DVD watcher program?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by QueenFan213, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. QueenFan213 macrumors newbie

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    Not to watch discs, but I have Video_TS folders, and of course I can't watch them. I've downloaded every codec I can find, but yet nothing. Can anyone please help? Thanks :)
     
  2. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Apple's DVD player that came with your computer can play them.

    File -> open media (or open TS folder - this might need to be enabled in preferences)

    VLC is another good option.
     
  3. QueenFan213 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What would I need to change? It won't let me open the folder, but will only let me open the individual files, which won't play.
     
  4. coogee macrumors regular

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    VLC is simple, small, free option that will work.

    Can't comment on iDVD, see above ^^ mention of 'Preferences'??
     
  5. cdcastillo macrumors 6502a

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    It's NOT iDVD, but DVD player. 2 different applications.


    You don't need to change anything. I can only think of 2 options:
    1. You have an old mac (at least 4 years) that comes with an old version of DVD player which doesn't support DVD media on the harddrive
    2. You are making a mistake simmilar to Coogee's, using a different app.


    If you still can't open the folder, I woulg give VLC a try. Now that I think more about it, you may be refering to VLC and not DVD player, is this correct?
     
  6. QueenFan213 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I downloaded a torrent, and it comes with a Video_TS folder. In it are a bunch of unplayable files.

    I realize now this might be in the wrong forum, but it'd be great if you helped. Does VLC play those kinds of files?
     
  7. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    iDVD is for creating dvds. It doesn't play them. It doesn't edit video. It takes a bunch of clips that you created in iMovie or Final Cut and makes a DVD out of them.

    DVD Player .... plays DVDs. And like the guy above said, all modern versions play TS folders too.

    VLC is more complex but does a lot of things.

    Get the latest VLC here -

    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

    when installed and started, click on File -> Open File .. , navigate to the folder that contains the TS files, and click on Open. It can be a little bit confusing.
     
  8. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    Front Row plays nice with VIDEO_TS folders if you drop it in ~/Movies
     
  9. mpshay macrumors 6502

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    May be an issue with the actual torrent you downloaded
     

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