VIDEO_TS folder 10x the size of .iso file it's in

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  1. Ubele macrumors 6502a

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    I ripped an exercise DVD I own (21 Day Fix) so I could watch it from my Mac. I ripped it as an .iso disc image. It's 8 GB, which is normal. I decided I wanted to convert each routine to an MP4 file and import them into iTunes so I can stream them to my Apple TV. When I open the .iso disc image to copy out the VIDEO_TS folder, the VIDEO_TS folder is 82 GB. It's filled with a whole bunch of 1.08 GB files. How is it possible for the VIDEO_TS folder to be over 10 times the size of the .iso file that contains it?
     
  2. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    Dunno off hand, but you need a ripping software to extract video tracks from the DVD iso disk image format (e.g. MakeMKV, Handbrake depending on the DRM used, if any). Its not a copy/paste thing.
     
  3. Ubele thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. Yes, I have MakeMKV, Handbrake, and MDRP. I was able to extract the first 30-minute workout and create an MP4 file using MDRP, but when I tried to extract the second one, it only took the first few minutes. Using MDRP, I can preview the video files, and each 30-minute workout seems to be divided into multiple file segments. I'm guessing it's some sort of elaborate protection scheme to prevent what I'm trying to do. I'll try the other programs. I still can play the DVD in my Blu-Ray player, of course, and I can play the .iso file using VLC, but I have to hook my MBP to my TV using HDMI. Streaming via iTunes from my Apple TV would be so much more convenient.
     
  4. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    Just in case: perhaps not as convenient as iTunes, but perhaps more convenient that hooking up cables, is to use airplay to stream from your computer to your Apple TV. My daughter used this method with her workout DVDs and DVD files for years.
     
  5. Ubele thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks -- I hadn't thought of that!
     

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