View Full Version : Battery Consumption: DVD versus compacted xvid file

10-26-2005, 08:19 AM
I'm going on a couple long plane rides, and I don't know if I'll have access to an AC power source on the plane. I'm planning on watching DVD's on the plane. Question is:

should I compact these DVD's onto my harddrive, and play them off my harddrive using xvid? Will this allow my laptop battery to last for much longer?