Can an Xbox 360 or PS3 Play Archived Ripped DVDs
November 14, 2011 3:57 PM Subscribe
Can an XBox 360 and/or Playstation 3 be made to play archived/ripped DVDs that preserve the menu structure? Is there a guide for doing that somewhere?
posted by willnot to Technology (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm not really a gamer, so I don't have an Xbox or a PS3. I am very tempted by videos I've seen of Skyrim though, so I'm thinking about getting a console, but I'm not sure which one.
I want to be able to play DVDs and Blue Rays (which has me leaning towards PS3 if only because of the Blue Ray piece). I also have a hard drive with archived DVDs in the Video_TS format. I'd like to be able to point at the files and play back DVDs with full menuing. Can that be done with either of those consoles? Seems like it would be a solved problem by now if it was possible, but I'm having trouble finding how to guides that don't start with having you convert the video to a workable format first.
It seems that XBMC may be able to do that, but that doesn't work on a 360 from what I can tell. I don't think I can play Skyrim on an old Xbox, so I need something that will work on a more modern console.