DVD Player and Sleep

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mkrishnan, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    I just started playing around with Mactheripper to copy a DVD to the hard drive. I want to do this with DVDs I have, one at a time, so that I can watch them in a half-size window while working on the side, and also away from home, and not worry about losing the discs, etc. I don't mind the large file size cuz I just keep the one I'm watching on the drive until I'm done with it and then delete it.

    Anyway, I've got a problem with DVD Player. It doesn't allow bookmarks on files played off the HD, and if I put the computer to sleep while the disc is paused, it forgets its place when it wakes up. Is there a workaround?

    Oh, also, what's the diff between using Mactheripper to pull a DVD off a disc and just copying the TS_VIDEO folder?
     
  2. Simon Liquid macrumors regular

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    To you last question: Mac the Ripper decrypts the Video_TS folder so that another program can compress it if you want. If all you want to do is play the movie, go ahead and just drag the folder.

    I don't know for sure if this work with your larger problem, but try playing the movie with VLC. I prefer that for DVDs anyway as there are some features missing in Apple's player, such as deinterlacing.

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  3. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Isn't that why DVDs have chapters? I can't be that hard to get back close to the spot you were at, since most DVDs have chapters every 10 minutes or so.
     
  4. mkrishnan thread starter Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    True, this is what I'm doing. But that's almost the same as asking why there's a pause at all. I'd really rather go back exactly to where I was, not to mention forgetting to look at the chapter I was on or the time when I pause the movie. But FWIW, yes, I *am* aware conceptually that DVDs have chapters.

    Simon -- thanks, perhaps I will try VLC.... One of those apps I haven't gotten yet but there seem to be more & more reasons to try it.
     
  5. parrothead macrumors 6502a

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    I am pretty sure you are wrong about just copying the VIDEO_TS folder straight from the disc. Mactheripper and similar programs not only copy the data off the DVD, they decrypt it so that it can be played.

    mkrishnan - if mactheripper isn't working for you I suggest DVDBackup. I have used it for years and never had any problems.
     
  6. Simon Liquid macrumors regular

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    Yeah, but Apple's DVD player and VLC can decrypt it too, if you play a disk. It's been forever since I tried this, but I think they'll do the job on a straight-copied VIDEO_TS folder as well. At least VLC should, Apple's player might possibly cripple this intentionally.
     
  7. parrothead macrumors 6502a

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    I will have to test it out tonight.
     
  8. mkrishnan thread starter Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Thanks! I'll try it too. I guess for what I'm doing there isn't really much sense in use Mactheripper. I guess I should look more closely at a multi-app solution to make a compressed version of the file that has subtitles (I have the HD space for one DVD, but it does put the pinch on, and I watch a lot of foreign movies / subtitles are useful on English movies when in a plane, etc).
     

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