.DVDPROJ files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by n4btb, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. n4btb macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2013

    Somehow I have lost all my iphoto content (about 12,000 pictures and videos) and now only have thumbnail images of about 75kb for all photos and videos. I am trying to restore from back ups but no luck so far.

    Whilst looking for the video files - I have found some .dvdproj files that I can play in VLC. I can see the videos but cannot hear the audio of the people speaking or the music I have added.

    What I don't understand is - if I can't find the video files in iphoto... how can the .dvdproj file play the video? I thought it was only holding a link to the video files. And why does it play video but not sound?

    So I have 2 questions....

    1. I do not have a DVD of the projects so can I burn a DVD from an old .dvdproj file that I can send to people to view?

    2. How can the .dvdproj file play the videos if I can not find them in iphoto? Are the hidden files in iphoto?
  2. dan1eln1el5en macrumors 6502


    Jan 3, 2012
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    hmm, not too familiar with .dvdproject files, but from other Apple made files, I would suppose it's a .zip file in reality and you should be able to rename it to .zip then extract it, or right click and pick "Show package content" like you can on apps.
  3. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2010
    .dvdproj is created by iDVD. If you right click it you will be able to open it like a folder and your videos probably have copies stored inside it.

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