I have a collection of DVDs I own and have ripped and would like to play on my Android device. I want them to play on my Android device exactly like a DVD -- with menus, etc. I can easily do this on my PC with various DVD playing software (i.e. VLC Media Player). I do not want to convert the file to DivX or MP4 or whatever. (as the answers to those questions suggest) I do not want to lose the menuing and the scene selection, etc. Instead, I want a full 4.5 GB rip stored on my hard drive and I want to "point at that" (and over the network to boot).

I saw these two questions:

However, neither of these questions addresses what I would like to do.

Is this possible?

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As far as I know there is no DVD-player software for Android. Nothing that can emulate a DVD experience from a network (or even local) location.

What are you needing from a full DVD experience that you cannot get by transcoding the movie to a portable format? Scene selection? That's really just a way to visually access chapters in the movie. I've used HandBrake to transcode my movies for my Droid X2 while keeping the chapter markers.

If you need things like different languages and subtitles, HandBrake can include those as well into your MP4/M4V output.

  • this workarund is no direct but complex and time consuming. Conceptually a DVD reader should be able to be accessed through USB OTG and then data should be accessible by software. Jul 26, 2022 at 15:14

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