Multiple VOB Files

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by noone, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. noone macrumors regular

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    Is there a way to take multiple VOB files and combine them into one continuously playing file? I ultimately want to burn them to a DVD with menus and chapter markers. Thanks!
     
  2. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    What happens if you drop them into Toast?

    use the code 404SAVE10 to get 10% off, if your gonna buy a copy.
     
  3. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    If you're not shy at the command line, you can use the cat command to do this. I don't know how well it will work, but if it's VOB's that have been ripped, I used to do something similar to this in DOS with no problem.

    use the command like this 'cat vob1 vob2 vob3 > reallybigvob' you can even change the file extension to .mpg (which is all a VOB is) and then import it and split it using the program used to create the DVD or something. I don't know how that workflow goes, since I typically just rip and concatenate out to mpg's for storage.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    EDIT: If your ultimate goal is to play it on a DVD player, don't. Note that DVD Player and VLC have no problem in playing a VIDEO_TS folder with multiple VOBs seamlessly.

    "Regular" DVD have multiple VOBs per title with menus and chapter markers, so it is not a necessity to combine them first. I fact there is a desire to keep the maximum file size under ~1 GB for compatibility with DVD players.

    It's a damn shame that iDVD won't let you add chapter markers and menus to pre-existing VOBs.

    EDIT2: http://www.doom9.org/index.html?/dvd-structure.htm

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  5. Queso macrumors G4

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    Will VisualHub or ffmpegX allow you to convert them to something that can then be imported into iMovie? I know it's a bit long winded, but it should get the job done.
     
  6. balamw Moderator

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    streamclip is the tool that most people talk about, but you'll end up with generational loss as you have to perform a new MPEG2 compression when you finally go back out to DVD.

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