VOB files and MPEGS - what is the connection?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Jack Hughes, Oct 16, 2003.

  1. Jack Hughes

    Jack Hughes Guest

    Dumb ass question I am sure but here's the rub:

    I have copied a .VOB file from a DVD onto my hard drive. I want to open said
    file in Premiere or After Effects to edit. I can't.

    What can I do? Is there another conversion process to go thru?

    I'm confused!!!

    Cheers

    Sabine & JH
     
    Jack Hughes, Oct 16, 2003
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  2. Jack Hughes

    FlyByKnight Guest

    There are a couple of things you can do.

    - Use TMPGEnc "Simple Multiplex" to extract the MPG from the VOB
    - Use vStrip to extract the MPG from the VOB
    - Use DVD2AVI to frameserve back to TMPGEnc for re-encoding (different bit
    rate, etc.)
    - Rename the .VOB as .MPG. It will play, but if the VOB has multiple streams
    encoded, then a lot of space is wasted.

    Since you want to edit in premiere, I'd recommend using DVD2AVI to convert
    the MPG to AVI. It is much larger, but everything is in discreet frames,
    rather than inter-frame GOP data in MPG2. It's easier to edit, less "lossy",
    etc.
     
    FlyByKnight, Oct 16, 2003
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  3. Jack Hughes

    Jack Hughes Guest

    Thanks FBK. I was a similar track. I have installed DVD2AVI but can't figure
    out how to use DVD2AVI! Frameserve? Huh?

     
    Jack Hughes, Oct 16, 2003
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    FlyByKnight, Oct 16, 2003
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