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Can't play 2 DVDs from wedding


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I have been looking but have not found any help with my problem. Last summer, we went to europe for my cousins wedding. The wedding photographer recorded the wedding and put it on 2 dvds. The only problem is that I can't get them to play on any dvd player. The only thing that works is by playing each .vob file separately. Is there something downloadable that would let me rewrite this dvd so that it can play on a regular dvd player? I'm not much of a movie file expert, so the answer might even be real simple. This problem has been bugging me for a year now and I still haven't found a solution... These are the files on the first dvd
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It's pretty much the same on the second dvd.
Please...I beg you...help me out I had the best time of my life there, and I can't even have fun watching it.
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Download and install the free VLC media player. If it won't play those DVDs probably nothing will.
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VLC is what I'm using right now, but you have to pick each file at a time to watch...you can't just go from the beginning to the end of the dvd. I want to be able to watch these dvd's on my tv on a regular dvd player, not just on a computer.
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well, with the VOBs and such, you can attempt to recreate the dvd (ie: with Toast or Burn if it will create a dvd from an existing set of VOB files). The problem may lie in the way they were originally authored, there may be no proper linking to start playing the first chapter of the first track, or the menu.

I normally don't attempt to author with VOBs only, I've only had to do it on the windows side once, and that was while using Nero (which is why I'm thinking it may be possible to do it with Toast, since toast is by Nero). But take a look at burn and see if it would allow you to recreate the DVD. I'd say create a .img file instead of actually burning a DVD, no point in wasting discs if they won't play - make the .img file, mount it, then attempt to play the mounted .img with DVD Player in osx and see what happens, if it works there, then actually burn the disc.

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Thanks for that tip. I was actually thinking that there might be some kind of file missing to start the dvd, but figured that I must be wrong since this guy is supposed to be a pro... I will give it a try tomorrow morning.
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Perhaps this is a PAL issue. Europe uses PAL instead of NTSC. US players tend not to be able to read PAL discs.

I'd try Handbrake on the discs.

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