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Importing VOBs into Videowave problem.


bds1958

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Recorded TV program on DVD recorder hard drive.

 

Edited and finalised disc in recorder.

 

Tried to import VOB file from disc into Videowave. The recording on the disc has been split into 4 VOBs approx 1GB each. I only wanted to import one of the 1GB files to edit and see what comes out "the other end". VW would only give the option to import "the whole movie".

 

Imported whole movie off disc.

 

Preview of import jerks and splutters.

 

So tried the other route:-

 

Copied all files from disc to folder on desktop.

 

Tried to import one of the 1GB VOB files from that location. VW wont have it.

 

 

I'm obviously missing something.

 

Any ideas?

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If you can't use the 'Add Photo/Video', then something is wrong. VOB files are nothing more than MPEG 2 files. They can use PCM, MPEG or AC3 sound, but Videowave supports all of those.

 

Either something wrong with the VOB file or something wrong with Videowave. Your machine is more than adequate and you have a good video card. Make sure you have updated the nVidia driver and the latest DirectX. I think EMC 9 has it's own AC3 decoder, but I have the open source AC3 filter installed too. You can get it here if you like.

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If you can't use the 'Add Photo/Video', then something is wrong. VOB files are nothing more than MPEG 2 files. They can use PCM, MPEG or AC3 sound, but Videowave supports all of those.

 

Either something wrong with the VOB file or something wrong with Videowave. Your machine is more than adequate and you have a good video card. Make sure you have updated the nVidia driver and the latest DirectX. I think EMC 9 has it's own AC3 decoder, but I have the open source AC3 filter installed too. You can get it here if you like.

 

Latest drivers and Direct X installed just before Xmas.

Got the AC3 filter the other week.

 

I'll try another file and report back.

 

Thanks.

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Don't use the 'import' feature. Just copy the VOB to your hard drive using Windows Explorer. In Videowave just ADD MOVIE and navigate to the VOB and click OK.

 

Because VOB files are compressed MPEG 2 files, it may take awhile for Videowave to create proxy files for editing. If you try to start editing or previewing right away, it can be jerky. Just let the computer do its thing until the hard drive light stops. This can take a few minutes depending on your CPU speed. One of the reason I don't use compressed files for editing!

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Don't use the 'import' feature. Just copy the VOB to your hard drive using Windows Explorer. In Videowave just ADD MOVIE and navigate to the VOB and click OK.

 

Because VOB files are compressed MPEG 2 files, it may take awhile for Videowave to create proxy files for editing. If you try to start editing or previewing right away, it can be jerky. Just let the computer do its thing until the hard drive light stops. This can take a few minutes depending on your CPU speed. One of the reason I don't use compressed files for editing!

 

Got the VOB file on hard drive.

 

Opened Videowave.

 

Can't see an "ADD MOVIE" option.

 

I assume you mean "ADD PHOTO/VIDEO"

 

Tried "ADD PHOTO/VIDEO"

 

Navigated to file.

 

Clicked OPEN.

 

Nothing happened.

 

Tried to "Drag and Drop" onto Timeline.

 

Wouldn't have it.

 

Are there different versions of VOB files I don't know about?

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