Bought a history DVD, but lost as how to play it, see screenshot. thanks
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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.
Last edited by Kerry56; 7th Jan 2014 at 21:39.
thanks Kerry, bit lost. Usually I just clicked on some file/ folder and boom it played.
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.
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.
Trans, does not work. VIDEO_TS.IFO will not open in DVD player, greyed out.
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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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.
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.
Last edited by orsetto; 8th Jan 2014 at 19:25.
Nice info/ post Orsetto. thanks.
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.
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?