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  1. Member
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    Bought a history DVD, but lost as how to play it, see screenshot. thanksName:  Screen Shot 2014-01-07 at 6.28.34 PM.jpg
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    If you are trying to play this on a computer, get a media player like VLC or Media Player Classic Home Cinema and open the Video_TS folder which holds all these files.

    Alternately, you could open the VTS_01_0.IFO file with one of these players.

    Edit: Just noticed this was in the Mac forum, but there is a version of VLC for Macs.
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    thanks Kerry, bit lost. Usually I just clicked on some file/ folder and boom it played.
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    OS X should have a player built in, called DVD Player. Sounds like that is what you were using.

    If this is a newer computer that you've just started using, DVD Player software will only install into a machine that has a dvd drive connected at the time the operating system is installed.
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  5. If it has a menu (obvious as it has a number of VOB sets) you should try opening the VIDEO_TS.IFO in your player.
    I don't have a Mac but it should work. Create a shortcut to the file for future use.
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    Trans, does not work. VIDEO_TS.IFO will not open in DVD player, greyed out.
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    everything should be in a folder call VIDEO_TS. if it's not, make one and copy everything into it. then click on the folder.
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    Aed, thanks,
    yes I remember in past I think I would just double click the folder VIDEO_TS and things would start. But with this DVD, I double click on VIDEO_TS and it just open the folder to show the contents inside it.
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    Then I go back to my original suggestion. Install VLC for Mac and use it to play dvds. Within VLC you click on Media-->Open Folder and navigate to the Video_TS folder. Done.

    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html
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    Kerry, thanks, excellent. Works with VLC. Why so much issues being I have Macs DVD player ? ?
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    Software DVD players, both Mac and Windows, are occasionally balky with certain DVDs or rips that have goofy or off-spec formatting. Its just a random thing that happens. Switching to a different software player sometimes helps, but double clicking on the VIDEO_TS folder won't necessarily open DVD player software automatically: usually its more reliable to open the player first, then drag the VIDEO_TS folder into the player window to begin playback. In the Apple DVD Player, you can also try File> Open DVD Media> VIDEO_TS to play the DVD.

    With 95% of commercial DVDs, the Apple DVD Player will run automatically and begin playing the disc as soon as it loads: you actually don't need to open the DVD yourself. The slot-load Matsushita and Hitachi DVD drives used in Macs can be painfully slow to recognize discs, however: it can take a good minute or so before DVD Player opens itself.
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    Nice info/ post Orsetto. thanks.
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    To play a DVD folder from your hard disk, you may drag-and-drop the VIDEO_TS folder to a capable player, e.g. Apple DVD Player or VLC.
    To play a DVD disc (or mounted disc image), you may just open Apple DVD Player and it will start playing once it detects a valid volume.
    To play a DVD disc (or mounted disc image) in VLC, you may use the same method as with a folder on your hard disk.

    I find it easier to drag-and-drop a folder to an icon in the Dock, than to use the menu options of the app.

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  14. hi,kevs
    You double-click the DVD appears on the things you picture,
    If you double-click a folder inside that thing, if there is a reaction?
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