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how to play DVD when content has been copied to hard drive

by vitalcoaching / July 15, 2009 9:00 PM PDT


I have this set of DVD and I copied them to my mini laptop hardrive (no DVD player) to take them with me when I travel.

Which file do I click to get the DVD to start with either power DVD or windows media player?

I tried a to click on a few different files of the DVD content but result.

How does that work?


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This is how I did it.
by Kees Bakker / July 15, 2009 9:24 PM PDT

1. I used ISOdisk (free download from to copy the DVD to the hard disk as an .iso file (also called an image).
2. I used ISOdisk (same program) to assign a drive letter to that image.
3. I used my favorite DVD-playing program to play the DVD from that "virtual" drive.

Couldn't have been easier.


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thanks for that
by vitalcoaching / July 16, 2009 7:49 PM PDT
In reply to: This is how I did it.

thanks for that - I'll try it out today

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Windows media player or power DVD don't recognize the ISO
by vitalcoaching / July 16, 2009 10:53 PM PDT
In reply to: This is how I did it.


It tried this but apparently neither WMP or powerDVD recognize the newly created ISO file...

Any ideas?


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That's proper.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 17, 2009 12:19 AM PDT

Read Kees reply again. The ISO file is not used by WMP ro PowerDVD.

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Have you tried?
by ahtoi / July 17, 2009 1:15 AM PDT

Open the player then just drag and drop the folder into the player. It works with the VLC player that I tried.

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No Prob
by Steven Glenn / February 19, 2010 6:49 AM PST

Just double-click the 'VIDEO_TS.IFO' file for any player. It is always the 2nd file if sorted by name.

If you want to choose another player then right-click said file and click 'Open With', and then specify the other player.

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free dvd player on computer...
by mrmaintenanceguy / March 16, 2010 12:36 PM PDT
In reply to: No Prob

'cliprex' This site provides several free dvd/video player, just download one and install to ur pc to play the videos copyed from DVD's/

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by mrmaintenanceguy / March 17, 2010 11:29 AM PDT

Just drop the video-ts files to any player that installed on ur PC...

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