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Old 10-03-2004, 08:37 PM   #1
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is there any way convert a .vob file to a .avi?


is there any way convert a .vob file to a .avi file?

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Old 10-03-2004, 08:40 PM   #2
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install mplayer with mencoder (www.mplayerhq.hu) there are packages for it w/ many distro's I think. I always compile myself though, out of the tarball it should be able to play vob files and record avi's the docs on www.mplayerhq.hu tell how to rip files like that.

I give this info assuming you are doing this legally and will not use software such as mplayer for illegal perposes ;-)
 
Old 10-04-2004, 06:09 AM   #3
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Use transcode to convert it to an AVI with whatever the compression codec you want.


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Old 10-04-2004, 08:07 AM   #4
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thanks for the quick response, exodist and hw-tph. It's a family video that was not edited before vobed and burned. I would use lve to edit it but the audio is pcm, not supported by lve. Besides, there is something wrong with it. My mom says it works fine on her dvd player but it plays in slow motion on mine and same on my dvd drive on my computer booted to w2k and has locked up my linux boot. In w2k I copied the _ts files to hard disk. They play fine off hdd in both w2k and linux. I burn them to another dvd but the results are the same. Never experienced such a thing before. I though I could start over by concerting to avi, editing and creating a new vob and burn might solve the problem.

I am relatively new and if either of you could provide more info on your suggestions or suggest something else I'd appreciate it greatly

Thanks,

Jack
 
Old 10-04-2004, 10:30 AM   #5
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first off I think transcode might use mencoder, then again I am not sure, if you are planning to do this in windows I cannot help you, if you are planning to do it in linux then I would need to know what distro you use. or if you have the developement tools installed on the linux system you can compile mplayer yourself, default cxonfiguration will work for this.

first go to a terminal and type mplayer
then also try mencoder
if eather work you have mplayer installed, if only the first works you will need to re-install

download the source from www.mplayerhq.hu

copy the tar.gz or tar.bz2 file into /usr/src (as root)
(still as root)
tar -zxvf file.tar.gz
or
tar -jxvf file.tar.bz2
depending on the file name

use cd to change intot he directory it created

type the following
./configure && make && make install

when that finishes (might take a bit) try running mencoder, if it works you are good to go, read the following to rip the dvd:
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en...dvd-mpeg4.html

it might look a bit daunting, but if you read it and not skim it you should be fine.

depending on your distro you might be able to find an rpm/tgz/deb of mplayer w/ mencoder and you will not need to compile it from source
 
Old 10-04-2004, 11:13 AM   #6
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transcode doesn't use mencoder at all in terms of being dependant on mencoder in order to install.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 12:20 PM   #7
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I'm sorry, I don't mean to waste your time, exodist. I should have said I have mplayer up and running already. I know little about it. It will play video. I installed it to use a command I found on the internet to extract a wav file from a vob. I havn't used it for much else except playback. I need help with how to use it to convert the vob to the avi. You mentioned something about recording an avi. Do you mean during playback of the vob?

Thanks

jack
 
Old 10-04-2004, 11:18 PM   #8
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mencoder is installed with mplayer, the link I gave above was to the proper portion of the docs for ripping a dvd into an avi, I think you can replace the dvd://1 with the patht o the vob files, yo umay have to cat the vob files together (cat vob1.vob vob2.vob vob4.vob > full.vob)
then use full.vob instead of the original vob files, but this might require xfs or another filesystem supporting huge files.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 08:30 AM   #9
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Thanks, you have been very helpful and I appriciate your patience. You have given me a lot to digest. I'll give it a try.

jack
 
  


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