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converting VOB to AVI or MPEG



7:28 pm on Jun 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

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i have a video from a client and they want me to put it on their website. but i want to edit it in windows movie maker. but i cant pull vob in WMM. so i download alot of trial versions of software that were suppose to convert it but it seems like it only did part about 20 seconds of the video.

am i doing something wrong or can any tell me of a software that will work?


10:00 pm on Jun 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Did you try VOB2MPG?

Sometimes due to the nature of the DVD, the mpg's are split up into "chapters" or sections that create multiple mpgs and you have to re-unite them into a single movie.


12:44 pm on Jun 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Install and run FFMPEG, it's free and a very powerful tool.

Just looking at the documentation and you would need something along the lines of this....

ffmpeg -i client_video.vob -f avi -vcodec mpeg4 -b 800k -g 300 -bf 2 -acodec libmp3lame -ab 128k client_video.avi


1:58 am on Jun 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

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The best tool for doing ripping DVD's I ever used was DVD Decrypter... if you can find it. Vob2mpg works well too but the last time I used it you just got one big file as it just ripped the entire disc to single file. With DVD decrypter you can rip title sets or even chapters.

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