Watch DVD on Front Row?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by G99, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. G99 macrumors 6502

    G99

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    I've got some DVDs (bought) which I have just finished copying onto my HD. Is it possible to get front row to play the VIDEO_TS files? I thought there might be a way using DVD player to view these files in front row, but it seems front row can only recognise "video" files i.e .mov, and not DVD VIDEO_TS files on the HD.
    Any help would be gratefully appreciated.
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    I don't believe the "Movies" section of Frontrow will recognize them since they are not in iTunes and the "DVD" section of Frontrow won't since it's not in the DVD drive. You *might* be able to make a DVD disc image of the DVD using Disk Utility and mount the image to get Frontrow to recognize it under the DVD menu. I don't think that will work though.

    Your other option would be to use something like Handbrake to convert the DVD into a format iTunes could play and then if the file is in iTunes it would be recognized in Frontrow under the "Movies" area.
     
  3. G99 thread starter macrumors 6502

    G99

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    I was scared I had to convert to a video file. I guess that's the only available option. Thank you for your guidance. There's no way I can get the DVD menus etc. into the video file, is there?
     
  4. Uma888 macrumors 6502

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    No, that wont work.

    Instead get a copy of VLC media player and look on the VLC forums for an apple script for your apple remote. works like a charm.....:D
     
  5. G99 thread starter macrumors 6502

    G99

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    Thanks for your tip, but it's not accessing the media with the remote I'm interested in, but using Front Row's elegant, simple interface for it, which I have grown to like very much :eek:
     
  6. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Once you've watched the extras there's really no need for the DVD menus anyway...
     
  7. milo macrumors 604

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    Just use something like handbrake to convert the video.
     
  8. Peace macrumors P6

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    Front Row will show and play any mp4,.mov,.mpg or m4p file in the users movies folder.Or any .wmv file if one has the plug-ins for QT.
     

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