DVD Player help "the media type is not supported"

Gator24765

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So I am using Ripit to rip a dvd to my hard drive (dont worry, its a dvd of a sports game)

So when it shows up on my hard drive as a .dvdmedia icon I click on it and it opens dvd player and says "There was a problem opening the media: The media type is not supported"

So as a test a grabbed a random dvd and ripped it to my hard drive and tried to play and and same thing. This has been happening all of a sudden.

I have used Rip it so much in the past and this has never happened.

anyone have any ideas?






p.s. When i try to put the file/folder in dvdremaster to compress it gives me a notification saying "This folder does not appear to be a VIDEO_TS folder, please choose another one."

This has never happened before and now has happened on every dvd i have tried



any help would be appreciated..
 

spinnerlys

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Can you take a look inside the .dvdmedia package by right clicking on the .dvdmedia file and selecting Show Package Contents?



If there is a VIDEO_TS folder inside, it should be alright.
 

Gator24765

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thanks for the response. Yes i have done that already and tried loading that folder into both dvd player ( media type error) and dvdremaster (not video_ts folder error)..


Everything looks the exact same from when i have done it in the past.. im stumped
 

spinnerlys

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Then create a new folder on the Desktop (or wherever you want), name it, open the .dvdmedia package and drag the VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS (if there) folders into the newly created folder.

After the copying process has finished, rename the folder and add .dvdmedia to it.

That should create a new package that should work.

If not, look inside the VIDEO_TS folder and see if there are .vob, .ifo and .bup files.



Further explanation, if necessary: http://www.fileinfo.com/help/video_ts-folder.html
 

Gator24765

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Created new folder, copied to that folder. Still got the same errors in both programs.


The video_ts folder does contain bup, ifo, and vob files
 

spinnerlys

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What about trying with another rip software?

MacTheRipper 2.x is free and FairMount I think.

If the problem still persists after that, maybe the DVD is broken or uses some kind of advanced copyright protection.
 

Gator24765

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ya quite strange, i had no problems for the longest time. I know its not a problems with the dvds.
 

thadoodabides

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I tried dl’ing a new copy of RipIt but no luck (maybe I’ll give the beta version they offer a shot). There aren’t even any program settings that could accidently be changed. My dvd player is still playing video_ts folders, my dvds are still ripping with other programs. It would be one thing if RipIt was reporting failure but it finishes, the files look EXACTLY the same as the dvd, yet no application will recognize the ripped data. I enjoyed RipIt thoroughly while it lasted, but I guess that’s it. It’s also interesting that this started happening to both of us on seemingly the same day…yet I have searched at length and can’t find a single other post about this problem anywhere…
 

Gator24765

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yeah it is quite strange. Im disappointed cause im not a fan of mac the ripper. I only have mild success with that program.
 

dadux

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I'm having the same problem. I have started corresponding with RipIt support. Sure hope to find a solution. I will post it here when it happens.

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dadux

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Apr 2, 2010
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So I connected my external drive to another mac. The ripped files played fine. Checked system preferences & DVDplayer preferences. Hmmm?! May try a reinstall of dvdplayer next.