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VOB & AVI onto DVD-R

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by dataport, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. dataport

    dataport Member

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    I have a (Phillips) DIVX Player. Am trying to figure out how to burn 2 movies onto a DVD-R without having to burn them into a DVD format that takes 3-4 hours.

    One is a standard AVI (I normally burn these using Nero DVD Data).

    The second is IFO/BUP/VOB.

    How can I burn both onto a single disk.
     
  2. Indochine

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    You do not say what model your Philips player is. I have an Ellion DV-520C player (Chinese) and it can play VOBs directly from a disk burned as a data disk. If you know that your Philips player can play MPG files as well as AVIs from a data disk, you could try renaming the .vob file so it has an .mpg extension.

    If you use a DVD-RW disk you can experiment without wasting disks.

    If it is the DVP-642 it can play mpeg1 and mpeg2 files so you should be OK with the VOB if you rename it to mpg. I have Googled and found that some folks say that it plays vob files directly but the audio is missing, so maybe the rename is a good idea to try.

    Other people say that normal VOB structured mpeg2 files play just fine. So use an RW disk and try 'em out is my advice.


     
  3. dataport

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    Great Idea. It's a Phillips DVP-5140, and so far plays just about everything thrown at it - well worth the $45 cost.

    I'll burn the VOB - both as it is and another file after renaming it to MPG onto a DVD-R. It's worth the cost of a disk to see if this works, and will report back.

    Am also doing a VOB-DIVX conversion to AVI using AutoGK, and will burn that onto the disk also to see if there's any quality issues amongst the 3 files.
     
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    Results. Again, have a Philips 5140/DIVX Player.

    Using Nero DVD Data:

    > VOB extensions burned worked great.

    > Renamed VOB to a MPG file - played great.

    > Used AutoGK to convert VOB to AVI, then burned. worked great.

    In all cases, both video/sound were in-sync...and the entire burning took less than 10 min.

    Thx for this great tip Indochine - would never had thought I could burn a VOB directly to a DVD-R and have it play.

     
  5. Indochine

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    Glad it worked. You couldn't do it on a bog standard DVD player, but the new generation that play asf, avi, mpeg, wmv, etc are very versatile.

    After all, a standard VOB file is just an mpeg2 file that has been named to fit the mid 1990s DVD standard for authored DVDs.
     
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    While you know this already Indochine, wanted to make one further comment for anyone else reading this thread.

    I merely used Nero/DVD Data function and burned the VOB file only. I didn't have to do anything with the IFO/BUP files that come with the movie.

    Am in love with this Philips 5140 - it's cheap cost has cut burning time down to nothing...and quality is equal to full DVD burns.
     

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