Lots of DVDs and Blu-Rays Laying Around?  Digitize Them with Vudu!

Today, Walmart's subscription-free, premium video streaming service, announced today the launch of the first mobile offering for consumers to be able to convert their DVD and Blu-ray collections into digital libraries, right from their smart phones.  Mobile Disc-to-Digital can turn DVDs and Blu-rays into digital movies thanks to a scanning of the movie's barcode via the Vudu app.  These movies can then be watched on numerous Vudu-enabled devices, including televisions, Blu-ray disc players, gaming consoles, streaming players and through the Vudu app on phones and tablets.  

"The average movie collector owns nearly 100 DVDs and Blu-rays.  We know these customers have invested a lot into building their physical movie collections," says Jeremy Verba, general manager with Vudu.  "As more and more customers create digital libraries, we are constantly looking for ways to help them unlock additional value from the movies they already own."

The feature works on both iPhones and Android devices and can be utilized for almost 8,000 movies from Lionsgate, Paramount Home Media Distribution, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  Look for additional titles to be added in the coming months.

How much will it cost you might ask?  Movie buffs can convert a DVD to SD or a Blu-ray disc to HDX for $2.  If you're looking for a better picture from your DVD collection, expect to pony up $5 per title to convert DVDs to HDX.  The good news is that all Vudu users will receive one complimentary first-time mobile conversion!

Note also that Mobile Disc-to-Digital Conversions must take place at a customer's home/billing address.  

So if you're not into March Madness this weekend and want to look at converting some of your old DVDs to digital, here is a great opportunity!