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Poppa John
23-01-2010, 10:13 AM
Hi All.
When I backup a DVD Movie to my computer it comes out as a collection of files. .bup, ts vidio. etc. Why doesnt it just come out as the movie? Thanks. PJ

Terry Porritt
23-01-2010, 10:19 AM
Hi All.
When I backup a DVD Movie to my computer it comes out as a collection of files. .bup, ts vidio. etc. Why doesnt it just come out as the movie? Thanks. PJ

Because that is the structure of a DVD movie, a collection of files.

Zippity
23-01-2010, 10:19 AM
Coz that's the way it is :(

Visit here http://www.videohelp.com/ and be enlightened :)

Poppa John
23-01-2010, 10:23 AM
OK. So how do I get it to play. PJ

Zippity
23-01-2010, 10:37 AM
??? Place it in a DVD player?

plod
23-01-2010, 10:44 AM
use a program like handbrake to back it up, you can choose the file format you want it saved in

Terry Porritt
23-01-2010, 11:15 AM
OK. So how do I get it to play. PJ

You need a player program. The simplest and free is Media Player Classic.
Just drag and drop the folder Video_TS onto the player window.

I also have AVS DVD Player along with AVS DVD Copy

http://www.avsmedia.com/

More urls..http://www.brothersoft.com/avs-dvd-player-free-44678.html

http://www.avs4you.com/

Trev
23-01-2010, 12:21 PM
Yeah just put it in a DVD player and it should play.
:)

Poppa John
23-01-2010, 12:47 PM
It is to get it to play on the computer which is the problem. Either with Media Player or Media centre. Clicking on Play With ... , doesnt work. PJ

Sweep
23-01-2010, 12:52 PM
There may have been copy protection on the original which could cause the "backup" not to play.

Trev
23-01-2010, 01:02 PM
Try VLC player. If it was a commercial disk you copied, it most probably has copy protection on it, hence that is why it won't play.
:)

Terry Porritt
23-01-2010, 01:12 PM
Media Player doesn't work with me either to play the Video_TS files, BTW nothing to do with copy protection, though it will play the DVD.

From zippitys reference:
How to play DVD, MPEG2

In Windows
To play a DVD you need a software DVD Player, then it is just to insert the DVD in your DVD-ROM and hit Play using any player like VLC Media Player(FREE) or PowerDVD or WinDVD.
To play MPEG2 with Windows Media Player you need a software DVD Player installed or a MPEG2 Codec.
To play a copied/ripped DVD from your HD you can use VLC Media Player, choose to open a directory and select the VIDEO_TS folder. Or use WinDVD, just right click on the play window and choose Source->DVD from folder and choose the VIDEO_TS folder.
To play a copied/ripped DVD from the HD with PowerDVD just click on the open button and choose Open DVD File from the Hard Disk Drive and open the video_ts.ifo in the VIDEO_TS folder.

in Mac
Play DVDs with VLC Media Player.

in Linux
Play DVDs with VLC Media Player or MPlayer.

Problem playing DVD
If you have problem playing DVD on your computer try different video player software, in Windows try WinDVD or PowerDVD.

http://www.videohelp.com/play#dvd

As I said use Media Player Classic it is the simplest and smallest program to use, or VLC as Trev says.

KarameaDave
23-01-2010, 01:23 PM
If you install ffdshow tryouts
http://ffdshow-tryout.sourceforge.net/
Windows Media Player should be able to play 'em.

Terry Porritt
23-01-2010, 01:41 PM
I've just found by experiment that to use Windows Media Player (I'm using version 9) you need to load the VIDEO_TS.IFO file. Other players you just point to the VIDEO_TS folder.

Edit: note you have to change "Media files(all types)" to "Any File (*.*)"
in order to load the info file.

Terry Porritt
23-01-2010, 03:10 PM
I've just found by experiment that to use Windows Media Player (I'm using version 9) you need to load the VIDEO_TS.IFO file. Other players you just point to the VIDEO_TS folder.

Edit: note you have to change "Media files(all types)" to "Any File (*.*)"
in order to load the info file.

A bit more interesting info, you dont have to do that file type changing. I reinstalled WMP 9 in XP as for some reason the skins had disappeared and I couldn't get the Classic view back.

Now a VIDEO_TS.IFO opens more easily, or you can also right click on the IFO file and select WMP to always open that file type if you want.

My WMP 9 must have had a bit of a bug in it, but as I seldom if ever use it, it had been unoticed.

Trev
23-01-2010, 03:26 PM
Roddy_Boy here
unoticed :D:D:D

Terry Porritt
23-01-2010, 04:20 PM
Roddy_Boy here
unoticed :D:D:D

Very observant....I'm catching the Kiwi disease....it has become more noticeable recently.:banana

Poppa John
24-01-2010, 10:13 AM
1st...We are suspecting a dud DVD. It will be going back. it will not play properly thro the TV.

2nd...Have tried some of the advice programs & got nowhere, perhaps because of "1st". Have given up on it. My tired old brain cannot comprehend the instructions.

Thanks for all the help & advice.

Over & out PJ :confused::thumbs: