Burning a Video_TS folder to make a DVD

mduser63

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I'm trying to figure out how to burn a DVD that will play in a regular DVD player if I just have the VIDEO_TS folder. I believe that Toast can do it, is there something free that will do it? In case you're concerned, it's not a commercial DVD. It's one I created some time ago, and compiled on a PC (before I switched), and now I only have the VIDEO_TS folder, not an image, and I want to burn it. I've got DVD Studio Pro in case there's some way to do it with that.
 

tykles

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I am sure there are dozens of threads on this. you could also go to dvdforums or whatever the site is for extremely in depth discussions. but basically, in toast, you select DVD-ROm(UDF), drag in your video_ts folder, make and add a blank audio_ts folder, burn and check in your dvd player of choice. works for me. Don't forget to double check w a dvd-rw first if you've got one lying around.
 

mduser63

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Thanks for the reply, but the problem is, I don't have Toast, and don't really have the money to buy it either, so I'm looking for a free solution if possible.
 

Lacero

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I remember being able to burn discs from within DVD Studio Pro but I've forgotten, since I rarely if ever use DVDSP to burn DVDs. I use Toast, and so should you.
 

ClarkeB

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If you just pop a DVD into your comp, open it up in Finder and then drag the folder into the window and then click burn.
 

Laslo Panaflex

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ClarkeB said:
If you just pop a DVD into your comp, open it up in Finder and then drag the folder into the window and then click burn.
That doesn't work. It has to be DVD rom UDF format, burning from the finder just makes a standard data DVD.
 

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TrashCanDan said:
MacTheRipper make a copy using this program, than burn the ripped files onto a blank dvd.
Macthereipper rips the movie into a video_TS folder. then we are back to where we started. How to get the Video_TS folder burned on to a DVD so that it will play in a DVD Player.
 

daveL

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mduser63 said:
Thanks for the reply, but the problem is, I don't have Toast, and don't really have the money to buy it either, so I'm looking for a free solution if possible.
I don't mean to second guess you, but you can afford DVD Studio Pro, but you can't spring for Toast?

TrashCanDan: MTR has nothing to do with it; his DVD is not encrypted, which is the only purpose of MTR. In addition, you can't just "burn the ripped files onto a blank DVD". The VIDEO_TS folder has to be formated for a video DVD, otherwise you end up with a data DVD, which won't play on a standalone DVD player.
 

ClarkeB

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Laslo Panaflex said:
On a set top player or your computer?
A regular DVD player. I used MTR to copy the DVD to my HD and then I dragged the Video_TS folder to a DVD I had and clicked Burn and then whne it was done I ejected it and inserted it into my Humax 80-hour TiVo box w/ DVD recorder and played it there.
 

mduser63

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Thanks for all the replies. I have DVD Studio Pro, but only because I saved for a long time and was able to buy it with an educational discount (I'm a student). At the moment, I don't have the money for Toast. I'll download the demo for now, and buy it when I get paid next week. Thanks again.
 

keysersoze

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jalagl said:
I second the recomendation for Popcorn. It is much more affordable than Toast, and works like a charm.
Popcorn + Tiger = Cluster F***

Sorry, but I'm having all kinds of problems burning. Even after 1.02 update. Still wanked.
 

daveL

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keysersoze said:
Popcorn + Tiger = Cluster F***

Sorry, but I'm having all kinds of problems burning. Even after 1.02 update. Still wanked.
Tiger and Popcorn 1.02 have worked fine for me, so far.
 

tykles

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Nermal said:
That 'demo' appears to be a Flash movie that shows you about Toast, but doesn't actually let you use it :(
oooooops. that was pretty dumb. I gues i shold have looked at that a bit harder before posting it, eh? :eek: I'm rather surprised they don't offer a demo.

Here's somewhere you can pick it up for 20 bucks, though. Or if you do a search on pricewatch you can find it for even less.
sorry about the previous fubar. The DragonBurn link will give you a viable demo though.
 

sonofapplepm

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ClarkeB said:
If you just pop a DVD into your comp, open it up in Finder and then drag the folder into the window and then click burn.

I second this method. If it's not protected and is small enough to fit on a DVD, it should work. I've done this many times and they play in all my DVD players!!!
 

keysersoze

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daveL said:
Tiger and Popcorn 1.02 have worked fine for me, so far.
Mind me asking:

1. What burner you have?
2. What media you are using?

I have been banging my head against a wall. Always get a 'Media Error' of some kind. Same media I used under Panther though!! I've tried Memorex, Apple brand, and Sony. All DVD-R. All don't work. :(