VOB files - hard drive to burner

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#1

I have a DVD saved on my hard drive that I’d like to burn. It’s saved in the same file format as what a regular DVD would look like (.BUP, .IFO, .VOB files). I’ve burned AVIs to DVD with Nero 8 before, but have yet to play around with files that are already in the “DVD format”.

Can I simply burn the files to a DVD without going through the recoding process? Do I need to create the parent directories AUDIO_TS (empty) and VIDEO_TS (containing the files)?

I only ask because I don’t use coasters at my house and already have enough frisbees!


#2

How big is the file? Would you be wanting to burn it onto single layer blank media or dual layer blank media?


#3

You need all the vob bup and ifo files in a Video_TS folder. The Audio_TS folder should be empty, and is optional anyway.

The real question is, are the files small enough to fit onto a regular single sided dvd? If not, you will have to compress them using something like DVDShrink or burn to a dual layer dvd.

I prefer a free program called ImgBurn for my video burns, but Nero 8 will be able to burn a dvd-video also.


#4

The files total 4.3GB, the DVD+R is 4.7. Ought to be fine, right?

Anything else I need to know or can I just slap those files on a DVD and call it good?


#5

I don’t have Nero 8, but on older versions you burn using the option DVD-Video. Again, you’ll need them in the Video_TS folder.

4.37GiB = 4.7 GB You are close to max capacity for a single layer disk.


#6

I would go with Kerry’s initial advice & burn the VIDEO_TS folder with ImgBurn in Build Mode.

http://www.imgburn.com/