Joshua, now 2 and a half, loves to watch his Thomas the Tank Engine movies. I want to keep him away from the original media.. so the contents of the DVD is now on my drive.
Being irritated at the number of clicks I had to go through to play it, I found a script that would make things simple.
Thanks to the folks on the forums at applescript.net who also wanted to do this!.
Anyhow, here’s the script:
set prefix to “ExternalHD:”
set suffix to “:VIDEO_TS:”
set choice to “”
tell application “Finder”
set movies to the name of every item of alias prefix
set choice to (choose from list movies with prompt “Pick a movie to watch”)
set themovie to ((prefix & choice & suffix) as alias)
tell application “DVD Player”
open dvd video folder themovie
set viewer full screen to true
To use it you will need to edit the “ExternalHD:” to match wherever your movies are.