How to edit DVD camera footage..?

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#1

Hey newbie here and don’t know where to post this so I thought I would try here.
I have a new camera and took some football videos of my son playing. Somehow all I am left with is a Vob file without the VIDEO_TS.BUP or other files it came with.
HELP!!!
I want to burn them all to a DVD and have no way (that I know of) to get them OFF my computer. These are so important to me ANY advice will be appreciated.
TIA
NINE


#2

Ok ninetac, I’ll see if I can help.

Lets see if we can change the .vob file into a mpeg2 file. This won’t reencode it, or lose the original .vob. Download a free program called Vob2Mpg. http://www.videohelp.com/tools/VOB2MPG

Dvd video is really mpeg2 in a special container file called .vob, so we are merely taking it out of the container with this step.

Next, you download an authoring program that will put your newly created mpeg2 file into dvd-video form. I suggest either DVDStyler or GUIforDVDAuthor.
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/GUI_for_dvdauthor

http://www.dvdstyler.de/

These programs will take the mpeg2 video and produce a finished dvd, with vob, ifo and bup files in a Video_TS folder, which can be burned to a blank dvdr.

If you don’t have a burning program, look at ImgBurn. www.imgburn.com
Here is the guide for burning a dvd from your files contained in the Video_TS folder: http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=4632

All of the programs I have mentioned are free to download and use. Of course burning to a blank dvdr requires a dvd burner and some good blank media. I suggest Verbatim 16x speed blank disks.


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#4

Wow,
That is a ton of knowledge, thank you so so much…I am going to try them right away…I’ll check back in and let you know how I did. :slight_smile: wish me luck, and keep everything you can crossed…
nine.


#5

Well i downloaded the vob2mpg and it has no user manuel so i just made a file to put the converted vob’s in. It keeps saying o vob sets. (sigh) what am i doing wrong now? Seems like every way i turn i can’t get things to work…geesh…any suggestions??


#6

If Vob2Mpeg won’t recognize it, the other way of doing this is to rename the .vob file to an .mpeg extension.

First thing I would do would be to make a copy somewhere. Just right click the .vob file and hit copy then paste the copy in another folder as a backup.

Then rename the file (right click again) and put a .mpeg extension instead of .vob. This usually works, but Vob2Mpg works for me all the time, so that’s my normal path.

Are you sure this .vob file is ok…no corrupt file or anything? You can open it with Gspot video utility or MediaInfo and tell us the specifications of the file if you want more input.


#7

Believe it or not, the new Windows Movie Maker can do all of this very easily!

Just drag drop and edit what ever you please! Even add audio and advanced menus!

If you have vista home premium or ultimate you already have the program!

And if you have xp you can download it for free!


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#9

[QUOTE=Kerry56;2150363]Ok ninetac, I’ll see if I can help.

Lets see if we can change the .vob file into a mpeg2 file. This won’t reencode it, or lose the original .vob. Download a free program called Vob2Mpg. http://www.videohelp.com/tools/VOB2MPG

Dvd video is really mpeg2 in a special container file called .vob, so we are merely taking it out of the container with this step.

Next, you download an authoring program that will put your newly created mpeg2 file into dvd-video form. I suggest either DVDStyler or GUIforDVDAuthor.
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/GUI_for_dvdauthor

http://www.dvdstyler.de/

These programs will take the mpeg2 video and produce a finished dvd, with vob, ifo and bup files in a Video_TS folder, which can be burned to a blank dvdr.

If you don’t have a burning program, look at ImgBurn. www.imgburn.com
Here is the guide for burning a dvd from your files contained in the Video_TS folder: http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=4632

All of the programs I have mentioned are free to download and use. Of course burning to a blank dvdr requires a dvd burner and some good blank media. I suggest Verbatim 16x speed blank disks.[/QUOTE]
sorry i haven’t checked this in a while and i do so much appreciate u’r info…it has help tremendously…


#10

:clap:
well i finally got them to work,after all of your fantastic advice, i haven’t had the chance to post back until now so THANK YOU SO MUCH ALL OF YOU!!.lol after all this time…:bow:…but…

now i have a mac…:slight_smile: and believe it or not now it is showing up as RTAV files…oh wohhhhh is me…lol so:

here i go again…lol:sad:

any help on this will also be greatly appreciated…