DVD files ripped to HD won't play

By AlisaK2000 ·

I am still pretty "green" behind the ears so to speak on this topic. I rip or back up my DVDs to my portable HD but find it near impossible to play them from my HD. Windows Media Player 11 (which I prefer) doesn't recognize the .vob or .ifo or .bup files/formats. I would like also to be able to convert those files into a single large file that WMP 11 will recognize and easily play. Can any one recommend how to proceed?

Thank you.

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Well for beginners it all depends on which version of Windows you use

by OH Smeg In reply to DVD files ripped to HD wo ...

Vista and newer employ DRM which prevents Pirated Copyright Material from benign played.

The Legal Ruling against Real recently states that While it is Legal to backup your own Optical Disc's in the form of Movies under the Fail Usage section of the legislation it is Illegal to make any software that will do this.

Basically here it all depends on what you are using to rip the Movie down and what it has available to change the format of the movie. The standard Media Player that comes with Windows doesn't play the VOB Files.


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by ---TK--- In reply to DVD files ripped to HD wo ...

KMplayer... It will play the .vob among many others! read about it :) Really good Media player.

also (not to be mean but) when talking about formats ect.... when I first read your post I thought you meant DVD to High Def (HD). not hard disk drive (HDD). It can be a little confusing, to say the least.

If you refuse to leave WM 11, lol, Google: "Convert DVD to AVI" or "Convert DVD to WMA" You should be able to find a free program that will do it. But watch out, if the site looks shady, then I would recommend passing on the download.

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