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Old 17th January 2002, 05:26   #1  |  Link
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HD Playback Guide

http://www.doom9.org/mpg/hd-playback.htm
"In WinDVD it's a bit more complicated. You have to move all the files to a directory called VIDEO_TS on the root of your harddisk. An example: d:\VIDEO_TS . Then you start WinDVD, go to the options (press the wrench button) and select the harddisk containing the movie."

You don't have to do all that. I have WinDVD 2.4 (2000) not the latest by any means.

Select Playlist | Shift-click to add all vobs | voila.

Doesn't matter what the directory is named nor how many levels deep as to where the vobs are on the harddrive.
D:\vobs\whatevermovie
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Old 17th January 2002, 08:20   #2  |  Link
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Yes , but U can play only vob files with default audio and no subtitle. With Doom9's guide U can play it like it's DVD with all options.

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Old 17th January 2002, 08:28   #3  |  Link
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Use Subst!

The folders don't have to be on the root.
Just use the good old SUBST command.

E.g. subst x: c:\DVDs\MyFilm

and start the DVD from drive x:
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Old 17th January 2002, 08:52   #4  |  Link
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As noted elsewhere, the new PowerDVD XP will play in "DVD mode" as long as you have the requisite IFO/VOB files, and it doesn't matter where it's placed. But have you noticed that it takes a LOT more system horsepower to run a DVD in this mode, rather than regular file mode? I can run in file mode on my mini-notebook with no problem, but it becomes a slideshow if I try to run the same movie in DVD mode.
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Old 17th January 2002, 19:31   #5  |  Link
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why is nobody getting my definitions? HD Playback = playing the DVD from your harddisk as if the disc were in the drive.. all else is just is an elaborate form of creating a directshow graph.. you can play vobs in any ds capable player.. but you can't DVDs with menus and everything unless you use an actual software dvd player
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Old 17th January 2002, 22:34   #6  |  Link
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I found a little app called Virtual Drive Creator which is basically a GUI for the subst command.
So no hassle with the command line.


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Old 17th January 2002, 23:17   #7  |  Link
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ok now I get it. Thanks for clarifying it for me doom9.
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Old 18th January 2002, 00:13   #8  |  Link
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I changed the tagline of the guide a bit.. should be more clear now.. I finally got tired of all the "alternative methods" that were proposed to me and that would only play vobs which really isn't what I had in mind. I've been playing vobs in software dvd players ever since I ripped... starting in late september 99 only a few days after dod speed ripper came out (cli ripping where you had to enter lba numbers to get the files.. the read deal
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Old 18th January 2002, 01:17   #9  |  Link
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oops i just noticed that the subst method doesn't seem to work with WinDVD.
But it works for sure with the Hollywood Plus.

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Old 18th January 2002, 02:23   #10  |  Link
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not trying to be a wisea** or nothing like that..but when I did my above method with windvd I can choose subtitles, access all menus, etc...what don't I get? I must still be not understanding the whole picture.


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why is nobody getting my definitions? HD Playback = playing the DVD from your harddisk as if the disc were in the drive.. all else is just is an elaborate form of creating a directshow graph.. you can play vobs in any ds capable player.. but you can't DVDs with menus and everything unless you use an actual software dvd player
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huh? when I add all the vobs from a dir in windvd3.1 all I get is vob playback... it is impossible to get the menus working as on a dvd when you play in file mode... it can't even load the necessary ifo files
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Old 18th January 2002, 19:30   #12  |  Link
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ok then they must've changed it...I'm using WinDVD 2.4 so keep it the way it is.
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