how do you watch dvds from hard drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by leealexander1, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. leealexander1 macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2006
    I have just downloaded a dvd onto my harddrive using mac the ripper. But now i don't know how to watch it. I am not interested in backing the files onto dvdr/w. I just want to be able to watch a movie when i go to the dominican republic next month without taking the dvd [ or copy of ].
  2. Gee macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2004
    London, UK
    Download VLC or similar player
    Open the file that you ripped (probably a video_ts file).
  3. brian6504 macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2006
    Terre Haute, IN
    If you have the VIDEO_TS folder from MacTheRipper, depending on the rip method you chose, you should be able to view it using DVD Player. Just choose File->Open DVD Media and select the VIDEO_TS folder. No additional software required :D If this doesn't work, try ripping the DVD using the default settings.
  4. rainydays macrumors 6502a

    Nov 6, 2006
    If you want to store lots of movies on the HDD you can use Handbrake to rip and compress them into H.264. Should be able to get them down to 1.5GB with decent quality.
    Sure it takes a while to convert them. But then you'll have a really nice library of movies to take with you on the road.

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