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#1 Jaybuck

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 01:04 AM

I’ve got many VHS tapes of the Gaither Homecoming series and due to degradation of the tapes, I’m in the processes of converting the analog tapes to digital format with a Pinnacle conversion device hooked between my VHS player & computer. Here’s my problem; some of the videos stored on an external HDD will play on WMP from that HDD & some won’t. Those I’ve burned so far with IMGBurn, will play in WMP from the computers DVD player and my stand-a-lone DVD player. Any ideas or suggestions?

PS: I’ve discovered that video files, especially DVD’s are not real stable on external HDD’s. AVI’s are a little more stable, but a word of caution; if you must store video files on an external HDD, leave them there. Do not be moving them around & leave HDD off when not in use.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 01:16 AM

I'm moving around DVD stuff a lot and never any problems with that. Only thing I don't trust is WMP.

Have you tried to play with a decent player, such as

http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 09:26 AM

You aren't supposed to play the individual DVD Video files by double clicking on them.

They're designed to be played as a whole, and for that you need to 'play' the VIDEO_TS.IFO file, if anything.

If you want files you can double click, you should capture and convert to AVI, MKV etc.
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 02:52 PM

Doesn't Media Player Classic play VOB files by double clicking on them? PowerDVD will, but, it is, as a general rule, as LUK said. You don't play VOB files directly. You need a DVD player software playing the IFO files to properly get audio and video

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 03:29 PM

I'm not saying you can't play them, I'm just saying you shouldn't :)

They can contain multiple streams and you just never know which of them will actually get played when double clicking.
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 05:54 PM

IC. :)


As I said, you need the IFO to match streams. ;)




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