How to Launch a Video from a Video_TS folder

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  1. SMM macrumors 65816

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    I am not sure this is the right forum, but please excuse me if it is not. I just ripped my first DVD to Hard Disk (all legal). I used MTR. The Video_TS folder has been created. But, I cannot launch the movie from it. I have had this problem before in Windows. Without an .EXE, or .APP, or Autorun file to execute, how does one get the thing to work? Thanks.
     
  2. NickElls macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure of the exact answer to your question, but I usually use HandBrake to rip my DVDs to mp4s, so I don't have to bother with VIDEO_TS folders and stuff.
     
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    Is there an error message you get when you try to run the movie from the VIDEO_TS folder?
     
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    Use DVD Player.app File -> Open DVD Media and point it at the Video_TS folder.

    Or download and use VLC.

    B
     
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    Ah, yeah that is the way, i knew dvd player could do it. I did not however know VLC could, thanks for sharing.
     
  8. SMM thread starter macrumors 65816

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    First of all, thanks for everyone's helpful posts. This was actually the first DVD I have ripped, although I have (illegally - but just for fun), captured footage from VCR's and DVD's to add into my own DVD projects.

    So, I read about the two most popular options; Handbrake and MTR. After digesting the information, I decided to try the uncompressed MTR option, as I do not have to consider storage, but want to get the best quality.

    The easiest option to try was by balmw's, since no download was required. DVD player worked, except I hosed up the rip. I got an error that the DVD was not able to play 'in this region'. :eek:

    I think what I am going to do is try handbrake with the highest quality settings and see how good it looks. If I am reading this info correct, MPEG-4 is the way to go.
     

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