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Misty
24-11-2007, 10:17 AM
I have a DVD with a Video_TS film clip that was made for me by a commercial outfit from an old video. It contains VOB, IFO & BUP files which do not seem very workable and it seems that my best plan would be to convert the VOB & IFO files, at least, to MPG. Two of the things are to be able to edit to cut out some junk and not so good features.... the other is to make copies after doing that to send to rellies overseas.

I have found out that by copying the DVD to my hard-drive I can have a go without losing the original in case it does not work. A search of the web tells me that usually just changing the extension VOB to MPG will work (sometimes not). If it does not work then I still have the DVD. Do I change the extension names of IFO (which apparently stand for information) & BUP files too ?

(I did a search on PressF1 for VOB and came up with nothing at all)

Furthermore - am I following the best plan ?
Misty :confused:

Speedy Gonzales
24-11-2007, 10:21 AM
So, WHAT exactly do you want to do with them??

Reburn them to DVD or play them from the hdd?

Misty
24-11-2007, 10:24 AM
So, WHAT exactly do you want to do with them??

Reburn them to DVD or play them from the hdd?
Hi Speedy
After editing to reburn them to DVD
Misty

Speedy Gonzales
24-11-2007, 10:26 AM
Nerovision can load vob, I think thats the main file on a DVD.

You should be able to edit it then reburn it.

But the plugin for it may not be free.

Well any video editing program should load it, and let you edit / reburn it.

Misty
24-11-2007, 10:32 AM
Nerovision can load vob, I think thats the main file on a DVD.

You should be able to edit it then reburn it.

But the plugin for it may not be free.

Well any video editing program should load it, and let you edit / reburn it. Okay Speedy - I will have a go. At present am on the laptop upstairs and have loaded the DVD on that. Pretty sure I have Nerovision on the PC downstairs so will load onto the hard-drive there and have a go.

I did get put off a bit as had tried to copy the DVD (without editing) using Nero Express and it did not work. I put that down to it being a VOB file - but that may well have been a wrong assumption.

Will try using Nerovision
thanks, Misty :)

kahawai chaser
24-11-2007, 11:01 AM
Maybe have a look at video help com (http://www.videohelp.com/), under the how to section. There are various format conversions, articles, etc that may help...

Misty
24-11-2007, 12:53 PM
Nerovision can load vob, I think thats the main file on a DVD.
I have Nerovision Express 3
Maybe only a fuller version will load VOB because when I choose "Open Saved Project or Disc Image"
it gives the options

NeroVision Express Project .nvc
All Disc Image files
Nero Image files .nrg
Cue Image files .cue
Iso Image files .iso

Tried each option separately but none would open. You would think that choosing the "All Disc Image files" would be the clincher -- but it does not like the VIDEO_TS and won't open.

Likewise I tried the "Make Movie" option of Nerovision Express and still no joy !
Misty :(

Misty
24-11-2007, 12:54 PM
Maybe have a look at video help com (http://www.videohelp.com/), under the how to section. There are various format conversions, articles, etc that may help...
Starting to look at these - there is a lot of reading !
thanks
Misty

wainuitech
24-11-2007, 01:13 PM
All from that siteConverting (http://www.videohelp.com/tools/TMPGEnc_DVD_Author) << I think - may work.

Editing mpeg editing (http://www.videohelp.com/tools/MPEG_Video_Wizard)

May or may not be of interest Forum page (http://forum.videohelp.com/topic224833.html)

Speedy Gonzales
24-11-2007, 01:14 PM
I have Nerovision Express 3
Maybe only a fuller version will load VOB because when I choose "Open Saved Project or Disc Image"
it gives the options

Tried each option separately but none would open. You would think that choosing the "All Disc Image files" would be the clincher -- but it does not like the VIDEO_TS and won't open.

Likewise I tried the "Make Movie" option of Nerovision Express and still no joy !
Misty :(

Thats possible, it may only be in Nerovision the full version.

Its not a disk image. In the full version, its under Make DVD / DVD-Video, add video files. or Make Movie / browse.

This is where you add the vob file.

BUT you may only get this far, if u select one of the above and it says the video plugin has been detected.

You could try this (http://www.cdburnerxp.se)

Not too sure if it does vob tho, but its free. Dont know if you can edit with it either.

Chilling_Silence
24-11-2007, 08:48 PM
If you want to get really clever then you can use DVDShrink, and *only* DVDShrink to do the whole thing.
Tell it you want to Re-Author a DVD
Drag the "main move" across from the right to the left a couple of times
Now, on each one you can set the start / end-points of where it should copy, and make a kind of 'timeline'.
At the end of it, hit "Backup" and DVDShrink will do all the work and even allow you to burn the finished product.

More than happy to stop by and say hi if you get too stuck :)

Cheers


Chill.

Misty
25-11-2007, 05:10 PM
If you want to get really clever then you can use DVDShrink, and *only* DVDShrink to do the whole thing.
Tell it you want to Re-Author a DVD
Drag the "main move" across from the right to the left a couple of times
Now, on each one you can set the start / end-points of where it should copy, and make a kind of 'timeline'.
At the end of it, hit "Backup" and DVDShrink will do all the work and even allow you to burn the finished product.

More than happy to stop by and say hi if you get too stuck :)

Cheers


Chill.
Hi Chill
Great to hear from you. Thanks for the offer too !!
You can pop around any time of course - even Mrs Misty knows of your fame ;) and would be happy to see you anytime :)
The site you mention says

Best Offer - Unlimited Membership & - Lifetime access for only one payment of NZ$33
Get Unlimited Technical Support and Unlimited Updates - Lifetime access for only one payment of NZ$21
Get the AntiVirus Software - Be sure to stay secure - Lifetime access for only one payment of NZ$9
Get the Recovery Protection (if you lose your application, you will always be able to re-install it) - Lifetime access for only one payment of NZ$16

They even quote in NZ dollars - amazing ! and the rate of exchange is fine according to "NZCity".

Presumably the basic plan would be fine without the extras ? What do you think please ?
Misty

PS - you said "if you want to get really clever" - that would be a big leap for me if you are talking in electronic/digital terms :eek: - takes me five times as long to learn anything as most PressF1 members.

Chilling_Silence
25-11-2007, 10:21 PM
Cost for DVDShrink? Im lost...

http://www.mrbass.org/dvdshrink/dvdshrink32setup.zip

Misty
26-11-2007, 07:11 AM
Cost for DVDShrink? Im lost...

http://www.mrbass.org/dvdshrink/dvdshrink32setup.zip
Thanks Chill ! :)
I have now downloaded my free copy of DVDShrink and this morning have used it (since 4.30am !) to cut out various parts of a very old family video which had been transcribed from old film made in the early 1960's. To do this I cut it into seven parts which enabled the bits with major defects not to be used. Looking over it I have not been ruthless enough and even though quite a bit of time was taken up it has been a very good, if steep, learning curve. I may have to restart and do it again (but will be much quicker next time).

Am really glad it is free and most sites (including the one you gave a link for) tell you that. I do not know what this other site is - but it tries to charge for the same product ! :mad:
http://dvdshrink-2008.com/?gclid=CN_h9KjQ-I8CFRsTawodWDZNLw
It may be that what they are trying to get you to pay for is membership of a downloading site - but if that is really the case then they do clearly insinuate that you need to pay for DVDShrink. Luckily I held back and now have it free, thanks to you. :thumbs:
Misty