DVD on Android
If you're like me, you probably have a large number of DVDs at your place.
Of course, the DVD format is outdated, but it has a few advantages:
- Everything is available on DVDs and it's cheap to buy,
- It's cheap to decode MPEG-2 with any CPU (even mobile),
- It's very simple and well supported,
- It has menus and bonuses,
- Most patents for decoding DVDs are over (or almost),
- It does not need an Internet connection to work.
It's also great when you travel, in car, trains or planes.
Therefore, we've added support for DVD ISOs (encrypted or not) and DVD menus interactivity in the latest VLC for Android version (0.9.7.1).
As we support full DVD ISOs, you don't need to rip the DVD, remove the protection or do any transcoding: you just need to do an image of the DVD. This is totally legal in most countries, notably in Europe, since this is for your own usage (or your family).
DVD in action
Here are a few screenshots of VLC on Android with a DVD.
Recycle your old device
Finally, the great thing is that this works quite well also on older Android machines, like on this Motorola Defy. It's a Cortex A-8 800Mhz, running Android 2.2, and was out 4 years ago!