Viewing Ripped DVDs on MacBook Pro

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  1. Glenikins macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    I'm a new Mac user (delighted with my new MacBook Pro). I have in the past ripped my DVD collection onto my PC using the Windows DVDFab software. Yesterday I decided to watch a movie on my Mac but was unable to find an application on the laptop that recognised the files (a VIDEO_TS folder with a number of .VOB files).

    I don't want to have to rip my collection again so is there a straightforward way of viewing these movies on my Mac? Ideally with the standard software that came with the machine, failing that with a free app or add-on, or finally a commercial app?

    I'd be grateful for any advice.

    Glen
     
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  4. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a

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    I would go ahead and download VLC, you will never have to download another video player again!
     
  5. Glenikins thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Spot on, thanks. Works a treat.
     
  6. soundguy15 macrumors member

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    If you put the video_ts folder into another folder and add the extension ".dvdmedia" it will open up in DVD Player automatically when double clicked.
     
  7. Glenikins thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, just tried harder with DVD Player and yep, that works fine too. Now I have a choice as to which which software I use ;)

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    Great, that'll make it even easier. Thanks. I guess I've got a lot to learn about this new OS.
     
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    If you have a large DVD collection you should check out Plex. It's a very nice "media center-esqe" app for Mac. Although I don't think it plays well with video_ts. That's why I made the switch to .mkv using MakeMKV (super easy and fast).
     

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