What's a VOB file? How do I use Windows Movie Maker? & other related questions?

(7 Posts)
KatyMac Sun 23-Mar-14 16:07:04

I've used Movie Maker before

But I have problems with file endings & it is driving me wild!!

Is there an easy way to sort it all out - do I need to buy something....if so what?

Cindy34 Sun 23-Mar-14 23:18:31

VOB I think is a file off a DVD. Not sure why you would want to play such a file directly, rather than playing it as a DVD.

VLCplayer (videolan) I suspect will play the file, or at least give info as to what is in the file, such as video codec used.

KatyMac Mon 24-Mar-14 07:59:25

I'm trying to edit the DVD to produce a showreel (I have permission)

prh47bridge Mon 24-Mar-14 09:18:11

A VOB file is indeed the contents of a DVD - video, menus, etc. The format is based on MPEG.

You won't be able to do anything with the file while it is on the DVD. Copy it onto your PC then rename it by changing the extension from vob to mpeg, e.g. fred.vob would become fred.mpeg. Movie Maker should then be able to handle the file.

KatyMac Mon 24-Mar-14 09:53:13

Blimey - that sounds easy

KatyMac Sat 26-Apr-14 22:14:36

I think I must be doing something wrong as I can't change the file type (or at least I don't know how)

KatyMac Sun 27-Apr-14 06:56:35

I used formatfactory to convert them to .WVM & lost the sound

Bugger!

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