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fonzbear2000
2008-06-13, 10:08 PM
I downloaded a DVD bootleg and the .vob files are not in a VIDEO_TS folder, but are in a folder that is the name of the concert itself. Well, I burned the folder and when I put the DVD in my player, the files came up instead of the video starting a screen came up with all the .vob files and when I selected a file, part of the video played, but there was no sound. Is this because the folder the .vob files are in isn't named correctly? Would renaming it to VIDEO_TS fix the problem?

tgunn2760
2008-06-13, 10:38 PM
I downloaded a DVD bootleg and the .vob files are not in a VIDEO_TS folder, but are in a folder that is the name of the concert itself. Well, I burned the folder and when I put the DVD in my player, the files came up instead of the video starting a screen came up with all the .vob files and when I selected a file, part of the video played, but there was no sound. Is this because the folder the .vob files are in isn't named correctly? Would renaming it to VIDEO_TS fix the problem?

I'm surprised you were able to burn it.

Imgburn will not burn a file like that, it has to have a VIDEO_TS folder.

Make a folder inside the folder that has the VOBs and name it VIDEO_TS, then burn it. If it doesn't work, the DVD has problems.

It's handy to have DVD-RWs to test things like this.

fonzbear2000
2008-06-13, 11:24 PM
I'm surprised you were able to burn it.

Imgburn will not burn a file like that, it has to have a VIDEO_TS folder.

Make a folder inside the folder that has the VOBs and name it VIDEO_TS, then burn it. If it doesn't work, the DVD has problems.

It's handy to have DVD-RWs to test things like this.

Thanks. What's Imgburn? I use Mac's burning program and it worked fine for other DVD's that were already in a VIDEO_TS folder. Hopefully the one I'm having problems with will play fine after I rename and burn the folder.

tgunn2760
2008-06-13, 11:40 PM
Thanks. What's Imgburn? I use Mac's burning program and it worked fine for other DVD's that were already in a VIDEO_TS folder. Hopefully the one I'm having problems with will play fine after I rename and burn the folder.

It should work after you create a TS folder. If it doesn't, the DVD is corrupt.

http://www.imgburn.com/

E_rock
2008-06-13, 11:45 PM
If you're done seeding it, just rename the folder VIDEO_TS. That will do it. Someone just renamed it when they uploaded.

http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=22883&highlight=newbies

fonzbear2000
2008-06-14, 06:16 PM
It worked fine after renaming the folder correctly. Also, no need for imgburn. You can use any burning software and burn the video ts folder as a data disc and it works just fine.

LeifH12345
2008-06-14, 06:39 PM
It worked fine after renaming the folder correctly. Also, no need for imgburn. You can use any burning software and burn the video ts folder as a data disc and it works just fine.

Yep, although here, VIDEO_TS is the requirement. You can also just drag the folder containing the video files in the program you're going to burn with, and it won't matter what the folder is called, so long as its a half decent program.

fonzbear2000
2008-06-14, 06:58 PM
it won't matter what the folder is called, so long as its a half decent program.

Actually it does matter what the folder is called. The burned DVD DIDN'T play correctly until I renamed the folder to VIDEO_TS.

vladsmythe
2008-06-14, 07:16 PM
Actually it does matter what the folder is called. The burned DVD DIDN'T play correctly until I renamed the folder to VIDEO_TS.

With NERO it doesn't matter. You can open the VIDEO_TS folder if you wish, and drag the contents into the program, or move the VIDEO_TS folder. As long as all the files are included, I don't think it matters.

LeifH12345
2008-06-14, 07:21 PM
With NERO it doesn't matter. You can open the VIDEO_TS folder if you wish, and drag the contents into the program, or move the VIDEO_TS folder. As long as all the files are included, I don't think it matters.

:cheers: Shoulda said Nero.

vladsmythe
2008-06-14, 07:41 PM
:cheers: Shoulda said Nero.

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tgunn2760
2008-06-14, 09:42 PM
With NERO it doesn't matter. You can open the VIDEO_TS folder if you wish, and drag the contents into the program, or move the VIDEO_TS folder. As long as all the files are included, I don't think it matters.

And that might cause write errors.

Best to verify disc after burning.

schmoe75
2008-06-14, 10:01 PM
Yes

http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/faq.php?faq=new_faq_item#faq_videorules
3. All seeds must have a properly named DVD file structure, including an appropriately named main folder and a VIDEO_TS subfolder.
The correct file structure for a DVD seed is to have a main "parent" folder which will be named appropriately to indicate the respective seed. Inside this parent folder will be the VIDEO_TS folder (must be in ALL CAPS), authored so that it can be directly burned to a DVD-Video disc with any DVD burning suite.

bokkers
2008-06-16, 12:51 PM
To make sure older standalone players can read the disc too, it's best to also create an AUDIO_TS folder on the disc, even if it's empty.

Five
2008-06-16, 01:50 PM
yes.

tgunn2760
2008-06-17, 01:30 AM
To make sure older standalone players can read the disc too, it's best to also create an AUDIO_TS folder on the disc, even if it's empty.

How old would these players be?

vladsmythe
2008-06-17, 03:37 AM
How old would these players be?

I'm with tgunn on this. How old are we talking?:lol4:

KoolKat
2008-06-18, 05:25 AM
With NERO it doesn't matter. You can open the VIDEO_TS folder if you wish, and drag the contents into the program, or move the VIDEO_TS folder. As long as all the files are included, I don't think it matters.

Because when you drag just the files Vlad,you are dragging them to Neros RED folder yes?(Or the centre space ,which is the path end of the RED folder)

That RED folder is called VIDEO_TS.
So although it doesn't matter for Nero ,it is because they thought ahead just as this thread reveals ,and made their own TS folder.
Some SA's will play the files as files because it can see the mpeg video.But most will stop after playing what is in effect just the 1st VOB.
Some may give a menu choice for the amount of VOBs.It all depends on the way codecs have been placed and set inside the SA....even for audio as some play VCD and SVCD but give no sound for SVCD because of the A/V combo of an SVCD...as an example.

In general ,a rule of thumb for DvD Video,for playing,viewing,recording etc...ALL need a VIDEO_TS folder.
As for the files ,hell you can change the .VOB extention to .mpg & it'll play because it is as it says itself ,just a Video OBject.

K_K

tgunn2760
2008-06-18, 02:43 PM
Thanks for explaining the technical aspect of this.

I think it's good that some software won't burn files that do not contain a VIDEO_TS folder.

BTW, K_K, some shows have been upped at HC that do not contain such folders. The three Harrison shows for example.

KoolKat
2008-06-18, 07:49 PM
BTW, K_K, some shows have been upped at HC that do not contain such folders. The three Harrison shows for example.

To be brief ,it seems i only advised the video rules and faqs chap.Not my problem.

K_K

tgunn2760
2008-06-19, 07:12 PM
To be brief ,it seems i only advised the video rules and faqs chap.Not my problem.

K_K

It might be a good idea to put it in the FAQ.

Newbies might not realize they need to create a VIDEO_TS folder in order to burn these DVDs.