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problem importing VOB movies


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I have 28 VOB movies in a folder that I want to burn to DVD.

 

I click on Add New Movie and it asks me which movies to import.

I select the movies I want by holding down CTRL key and after that I click on Add.

Next a new window opens asking me to "Import Movies from VOB" and it has a list of check boxes with 18 movies to choose from.

 

It does not matter how many movies I selected during the previous Add New Movies step, it always gives me only 18 movies to choose from. If I select only 1 movie during the "Add New Movie" step, it still gives me 18 to choose from in this new selection window. If I select all 28 movies during the Add New Movie step, I still get only 18 movies to choose from.

 

It ignores my original selections and then gives me a new list to choose from but that new list only has SOME of the movies in my movie folder.

 

Why does Roxio choose to ignore the files I want to import and then make its own list of some of the files in the folder I want?

 

totally baffled.

 

Aaron

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I have not yet tried the videowave idea. I will do it later.

 

I did as you suggested and manually changed the file extensions from .vob to .mpeg. and this worked!

I'm not too happy about this solution because it takes a bit of extra work but at least I can make a full DVD now with all the files.

 

I also just downloaded VOBmerger and I will see if that might help.

 

I *think* there is a bug in the EMC9 myDVD program when importing VOB files. It is just really quirky.

 

thnx for your help.

Aaron

 

As CD suggested, try VideoWave. You may not have to change the file extensions. VideoWave is the program designed for creating and editing productions, and MyDVD is the program designed for authoring and burning the production.

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I had the same problem with MyDVD and VideoWave. I changed the extension from .vob to .mpg and it worked in both MyDVD and VideoWave. :) I am using EMC 9.1 rev c. The same import filter and code must be common to MyDVD and VideoWave. It's a bug alright. :(

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I had the same problem with MyDVD and VideoWave.

 

I haven't but "I have never tried to import 28 vob's in my DVD."

 

"Yes, they have that exact naming structure: VTS_01_1.VOB to VTS_01_28.VOB"

 

"Each movie file is a different size ranging from about 10 MB up to about 130 MB. (they are all fairly short clips). The total size of all 28 files is 1.6 GB."

 

Strange you and athies having the exact same problem!

 

cd

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I have 28 VOB movies in a folder that I want to burn to DVD.

 

I click on Add New Movie and it asks me which movies to import.

I select the movies I want by holding down CTRL key and after that I click on Add.

Next a new window opens asking me to "Import Movies from VOB" and it has a list of check boxes with 18 movies to choose from.

 

It does not matter how many movies I selected during the previous Add New Movies step, it always gives me only 18 movies to choose from. If I select only 1 movie during the "Add New Movie" step, it still gives me 18 to choose from in this new selection window. If I select all 28 movies during the Add New Movie step, I still get only 18 movies to choose from.

 

It ignores my original selections and then gives me a new list to choose from but that new list only has SOME of the movies in my movie folder.

 

Why does Roxio choose to ignore the files I want to import and then make its own list of some of the files in the folder I want?

 

totally baffled.

 

Aaron

 

Just copy the files to a folder on your hard drive using Windows.

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Just copy the files to a folder on your hard drive using Windows.

 

The files are in a Windows folder. It is from this Windows folder that I am trying to Add New Movies to Roxio.

Please... I'm not that much of a newbie.

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I am using EMC 9 and I have chosen to create a new DVD using MyDVD.

 

I click on Add New Movie and it asks me which movies to import with the Add New Title window.

I select the VOB movies I want from my Windows folder by holding down CTRL key and after that I click on Add.

Next a new window opens asking me to "Import Movies from VOB" and it has a list of check boxes with 18 movies to choose from.

 

It does not matter how many movies I selected in the Add New Title window, it always gives me only 18 movies to choose from. If I select only 1 movie during the Add New Title step, it still gives me 18 to choose from in this new selection window. If I select all 28 movies during the Add New Title step, I still get only 18 movies to choose from.

 

It ignores my original file selections I made in Add New Title and then gives me a new list to choose from but that new list only has SOME of the movies in my movie folder. (18 out of a total of 28)

 

Why does Roxio choose to ignore some the files I want to import from my folder and then make its own list of seemingly random files from the folder to import?

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I've never tried one but you might want to look into something like VOB Joiner or VOB Merger. These join VOB files into larger files which may (or may not) work in your case. Just google for them.

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Yes, they have that exact naming structure: VTS_01_1.VOB to VTS_01_28.VOB

 

Each movie file is a different size ranging from about 10 MB up to about 130 MB. (they are all fairly short clips). The total size of all 28 files is 1.6 GB.

 

Note that if I am importing other file types such as .wmv using the Add New Title screen, it imports the ones I've chosen correctly and does not display a second window (when I do VOB files the new window called Import Movies from VOB screen comes up).

 

This issue is only with VOB files.

 

 

 

p.s. cdanteek.... I see your profile says Big Sky Country.... I am from Great Falls. God bless Montana.

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Yes, they have that exact naming structure: VTS_01_1.VOB to VTS_01_28.VOB

 

Each movie file is a different size ranging from about 10 MB up to about 130 MB. (they are all fairly short clips). The total size of all 28 files is 1.6 GB.

 

Note that if I am importing other file types such as .wmv using the Add New Title screen, it imports the ones I've chosen correctly and does not display a second window (when I do VOB files the new window called Import Movies from VOB screen comes up).

 

This issue is only with VOB files.

p.s. cdanteek.... I see your profile says Big Sky Country.... I am from Great Falls. God bless Montana.

 

Have you tried to add them in Videowave and save the project to add to My DVD?

 

Do you know how to change a vob to (.mpg) in Windows XP? If so try, copy the folder to a new folder so the original isn't damaged. Then try to add the mpg's.

 

Big Sky, my home away from home. The Gallatin, Madison, Yellowstone, Big Hole, Missouri, Stillwater, Beaverhead, the list goes on and on. Beautiful Country and great people.

 

cd

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Have you tried to add them in Videowave and save the project to add to My DVD?

 

Do you know how to change a vob to (.mpg) in Windows XP? If so try, copy the folder to a new folder so the original isn't damaged. Then try to add the mpg's.

 

Big Sky, my home away from home. The Gallatin, Madison, Yellowstone, Big Hole, Missouri, Stillwater, Beaverhead, the list goes on and on. Beautiful Country and great people.

 

cd

 

 

I have not yet tried the videowave idea. I will do it later.

 

I did as you suggested and manually changed the file extensions from .vob to .mpeg. and this worked!

I'm not too happy about this solution because it takes a bit of extra work but at least I can make a full DVD now with all the files.

 

I also just downloaded VOBmerger and I will see if that might help.

 

I *think* there is a bug in the EMC9 myDVD program when importing VOB files. It is just really quirky.

 

thnx for your help.

Aaron

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