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How to play VIDEO_TS.IFO, VIDEO_TS.BUP, VOB (ripped DVD) files?

Step 1.To play a copied/ripped DVD from hard disk you can use VideoLAN (VLC Player): Click here to download this player

Step 2.Install it. Start VideoLAN (click Start -> Programs -> VideoLAN -> VLC Media Player)

Step 3.Click File -> Open Directory. Find the VIDEO_TS folder, select it and click OK.

Please note, you have to copy all the ripped data to the right place. Create a VIDEO_TS folder and copy all the ripped files there.

Other solutions:

In order to play a copied DVD with WinDVD you must right-click on the player (menu will pop up), choose Source -> DVD From Folder, find and open your VIDEO_TS folder.
To play a copied DVD with PowerDVD you click on the open button and choose Open DVD File from the Hard Disk Drive and open the video_ts.ifo.
To play VIDEO_TS using ANY PLAYER download and install MPEG2 Decoder. After that, find your VIDEO_TS folder and open VOB files (such as VTS_01_1.VOB, VTS_01_2.VOB, VTS_01_3.V0B etc.).

Let's explain what is inside VIDEO_TS:


How to remote control windows from Ubuntu

Everyone should be able to control remote windows by Remote Desktop Connection application, but don't know how to connect to windows in linux platform.
You can fetch it from here.
That's a easy procedure for you.

1. Enable remote desktop function in windows first. You can follow below diagram to activate remote desktop and add aaaaccount that is a example account and password is aaa in windows platform.

2. Select Applications --> Internet --> Terminal Server Client in Ubuntu

3. It will pop-up a configuration window of Terminal Sever Client, please chose RDPv5 in the Protocol table.

4. Please click Connect button after filled all information.
Computer: Destination host IP address
User Name:aaa

5. You will connect to destination computer successfully. The snapshot as below

Enabling Yahoo accounts with pidgin

Open Pidgin and go to Accounts -> Manage Accounts...

· Click on the Yahoo account and then on the "Modify" button...

· Click on the "Advanced" tab and paste the following line in the "Pager server" field...

Click the "Save" button, then click the check box in front of the Yahoo account to connect.

12 Awesome French Short Animations

Oktapodi (Gobelins)
Trying to scape of a assistant chef, two octopus find them selves into a funny runaway for theirs lives. This great animation was nominated for the Oscars Academy Award on the category of short film (animated), almost at the same level of Presto from Pixar.Made by: Julien BOCABEILLE, François-Xavier CHANIOUX, Olivier DELABARRE, Thierry MARCHAND, Quentin MARMIER and Emud MOKHBERI Watch Oktapodi

Hugh (esma)
A great animation school from Montpellier bring to us this great animation when an old shaman was telling a story to 3 young children. Ages ago, some human beings had big troubles because the sky was too low. Birds could not fly and men were bended, until one day…Made by: MATHIEU NAVARRO, SYLVAIN NOUVEAU, AURORE TURBE and FRANCOIS POMMIEZWatch HughMon(s)tre (lisaa)
This is a strange story about our perception of time, it could be relative for each person or statics for others, but at the end we have so many issues with it, that it depends of us how we use it. This is…

Ubuntu for your grandmother

This article was recently featured in Full Circle magazine. Please visit their site or download the edition here .
They say its for geeks, they say its for nerds, they say its for those whose pinkie finger has the imprint of the enter key tattooed on it. We say its for your grandmother ! Yes my friends, I kid you not, for all of those who are afraid to dip their little toe into the great Linux-Lake let us reassure you : If your grandmother can do it ? So can you. Before we start , let me clarify : We are not talking about turning your Linux machine into a clustered database server with SQL, PHP, Apache, Samba and what have you. We are talking about the advantages of using Linux .. as a desktop.

Why this experiment.I have been toying around with Linux since 1999, Seen the first desktop versions evolve and have seen the Linux OS grow in strength on the desktop. Last year I found out about Ubuntu Linux and have been doing several articles and podcasts on the use of Ubuntu as a desktop sys…

Linux tips every geek should know

#1: Check processes not run by you Difficulty: Expert Application: bash Imagine the scene - you get yourself ready for a quick round of Crack Attack against a colleague at the office, only to find the game drags to a halt just as you're about to beat your uppity subordinate - what could be happening to make your machine so slow? It must be some of those other users, stealing your precious CPU time with their scientific experiments, webservers or other weird, geeky things! OK, let's list all the processes on the box not being run by you! ps aux | grep -v `whoami`
Or, to be a little more clever, why not just list the top ten time-wasters: ps aux --sort=-%cpu | grep -m 11 -v `whoami`
It is probably best to run this as root, as this will filter out most of the vital background processes. Now that you have the information, you could just kill their processes, but much more dastardly is to run xeyes on their desktop. Repeatedly! #2: Replacing same text in multiple files Difficulty: …