First of all i must say that i am a complete HTPC novice. I'm new to the forum, and after searching for a while now i have a question i just couldnt find an answer to. What i am trying to do is rip my dvds to my home computer (desktop) using dvd shrink (recommended by a friend) for general playback and eventual streaming. i have no interest in making an actual backup "hard copy" of the dvd to use in one of my players. after reading many tutorials about using dvd shrink i have been able to get the dvd files on my hard drive, but i dont know how to play them with audio. hopefully i am just retarted and its just something simple that i am missing. when i go to the hard drive where the files are stored there is an audio and video folder. so i go into the video folder and select one of the files and it plays, BUT WITH NO AUDIO. man this is frustrating. what am i missing? any direction or insight would be greatly appreciated.
thanks in advance,
P.S. i dont have Nero, is this something that i will need to get a copy of.