Streaming DVD, VOB-Files RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have a problem when playing ripped DVD-movies. The movies are ripped into video_ts folder in vob-files. The files are placed in the shared videos folder.
    The mediaplayer is a  TVIX 6600 but when i try to locate the vob-files I can not see them. Actually the wholde folder containng vob-files are hidden.

    I can see from some posts in here that WHS does not support VOB-files and that explains why I can not see them on my tvix-player using WHC. Is this correct?
    Is it impossible to play vob-files?

    I then tried to install an another upnp-server (Twonky and XMBC), both can see the vob-files and I can play the files, but I can not navigate the dvd's meaning I can not change language subtitles, see extra information. Tvix support states that XMBC does not support DVD-structure therefore I can not navigate using their remote control.

    What I want to do is quite simple ( I think), but I can not figure out how to. Play my movies.......
    AVI,wmv etc are no problem, but VOB is.

    The VOB-playing shoult look like DVD-playing meaning that I should be able to change language and subtitles ( I live in Denmark). I dont want to convert all the vob's to avi.
    Can I get WHS/WMC to play vob? If not what upnp-server streams vob-files supporting DVD-structure.

    Wednesday, December 16, 2009 12:46 PM

All replies

  • You really need to be able to "mount" the ripped DVD as a DVD in order to access the menus, etc. There are ways to do this, but Windows Home Server has nothing built in to support it, and you will almost certainly need to do it "locally" (i.e. you won't be able to stream the menu interaction from one computer to another). One answer would be to use Windows Media Center on a home theater PC; it can be configured to include a network location as part of it's media library. You would point that to your home server, and connect it to your television.

    You'll probably get better information (and maybe some other solutions) on The Green Button.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Wednesday, December 16, 2009 2:19 PM
  • Thanks,

    I have bought a QNAP in stead and that works like a charm.
    Thursday, December 17, 2009 11:42 AM