Yes you can.
If it is a commercial DVD it will be encrypted, so you can't just copy the
You need to use a program like DVD Decrypter to copy the DVD to your hard
This will give you a Video_TS folder containing all the DVD files on your
Best practice is then to create a parent folder to store your ripped DVDs,
as well call it DVDs and create it in your videos folder.
Then in that DVDs folder create a folder named for the title of the DVD e.g.
then place the Video_TS folder in that named folder.
You then need to change media center to support DVD Library mode which is
following these instructions;
Throw in a reboot... and you should be done.... the Play DVD tile will have
to DVD Library which will contain your ripped DVDs, and as a bonus all the
you record from TV will also appear in this library.
Once you get all that working... and as a bit of polish i usually set the
parent DVDs folder
to hidden, this stops it showing up under Videos, but has no effect on the
ability of the
DVD library to see your DVDs.
"David Kirk" <DavidKirk@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Can Windows Vista Media Center only read DVDs in an optical drive or is it
> possible to play DVD's ripped to a hard drive location?
> David Kirk