Emulating Your Project Using DVD Player
Once you have successfully built your project and have a VIDEO_TS or HVDVD_TS folder,
you can test it using the Apple DVD Player. This process allows you to verify your project
using the actual compiled files.
An advantage of using the Apple DVD Player is that it can play directly from a VIDEO_TS
or HVDVD_TS folder. It also allows you to select which VIDEO_TS or HVDVD_TS folder to
play, if there are multiple folders on your system.
You must use DVD Player v4.6.6 or later with Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger to play the
In addition to testing with DVD Player, it is also recommended that you try your project
on other DVD players. Some computer DVD players will play from the VIDEO_TS or
HVDVD_TS folder, but may require the folder to be at the root level of your disk. To test
on a standalone DVD player, you must go through the format process and create a DVD
disc. This is the most comprehensive test you can perform on your project and is highly
The Apple DVD Player works well as an emulation tool. It is provided with Mac OS X on
computers with a DVD drive. It can play from a disc or from a specified VIDEO_TS or
HVDVD_TS folder. It also processes any DVD@CCESS links you have added to your project.
Note: To avoid conflicts, be sure to quit DVD Studio Pro before opening DVD Player. Once
you have finished with DVD Player, be sure to quit it before opening DVD Studio Pro.
To emulate your project with DVD Player
Quit DVD Studio Pro.
Open DVD Player by double-clicking its icon in the Applications folder.
Finishing a Project
To select a VIDEO_TS or HVDVD_TS folder, choose either File > Open DVD Video Folder
or File > Open VIDEO_TS Folder (depending on your version of DVD Player), or press
Use the navigation dialog to locate the VIDEO_TS or HVDVD_TS folder, then click Choose.
To play the VIDEO_TS or HVDVD_TS folder, do one of the following:
• Click the Play button.
• Press the Space bar.
The title starts playing, based on its First Play action.