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Old 05-08-2017, 02:26 AM   #1
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Those users of Video_TS files, run which software for it?


For those who watch Video_TS files, which software do they use or which distro of Linux?

I am trying to run a DVD on Mint and will shortly try Ubuntu Studio and Slackware, I have VLC player... no good so far. And it denies permission to copy...

Is it possible to download Mythbuntu?

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Old 05-08-2017, 02:57 AM   #2
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I don't usually watch straight Video_TS. I find it more convenient to transcode it into a single move file with HandBrake http://handbrake.fr

But when I do watch Video_TS, I use VLC http://videolan.org
 
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Old 05-08-2017, 03:57 AM   #3
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For those who watch Video_TS files,
Video_TS files are not "files" as most people use the term "file". Video_TS on a DVD is a directory (which technically is a file).

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which software do they use or which distro of Linux?
I am trying to run a DVD on Mint and will shortly try Ubuntu Studio and Slackware, I have VLC player... no good so far.
People don't need any particular distro to play a DVD. VLC should play a DVD if installed correctly on any distro. With some distros and some DVDs, optional support software is required, such as libdvdcss2. I usually try SMplayer if I have a problem getting VLC to work.

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And it denies permission to copy...
What are you trying to copy to where?

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Is it possible to download Mythbuntu?
It certainly seems so, but rather a lot of work just to play a DVD:
http://www.mythbuntu.org/download-type
 
Old 05-08-2017, 09:16 AM   #4
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Thanks, Handbrake fixed the issue.
 
Old 05-09-2017, 02:40 AM   #5
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i don't think transcoding is really necessary to watch dvd files.
fwiw, i use mpv or vlc. on archlinux.
 
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Just as aside, you can watch the *.VOB files inside the VIDEO_TS directory with any Linux video player. I used to do this before Linux DVD support reached the point it has.
 
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^ but that will leave you with separate, randomly cut sections of film.
at least the 2 media players i mentioned have an ability to look at the whole directory, filter out the dvd menu stuff and show you the film.
and afaics, once you got those files to your hard drive, there can't be any dvd encryption problems anymore.
 
  


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