I have windows 8. how do I copy my music DVD's

September 24, 2013 at 04:18:31
Specs: Windows 8
I have windows 8. how do I copy my music DVD's to my computer and preferably get them on my 'Windows media player'?

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#1
September 24, 2013 at 05:25:50
Hi rickygood,

Please insert the DVD in the computer. You should get an auto-popup to select what you want to do with the disk.

If you want to play the disk, select play music.

If you want to copy the files on the DVD to the system, select the option to view content in the disk. Copy the files to the Music folder present on the left pane under libraries.

Open Windows Media Player and the music should be present under the library option. By default, Windows Media Player looks for songs stored in the My Music and Public Music folders.

You can also Organize and Manage libraries by directing WMP to look for music in a different directory.

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S
#iworkfordell


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#2
September 24, 2013 at 06:52:08
That sounds easy Manshu, but when I insert a dvd into the drive it automatically opens in 'Cyberlink DVD movie player' and starts playing, it doesn't give more any other options.

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#3
September 24, 2013 at 08:42:40
Hi rickygood,

Change the Auto-Play settings using the link mentioned below:

http://dell.to/16FaZQi

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S
#iworkfordell


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#4
September 24, 2013 at 10:17:39
What kind of music DVD's are you talking about? Are they actual DVD audio discs or are they DVD video discs of concerts or music videos? Either way, it might be a bit more complex then just copying files to your computer.

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#5
September 24, 2013 at 10:55:10
They are DVD video discs of concerts, etc

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#6
September 24, 2013 at 12:08:10
Ok, if they are regular DVD video discs as I suspect they are, you aren't going to find individual music files.

You will find two folders on your DVD, a Video_TS folder and an Audio_TS folder. Usually the audio folder is empty, the data is inside the video folder.

You will find three types of files in the video folder, .VOB, .IFO, & .BUP. The VOB files are what contain the videos. Each .VOB file will only be 2 gigs in size so you may see multiple files depending on how long the video is. Depending on your player, you might get by just copying the VOB files to your computer but I would suggest looking for software that will convert a DVD to a single video file such as an mpeg2 file.
https://www.google.com/search?q=dvd...

The reason I suggest mpeg2 is because DVD video is already in the mpeg2 format and you won't need to transcode the video to another format so you shouldn't have any loss of quality.

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