Can Apple TV play from VIDEO_TS folders?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by cubedweller, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. cubedweller macrumors 6502

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    I have XBMC and a network share over ethernet; most of my DVD's are in VIDEO_TS folders. Will this work? Or will I have to create images of each of them first?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Sky Blue Guest

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    You'll have to convert them to mp4 or another iTunes compatible format.
     
  3. danny_w macrumors 601

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    Is that true even with XBMC? I thought that it could play video_ts directly (I know the xbox version can).
     
  4. cubedweller thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, it's not true. Maybe he missed the XBMC part? :rolleyes: Anyway, I'm going to try and see if it'll play the VIDEO_TS folders directly.
     
  5. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    MacMini + FrontRow plays VIDEO_TS folders just fine. AppleTV must do the same, no?

    Anyone know a good way to edit those folders, loose the previews, and jump to the main menu?
     
  6. Sky Blue Guest

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    No
     
  7. magn2o macrumors member

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    Wow, I'm suprised no one has definitively answered this yet. Anyway, yes, XBMC will play VIDEO_TS folders just fine. My entire library is ripped as VIDEO_TS and I have no problems.

    Highlight folder, context menu, play. Done.
     
  8. danny_w macrumors 601

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    Thank you, that is exactly what I wanted to know. I currently have an :apple:TV running 1.0 software and configured for 4:3 mode using displayutil, b/c this is not available for 2.x versions. Now that I know XBMC will work with VIDEO_TS folders, I can update to 2.x, add XBMC (which does support 4:3 mode), and play my videos from a shared Drobo where I have my DVDs ripped. Thanks!
     
  9. cubedweller thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks! I was sort of shocked that no one had answered this as well. Anyway, thanks for the reassurance.

    ~E
     
  10. wratran macrumors regular

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    I am new to the XBMC on ATV2...
    Can you show us the procedure in XBMC to play video ts folder...how do you highlight the whole folder..etc...?
     

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