Being a fulltimer means some compromises. I am happy to compromise on most things but I still want my entertainment with me.
I love my books, music and films. However storing them like you do in a house is not practical. Keeping shelves of DVD’s and books just doesn’t work in a motorhome.
Thanks to the digital age this is not an issue any more. I have imported my entire CD collection into iTunes, I have started buying ebooks for my Sony PRS-505 rather than the dead tree variety. Unfortunately DVD’s do not come quite so easily into the digital age. Fortunately after some trial and error and some wasted money I have found a solution.
- No shelving needed
- No more scratched or lost DVD’s
- Very quick to browse and find any DVD I want.
Using Amazon.co.uk and the windows 7 Snipping Tool I can also have the DVD cover imported into iTunes so that they also look good as well.
I now have a rule that when I buy a new DVD I am not allowed to watch it until it is Ripped. I am also doing around 5 DVD’s a day out of my collection so that in a couple of weeks I will have all my DVD’s stored and imported into iTunes properly.
I find I am now watching the DVD’s more than once which I never did before.