Can't play backed up DVD movies

Discussion in 'macOS' started by chan2004, May 22, 2008.

  1. chan2004 macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I have copied all my dvd movies as an image file into an external hard disk.

    recently, i tried to play one movie.
    The DVD player loaded the image file, then asked me to set a dvd region
    which i did.
    then, the whole system hung
    finally, i had to remove my battery to restart my system
    what should i do, if it happens again?

    also, is there any way of viewing this movie?
    i used vlc player. But the video is scrampled and i am not able to see anything.
    Is there any other dvd player (free) available for mac

    one more thing, normally, a dvd disc will have 2 folders
    video_ts and audio_ts
    but, my movie has only video_ts

    it would be really helpful if someone could suggest how to fix this

    thanks
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Sounds like a bad rip to me. The problem doesn't sound like it's caused by your DVD playing software, but rather the DVD rip itself.
     
  3. chan2004 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i used disk utility to create the copy
    then, it should have wroked fine
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Disk Utility isn't meant for ripping DVDs. There are programs for the Mac dedicated to this purpose, such as MacTheRipper, which I'd highly recommend you look into.
     
  5. chan2004 thread starter macrumors regular

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    doesn't making an image equal to ripping a dvd?
    until recently, i never thought of using any ripping software.
    it will take lot of time to rip the movies again. so, if i can avoid that, that would be best thing for me


    can u also suggest some good dvd player for mac?
     
  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Making an image is not quite the same. Ripping software will create the VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS folders on a folder in your hard drive of your choosing, as opposed to putting them inside a disk image. The end result is practically identical though - you can play the DVD without needing the physical disk.

    As for DVD playback software, I don't know of any for the Mac, besides the two you mentioned.
     
  7. krye macrumors 68000

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    Disk Utility can't copy encrypted DVDs.
     

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