Try an old version of Handbrake 0.9.3 will convert DVD to AVI.
VirtualDub- MPEG2 will index the mpeg2 VOB files and convert to AVI. (not sure about the audio)
Avidemux might also work.
As far as the Phone help, I can't help you.
I use Videohelp or Doom9 forums.
Way better in my opinion.
Going out on a limb here, but. I think you're doing this the hard way. I know in your other post you asked us not to recommend other software. But . . . I'm goin to anyways.
I do this all the time with VOB files with great results. (Win. XP or Vista. Not sure about Win. 7)
After ripping the DVD to my hard drive. (mostly TV shows recorded on my set top box DVD recorder, also works with my Sony Handycam videos)
First I either find the VOB files with the desired clips, by previewing the VOB with VLC, or Mplayer Classic with FFDshow. or I merge all the VOBs and demux (separate audio from video) with Pvastrumento. giving me 2 files. . . an M2V video file, and an AC3 audio file,
Then . . .I load the M2V, AC3 files in Mpeg2schnitt, (change the language from German to English)
I use Mpeg2schnitt to cut out unwanted footage, (add desired footage to the cutlist) and rebuild the video. (ac3 audio only) results will be an MPV video file, and an AC3 audio file. (you can add more than one M2V, AC3 to Mpg2schnitt. When you cut out unwanted footage and add desired footage to the cut list, it will merge, and correct the timecode to one MPV file, and one AC3 file)
I then load those MPV, AC3 files into Dvdauthorgui 1.015b or Muxman, set my chapters, and make a Video_TS folder.
Then burn VIDEO_TS folder to DVD with Imgburn.
Fast, and easy. No loss in quality. (to my eyes)
Old school, yes. But works great.
Something to consider.
P.S. all software mentioned is free.
Edited by 12x48y, 28 September 2011 - 07:23 AM.