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Old 28. Jun 2014, 03:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A software to play UDF 1.02 files

A software to play UDF 1.02 files

Have purchased a computer teaching book that comes with a DVD containing all the tutorials in UDF 1.02 format. The DVD is transformed to an ISO file by Imgburn. An ISO archive folder turns up as the result of the transformation. The ISO archive folder is then decompressed by 7-Zip. So far so good, but the media player cannot read the files, saying of the possibility of incompatibility.

Help, please.
1. Is it possible and how to copy the tutorials from DVD to HDD for ease of use?
2. If ISO is inevitable, then, how to do it, please?

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Old 28. Jun 2014, 04:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Vicky I think a DVD ripper is probably what you need. You can use some to save the media files in a variety of formats.

Try this thread - http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...dvd-ripper.htm - or just google "freeware dvd rippers" or searches along those lines. There are many portable versions which you can try out without having to install anything. (I like DVD Shrink personally, it's old now but has always worked well for me and can be run portably even though the download is an installer.)

An alternative method would be to take the ISO which you created and mount it in a virtual optical drive in Windows (e.g. Virtual Clone Drive ) but ripping is probably the simpler method.

Either method might be frustrated though if your DVD is copyright protected.

(Edit - I just read that VLC Player can apparently read an ISO file directly but I've never tried that myself.)

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I think you have perhaps mis-understood what UDF is.
UDF is an optical disk format (much like NTFS or FAT32 for hard drives).

You need to use something like ISOBUSTER to read the DVD and use it to copy the files off there.

(Although I believe that Windows itself should be able to read the DVD directly - it does have UDF support built in.)
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I think Windows is able to read the disk no problem, I think the question is how to extract the videos onto a hard drive to avoid using the DVD all the time. There's a variety of software for doing that.

I might well have misunderstood the question though : )
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A simple program like ISOBUSTER to create an ISO on disk.
Then use Virtual CD or the likes to mount the ISO as a virtual CD. Obviously DRM might raise its ugly head.
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Hi Burn-It.

Testing out something I read elsewhere, I discovered that VLC, Pot Player, SM PLayer and MPC can all play directly from an ISO without any need for it to be mounted.

Only VLC responds to the DVD menu, although that might just be the way I have the others set up.
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I was forgetting about the OP

Vicky try this ...

Grab a copy of portable VLC from here - VLC Downloads. Get the 7zip or zip version and extract it to a folder on your hard drive. You can then run VLC directly from that folder without installing it and making any unnecessary changes to your system.

That done, you can then open your ISO from VLC's "Media - Open File" menu or, you can just open the folder where the ISO is and drag-drop that straight onto VLC.

If that works, then mission accomplished. If it doesn't we've at least narrowed the problem down a bit and know that the issue is to do with extracting the original DVD rather than any problem with playback.
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Sicknero: I was aware of that and have been using VLC for years.

If you dive into VLC a bit deeper than most do, you will find that there is a whole new world of things it will do. It is a full blown editor behind the scenes, and I've yet to find a format that it cannot read (with plug-in decoders)
I used to use it to decode and play stuff recorded on a STB that was supposed to be in a secret format. (Thompson don't like people de-coding their disks)
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