VUDU Launches In-Home Disc-to-Digital Beta Program

The new VUDU service allows users to upgrade DVDs and store movies in the cloud.


Still have discs piled up around your AV system? VUDU wants you to ditch the discs. Of course, the Walmart-owned service doesn’t expect you to give up all of your favorite movies. Instead, the company wants you to turn those titles into UltraViolet Digital Copies through the VUDU In-Home Disc-to-Digital program, which is now in beta.

To start, you’ll need to download the VUDU To Go app to your computer. From there, click on the Disc to Digital tab in the app. Insert the DVD that you want to digitize into your disc drive, choose whether you want an SD or HD copy, and click to make it digital. Just FYI: You’re going to need a Blu-ray drive to convert Blu-ray discs.

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From there, VUDU will store the digital copy in the cloud, so you’ll be able to access that movie on other VUDU-enabled products, such as TVs, Blu-ray players, set-top boxes, and gaming devices. Users can also tap into the films through iOS and Android devices.

If you want to convert a DVD to a standard-def digital copy or a Blu-ray to an HD copy with Dolby Digital Plus Surround Sound (HDX), it will cost you $2. To convert a DVD to the HDX format, expect to pay $5.

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