Convert video ts to .avi



Hi everyone.

I have a movie on a folder called VIDEO_TS and I would like to convert it to .avi format.

I already have AutoGK but never used it yet.

What am I supposed to do to convert the movie ? Which files in the folder to select etc.

Please help ! :confused:



Here is the doom9 guide for using AutoGK: Its from 2005, but should still be a valid introduction to working with the program.


You select the IFO file,as in VTS_01_0.IFO…But here’s a guide for you to use…


Well, thank you for your answers guys. I used AutoGK with default settings and my movie is perfect except for one thing. I can’t forward or rewind. Do I have to enable anything in the software to get it work ? Of course I will encode it again.



There is no special setting in autogk for forward or rewind.

What player are you using to read the avi?


Samsung DVD HD870 and never had problem before to read, forward etc.


Is it a standalone? Probably the problem is in the media. A bad burned disc very often give these problems :slight_smile:


yes it’s a standalone. I think you’re right cuz when nero finished I saw an error message but the movie works fine.

I will try to burn on a verbatim.

Thanks a lot !


You’re welcome :slight_smile:


Now I’m trying to backup a dvd boxset in .avi format. It worked for my first movie, first try but now I have the same VIDEO TS folder with all files, I try to select VTS_01_0.ifo and it looks like AutoGK doesn’t load it correctly. Audio tracks don’t appear in the box ??


Sometimes the main movie is not in the first ifo file. Maybe with an example I can explain better :slight_smile:

The following is a list of files found on a DVD

        24.576 VIDEO_TS.BUP
        24.576 VIDEO_TS.IFO
       366.592 VIDEO_TS.VOB
        22.528 VTS_01_0.BUP
        22.528 VTS_01_0.IFO
       366.592 VTS_01_0.VOB
   185.024.512 VTS_01_1.VOB
        18.432 VTS_02_0.BUP
        18.432 VTS_02_0.IFO
       366.592 VTS_02_0.VOB
    45.418.496 VTS_02_1.VOB
        20.480 VTS_03_0.BUP
        20.480 VTS_03_0.IFO
       366.592 VTS_03_0.VOB
   253.636.608 VTS_03_1.VOB
       104.448 VTS_04_0.BUP
       104.448 VTS_04_0.IFO
   386.578.432 VTS_04_0.VOB
 1.073.739.776 VTS_04_1.VOB
 1.073.739.776 VTS_04_2.VOB
 1.073.739.776 VTS_04_3.VOB
 1.073.739.776 VTS_04_4.VOB
 1.073.739.776 VTS_04_5.VOB
 1.008.549.888 VTS_04_6.VOB
        18.432 VTS_05_0.BUP
        18.432 VTS_05_0.IFO
     1.271.808 VTS_05_0.VOB
       829.440 VTS_05_1.VOB
        20.480 VTS_06_0.BUP
        20.480 VTS_06_0.IFO
       366.592 VTS_06_0.VOB
     2.932.736 VTS_06_1.VOB
        18.432 VTS_07_0.BUP
        18.432 VTS_07_0.IFO
       366.592 VTS_07_0.VOB
     8.148.992 VTS_07_1.VOB
        18.432 VTS_08_0.BUP
        18.432 VTS_08_0.IFO
       366.592 VTS_08_0.VOB
     1.099.776 VTS_08_1.VOB
        16.384 VTS_09_0.BUP
        16.384 VTS_09_0.IFO
       366.592 VTS_09_0.VOB
     1.888.256 VTS_09_1.VOB
        18.432 VTS_10_0.BUP
        18.432 VTS_10_0.IFO
       366.592 VTS_10_0.VOB
       733.184 VTS_10_1.VOB
        18.432 VTS_11_0.BUP
        18.432 VTS_11_0.IFO
       366.592 VTS_11_0.VOB
   190.621.696 VTS_11_1.VOB
        26.624 VTS_12_0.BUP
        26.624 VTS_12_0.IFO
       366.592 VTS_12_0.VOB
   181.585.920 VTS_12_1.VOB
        18.432 VTS_13_0.BUP
        18.432 VTS_13_0.IFO
       366.592 VTS_13_0.VOB
       366.592 VTS_13_1.VOB

As you can see, the bigger files (that usually are the main movie) not always are in the first vob set. In this example the main movie is in the VTS_04, so to make an avi of this movie you must select in autoGK the [B]VTS_04_0.IFO[/B] file.


Ok I understand but which ifo file should I choose if the big files are not in the same vob set. Sorry it looks like I can’t past text here…


I’ll try to find the link for this, use this and the sample above by Geno888,hope it helps you understand…

The DVD (Video) file structure

To manipulate DVDs discs effectively, you need to understand a little about the file structure. This file structure is the same for all commercial DVD movies or DVD Video discs of your own home movies. The main data files have a VOB extension, but there are various types of VOB files and other files as well.


Here’s a brief guide:

VIDEO_TS.IFO. The ‘Video [Title Set] Manager Information Set’ is a configuration file that defines the disc structure and also includes region coding information.

VIDEO_TS.VOB. The ‘Video [Title Set] Object file for VMG Menu’, this file works like a bookmark to tell the player that it is the start of the disc.

VIDEO_TS.BUP. Backup file of the’ Video Manager Information Set’ (VIDEO_TS.IF0).

VTS_01_0.IFO. The’ Video Title Set Information Configuration` file for the first lot of VOB files, it also tells the player how to proceed when using the on screen menu system (essentially the first entry point and works like a marker). IFO files contain the formatting information of the VOB files, which tells the DVD player exactly how the DVD should be played (eg. aspect ratio, subtitles, languages, menus …). If you rip the DVD without IFO files, then the VOB files may not play correctly, or may not even play at all. Similarly for conversion, IFO files are essential for video converters which support IFO parsing; you will need them if you want to encode videos, or fix multi-angle ripping problems.

VTS_01_0.VOB. ‘Video Object Set for Video Title Set Menu’, the first video and audio stream sequence to be played usually the on screen menu system. These files may contain several streams of audio/video “multiplexed” (MUX) together (eg. chapters/language selections).

VTS_01_0.BUP. Backup file of the’ Video Title Set Information’ file (VTS 01_1.IFO).

VTS_01_1.VOB. The first ‘Video Title Object Set’ file, the main file containing the picture and audio streams. It is usually split into three to four files, each with ascending filenames; for example

  • VTS_01_1.VOB
  • VTS_01_2.VOB
  • VTS_01_3.V0B

and so on. No VOB file is to exceed 1GB in size, with a maximum total of five VOB files in sequence on a single layer disc (DVD 5) and no more than nine on a dual layer disc (DVD 9). VOB files have a naming standard: where VTS_xx_yy.VOB

  • xx - Title number
  • yy - Section number

A DVD can also include additional Video Title Sets that include the IFO, VOB and BUP with ascending filenames such as VTS_02_1, VTS_03_1 and so on. These are usually the extra features that come with the title, such as documentaries and behind-the-scenes footage. They can also be copied individually to your hard drive.

Each title has at least 2 VOBs (one for the menu and one for the main feature) and exactly one ifo and bup file.

The VIDEO_TS.* files represent the first play item. This is an item being set during authoring and is the first thing being played when the disc is inserted in the player. Usually this is just a copyright notice, but it could also be a menu where to select the language of the menu, some trailers, etc. The VIDEO_TS.VOB contains the video and audio data, the VIDEO_TS.IFO the navigational data and VIDEO_TS.BUP is the backup for VIDEO_TS.IFO.




Each movie has to be in one VOB set. If you have more big files it cold be extras or different aspect ratio of same movie.
Movie usualy has minimum 3.8GB and up, so 3 times 1.073 or more. Last one could be any size smaller than 1.073.


actually it’s a boxset with 25-30 min shows. There’s a lot of extra stuff like interviews etc.

I tried couple of ifo files but I can’t find the main one which includes all dvd content.


Read what [B][I]t0nee1[/I][/B] send you, it explain whole DVD structure.
If you are after complete DVD than it will in VIDEO_TS.IFO, if you are after each episode, than IFO of each VTS is what you want.


I read it 5-6 times and I think I understand but still have problems finding which file includes everything to convert to avi.

I wish I could paste the files here, just the list but when I copy them I’m not allowed to paste here.

It’s a 5 dvd boxset and each one has 5 episodes with menu, one language only and extra scenes.

I tried VIDEO_TS.ifo but AutoGK displayed : error parsing IFO file.

Also tried each ifo file and for the couple I already converted, I only get very little parts of the whole dvd.

Maybe I don’t understand well ! :o

Thanks everyone for your patience


Sorry I am not familiar with AutoGK to know what it need for import, so cannot help there.
As for attached text, you can go to “Go Advanced” ad attach your text file there.


The "error parsing IFO file."
comes up cus you’re not picking the right IFO…Obviously you didn’t read this part, “VIDEO_TS.IFO the navigational data and VIDEO_TS.BUP is the backup for VIDEO_TS.IFO.”

It should be,
VTS 01_0.IFO
or this,
VTS 02_0.IFO
or this,
VTS 03_0.IFO

You see a pattern yet…
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