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Having just played with Zoomplayer 3.0 pro demo. Is ZP able to load .ifo files? Whenever I try it does nothing. It would be nice to be able to copy a DVD to my HD, then have ZP load the video_ts.ifo just like I was watching it from the actual DVD.


Which then leads me to my next Q. Am I missing something, but when I load a VOB file, it just scales it to 720x576 (hence squashing the picture vertically) and going back to a standard PAL resolution and not using an anamorphic picture.


I would have that thought that ZP would keep the vertical resolution and then scale the horizontal resolution up so that it then becomes an anamorphic picture.


The reason that I ask this is that when I load the vobs into powerdvd, it scales the horizontal resolution up so that it keeps the vertical res in the original aspect ratio and gives me a true anamorphic res.


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I used smartripper to backup the entire DVD to my hard drive.. unfortunately, when I go to load file, and click video_ts.ifo it just comes back to the dvd menu, and then when i click play, it says no disc found or invalid disc.


Yet, when playing it in powerdvd it plays perfectly fine...
 

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I have the same problem (testing out ZP 3 Pro). I ripped the entire DVD with DVD Decrypter, and when I try to open the .ifo file ZP doesn't do anything. If I press play, it will just try to open a DVD from the DVD drive making the error message Vladdy described.


Oh, my .ifo file seems to be named "VTS_01_0.IFO", not "VIDEO_TS.IFO" as described in the faq...
 

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ZoomPlayer std. and Pro use IFO files just fine , I think most of you are not ripping the dvd properly [ are you making a new IFO file when needed with IFOedit ? , are the vobs in a VIDEO_TS folder ? ] . Whenever possible try to name the dvd folder on your HD the same as the dvd itself [ this can help with some that have problems playing ] . Some dvd's will have problems unless you know your way around the protections [ like I-Spy :) ] . I find it best to grab just the movie vobs and soundtrack that you wish to use - like 16:9 with DD or DTS [ leave the menu , trailers , etc. on the dvd unless you really want to use them ] .

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You need to copy EVERY FILE ON THE DVD. Not just the ones subripper highlights.


If you just want to rip the movie, you need to rewrite the IFO structure.
 

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Hey Blight...


I'm sorry if I seem to be upsetting you.. But obviously I must be missing something. I used smartripper to rip the ENTIRE dvd to my hard drive, and when I go to play the video_ts.ifo file nothing happens.. I always copy the entire dvd to my HD and not just rip the movie. To clarify heres the dvd list. I'm starting to think it must be me, since no one else really has problems..?


Volume in drive C has no label.

Volume Serial Number is 900F-F30D


Directory of C:\\vobs\\Swordfish


04/25/2003 09:59 AM .

04/25/2003 09:59 AM ..

04/08/2003 09:45 PM 14,336 VIDEO_TS.BUP

04/08/2003 09:45 PM 14,336 VIDEO_TS.IFO

04/08/2003 09:45 PM 212,992 VIDEO_TS.VOB

04/08/2003 09:45 PM 26,624 VTS_01_0.BUP

04/08/2003 09:45 PM 26,624 VTS_01_0.IFO

04/08/2003 10:07 PM 0 VTS_01_0.VOB

04/08/2003 09:48 PM 754,112,512 VTS_01_1.VOB

04/08/2003 09:48 PM 83,968 VTS_02_0.BUP

04/08/2003 09:48 PM 83,968 VTS_02_0.IFO

04/08/2003 09:48 PM 4,526,080 VTS_02_0.VOB

04/08/2003 09:51 PM 1,073,739,776 VTS_02_1.VOB

04/08/2003 09:53 PM 1,073,739,776 VTS_02_2.VOB

04/08/2003 09:55 PM 1,041,211,392 VTS_02_3.VOB

04/08/2003 10:00 PM 1,073,739,776 VTS_02_4.VOB

04/08/2003 10:03 PM 1,073,739,776 VTS_02_5.VOB

04/08/2003 10:03 PM 185,403,392 VTS_02_6.VOB

04/08/2003 10:03 PM 30,720 VTS_03_0.BUP

04/08/2003 10:03 PM 30,720 VTS_03_0.IFO

04/08/2003 10:07 PM 0 VTS_03_0.VOB

04/08/2003 10:07 PM 1,073,739,776 VTS_03_1.VOB

04/08/2003 10:07 PM 176,097,280 VTS_03_2.VOB

22 File(s) 7,530,573,824 bytes

2 Dir(s) 2,593,918,976 bytes free
 

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On my system in ZoomPlayer, I use "Open Directory" instead of "Open File". Then I just select the "MOVIE/VIDEO_TS" path and the movie plays off the hard drive rip just like the original DVD.
 

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Yay.. i worked it out..


For me to play dvds.. I must select load directory from ZP and the directory structure must be 'movie/video_ts' and only then from ZP can I hit load directory and select the 'movie' directory.. not the video_ts dir.. it sorta works, but fail to get any movie and it just loads all the vobs as a media mode.
 

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Vladdy:

You just need to open VIDEO_TS.IFO ... You also need to have ZP Pro as the standard version does not support DVD Playback.
 

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I had some strange problems with IFO files that I fixed by

going into Player Options/Association and reassociate the IFO extension.


Try DVDShrink instead of SmartRipper it fixes the IFO structure. ;)
 

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Yay.. I figured it out.. It seems that powerdvd dshow filter was the culprit. Although I got no direct error message, i tried using the demo of the windvd filters to get it working and now dvds load straight up, from my HD and from DVD.


Now if only i could solve the dvd aspect ratio problem everything would be sweet. Loading a dvd in windvd gives me an anamorpic image but zp does not. whenever i select anamorphic, all i get is the resized video with black bars at the top and at the sides giving me a very small image.
 

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I find the easiest method for me is to rip using DVD Decrypter in ISO mode to a single file. Then use Daemon Tools to mount the image to a virtual drive. To ZP it looks just like another DVD-ROM drive. A nice supplemental utility is DaemonUI. You can switch between any ripped ISO image on your hard drive with the click of a mouse. You can find both utilities here
 
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