Viewing copied DVD movie on PC

Hi, I am new to this subject. My wife and I have accumulated many movies and storage is becoming a challenge. I would like to archive all these movies to my PC so we can “easily bring up a menu of movies” and play selected movie on our TV. Currently I am using “1Click DVD Copy 5” to burn movies and have not had any problem copying to disc. I have experimented with one movie and copied it to the hard drive and it is .vob, .ifo files, but I do not know how to convert files to play on PC or TV. Most of our movies are about 4 G of memory and given our large inventory, I probally will have to have some external memory storage capability. I am an older guy so am kind of taking baby steps on this subject and any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Danny :confused:

There is no conversion necessary unless storage space becomes an issue. You can watch the movies from your hard drive with any number of media players. VLC, http://www.videolan.org/vlc/, is very good. Just point it to your Video_TS folder and open/play.
KMplayer is another, http://kmplayer.en.softonic.com/.

Something with more bells and whistles is XBMC, http://xbmc.org/, which might be more than you’re looking for.

Thanks Whappo, I downloaded the VLC software and am now currently watching the copied movie on my PC. I didn’t need to do any file conversions or anything. Great tip. I have a new tv and am now in the process of linking my pc to my tv. Danny

Not sure if this is an option for the OP, but this is what I use to stream(wireless) from my PC or lappy to PS3->>to tv…
http://www.adubvideo.net/how-to/how-to-stream-audiovideo-to-your-ps3-xbox-360-and-more

[QUOTE=DannyCB;2474307]Thanks Whappo, I downloaded the VLC software and am now currently watching the copied movie on my PC. I didn’t need to do any file conversions or anything. Great tip. I have a new tv and am now in the process of linking my pc to my tv. Danny[/QUOTE]

Your welcome and if you have any other questions we’re glad to help.:slight_smile: :slight_smile:

You might just try one of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822720007&cm_re=video_external_hard_drive--22-720-007--Product