I have a number of DVDs copied from VHS home movies some years back. Most of these I can import and edit in Premier Pro with no problems. A few, however, show an empty Video_TS folder, although they play just fine, including menus, in both VLC and DVD Player (MacOS). The Video_TS folder shows as empty in both the Finder and in the Media Browser.
Any suggestions for importing these into Premier Pro would be appreciated.
Well I'll be darned. They all show up in Windows.
SO, next question. Being new to video editing, I am still rather low on the learning curve. It is not at all obvious how get these onto the Mac side. I dinked around a little running Windows under Bootcamp, but no deal. I presume I will need an app for this purpose since my version of CS lives in MacOS. I assume I just need to extricate the actual video files from the vob files, then I can stuff them anywhere I wish. If it matters in ease of transfer, I can run Windows native on Mac using BootCamp, or virtually under Fusion or Parallels. (Mostly I use Fusion when I succumb to Windows.) I can, of course, use a dedicated Windows box as well.
It is not at all obvious how get these onto the Mac side.
A LOT of things are not 'obvious' with Macs. That's why I hate using them. Since you have Bootcamp, you can use the following to covnert into a DV file. (Choose version 5.)
Ah, the old Mac vs Windows debate.
If I dinked around with system level stuff a lot, I'd probably prefer Windows as well, but those days are mostly behind me now.
Anyway, when I tried to open the Video_TS folder, I get
OpenDVD: The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.
The files (vob, etc.) still show up in Video_TS and can be run in Windows (just like they could in Mac).
SO... I am open to further suggestions.
I do not have a suggestion, as I have no idea why Finder sees the VIDEO_TS folder as empty, when it obviously is not. Especially being a PC-only guy, Mac things are not my strength.
However, I encountered similar, but in reverse, some years ago. I was doing a bunch of work with Mac Projects, and fired up my MacDrive software (something that I had not needed for some time - but did this time). It installed with it launching, at bootup. I did not notice anything, until I stuck a PC DVD-Data (installation disc), into my multi-drive - BLANK! Checked that disc on another PC, and everything was there. Glad that I did that, before I fired off a nasty-gram to the software company. Did some research, and found that MacDrive, if loaded at bootup, would hook the multi-drive, and ONLY see a Mac disc - not any Windows/PC discs. OK, simple fix - delete MacDrive from loading at bootup.
Now, this is but a guess, but I would suspect that your Mac is seeing the problem DVD-Videos as "PC Only," for some unknown reason.
Wish that I had more to offer, but I would attempt to find out why the Mac is not seeing the contents of the VIDEO_TS folder. The IFO, BUP and VOB files are not platform-centric, so I cannot tell what the problem is.