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Convert .vob To Mpeg Or Something ?


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#1 Mr_Freeware

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 12:47 AM

when i record tv on my DVD recorder, i put the cd in the computer and see that the recorded file is a .VOB file. (a file that windows media player wont play but VLC media player will)

anyway, i want to convert the .VOB to an Mpeg or something that windows movie maker will understand. then i can import it and save it and edit the length and especially the file size. i have a 1 minute video thats almost 100 megabytes.

i tried google, but i havent had good success. i am looking for something FREE and SIMPLE. the ones i found were either not free and/or simple.

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 02:05 AM

See if this article helps:
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Posted 02 April 2007 - 10:39 PM

excellent, BUT-

windows media player doesnt understand the codec (or something).

i want to use windows movie maker to trim the video and compress it. but windows movie maker doesnt understand it.

is there a way i can get the codec (whatever that means) or find a freeware movie editor that will understand the video and let me edit it? again, something simple that will allow me to easily trim and save it (and choose the filesize compression) just like windows movie maker lets me.

Edited by Mr_Freeware, 02 April 2007 - 10:45 PM.


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Posted 02 April 2007 - 11:05 PM

You can get all the free codecs you'll need at:

FREE Codecs
http://www.free-codecs.com

While you're there, just look to the left side, and download the Windows Codecs, or the K-Lite pack. Also, download:
Media Player Classic

[Added Info]
I forgot to mention the fact that Windows Media Player does play .VOB (DVD Video) files.

1. Does your disc have .IFO files along with the .VOB?
2. Are you burning to cd or dvd?

Edited by Walkman, 02 April 2007 - 11:11 PM.


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Posted 02 April 2007 - 11:27 PM

1. yes it has IFO files.
2. neither. it CAME from a DVD.

i used VOB2MPG to turn it into a mpeg. (thanks to tg1911)
now i downloaded the codecs and it will open with windows media player now.

BUT

windows movie maker is having problems with it. i import it and i see the icon of the screenshot. but i drag it to the timeline and all it understands is the sound. makes no sense.

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 12:50 AM

1. Which codec pack did you download?
2. Did you reboot after your installs?. If not, do so.

But it sounds like you still don't have the correct video codecs. I could be wrong, but reboot, and post back.

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 02:25 AM

i downloaded the xp codec pack. i even restarted.

i can view and hear the video in windows media player. but NOT in windows movie maker. are codecs supposed to work for windows movie maker too?

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 02:42 AM

Try this. In Movie Maker click tools/options, go to the last tab and make sure that all of the codecs have a tick by them.

Post back and let us know if this works.
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Posted 03 April 2007 - 03:42 AM

the last one was unchecked. but i checked it now. i closed windows movie maker and tried it again. still no dice.

heres what i get.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v160/Spe...128/vidhelp.jpg

it shows the icon of the video but it just plays sound. i just hear the simpsons jingle, lol. this might be the best simpsons intro i ever saw. people need to see this.

it plays fine by itself in windows media player though.


EDIT: does anyone wanna have a look at it to see what i mean? its 150 megabytes though. and its only 3 minutes long.

EDIT 2: oh wait. now it might be working! i clicked storyboard and droped it in. now i got video. i clicked storyboard back to timeline and it still works. wiered. i think i might be alright folks. ill report back what happens next.

EDIT 3: all that work for nothing. =(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgPUiNSP69U...ted&search=

thats what i had to share. (thats not mine though) theres a million of these. and better quality than mine. i could have been the first. but i was too slow.

Edited by Mr_Freeware, 03 April 2007 - 05:51 AM.





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