Windows 10: Convert physical media purchases to digital media for pc gaming

Discus and support Convert physical media purchases to digital media for pc gaming in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; I have a bunch of older "Games for Windows" physical media games I purchased long ago. Is there a way to transfer them to digital content for pc... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by Rongonzo, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. Rongonzo Win User

    Convert physical media purchases to digital media for pc gaming


    I have a bunch of older "Games for Windows" physical media games I purchased long ago. Is there a way to transfer them to digital content for pc gaming? I own all of the games and have the original keys/disks but I have never bothered to keep the receipts. It is my hope that I can use some kind of platform somewhat like Steam/Uplay/Origin to plays these made for Windows games like Crysis Warhead or Fallout 3, etc..

    :)
     
    Rongonzo, Dec 14, 2019
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  2. Media Cloud on Intranet

    Killer_Rubber_Ducky,
    Just to recap after talking with you....
    The school is a private school funded 100% by donations so money is tight (isn't it with everyone?) which is why you are looking for a solutions (or combination) to build this...

    Existing hardware includes:
    • 10gbps fiber network backbone to all buildings
    • 20 buildings in plan for media distribution (equal to 20 managed switches)
    • 100 mbps inside all buildings from 1gbps fiber ports through managed switches
    • 15 Servers - Windows, VmWare, & Linux (Linux for web servers, LDAP, Radius, and Wireless Controller). Linux builds installed on virtual machines with vmware ESXi.
    Media to be distributed:
    • Existing media converted to digital (CDs, DVDs, VHS, etc....)
    • Any new digital media purchased (or licensed) by the school
    • Pictures
    • Documents (viewing only)
    • Streaming (Netflix, Pandora, etc....) NOTE: Access to this needs to be controlled on a user basis. Students should not have free access at all times...
    Design intent:
    • Client Side Experience:
      • Controller (perhaps touch screen device) provides access to the media and controls what is played and where it is played (locally on the controller as a preview or on the Monitor).
      • Monitor - (LCD TV / or other connected via IP on network or to controller?)
      • User Authentication required (to access the media library) looking to Active Directory (LDAP) for permissions.
    • Server Side Experience:
      • Manage All Client Devices (Add, Remove, Schedule, IP Assignments, etc...)
      • Client Statistics (see history, current, and other statistical data)
      • Media Management (Add, Delete, Approve, other)
      • User Accounts (This is for the management of this media system only. Access is controlled by Active Directory permissions and provided through LDAP).
    Your mention of the "cloud" only implies the physical concept for the media server using vmware (or other virtualization app) to host a Server image and manage data thru-put. Right? Since the school is exploring a purchase of a new server loaded with RAM - This may be a good idea...Any throughts from anyone else?

    Did I leave anything out?
     
    candlemaker, Dec 14, 2019
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  3. david-e Win User
    Digital media device

    Thanks for replying with these suggestions. I'm out of town till next week so will try them then and post what happens.

    I have already checked Device Manager, and the speakers are listed as Digital Media devices and are not in the Audio inputs and outputs, nor the Sound, Video, Game Controller groupings.
     
    david-e, Dec 14, 2019
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  4. Mussels Win User

    Convert physical media purchases to digital media for pc gaming

    Costless Media Centre PC!

    link in my sig has all the details, go read there.

    while the link mentions windows 7, it has step by step guides for setting up MPC-HC (media player classic home cinema) for the best performance on weaker media PC's
     
    Mussels, Dec 14, 2019
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