Blackadder Needs Help w/VLC

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  1. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

    Lord Blackadder

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    Well, I'm off to do 12 weeks of archeology this summer, leaving tomorrow. I don't have a laptop, so I traded computers with my old man, who has an old 300MHz clamshell iBook running Panther (slowly).

    All I really NEED it to do is allow me to upload pics from my digital camera and do email. For that it's great; I have a 120GB external USB hard drive to store everything on.

    But I got a little ambitious; I'd like to take my beloved Blackadder DVD collection with me. The iBook doesn't have the DVD-ROM, and the DVD Player app is not installed on it. I figured I could rip the DVDs on to the external hard drive with Mac the Ripper and view them with VLC. The rip went fine (did it on my G4 tower), and I can view the ripped DVDs fine with Apple DVD Player. VLC won't do it though. I open the VIDEO_TS folder as a file and it cycles through all the menus and then displays a "main decoder error: decoder is leaking pictures, resetting the heap" error. The menu structure is broken.

    I never used VLC for this before (it views the original DVD without issues), is there a way to view the ripped DVD without experiencing this broken menu structure? Alternately, can I install Apple DVD player on the iBook without reinstalling the OS, or can it not be installed on a machine without a DVD drive?
     
  2. daveL macrumors 68020

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    Did you do a "full disc extraction" with MTR?
     
  3. Lord Blackadder thread starter macrumors G5

    Lord Blackadder

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    Yeah, I thought that was the most compatible method...
     
  4. Lord Blackadder thread starter macrumors G5

    Lord Blackadder

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    :eek: :eek: :eek:

    ... Lord I'm an idiot.

    I figured it out; I didn't click the "use DVD menus" button. How I can have missed it after staring at the thing for a half hour I just don't know. I notice now that the first rip I did still has broken menues because I had the "de-macrovision" option checked on MTR, but the others are fine now. Duh.

    Well, at least this isn't the dumbest thing I've ever done (don't ask).
     

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