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Anonymous
November 1, 2004 9:50:22 PM

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Hi there ...

Yes ... I thought I could pull a fast one by getting a JV DR-MV1S and
dumping all kinds of stuff to DVD-R in the hope that one day I'll be
able to get a PC with the capability of doing something with it.

In the meantime, it looks like my 6 year old DVD-ROM drive can
actually read the file structure, but here's the question.

Obviously this poor box doesn't have much hope of being able to do
anything SERIOUS, but what I was hoping was I could at least translate
some short clips into MPG that could be played with MediaPlayer so I
could send them out to the various relatives.

Question -- how in the heck do you convert these VOB files so they can
be played in MediaPlayer?

Thanks!

Ax
Anonymous
November 2, 2004 2:48:53 PM

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Rename them from*.vob to *.mpg! (works for me)
/Kale

"Axinar" <axinar@yahoo.com> skrev i meddelandet
news:b3b5fb20.0411011850.2760eefe@posting.google.com...
> Hi there ...
>
> Yes ... I thought I could pull a fast one by getting a JV DR-MV1S and
> dumping all kinds of stuff to DVD-R in the hope that one day I'll be
> able to get a PC with the capability of doing something with it.
>
> In the meantime, it looks like my 6 year old DVD-ROM drive can
> actually read the file structure, but here's the question.
>
> Obviously this poor box doesn't have much hope of being able to do
> anything SERIOUS, but what I was hoping was I could at least translate
> some short clips into MPG that could be played with MediaPlayer so I
> could send them out to the various relatives.
>
> Question -- how in the heck do you convert these VOB files so they can
> be played in MediaPlayer?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Ax
Anonymous
November 2, 2004 5:15:26 PM

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On 1 Nov 2004 18:50:22 -0800, axinar@yahoo.com (Axinar) wrote:

>Hi there ...
>
>Yes ... I thought I could pull a fast one by getting a JV DR-MV1S and
>dumping all kinds of stuff to DVD-R in the hope that one day I'll be
>able to get a PC with the capability of doing something with it.
>
>In the meantime, it looks like my 6 year old DVD-ROM drive can
>actually read the file structure, but here's the question.
>
>Obviously this poor box doesn't have much hope of being able to do
>anything SERIOUS, but what I was hoping was I could at least translate
>some short clips into MPG that could be played with MediaPlayer so I
>could send them out to the various relatives.
>
>Question -- how in the heck do you convert these VOB files so they can
>be played in MediaPlayer?
>
>Thanks!
>
> Ax

Those VOB files are so-called multiplexed files: made up from
different other files. You can de-multiplex them: choose the files you
want. Try this with the freeware version of TMPGEnc from
www.pegasys-inc.com : (menu: file > MPEG-Tools > de-multiplex)

You get separate audio and video files by doing this. As dvd uses
mpeg-2 encoding for video and MediaPlayer doesn't support this as a
standard, you can transcode to DivX, XviD or DV-avi with a suitable
program. (From www.divx.com for example for DivX.)

If this all seems to be to much a hassle, you can use a software dvd
player instead of MediaPlayer. These players can natively work with
VOB files: no need to convert anything. (PowerDVD from Cyberlink or
WinDVD from InterVideo are quite good ones.)
Anonymous
November 5, 2004 3:52:00 AM

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"Magnus Karlsson" <tokale@telia.com> wrote in message
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> Rename them from*.vob to *.mpg! (works for me)
> /Kale

This doesn't work if your VOB files have AC3 audio.

Sanman

>
> "Axinar" <axinar@yahoo.com> skrev i meddelandet
> news:b3b5fb20.0411011850.2760eefe@posting.google.com...
>> Hi there ...
>>
>> Yes ... I thought I could pull a fast one by getting a JV DR-MV1S and
>> dumping all kinds of stuff to DVD-R in the hope that one day I'll be
>> able to get a PC with the capability of doing something with it.
>>
>> In the meantime, it looks like my 6 year old DVD-ROM drive can
>> actually read the file structure, but here's the question.
>>
>> Obviously this poor box doesn't have much hope of being able to do
>> anything SERIOUS, but what I was hoping was I could at least translate
>> some short clips into MPG that could be played with MediaPlayer so I
>> could send them out to the various relatives.
>>
>> Question -- how in the heck do you convert these VOB files so they can
>> be played in MediaPlayer?
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Ax
>
>
!