Vudu disc-to-digital home Ultraviolet conversion software enters public beta, comes to Mac

It took some time to work out most of the bugs, but Vudu is finally expanding its beta of its home-based disc-to-digital service. The idea and the price are still the same as when the private beta launched, but what's new is support for OS X, plus an improved user experience and disc identification powered by Gracenote. We gave it a try and found the process couldn't be any easier or more straight forward. To get others to try it out, Vudu is giving away the first conversion on the house and if you're willing to convert ten or more movies then you'll get a 50 percent discount. After converting a DVD to HDX we were instantly able to turn around and start watching it, far faster than any disc ripping software we've used. Add in the newfound ability to download movies to iOS and Android devices and UltraViolet is really shaping up -- though we're still waiting for that common file format to move copies between devices easily and single sign-on to fix the login mess.

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Stream your DVD and Blu-ray™ collection via the cloud with VUDU In-Home Disc-to-Digital
We know how much you love to stream movies, so VUDU is making it easier to stream the DVD and Blu-ray movie collections you've spent years building anytime, anywhere. With VUDU In-Home Disc-to-Digital – offered as a public beta today – you can convert many of your favorite discs to a digital format stored in the cloud and watch your movies on any VUDU-enabled device like your iPhone®, computer, Roku®, Xbox 360®, PlayStation® 3, connected TV and tablet.

Previously in private beta, VUDU's In-Home Disc-to-Digital service uses VUDU software on your computer to convert a DVD or Blu-ray movie to a digital version accessible in the cloud. From today until August 31, 2013, convert your first disc for free, and get 50% off your final payment when you convert ten discs or more.

VUDU is able to offer this service with help from great technology partners: Gracenote uses video recognition technology to identify your disc and UltraViolet helps safeguard your movies with cloud storage. Some additional perks from going disc to digital:
· Upgrade your DVD titles to HDX* and enjoy a better cinema experience.
· Help safeguard your movies by storing them in the cloud and make your collection more future-proof.
· With recent VUDU app updates on iOS® and Android™ tablets, you can now download movies you own to view offline and on-the-go.

Dig through that collection at home and convert your first DVD on us! Which movie will you convert first?