Editing and joining VOB files

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#1

I have a dvd of boxing matches. The dvd (not copyprotected) consists of a few VOB files. Each VOB file may hold more than 1 fight or parts of a few fights. For example, one VOB file(#1) is of a fight from round 1 to the middle of round 4. The next VOB file(#2) is from the middle of round 4 of that same fight to the end. This VOB file(#2) also contains rounds 1 to 3 of a different fight. What I want to do is edit the second VOB file(#2) so that it only consists of the middle of round 4 to the end of the fight. I then want to join VOB file #1 and #2 to have the whole fight in one VOB file. I can easily put the VOB files onto my hard drive, but whenever I try to convert the VOB files into MPEG format, it looses the audio. Can someone tell me what to do in order to accomplish my goal? Am I correct by wanting to convert to MPEG?


#2

Use ReJig in IFO Mode to demux your A/V into seperate streams. You should end up with one audio and video file for each “movie” you select. Then use Cuttermaran to cut the A/V into pieces. Then mux the M2V and audio back together to .mpg/VOB, or use the newly created files to author a new DVD.
http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_tools/rejig.cfm
http://www.cuttermaran.de/


#3

Thanks, I’ll try it. One more question. Once I’ve finished cutting the A/V and mux the m2v and audio for both “movies” how do I join the two “movies” to make one file?


#4

The best way is to use Womble MPEG VCR (which is shareware).
FileMerger will also join vob’s and is freeware. It’s not something I use all the time, but usually works.
http://www.doom9.org/software.htm
scroll down to VOB Tools. Just add your files, and set output to have a .vob extension rather than .dat.


#5

I’ll give it a shot…Thanks for all your help.


#6

NeroVision Express in Make DVD Video mode will allow you to add all VOBs, edit each, join them, create a menu and then output to DVD…30mins it should take.


#7

Nerovision did the job…Thanks