Hi Techgranny and ScottW
Below this little bit is a summary of the stuff I've posted on another forum which might help you push me in the right direction. Techgranny, I've tried Format Factory and converted the .VOB file to both a WMV and MPG file. In the converted files the sound runs flawlessly but the video has lots of still/slow moments - any ideas about what's causing it and how to put it right? I've got a 2.4 GHz processor and 4 gigs of RAM so I don't think it's because the laptop is under-speced.
Anyway, here's the other stuff:
Thanks so far guys
I've just tried a little freebee called Prism Video Converter which seems to convert the video to WMV or AVI OK but loses the sound on the way. Let's maybe focus on getting it to one of those two and for the moment forget about playing it on a DVD player.
I tried using VLC Media player to do a conversion to mpeg1 but ended up with a file with a file extension of .ps and size zerao bytes
The file I want to edit is a straight off one hour recording - wifey just let the camera roll. Do I need to consider the related .BUP and .IFO files in all this?
Hi People – Thanks for the help so far but more advice needed. So, trying your suggestions:
HandBreak – If I go to SOURCE > VIDEO_TS FOLDER I get the following error message (Thanks to BLAM6 for his CTRL C tip on error messages in a previous post)
No Title(s) found. Please make sure you have selected a valid, non-copy protected source.
Your Source may be copy protected, badly mastered or a format which HandBrake does not support.
Please refer to the Documentation and FAQ (see Help Menu).
If I go to SOURCE > VIDEO FILE, select the desire .VOB file, then choose the MPEG-4 (xvid) vodec and want to output it as an AVI file (with frame rate “Same as Source” or 24 fps it says it’s going to take over 11 hours!! Is this right> What am I doing wrong? Any advice from HandBreak experts gratefully accepted.
I then tried Virtual dub V. 1.8.8, went to the desired .VOB file and got the following message:
MPEG Import Filter: invalid pack at position 3: marker bit not set; possibly MPEG-2 stream
The HELP file also talks about using cables from a DVD or TV in the importing process which seems a bit of old hat so have I got the most up to date version?
Once again can I say that I’m not wanting big video production stuff here. It’s just basically data conversion and transfer so that I can get VIDEO_TS.VOB files into Windows Movie Maker (or similar free software) to chop out three minutes here, five minutes there, to reduce an hour’s interview to 15 relevant minutes for course assessment purposes.