Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 3:22 PM (in response to fastestchris)
Should add that I have downloaded the beta version of MPEG-streamclip, but it says that even though I have Lion I need to install the quicktimempeg2.dmg file - any idea where I can get this? My software is as new - I only got the computer a few months ago.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 3:57 PM (in response to fastestchris)
There is no need to convert the file... There are several programs avaliable for the Mac that can play back those type of files...
PERIAN (quicktime extension)
VLC Media Player
.VRO File Extension
QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component for Mac OS X
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 4:10 PM (in response to dsimagry)
Thanks for your reply. I have tried downloading Perian and Niceplayer (already had VLC) but not of these will play the DVD. The DVD has 2 files, a .ifo and .vro file - the .vro file is 4 gigs so obviously has all the information. But so far nothing will play these files.
As for the link to the mpeg-2 component, it says on that page: Note to OS X Lion users: The QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component is not required in OS X Lion and should not be purchased.
Would really be a massive benefit if I could get this playing on my computer, or even better convert it to a format that will go onto my ipad.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2013 7:24 PM (in response to fastestchris)
did you ever get an answer?
i have exactly the same problem. have installed all, yet only vlc plays the audio.
none of these recommendations do the job.
guess what? runs fine on the wife's windows laptop, mac is beginning to embarrass itself and me
Currently Being ModeratedAug 4, 2013 5:03 PM (in response to fastestchris)
the words 'arrogant' and 'boneheads' comes to mind ...
yeah, sorry i was wrong.
no, to watch the videos of your only son in japan on japanese tee vee, you have to buy a windows machine, or try someone's linux, if you can find anyone. oh, and i can't change the language in itunes store (only location) and the japanese change all the titles so i can't find that movie you mentioned.
no, sorry, there is nothing apple computer wants do about it. yes, they know about it, but they don't care about customers anymore. no, no, that was back in the 80's and 90's when they were struggling. they're king of the hill now, thanks in part to loyalists like me, so they don't have to care anymore.
yeah, used to enjoy running my mac the way i wanted, cutting edge stuff, assigning ram, cache work space, tossing unused weight from aps, yeah fun. today's apple cuts services i use, charges for former free aps, and now, with no cd/dvd optical drive on imac, insists i put my entire life on their cloud. yeah, the one they share with the nsa.
since the videos run on linux too, i'm seriously thinking of switching over soon. have to brush up on terminal code for tweaks, but the GUIs look great and the software is free.
I can help you when i get back home, ma.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2013 9:16 PM (in response to fastestchris)
I have an old Sony cam that records to DVD mini discs (8cm) and when I record to a DVD-RW in VR format I get .VRO files as well. My current VLC (2.0.8) plays these files just fine. Hopefully if you have a current version it will work for you too.