accessing videos on music cds

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by jhomayne, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. jhomayne macrumors regular

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    on my windows pc, whenever i bought a single or album on that contained a video i would always copy the video onto my harddrive so that i could watch them at leisure without having to find the cd.

    but i've noticed that i can't seem to find the video files in the cd folders with my ibook.

    anyone got any help? :)

    (apologies if this is in the wrong forum btw)
     
  2. jhomayne thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a

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    Copy the video onto a thumb drive on the PC, open it on the Mac. Problem solved.
     
  4. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

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    did you try to navigate through the cd manually?
     
  5. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    when there is two different things on a cd it useually shows to cds on the desktop.

    One with the music one with the video files and whatnot.
     
  6. jhomayne thread starter macrumors regular

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    well that's what i thought i'd have to do but when i open the 'data' cd on the desktop all i get is the shockwave (or whatever) program that displays the video, no folders or anything else.
     
  7. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

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    The files might be hidden so grab a program that will show all the files or use terminal.
     
  8. hanq macrumors member

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    so what you're saying is that if you try to open the cd image thats on the desktop it opens shockwave and no folders. then try right-clicking or ctrl-clicking on the cd and select "Show Package Contents". and the contents of the cd should show up in a new window. im not sure if this works on a cd though. i have no way of testing this so could you post it if i works. or use terminal if this doesn't work.
     
  9. jhomayne thread starter macrumors regular

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    sorry. i shall explain a bit better.

    when i insert the cd i, as you know, get one folder with the 3 tracks on it (the cd to which i refer is The Libertines' 'Can't Stand Me Now' single) and another folder which contains a macromedia application 'Libertines' which loads the video viewer and nothing else.

    i'm guessing that the files are hidden.

    how would i go about using terminal?
     
  10. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

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    the basic command to look at file is "LS" then you have sub commands -a, -v you can find all of this by "man ls"


    forgot you have to "cd" back to the volume or type "cd" drag the file cd to the terminal window
     

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