Newbie help: get VOB file into editing software

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by RedmondMan, Dec 23, 2004.

  1. RedmondMan

    RedmondMan Guest

    I'm trying to do something simple, or so I thought. I have a DVD of home video
    that was transferred from tape. So I've got unencrypted VOB files at the
    ready. These VOB files play great via PowerDVD. Everything I read told me
    that my next step is to use DVD2AVI (or equivalent) to create AVI files from
    the DVD content.

    When I use either DVD2AVI or WinAVI, several curious things happen:

    1. I get a "Video Compression" dialog asking me to choose a compressor. Where
    is this dialog coming from? The default choice seems to be "No Recompression"
    (which sounds great to me for creating editable AVIs), but it doesn't work at
    all. Other choices seem to include my registered codecs and "Full Frames
    (Uncompressed)". If I choose "Full Frames (Uncompressed)", DVD2AVI crashes in

    2. From WinAVI, choosing either "No Recompression" or "Full Frames
    (Uncompressed)" result in "This is not a valid video codec, please choose
    another codec, for example: DivX or Xvid codec". Hey, if they're not valid,
    why are they listed? Again, who's popping that dialog?

    This really can't be that hard....can it?

    RedmondMan, Dec 23, 2004
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    stankley Guest

    Try VOBEdit (
    Open up the first VOB and hit the 'demux' button. You'll end up with
    an m2v file + ac3 (or wav) that you can then use in an editor that
    supports MPEG2 editing. Remember though, that you won't be able to do
    frame accurate editing.
    stankley, Dec 23, 2004
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    Jack Hayes Guest

    Have a look at Flask it will do what you want.

    Jack Hayes, Dec 23, 2004
  4. RedmondMan

    RedmondMan Guest

    Try VOBEdit (

    Thanks, this is very close to what I want. A couple of minor quibbles:

    1. It *only* does the first VOB. I'd have hoped it would work through all the

    2. I'd love it if I could choose an audio track and have it encoded into an
    MPG rather than have separate audio and video.

    Perhaps I'm asking too much. :)
    RedmondMan, Dec 23, 2004
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