Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
DVDs contain folders and files which are specially developed for DVD players and not for computers.
If you explore the DVD on your computer, you see on most DVDs the folders Video_TS and Audio_TS. The folder Audio_TS is on video DVDs empty. This folders is normally used for audio DVDs.
If you open the folder Video_TS you see that the extensions of the files in it are .vob, .ifo and .bup. The .vob files are actually the .mpeg or video files and only these files contain video. The .ifo files contain information like scenes and time. The .bup files are backup files of the .ifo files. These files aren't relevant for computers.
If you double click a .vob file and you do not have any DVD player installed on your computer, the computer says that it can not open the file. But there is a trick to do let your computer play this file.
The trick to play this file is to copy the .vob files to a folder on your hard drive. The next thing you need to do is to change the file extension into .mpg.
Do not change the name of the file but be sure you change the extension of it!
If you copy the .vob file and you change the extension in .mpg, there is no guarantee that it works. This depends on the codecs you have installed on your computer. But often this trick will work.
So what is the solution if the above doesn't work? The following I will show you how to rip a dvd.
Step 1: Download best free dvd ripper and running it. click "Add". It supplies four ways to load files:
Step 2: Select output Profile
You can select one output format you want to rip a DVD as below.
Step 3: Edit the Video
If you want to customize the video, Wondersahre DVD Ripper offers a powerful video editing function, including cropping video, setting the video effects, trimming movie, even customizing personal watermark.
Step 4: Start to rip a DVD
After you select the output format and edit the video(option), all you need to do is clicking the "Start" button. Then you can get a cup of coffee and come back later to check if the conversion is finished. Furthermore, this DVD Ripper even offers the option to automaticlly shut down the computer when the conversion completed.
Now, you must get the idear how to rip a dvd. Enjoy it!
Related topic: How to rip DVD on Mac.
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