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I have a couple DVDs created on an Apple iMac that play fine on an iMac and on a dedicated DVD player, but not on my PC.  My PC plays other DVDs fine.  How do I convert these Apple created DVDs to work on a PC?  I read somewhere that they may be Apple Data DVDs.  The file structure looks like a typical video DVD (an AUDIO_TS folder and a VIDEO_TS folder).  The audio folder appears empty, though there is audio when played on the iMac.  The video folder has various VOB files, a couple of IFO and BUP files.  The movie has several chapters and there is no protection or encryption methods on it to my knowledge.  I also have AnyDVD.

I'd like to be able to play it and use the chapter selection on a PC and dedicated DVD player.

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Hm, I've never encountered a case where a DVD works on a DVD player but NOT on a PC drive.  The other way around, yes, we hear stories of that all the time.


What PC software do you have that plays DVD's?

 

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I use VLC.  It's movies of a ladies dance group.  They tell me it plays on their DVD players but I can't get it to play on my PC.  It just shows me the 33 second intro with a Play Movie and a Scene Selection option, with audio, but I can't select anything and it just loops. 

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Using VLC I can jump from the intro to the main part of the movie, a 36 minute clip of 12 different routines.  The menu doesn't work.

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From what I've seen elsewhere on this forum and in other forums, VLC can be a very problematic DVD player software. 

 

I don't use it.  I use Media Player Classic - Home Cinema, so I can't help you there.

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Hi db,

I found the problem.  I'm an idiot.  I was clicking on the "Main Menu" or "Selection" text, and I finally noticed a yellow bar about an inch to the left.  When I clicked on the yellow bar....,  well, you know.  I'm so sorry to trouble you, but thanks for the help. 

Paul

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Well, actually, I don't know :) but I'm glad you got it sussed out.

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Ah, that's poorly designed menu of a DVD. The standalone DVD player has no problem to recognize the button but on a software player with it's tiny clickable area you got a problem.

In the process of the design of the menu it is advisable to extend the clickable area of the button to overlap the text.

 

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