I have been steadily ripping my DVD collection to .iso format using DVD Cloner. I have discovered that DVDs that rip with the volume name “DVD_VIDEO.ISO” do not play. (I do not name the dvd as it’s ripping, DVD Cloner automatically gives the .iso file the same name as the disc.)
So when I go to select the “DVD_VIDEO.ISO” file the preview window will commence showing the feature film, and I can watch the whole movie that way, but the menus are not available. If I go ahead and select the .iso file, though, I get a black screen with the progress indicator stuck at 00:00. The system is not hung up, I can easily hit ‘back’ to get back to the WD menu.
I am using a WD Elements 2TB drive in the USB2 port, and I have the latest firmware on the media player.
I experimented a bit and found that renaming the file does not make the file playable. If I rip the file as a VOB-folder file it seems to play fine.
It seems that older DVDs (pre-2005) are more likely to have the volume name “DVD_VIDEO.ISO”. A couple of DVDs that I have this problem with are: Crouching TIger Hidden Dragon, Glory, and Gandhi.
I greatly prefer conversion to .iso over other formats. If there is a solution to this issue I would greatly appreciate hearing it.