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10.4: Open VIDEO_TS files via drag and drop Apps
Tiger only hintThis one is so simple it is stupid ... but this didn't work in OS 10.3 and should have. They finally fixed it in Tiger

Drag and drop a VIDEO_TS folder onto the DVD Player application to open it. This is quicker than opening DVD Player and choosing "Open VIDEO_TS folder" from the file menu.
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10.4: Open VIDEO_TS files via drag and drop
Authored by: simonpie on Jun 03, '05 02:10:38PM

Yes, I confirm that, very handy indeed. But I would like to add that the DVD Player app is more picky than it used to be. Now, if you renamed a VIDEO_TS folder to "Nameofmymovie VIDEO_TS" for example, DVD player will refuse to play it. It used not to be the case.



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10.4: Open VIDEO_TS files via drag and drop
Authored by: OmniDragon on Aug 08, '10 07:27:05PM

Thanks for that tip, cause that's exactly what I did when I was getting the VIDEO_TS folder from a DVD and putting it onto my local computer. I renamed it, and it would open with VLC but not with DVD player. Then, when I renamed it back to VIDEO_TS, it opened just fine in DVD player. Now, I guess I'll just add the name that I wanted in the first place to the spotlight comments for the folder.

Sidenote: Man, that's just stupid. lol
Sidesidenote: I wonder if there's a way to trick DVD Player into thinking that the name of the file hasn't really changed. I guess I could rename it again and try that force open thing the other guy said.



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10.4: Open VIDEO_TS files via drag and drop
Authored by: rjbailey on Jun 03, '05 02:33:25PM

If you use the "force-open" key combination of option-command while you drag and drop the VIDEO_TS on the DVD Player icon you can essentially do the same thing in Panther.



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10.4: Open VIDEO_TS files via drag and drop
Authored by: xSmurf on Jun 03, '05 10:47:13PM

Wow this was so natural that I must have forgot it didn't work in panther and just did it in 10.4.

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