Copy a DVD program from files - no disk

By craiggsx ·
Tags: Software
Hi I lost my copy of a training dvd but I have the files that were on the disk. Can these be transferred back to a dvdr so they will play again? Lists of files but no apparent install or play option.
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Given only this.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Copy a DVD program from f ...

No. I take it you tried burning it to a Video DVD and it fails so much more detail is required.

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by craiggsx In reply to Given only this.

I tried to burn the files but it just copies them without a playable format

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Then a lot more detail is required.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Playable

I don't know what format your original was or if it was some copy protected thing. Since VLC can't play the files, then it's not a normal Video DVD. It's something else and for now, I don't see enough detail to guess what it was.

As it stands, you ask for a replacement copy.

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Re: files

by Kees_B Moderator In reply to Copy a DVD program from f ...

If you can play those files on your PC from the hard disk (with a program like VLC) you can play them on a PC from any medium you copy them to. But not from your standard DVD-player; that needs a specific format.

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by craiggsx In reply to Re: files

It’s not in a playable format, just separate files.

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Re: files

by Kees_B Moderator In reply to Files

If you have all the files, and put them in the right folders and subfolders it might be able to play them with VLC. Check a retail DVD to see how it is organised.
But maybe it wasn't a standard video DVD.

Just yesterday we had a post here from somebody losing 400 GB of images etc, because he had forgotten to make a backup. And now we have a post from a member who forgot to make a backup of a DVD (it takes 10 minutes to make it into an .iso-file you can store as many digital copies of as you want).

So let me repeat: you only lose what you don't backup.

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