I was just wondering if i can watch the dvds i ripped on my computer to test out if i ripped it properly. I dont want to was dvds since they are expensive. The files that came out when i made a back up are .vob, .ifo, .bup . I know how to burn these files to make a dvd video but how do you watch them on your computer first?
Depending on what media player you have: Power DVD, Nero Showtime, Real Player etc..... You just 'select source' as a hard disk folder, then select the movies VIDEO_TS folder, and it should play as if it were on disk.
The simplest and the easiest player to test DVD files is Windows Media Player Classic. This is open source freeware. You can play any of the IFO or even the VOB if you want (you lose some navigation in this case if I recall) You get all the navigation functions of standard DVD player. You can also play mounted ISO to check before you burn (you access it from the file/open CD-ROM)If you set as preferences in MPC to play extension IFO and VOB, you can just double-click from Windows Explorer. BUP is just a duplicate file of the IFO, so in case the IFO is not readable, the DVD players can use the backup file.
Get and install the full k-lite codec pack 9MB with the MPC programhttp://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_Lite_Codec_Pack.htm
Oh thanks a lot. It works