Kodi Won’t Play DVD Folder? Solved!

John Salley

Mar 25, 2018 07:07 am / Posted by John Salley to Media Players

As a popular media player, Kodi does the remarkable job. Some old Kodi users complain that the Kodi can’t play the DVD folder? What’s happening? How to solve this trouble?

Issue: As a former XboX XBMC user. Never had any problems with XBMC. It plays everything. NowI have a Android box and even a hs251NAS with kodi support. Both Kodi apps wont play regular dvd 5 or 9  folders. Hitting the ifo file both Kodi apps chrashes. I used 14.1, 17, Jarvis etc. I read something to convert de dvds into mkv files. Is that really the solution? Can’t imagine though. Do I have install my old xbox from the attic?

Effective solution:  Use the Basic method. Once you have enabled debugging in Settings>System Settings>Logging, restart Kodi then replicate the problem. In your case, try to play the movie. Once done upload to pastebin and link back here. 

Note: Full logs only. No partial or redacted logs

If you DVD folder is protected by the advanced technology, you also can’t play the DVD folder on Kodi. More information, you can read the Kodi supported video formats or refer to the following list.

  1. Physical digital media: Blu-ray Disc (unencrypted), CDs, DVDs, DVD-Video, Video CDs (including VCD/SVCD/XVCD), Audio-CD (CDDA), USB Flash Drives, and local Hard Disk Drives
  2. Network protocol clients: AirPlay/AirTunes, UPnP, SMB/SAMBA/CIFS, AFP, Zeroconf/Avahi/Bonjour, NFS, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, RTSP (RTSPU, RTSPT), MMS (MMSU, MMST), Podcasting, etc.
  3. Network protocol servers: JSON-RPC server, D-Bus server, Web server, FTP Server, and UPnP AV media server, and a multi-protocol Event Server
  4. Container formats: AVI, MPEG, WMV, ASF, FLV, MKV/MKA (Matroska), QuickTime, MP4, M4A, AAC, NUT, Ogg, OGM, RealMedia RAM/RM/RV/RA/RMVB, 3gp, VIVO, PVA, NUV, NSV, NSA, FLI, FLC, DVR-MS and WTV
  5. Video formats: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.263, MPEG-4 SP and ASP, MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), H.265 (as from Kodi 14) HuffYUV, Indeo, MJPEG, RealVideo, RMVB, Sorenson, WMV, Cinepak.
  6. Audio formats: MIDI, AIFF, WAV/WAVE, AIFF, MP2, MP3, AAC, AACplus (AAC+), Vorbis, AC3, DTS, ALAC, AMR, FLAC, Monkey’s Audio (APE), RealAudio, SHN, WavPack, etc.

Best Way to Play DVD Folder on Kodi

From above information, we can know the best and direct way is to convert the DVD folder to Kodi best supported video formats which are easy to store, play, like the H.264, H.265, WMV, MP4, etc. Only one DVD ripper can satisfy you: Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, you can load the DVD folder, DVD disc, DVD ISO and IFO images to it, this DVD ripper even can support the Blu-ray disc, disc image and foder. At the same time, this software will solve one big trouble for you: Remove the DVD and Blu-ray copy protection. like the DVD region code, Blu-ray region code, DVD CSS, UOPs protection, Blu-ray BD+, AACS protection, etc.

You will love this software when you open the output video list, there are 300+ video formats are waiting for you: MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, etc, you can choose one from them for Kodi. You can choose the Multi-track lossless MKV video which can keep all the DVD content, including the DVD chapters, subtitles, audio-tracks, ads, etc, you also can remove some chapters, audio tracks you don’t want or like. If you want to get the video with high quality, you can choose the HD Videos.

For better video compatibility, you can adjust the video and audios at the video setting window, you can adjust the video and audio codec which usually affect the video playback, you can adjust the video resolution for better playback, you also can adjust the video frame, video bitrate, audio channels if you need.

Steps to Convert DVD Folder to Kodi Supported Videos

Step 1. Load the DVD folder

When you finish the DVD ripper installation, you can open it and drag the DVD folder to this software, you also can click the “Add Video” button to load DVD folder to the program. When you import the DVD folder, this software can detect the DVD movie main title and other chapters. You also can watch the videos at the preview window.

Load 2D resources

Step 2. Choose Kodi supported videos

Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down options, choose Kodi best compatible video format. For example: You can choose the from “Common Video” > “H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)” or “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category. It maintain the original MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 codec which can be supported by the Kodi. You even can choose the 3D videos for Kodi

select HD videos

You can click the Open “Profile Settings” window and adjust the videos, for example: You can click “Size(pix)” to select 1920*1080 as the final resolution for getting HD video, you also can adjust the video codec and audio codec for the best video compatibility, you also can adjust the video frame, video bitrate for smaller video size.

4K video setting for xbox one x

Step 3. Start the DVD folder to Kodi conversion

Final step is coming, go back to the main interface and click the Convert button to start the videoc onversion. Waiting for a while, you can get the desired video for Kodi.

When you get the desired videos, you can add them to Kodi for playback. You also can use this software to solve the Blu-ray folder issues. Download it, I believe it won’t let you down.