Playing Ripped dvd's in Media center?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Markyc, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. Markyc

    Markyc Guest


    Is there a way to play ripped dvd's in media center

    My Rips are all .vob files with the respective .ifo files all in the same directory

    Many Thanks

    Markyc, Dec 19, 2003
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  2. PowerDVD 5 will play DVD image from a folder.
    Chris P. [MVP], Dec 19, 2003
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    Bob Guest

    Chris, you didn't answer his question

    The answer is YES. You can play ripped DVDs in Media Center 2004. Just create a shortcut in your "My Videos" folder to the folder that contains the VIDEO_TS folder. I have the following directory structure for my ripped (and authored) DVDs

    My Videos -> DVDs -> Movie Title -> VIDEO_T

    So when I select "Movie Title" in Media Center, it recognizes and plays the DVD - menus and all. Very nice feature. :-


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    PowerDVD 5 will play DVD image from a folder
    Bob, Dec 19, 2003
  4. Markyc

    r1178s Guest


    The easiest way to do this is to create a shortcut for each movi
    folder. Then put the shortcut into your 'my videos' folder. Yo
    should then be able to run media center, go to my videos and click o
    the movie

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    r1178s, Dec 19, 2003
  5. Markyc

    markyc Guest

    Awesome, thanks for your help. just one more question though......does it work the same way in the 2003 version

    Many Thank

    markyc, Dec 20, 2003
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    Bob Guest

    No. You need MCE 2004 to play ripped DVDs from your hard drive.


    work the same way in the 2003 version?
    Bob, Dec 20, 2003
  7. Markyc

    Rob Guest

    What DVD Ripper are you using Bob? You're not converting to MPEG or DIVX/AVI; just decrypting the files to a folder on your HD, correct?
    Rob, Dec 21, 2003
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    Bob Guest

    I'm using DVD Shrink. It works great, and I highly recommend it. I'm not
    doing any converting, just decrypting the files to a "My Movie"/VIDEO_TS


    DIVX/AVI; just decrypting the files to a folder on your HD, correct?
    Bob, Dec 21, 2003
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    Bill Guest

    This works great thanks. I've been able to add the DVD image on the folder that displays fine through Windows Explorer. However, when viewed through Media Center the folders shown are generic. Do you know how to show an image of the DVD on the folder through Media Center?

    Bill, Jan 7, 2004
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