DVDs are pretty robust. Disc rot is very rare these days and you're unlikely to get warping, remember that you leave CDs in the car and cars go through some extreme temperatures.

Buy a Microserver and rip the films to ISOs and convert the CDs to FLAC. This should fit fine on 4TB and bin the cases for the DVDs and just buy a CD binder for them. Kodi will play DVD ISOs back fine and it save loads of space and make it easier for you to access them.

I'd just sell them, and cut your losses. DVDs are an archaic medium - they're low quality, cumbersome to use, consume physical space, and take an age to actually start playing, which is all at odds with today's world of intangible instant-access (U)HD content. I wouldn't even bother ripping them.

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dxx

I'd just sell them, and cut your losses. DVDs are an archaic medium - … I'd just sell them, and cut your losses. DVDs are an archaic medium - they're low quality, cumbersome to use, consume physical space, and take an age to actually start playing, which is all at odds with today's world of intangible instant-access (U)HD content. I wouldn't even bother ripping them.



Deep down I know you're right, I just suppose I'm a little hoarder and will find it tough letting go.
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