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Can I copy a movie so as to watch it from my PC straight through?

Discussion in 'DVD Shrink forum' started by OFoley, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. OFoley

    OFoley Member

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    I am simply trying to copy a DVD to my hard drive, and watch it from there. I have been able to use Shrink fine, but I get a bunch of .vob files and I keep having to open each one in order to watch that chapter of the movie. Is there a way to save the movie to an icon on the desktop so I can just click it and watch the movie in its entirety? PLEASE HELP!!!!!
     
  2. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi,

    When using PowerDVD or WinDVD just use the option to open files on your hard disk then open the folder that contains all the VOB,IFO,BUP files :)
     
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    the folder your looking for should look like this VIDEO_TS this will then play right through.
     
  4. OFoley

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    Is there a way to get PowerDVD as Freeware, or does someone know a way for me to use it free? I tried WinDVD, but it really didn't work very well. I want to try the trick of PowerDVD to open up an entire folder, perhaps that will work. I tried using Shrink/Decrypter to combine all the .vob into 1 file, but the video became choppy after a while, and when I used Windows Media Player to play it there was no "counter" that indicated how much time had elapsed etc...
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi,

    You can get OEM PowerDVD dirt cheap on ebay if you want. I haven't used WinDVD for ages but it should have the same feature to open a VIDEO_TS folder.

    There aren't any free software DVD players that I'm aware of. The required codec must be licensed and that costs money.
     
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    So MPC comes with the correct codec? That's good to know if it does :)
     

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