I am trying to play a DVD by copying the contents (a Video TS and a Jacket_P folder) to my computer. I copied the Video_TS and Jacket_P folders from a DVD to my computer. The Video_TS folder has the VOB, IFO and BUP files and the Jacket_P folder has 3 .MP2 files. I opened the Video TS folder in VLC but the video does not play. I have also tried using software like Winx DVD Ripper but I get an error message with error code 1 saying that it is unable to convert the files. Does anyone know how to fix this issue, either by converting the DVD to MP4 or playing it in VLC?

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Video data should be in *.vob files. You need to copy almost all existing *.vob files into one (almost all because VTS_01_0.VOB has DVD menu data so you can skip it). Here is an example for five existing *.vod files:

copy /b VTS_01_1.VOB + VTS_01_2.VOB + VTS_01_3.VOB + VTS_01_4.VOB + VTS_01_5.VOB output.vob

Now you can convert output.vob file to mp4 format with FFmpeg:

ffmpeg -i output.vob -c:v libx264 -c:a copy output.mp4

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