Copy DVD for play on computer

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by fingers, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. fingers

    fingers Member

    Can I copy DVDs for play on my computer. I would like to have my DVD collection on my hard drive and play them over my home network to my TV. How can I use AnyDVD to copy the DVD so that play back is possible from the hard drive as opposed to a DVD?
     
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Just select dvd files instead of your burner in Clonedvd's output screen.
     
  3. fingers

    fingers Member

    Ok...that's what I thought. Now the new questions are:

    1. When selecting DVD files instead of .iso or direct to DVD, it creates two folders in the location I tell it. The 2 folders are:

    AUDIO_TS (which is empty)
    VIDEO_TS (contains numerous files: .BUP, .VOB, .IFO

    Is the fact that the AUDIO_TS folder empty normal?

    2. When pointing Windows Media Center to the folder containing the above folders, Media Center finds the folders however, when I tell it to play the movie it says it cannot find anything. Any suggestions?
     
  4. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    Answer to # 1 yes this is normal for CloneDVD2.

    # 2 I have yet to really try this in my system but other dvd ripping software won't as well.
     
  5. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Try selecting the video_ts folder. I don't use media center
     
  6. fingers

    fingers Member

    Ok, I can try that. The idea here was to have a DVD library so that I could search, catalog etc my DVDs instead of having to look through all the DVDs on the shelf to find the one I want to play. I am sure I am not the only one that is trying to do this.

    Presently I am trying this out with only one of my DVDs just to see if it works. Here is the folder structure I created:
    My Movies \ Movie Title 1 \ AUDIO_TS, VIDEO_TS.

    The idea is to have each movie title in it's own folder under My Movies. Within each movie title folder would contain, AUDIO_TS, VIDEO_TS.

    Should this work?
     
  7. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    Considering that you can configure other folders for MCP yes but I have yet to get this to work myself.