Q: All my DVDs were ripped into VIDEO_TS files (proper folder structure). When I first installed Kodi, it played my library from the get-go. I was amazed. Then I ran my library through Media Center Master, and suddenly, none of my Video_TS files play from the library anymore. I can play them directly if I navigate to the file, but from the library, I just get a quick flash of something in the lower left corner looking like it's trying to play, and I see a "(/)" something or another during that flash, but then it does nothing. How can I play Video_TS on Kodi? Hopefully, there's a solution.
A: Kodi is a cross-platform media center that supports playback of most media, and you can enjoy a better experience with a range of additional features integrated into every component of the software. Kodi also supports playing DVDs using an internal DVD-ROM drive. However, when you try to add the ripped DVD Video_TS folder to Kodi, Kodi doesn't even recognize the files in the folder.
The reason is that there are three different files in the Video_TS directory: Video_TS. IFO file, Video_TS. BUP files and Video_TS.VOB files, because these files are displayed separately in the Video_TS folder, so when you try to play them with Kodi, Kodi will not be able to read them. So, in order to stream Video_ts on Kodi, you need to convert the 3 different file formats under the Video_TS folder to a single format that is compatible with Kodi. Let's take a look at the detailed steps.