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We got three large LCD TVs and put them on rolling carts with DVD/VHS combo players that get rolled from class to class when MacBook DVD or iPad to projector isn't a practical alternative.

Handbrake and Mac the Ripper are great but in addition to (usually) being illegal, they create a slippery slope, IMO. Once you rip a DVD for faculty, they keep coming back for more. But that's your call.

HTH.

-Mark

Mark Davies  Educational Technology Coordinator



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Twitter @markdavies


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I agree, unfortunately DRM puts a lot of restrictions on apple's media systems.  Over the summer I had a lot of the school outfitted with Epson Brightlink projectors hooked up to the network and haven't had to use the Apple TV's at this time…  I found this much easier for wifi projection.  Plus Epson has an App that supports iPad and Apple computers to both manage the projectors on the network and project to them.

From: Mark Davies <markdavies@HUNSCHOOL.ORG>
Reply-To: The EDUCAUSE ACCESS Constituent Group Listserv <ACCESS@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 10:49 AM
To: <ACCESS@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [ACCESS] DVD use in iPad Schools


We got three large LCD TVs and put them on rolling carts with DVD/VHS combo players that get rolled from class to class when MacBook DVD or iPad to projector isn't a practical alternative.

Handbrake and Mac the Ripper are great but in addition to (usually) being illegal, they create a slippery slope, IMO. Once you rip a DVD for faculty, they keep coming back for more. But that's your call.

HTH.

-Mark

Mark Davies  Educational Technology Coordinator



Mobile/Text 215.248.2727
Twitter @markdavies


Message from elacroix@newhampton.org

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We have set up StreamToMe on iMacs, one per department, with the client app on iPads. Departments can rip DVDs that they own and stream from their central department Macs. Only one copy of the ripped video exists, centrally accessible only from the campus network, and it's not on the small SSDs in the faculty laptops (and therefore also on our CrashPlan server). The faculty who use it LOVE it. We have a few SuperDrives for checkout but their use is dwindling as we socially engineer faculty in the Streaming direction
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Peter Richardson <richardson@RUTGERSPREP.ORG> writes:
Friends,


We are moving in the Apple TV/iPad direction.  This came on faster than we expected due to the continuing problems we are having with our August 2012 MacBook Pros and VGA.  


For those headed in directions similar to ours, what are you doing about DVD's that teachers use in the classroom.  We had our first experience with a teacher using a laptop and Airplay today.  If you use Apple software, DRM gets in the way.  VLC is a work around, but it is jittery.


Any thoughts would be most appreciated.


And, have a great winter break.


Peter

Peter K. Richardson
Director of Information Services
Rutgers Preparatory School
1345 Easton Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873
732-545-5600


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Message from warren.apel@gmail.com

Hi all,
We are having a lot of those same issues - MacBook Airs and iPads are successful, and the teachers love them, but then now and then they want to play a DVD.  We've invested in a handful of cheap DVD players with HDMI output to get us through the transition. But eventually, we want to have a streaming video server in the library and handbrake all the DVDs for WiFi streaming.  It's not easy, with juggling Apple IDs and home sharing, so I hope that Apple comes up with a better educational solution for that.

We also have two SuperDrives in the library, so teachers who need to burn a cd or DVD can check out a USB drive for their MacBook Air.  

Thanks for the heads-up on StreamToMe - looks like a really good alternative to iTunes home sharing!

Warren
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