On an iMac, when I rip a DVD using RipIt I get 1 “file” which has the name of the DVD, and a “dvdmedia” extension. This plays on the Mac, including menus, scene selection, and so forth,… just like using the original DVD. Great.
For use with the WD TV Live, I have put all my videos (some .dvdmedia, others mostly .avi) in one folder on a drive attached to the iMac. I can connect to this folder with the WD TV Live just fine, and see all the files listed.
The .avi files always play fine through the WD TV Live, but not the .dvdmedia files:
some won’t, (even though the vob file name, the “subtitles available” splash appears, and the film’s length shows correctly!)
some play sometimes, then won’t play unless I unplug and reboot the WD TV Live.
When selecting a file which I know is a .dvdmedia file, I already knew about the need to press ENTER to get to the VIDEO_TS folder and then to press PLAY. (The files within the .dvdmedia file are not usually visible on the iMac, but can be seen on WD TV Live.)
This inconsistent behaviour is frustrating. Any suggestions, please, to get VOB files to play consistently? Thanks.
[Previously posted – by me! – in a SOLVED topic in error.]