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Capture not recognizing .IFO, .BUP, & .VOB


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I have the files from a DVD saved in a network folder. They are .IFO, .BUP, and .VOB files. I am trying to use Capture in order to edit them in VideoWave. However, Capture showing the folder as "empty."

 

How can I get Capture to recognize these files so I can edit them? Please help!

 

P.S. Thanks to "ml" and "cdanteek" for help with a similar problem in the past...

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The DVD I am trying to get the stuff off has 6 and a half hours of video on it. There are five VOB files on it. There is one file with 128 KB, three with 1,040,330 KB, and one with 809,406 KB on it.

The other discs have lengths which range from 2 hours to 11 hours. I agree that this much on a DVD does seem strange.

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I have the files from a DVD saved in a network folder. They are .IFO, .BUP, and .VOB files. I am trying to use Capture in order to edit them in VideoWave. However, Capture showing the folder as "empty."

 

How can I get Capture to recognize these files so I can edit them? Please help!

 

P.S. Thanks to "ml" and "cdanteek" for help with a similar problem in the past...

 

You could simply change the vob extension to mpg and you should be able load the files into Videowave editing.

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Just throwing out suggestion here. Haven't tried out this one and don't know if it is doable.

 

How about importing the renamed video file (the one with *.mpg) to Windows MovieMaker (WMM)? Then from WMM, save it as an avi file. Use that resulting avi file in Videowave. If you give this a shot, let us know how it turns out.

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I have the files from a DVD saved in a network folder. They are .IFO, .BUP, and .VOB files. I am trying to use Capture in order to edit them in VideoWave. However, Capture showing the folder as "empty."

 

How can I get Capture to recognize these files so I can edit them? Please help!

 

P.S. Thanks to "ml" and "cdanteek" for help with a similar problem in the past...

 

The software does not work in a network environment; therefore, you aren't going to be able to capture from another computer on the network.

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In answer to cdanteek, these are videos of state government proceedings, and are in the public domain so there are no copy issues.

 

In answer to malatekid: I tried your suggestion. Still when I have the .mpg in there, it shows signs of being corrupted. For instance, when I fast-forward etc, it shows things that I cannot see when just playing it straight through. I hope this makes sense. Also I think that the original file is a lot longer than the .mpg that results from renaming the extension.

 

Are .VOB files just completely useless? I don't understand why neither Windows Movie Maker nor Roxio recognizes these as valid file types when they are saved onto your computer.

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Bacially these files come from DVDs which are in a collection at the library where I work. Unfortunately you can't find the files anywhere online.

The DVD reader on my computer doesn't read them correctly, and this is the reason why I am copying the files from another computer (which unfortunately does not have Roxio 7.5) and getting the files from the shared drive.

I understand that this step may be what is complicating matters, since I am unable to just use Capture from my own drive. But I thought that since they are there on the G drive, I would be able to draw from them.

Unfortunately what with the corruption of the files when I change the extensions, this is proving harder than expected!

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The DVD reader on my computer doesn't read them correctly, and this is the reason why I am copying the files from another computer (which unfortunately does not have Roxio 7.5) and getting the files from the shared drive.

 

How do you know your DVD reader dosen't read the them correctly? The disc's could contain read errors or be damaged. How are the files getting on the other pc? A shared drive on a network shouldn't corrupt any files bt transfering, I do it all the time.

 

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On my computer, the discs just freeze up and never play. On the other computer however, I am able to open the disc up and simply copy and paste the files onto the G drive. That is how I am getting them from this computer.

Maybe the fact that the discs contain about 8 hours of video might have something to do with the fact that my computer can't handle it...

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On my computer, the discs just freeze up and never play. On the other computer however, I am able to open the disc up and simply copy and paste the files onto the G drive. That is how I am getting them from this computer.

Maybe the fact that the discs contain about 8 hours of video might have something to do with the fact that my computer can't handle it...

 

That may be the problem. A standard 4.7GB DVD contains only one hour of video at best quality. To compress 8 hours of video on one DVD, they must have used very high compression which it seems Videowave cannot decode and also your computer cannot handle them either. How many VOB files are on the DVD, how big is each vob (they should be no bigger then about 1GB)

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Actually myguggi's suggestion worked for me - what I meant to say about the network was just that they were on the "g" drive or whatever. (Sorry I don't know the appropriate terminology)

Thanks for your help! I didn't realize it was so easy to just change the file extension.

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I spoke too soon!!! The files are actually pretty corrupted from doing this (the audio is blippy and the picture is compacted into the left side of the frame). Is there any other way to get VideoWave to convert these .bup files to .mpg without corrupting them?

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I spoke too soon!!! The files are actually pretty corrupted from doing this (the audio is blippy and the picture is compacted into the left side of the frame). Is there any other way to get VideoWave to convert these .bup files to .mpg without corrupting them?

 

You only need to rename the vob files, the ifo files only contain information on menus, submenus, etc. The actual video is in the vob files.

Can you play the mpg files with WMP?

 

. IFO = The IFO files includes information on chapters, subtitle tracks and audio tracks.

. BUP = Backup files of the IFO files.

. VOB = The VOB files contains the actual video,audio,subtitles and menus.

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