For those of you who’d still like to watch your DVD movies or listen to CD discs because well, you have a huge collection of physical media and you haven’t fully bought into the streaming services yet, you can get a quality 5 multi disc player used. Manufacturers are not really making new multi disc DVD or CD players anymore. And for those few new ones out in production, they are quite expensive.
Why not get a used one off of EBay, Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist or your local thrift store like Goodwill. There are plenty of individual people or online merchants that still offer good to very good condition DVD and CD players. The best part is these DVD players that would have cost you hundreds of dollars in the past will only cost you around $50 now, depending on the brand and model. If you choose 5 or 6 disc DVD player, they will play CDs and CD-Rs as well. Unless you specifically want to just play CDs, a multi-disc DVD player is the way to go as you can also watch your DVD movies in your collection. If you’re looking for a multi disc CD player, there are way more options than the most popular carousel type players. Some like Pioneer make magazine type CD players which can hold at least 6. There are mega cd players by Sony or Pioneer that can hold in the hundreds.
Once you have your multi-DVD player, and you want to play your DVDs on iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV, Android Samsung, Windows, phone, Xbox, and PS4, you can try a program called WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, which enables you to convert DVD to MP4 or other digital format on your computer. Additional video editing features include the ability to cut, crop, and adjusting volume.
Panasonic is one brand that made quality DVD and CD players in the heyday of physical digital media. We recently acquired the Panasonic DVD-CV51 5-Disc DVD/Video CD/CD changer for about $40 on EBay. This disc players offers component video, S-video and RCA video output along with RCA and optical audio output. With digital optical output, you can enjoy 5.1 surround sound from your DVD movies. One output you will not get with most multi disc DVD players is HDMI. Hope you still have a component compatible receiver or TV laying around. The beauty of this player is that it can double as a 5 disc CD player. The disc tray is carousel style and allows you to open and change discs while still playing a disc. Another feature of this player is it can also play MP3 songs off of CD or DVD disc.
Another quality multi disc cd or dvd player is Toshiba SD-3109 which is a dual disc player. It comes with the ability to rotate between 2 discs, plays HDCD audio discs and 24-bit/96Khz audio DAC. You can purchase a used one for about $30 on Ebay or check your local Facebook Marketplace listings.
For less than $50, this is well worth owning in our ever changing digital media world.