Vudu can make old DVDs HD copies on your phone

Vudu can turn your old DVDs into HD digital copies, and all you need is a smartphone
Vudu can turn your old DVDs into HD digital copies, and all you need is a smartphone

IF you have a large DVD collection because you lacked the foresight to expect the emergence of streaming services like Netflix, you are not alone.

Thankfully, a company has developed a solution for people like us.

This week content delivery and media technology service Vudu announced its app will let users create their own personal Netflix-esque online library from their own DVD collection.

Users will be able to "convert" their DVD collection by scanning the barcode with their smartphone, which will give them permanent access to the title online through Vudu.

The company will charge $A2.60 for the privilege, with the ability to even upgrade the quality of the DVD to full HD for just $A6.50.

The system isn't without its faults, with only around 8,000 titles able to be digitised at this point in time - participating studios include Universal, Lionsgate, Paramount, Twentieth Century Fox, Sony Pictures and Warner Bros.

The company said it will be looking to expand this library fast as possible, with a focus on classic titles people are likely to have on DVD.

"There is something for everyone including fan favourites like the Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and the Bourne series, as well as classics like Top Gun and The Godfather," a spokesman told The Verge.

The other issue is the fact Vudu is an American-based service, meaning you would need to have a VPN in order to use the service until it launches in Australia.

Regardless of the hiccups, the service is a great step in the right direction for those who want an easy way to watch their personal DVD collection online.

Would you use the service? Continue the conversation in the comments below or with Matthew Dunn on Facebook and Twitter.

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