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Dumb DVD question

The FIL sent me a disk "Celebrating the Life of ...". He said he couldn't
play it at home and wants to view it here.

My laptop does not play it. The files on it are .IFO, .BUP, .VOB.

What is this designed for? What am I missing?

Thanks

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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Dumb DVD question

Craig wrote:
> The FIL sent me a disk "Celebrating the Life of ...". He said he
> couldn't play it at home and wants to view it here.
>
> My laptop does not play it. The files on it are .IFO, .BUP, .VOB.
>
> What is this designed for? What am I missing?
>
> Thanks


Your not missing a thing. That's a standard video dvd that *should* be
playable in any dvd player.

A thought, was that dvd produced my Sony? In the past Sony produced
dvds that don't work in a Windows based PC.

Ted Novak
TRA#5512
IEAS#75
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Dumb DVD question

Could be the drive doesnt read DVD+R/DVD-R/DVD-RW but most newer drives
should have no problem. Could be a PAL/DVD or region coding issue,
though the software should tell you if it's the wrong region. Try
playing it with VLC (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/) or ripping it to
disk with DVDShrink or similar.
--



Craig wrote:

> The FIL sent me a disk "Celebrating the Life of ...". He said he
> couldn't play it at home and wants to view it here.
>
> My laptop does not play it. The files on it are .IFO, .BUP, .VOB.
>
> What is this designed for? What am I missing?
>
> Thanks

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Sewermonger Absent Member.
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Re: Dumb DVD question

Install this on your PC.

VLC - Features

Open the DVD with the player and see if it runs. You might also try a DVD / CD lens cleaner. My LG DVD player is really picky about dirty lens.
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Dumb DVD question

That's what I was wondering. Because the guy who died was old and the DVD
was professionally made for his wife (also old)

I can't imagine them needing to install Quicktime on their computers or some
such thing. I am thinking that they burned it for use in home TV equipment.

Which I gather is what you're telling me.

🙂


"§" <tdstr@foadspammer.com> wrote in message
news:S7Fsj.641$Ec7.160@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> Craig wrote:
>> The FIL sent me a disk "Celebrating the Life of ...". He said he
>> couldn't play it at home and wants to view it here.
>>
>> My laptop does not play it. The files on it are .IFO, .BUP, .VOB.
>>
>> What is this designed for? What am I missing?
>>
>> Thanks

>
> Your not missing a thing. That's a standard video dvd that *should* be
> playable in any dvd player.
>
> A thought, was that dvd produced my Sony? In the past Sony produced dvds
> that don't work in a Windows based PC.
>
> Ted Novak
> TRA#5512
> IEAS#75



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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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> "Craig" <tech@no-spam-novoco.com> wrote in message
> news:wHEsj.622$Ec7.489@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>
> The FIL sent me a disk "Celebrating the Life of ...". He said he couldn't
> play it at home and wants to view it here.
>
> My laptop does not play it. The files on it are .IFO, .BUP, .VOB.
>
> What is this designed for? What am I missing?
>
> Thanks




It sounds like the guy burnt the files to the disc in DATA mode rather than
video mode.

Those files should be inside a folder called Video_TS. If I were you, I'd
copy the files off that disc, then burn a new DVD ensuring you select Video
mode in your burning application. Add the files to the compilation, burn,
and test.



--
AZC


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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Dumb DVD question

I think it was in that folder...I'll check it in the machine to test.
Thanks!
"Andrew Z Carpenter" <azc@cirencester.ac.uk> wrote in message
news:W_Tsj.978$Ec7.35@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>> "Craig" <tech@no-spam-novoco.com> wrote in message
>> news:wHEsj.622$Ec7.489@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>>
>> The FIL sent me a disk "Celebrating the Life of ...". He said he
>> couldn't play it at home and wants to view it here.
>>
>> My laptop does not play it. The files on it are .IFO, .BUP, .VOB.
>>
>> What is this designed for? What am I missing?
>>
>> Thanks

>
>
>
> It sounds like the guy burnt the files to the disc in DATA mode rather
> than video mode.
>
> Those files should be inside a folder called Video_TS. If I were you, I'd
> copy the files off that disc, then burn a new DVD ensuring you select
> Video mode in your burning application. Add the files to the compilation,
> burn, and test.
>
>
>
> --
> AZC
>



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