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Virtual DVDs... I was sick and tired of ripping my DVDs to my computer, and then to watch it I would have to open up DVD Player and browse the system to find the "VIDEO_TS" folder. This app creates "Virtual DVDs" for you that can be double-clicked and viewed in DVD Player without browsing for the folder.

After ripping your DVD, just rename the folder (the containing folder, not the VIDEO_TS folder) by adding a ".vdvd" at the end. This turns the folder into a file package (the icon will change). Now, just double click on it and Virtual DVDs will do the rest (the process is invisible to you).

Basically, Virtual DVDs is more...

What's New

Version 3.0.1 has the Virtual DVD Library interface removed in place of a more simple add/remove locations.

Version 2.0.6 can now act like version 1.0.2!!! Check out the ReadMe in the download for more.

Version 2.0.5:

Okay, now added support for multiple external drives. Now only symbolic links of your Virtual DVDs will be placed in your Virtual DVD Library. The original stays where it is. This more...

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later, DVDPlayer.app

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Electric Eel Productions (Developer) Member IconDev+0
Electric Eel Productions (Developer)
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Tomorrow first thing. I have a new re-vamped version 2.0.4

New will be link support:
You can now use a symbolic link for your "Virtual DVD Library", so that your Virtual DVDs can be stored on an External drive.

Free update to those who have paid for this.

This new version is way more stable.

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Version 2.0.2
Xenophile Member IconComment+693
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You're actually charging money for this?

Besides using OS X's myriad short-cuts to access files, and then simply dragging and dropping the Video_TS folder on the DVD player, there's also this:

PlayVideoTS, http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/20141/playvideots

PlayVideoTS just happens to coincidentally do exactly the same thing as Virtual DVDs, except it's free and was released first. I suspect its author would be interested to know that someone else is charging money for his idea.

Of course, besides PlayVideoTS, there are many other free apps that catalog Video_TS folders and launch them. To name a few: Mezzanine, DVD Juggler, Videopicker.

There are also some excellent payware apps that will launch video_TS folders, such as Matinee. It's $10, but it has a refined interface and avoids cludges like adding a new file type to your system.

Note to developer: if your fiance refuses to support your hobbies unless they turn a profit, maybe you should take that as a warning sign...

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Version 2.0.2
Electric Eel Productions (Developer)
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Whoh, whoh, whoh

Maybe you didn't notice that this is Version 2.0.2

I came out with Virtual DVDs a long time ago. Second, everyone who used my free version 1.0 has asked to get this working with Front Row. Now it does!

Oh boy, you have got to be kidding me. Pardon me if I charge for it. I think that is my business not yours. Don't buy it.

Electric Eel Productions (Developer)
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I can't believe you can't see the very big differences in my app. PlayVideo_TS simply plays the folder in DVDPlayer. My app actually keeps a Library of your DVDs and lets you play them from Front Row or from the Virtual DVDs interface.

The big point here is "FRONT ROW"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That is why I am charging. By the way, did you even download it and see what it does. I bet you didn't.

Xenophile
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Fair enough. If you can sucker people into paying for this, then more power to you.

Electric Eel Productions (Developer) Member IconDev+0
Electric Eel Productions (Developer)
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Um, whatever. you seem to be out-numbered here as far as good/bad reviews. Don't use it it, whatever.

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Version 1.1
Bill B Member IconComment+6
Bill B
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Yeah, great. Finding files on a Mac is SO hard. Geez...

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Version 1.1
Macnews
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The Mac OS...the most user-friendly system on the planet. Yet it still needs a host of 3rd party enhancements to make it even more so.

So, my question to you is this: What kind of asinine comment was that?

Electric Eel Productions (Developer) Member IconDev+0
Electric Eel Productions (Developer)
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Wadda ya say, like $5-10 if I get it working.

I usually offer free upgrades to all versions after initial purchase.

Sound good? I can't offer it for free after I put time like that into it. My fiance would kill me.

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Version 1.0
Electric Eel Productions (Developer) Member IconDev+0
Electric Eel Productions (Developer)
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Yeah, everyone wants this to work with front row. Okay, I will do it!!!!!!!!!

Researched it a little and I think it is possible given some time. I am currently moving to a new house, so give me a couple of weeks.

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Version 1.0
Electric Eel Productions (Developer) Member IconDev+0
Electric Eel Productions (Developer)
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I currently do not have Front Row on the machine that I do all my developing on. However, I am currently trying to figure it out.

Make sure you answer my poll, so that I get a better idea if this is even worth pursuing.

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Version 1.0
viskwal Member IconComment+15
viskwal
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does this also work inside frontrow ?

at the moment I am using dvd assist, but this solution seems much more elegant, if frontrow works with these files.

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Version 1.0
bill bob 1 Member IconComment+0
bill bob 1
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Absolutely superb, this is fantastic!

Thank you.

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Version 1.0
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Downloads 8,186
Version Downloads 4,130
License Demo
Date 06 Dec 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $5.00