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Old 01-26-2009, 08:53 AM
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Question DVD or Blu-ray Digital Copy Playback

Have anybody tried to play a DVD or Blu-ray digital copy thru the SageTV HD theater in standalone mode or with a SageTV Server ?
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:33 AM
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DVD playback is covered in Appendix I of the full SageTV PDF manual.

You can find more comments on playing ripped disks by searching the extender & standalone forums for titles containing DVD* or blu*.

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Old 02-09-2009, 04:20 PM
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Well in my opinion DVD playback is not covered very well.

I am a bit disappointed so far with my user experience with the HD200.

I can't seem to get the device to recognize that my DVD folders (which are in fact set up according to the instructions in the user manual appendix) contain any DVD movies.

I can force feed it by drilling down into the folder structure (movies title\VIDEO_TS\) and then selecting a .VOB file for playback, but this is of course painful.

Are there any other more detailed instructions on how to get DVD folder structures recognized in the stand alone mode?

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Old 02-10-2009, 01:39 PM
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Windows 2000 Server Issue...

After more frustration, I found that mounting the Windows Server 2003 directories yielded expected results.

The curious thing is that I can browse up and down through my 200 server directories and play the vobs. So why can't it detect the DVD folder structure?

So anyway, I guess I will be submitting a bug report and see if I can get anywhere that way.


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Old 02-10-2009, 02:21 PM
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You need to rip the DVD in the standard DVD format. That is with a VIDEO_TS folder and all the .ifo. .BUP and .vob files that are produced. The .vob files cannot exceed 1 GB in size. That is the standard for DVDs and the most compatible format that works in every player.

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