The Traders' Den  

  The Traders' Den > Where we go to learn ..... > Technobabble
 

Notices

Technobabble Post your general Need for Help questions here.
Lossy or Lossless?
Moderators

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 2005-03-05, 09:24 PM
ZenFractalJam
0.00 KB/0.00 KB/---
 
Video - Audience Converting VOB.

i need help bros, i cannot find a program to Convert Vob. to MPEG. or AVI or sanything that WMA will read, i found FLASKMPEG but it wont conver the audio or i cant fig it out, please rescue me ,
a bro
Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote Reply with Nested Quotes
  #2  
Old 2005-03-05, 09:34 PM
U2Lynne's Avatar
U2Lynne U2Lynne is offline
TTD Staff
467.74 GB/2.01 TB/4.40
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: California
Re: Converting VOB.

You don't want to convert them, you want to get a program like VLC to play them. Get it at videolan.org.
__________________
Five's Checksums Demystified - everything and anything you want to know about checksums
On a Mac? Get XLD to rip your CDs. Please see this guide - X Lossless Decoder (XLD): How to create flawless CD rips on Mac OS X

Reply With Quote Reply with Nested Quotes
  #3  
Old 2005-03-06, 04:33 AM
h_vargas
0.00 KB/0.00 KB/---
 
Re: Converting VOB.

the more recent versions of Windows Media Player (if you're on a PC) will play DVD files (VOBs), i believe.

also, here's a nifty trick, in case you can't (or don't want to) upgrade to a newer version of Windows Media Player... set your computer to show the file extension, if it doesn't show '.VOB' at the end of the VOB files (on a PC, open up a folder like My Documents | go to Folder Options | click on the View tab | and un-check "Hide extensions for known file types"). then, click on the VOB files | then click the F2 key | and rename the extension from .VOB to .MPG... and Media Player will play the files (even older versions of Windows Media Player).
Reply With Quote Reply with Nested Quotes
  #4  
Old 2005-03-06, 07:05 AM
pawel's Avatar
pawel pawel is offline
Lockout here
298.43 GB/623.01 GB/2.09
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Poland
Re: Converting VOB.

Windows media player will not play VOB files unless you have installed a third-party software, like mentioned above VLC, WinDVD or PowerDVD.
Reply With Quote Reply with Nested Quotes
  #5  
Old 2005-03-07, 07:26 AM
RainDawg's Avatar
RainDawg RainDawg is offline
Renegade Geek
10.20 GB/20.72 GB/2.03
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Passing swiftly through The Moor
Re: Converting VOB.

Correction, Windows Media Player WILL play VOBs and DVDs, but you need to purchase the extension to the base version. PowerDVD and WinDVD are also pay for use programs, but why anyone pays for any of these solutions is beyond me.

Lynne mentioned VLC, which is great. I personally use Media Player Classic, which I find to be a touch more reliable and has a nice interface (just my opinion). Both are great programs and will do the job, all with free open source software.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/guliverkli/


DON'T, BY ANY MEANS, CONVERT THE FILES YOU HAVE!!!! There is no such thing as a lossless video conversion, and converting this file to anything else will cause additional quality loss. For the good of the trading pool, please play the files as they are without converting to other formats first.
__________________
Through the clouds,
Throught the lies,
We'll never see,
What's never been,
At the ending of life and the coming of death,
Pass not through its gates but into the dark.
Reply With Quote Reply with Nested Quotes
  #6  
Old 2005-03-07, 07:30 AM
RainDawg's Avatar
RainDawg RainDawg is offline
Renegade Geek
10.20 GB/20.72 GB/2.03
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Passing swiftly through The Moor
Re: Converting VOB.

By the way....an additional note on playing DVDs with Windows Media Player, here is a link to the options you have for DVD decoding plugins:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...spx#DVDDecoder

As Pawel said, they are all third party...and not free.
__________________
Through the clouds,
Throught the lies,
We'll never see,
What's never been,
At the ending of life and the coming of death,
Pass not through its gates but into the dark.
Reply With Quote Reply with Nested Quotes
  #7  
Old 2005-03-07, 06:31 PM
h_vargas
0.00 KB/0.00 KB/---
 
Re: Converting VOB.

interesting. i didn't know that WMP required a third party mpeg codec in order to play DVD files... i guess because i've had a legit version of PowerDVD for a long time, well before even having a DVD burner.

also, there *is* a free mpeg-2 codec to play DVDs from WMP:

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/...EG_2_Codec.htm

however, from the reviews i read about this codec, it appears to be completely hit or miss for people. still, it's a freebie, so i guess one can't complain too much if it doesn't work.
Reply With Quote Reply with Nested Quotes
  #8  
Old 2005-03-07, 06:46 PM
Spelunker's Avatar
Spelunker Spelunker is offline
250.15 GB/491.13 GB/1.96
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Re: Converting VOB.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RainDawg


DON'T, BY ANY MEANS, CONVERT THE FILES YOU HAVE!!!! There is no such thing as a lossless video conversion, and converting this file to anything else will cause additional quality loss. For the good of the trading pool, please play the files as they are without converting to other formats first.
What if he doesn't have a DVD burner and he only wants to watch it himself in a vcd?
Reply With Quote Reply with Nested Quotes
  #9  
Old 2005-03-07, 07:00 PM
U2Lynne's Avatar
U2Lynne U2Lynne is offline
TTD Staff
467.74 GB/2.01 TB/4.40
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: California
Re: Converting VOB.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spelunker
What if he doesn't have a DVD burner and he only wants to watch it himself in a vcd?
Well, his original question simply said he wanted to be able to play the file on his computer.

But really, just as with audio (go ahead and convert it to mp3 *for your own personal use*) I would tell someone to go ahead and convert it to VCD format and burn it *for their own personal use*, but they definitely should not go and trade it in VCD format. It's almost better to ask in the thread for a b&p of the show rather than go and convert it if you don't have a DVD burner. (Or go work a couple of extra hours so you can burn one - they are pretty cheap these days.)
__________________
Five's Checksums Demystified - everything and anything you want to know about checksums
On a Mac? Get XLD to rip your CDs. Please see this guide - X Lossless Decoder (XLD): How to create flawless CD rips on Mac OS X

Reply With Quote Reply with Nested Quotes
Reply

The Traders' Den > Where we go to learn ..... > Technobabble

Similar Threads
Thread Forum Replies Last Post
Converting avi to dvd - leddog4 Technobabble 1 2006-08-29 06:51 PM
Converting DVD to AVI - pauglife Technobabble 6 2006-07-09 10:05 PM
converting shn - carolinalina Technobabble 3 2006-01-18 01:11 PM
Converting mp2 to wav? How would i do this? - brainysod Technobabble 3 2005-07-19 10:40 AM
converting mpc ->wav - thebigguy Technobabble 10 2004-12-11 10:51 PM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forums


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:16 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004 - , TheTradersDen.org - All Rights Reserved - Hosted at QuickPacket
no new posts