Here's a YouTube video using VLC player playing from a flash drive. YouTube . If you have a fire-stick you can download VLC player on to it and it should find the folders on the USB drive on your TV if your TV's USB port supports it. VLC on Firestick.
Otherwise you might consider paid for software (ugh). I found one that gives a free 5 minute trial and costs $19.99. Might be worth giving it a try but I've never used it so can't recommend or not. TuneFab DVD Ripper . Have fun :)