Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    784
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Copying a DVD (Vista 64-bit)

    Dear Loungers:

    I have a DVD that I am trying to copy to my hard drive so that I don’t have to load it into my DVD player every time I watch it and which ultimately I intend to load onto the media player of my handheld device.

    I went into Windows Explorer and found two folders on the DVD, one of them called Audio_TS, which was empty, and the other was called Video_TS, which had several files as displayed in the attached image. I copied both folders to my desktop.

    I then tried to play the movie by accessing it from my desktop without the DVD in the DVD player, and every time I tried opening a file, I received a message indicating that “Windows cannot open this file.”

    I am sure I copied all of the files to my hard drive, since I even had invisible files and folders shown.

    What am I doing wrong? Is it not possible to view this movie from the computer’s hard drive without loading the DVD?

    Regards,

    JMT
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    84,353
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts

    Re: Copying a DVD (Vista 64-bit)

    For example:

    - Start Windows Media Player.
    - Select File | Open...
    - Navigate to the copied Video_TS folder.
    - Open the VIDEO_TS.IFO file.

  3. #3
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    784
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Copying a DVD (Vista 64-bit)

    Hello Hans,

    When I open any of those files in Windows Media Player, I only get the English language narration. How can I select another language? When I put the DVD into the DVD drive, Quickplay opens up along with a menu to choose the language. How can I do that from the files copied to my hard drive?

    Regards,

    JMT

  4. #4
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    84,353
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts

    Re: Copying a DVD (Vista 64-bit)

    Sorry, I have no idea. I hope that someone else can help you with that.

  5. #5
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    England
    Posts
    378
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Copying a DVD (Vista 64-bit)

    Have you tried playing the saved dvd using another media player other than WMP? I've used the free Media Player Classic from sourceforge.net download here which seems to handle some things WMP won't which I am told means that WMP is missing the necessary codecs,(seems to be a common problem with WMP) Likewise I have an old version of PowerDVD which will play somethings WMP won't

  6. #6
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    784
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Copying a DVD (Vista 64-bit)

    Thank you! I actually got it to work in Media Player. For some reason, I wasn’t previously come to the welcome screen, where I could choose languages.

    What is a VOB, IFO, and BUP file? Does VOB refer to the different language voice-overs? Can any of them be safely deleted (e.g., the language voiceovers I will never use)

    Regards,

    JMT

  7. #7
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    84,353
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts

    Re: Copying a DVD (Vista 64-bit)

    VOB = Video OBject; it contains video, audio and subtitles in one file.

    An IFO file contains scene and timing information. Often used with an associated .VRO file, but VIDEO_TS.IFO contains info about the entire DVD.

    BUP files are backups of the IFO files of the same name. For example, if the DVD player can't read VIDEO_TS.IFO because it is damaged, it'll try to read VIDEO_TS.BUP instead.

  8. #8
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    784
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Copying a DVD (Vista 64-bit)

    Dear Hans,

    Thank you for the information. I recently purchased a radio that can play MP3's that can be connected through a USB stick. I am trying to take the audio file of the DVD and transfer it to a USB so that I can listen to the movie on the radio without having it actually on my laptop playing and taking up system resources. I have tried recording the movie through recording it with my speaker, but the sound quality is bad and I can't sustain two hours without any background noises. I have tried recording the soundtrack internally, but my version of Vista does not have the requisite Wave Out file. So now I am trying to identify and copy the sound track of the movie and copy it to a USB. Do you know if there is any one file in the Video folder that can be copied and used for that purpose? If not, is there any other way to get the soundtrack?

    Regards,

    JMT

  9. #9
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    84,353
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts

    Re: Copying a DVD (Vista 64-bit)

    Audio and video are both contained in the .VOB files, so there isn't a separate file for the soundtrack. <img src=/S/sorry.gif border=0 alt=sorry width=15 height=15>

  10. #10
    Silver Lounger
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    New York, New York, USA
    Posts
    2,328
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: Copying a DVD (Vista 64-bit)

    You can download and try Free DVD MP3 Ripper

    Enjoy!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •