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VOB files too large

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by midk2k3, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. midk2k3

    midk2k3 Guest

    Hi!

    When I ripped Armageddon with SmartRipper the VOB files totaled to 6GB or so. Since it fit on the DVD, why is it larger on my harddisk? Is there a way to compress them?

    Thanks in advance! :)
     
  2. djfm

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    use dvd shrink to or dvd2one to compress it down
    i find that dvd2one is the easiest to use. I think they might be some guides on this forum for either.
    have fun
     
  3. midk2k3

    midk2k3 Guest

    Thanks for the prompt reply!

    I had a look at these tools, do they allow you to compress the VOB files? For example, in my Armageddon folder, i have

    Armageddon_1.vob

    through

    Armageddon 27.vob


    In nero, when I add these, I get way over the limit. these programs will help?

    And why, if they fit on the Armageddon DVD, are they larger on my disk, do you know?
    Thanks again!
     
  4. midk2k3

    midk2k3 Guest

    Ok, I read up a bit on it and see now that their DVDs are DVD-9.

    I wouldn't mind encoding it to an MPEG or AVI, but is there a program that will do this for me AND keep the chapters? The 27 VOB files are each a seperate chapter and I'd like to keep the ability to browse chapters on the final DVD (encoding with Dr DivX outputs a nice small 1.7GB file, but it is only one file, not seperate chapters).
     
  5. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    (Hi there djfm, I just came from your thread :D )



    Tasty,

    To answer your question, yes, it fit on the original DVD but that was written in 2 layers - we can only write in a single layer so that's why we need to compress it -

    djfm gave you 2 excellent programs to do the job - which would be good for you ?

    OK, here's a break down -

    DVD2One = $$$$

    DVD Shrink = FREE !!

    (Putting on my "Swami Hat")

    OK, Now I know which one you want - Here ya go -

    Shrink download - http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_rippers/dvd_shrink.cfm
    Shrink Guide -
    http://www.chrismccann.co.uk/dvd_shrink_3.htm

    First, you need to create a folder and name it VIDEO_TS written just like that, in CAP's. Place ALL of the files that you got from SmartRipper and put them in that folder.
    Open Shrink, select "Open Files" and use the "Browser" to select the location of your files.

    You'll need this later - download it, DVD Shrink will know what to do with it -

    BTW, Welcome to the Club :D

    Pete

    HINT: Don't ever use SmartRipper again, just open the disk using DVD Shrink - saves ever so much time -
     
  6. midk2k3

    midk2k3 Guest

    Hey, thanks for the welcome and reply!

    "Failed to open D:\MovieRips\Armageddon\VIDEO_TS\VIDEO_TS.ifo - The system cannot find the file specified."

    I have the following files in "VIDEO_TS" folder:

    ================================================

    Directory of d:\movierips\armageddon\video_ts

    02/28/2004 05:09 PM <DIR> .
    02/28/2004 05:09 PM <DIR> ..
    02/15/2004 10:12 PM 681,372 armageddon.d2v
    02/15/2004 10:12 PM 854,889 armageddon.idx
    02/15/2004 10:12 PM 1,152 armageddon.lst
    12/04/1998 02:13 PM 112,640 armageddon_0.ifo
    02/21/2004 02:23 PM 19,335 armageddon_1.log
    02/21/2004 02:23 PM 20,874 armageddon_1.mv
    02/15/2004 09:57 PM 276,461,568 armageddon_1.vob
    02/15/2004 10:02 PM 259,024,896 armageddon_10.vob
    02/15/2004 10:02 PM 135,036,928 armageddon_11.vob
    02/15/2004 10:03 PM 403,720,192 armageddon_12.vob
    02/15/2004 10:03 PM 183,078,912 armageddon_13.vob
    02/15/2004 10:04 PM 475,326,464 armageddon_14.vob
    02/15/2004 10:04 PM 145,377,280 armageddon_15.vob
    02/15/2004 10:05 PM 408,111,104 armageddon_16.vob
    02/15/2004 10:06 PM 421,488,640 armageddon_17.vob
    02/15/2004 10:07 PM 516,130,816 armageddon_18.vob
    02/15/2004 10:07 PM 199,673,856 armageddon_19.vob
    02/15/2004 09:58 PM 262,203,392 armageddon_2.vob
    02/15/2004 10:08 PM 180,862,976 armageddon_20.vob
    02/15/2004 10:08 PM 57,577,472 armageddon_21.vob
    02/15/2004 10:08 PM 230,797,312 armageddon_22.vob
    02/15/2004 10:09 PM 148,699,136 armageddon_23.vob
    02/15/2004 10:09 PM 211,105,792 armageddon_24.vob
    02/15/2004 10:09 PM 96,798,720 armageddon_25.vob
    02/15/2004 10:11 PM 444,309,504 armageddon_26.vob
    02/15/2004 10:12 PM 304,830,464 armageddon_27.vob
    02/15/2004 09:59 PM 483,663,872 armageddon_3.vob
    02/15/2004 09:59 PM 240,220,160 armageddon_4.vob
    02/15/2004 10:00 PM 281,948,160 armageddon_5.vob
    02/15/2004 10:00 PM 184,121,344 armageddon_6.vob
    02/15/2004 10:01 PM 277,764,096 armageddon_7.vob
    02/15/2004 10:01 PM 125,358,080 armageddon_8.vob
    02/15/2004 10:01 PM 133,873,664 armageddon_9.vob
    02/15/2004 10:12 PM 44,501 armageddon_INFO.txt

    ========================================

    If I rename armageddon_0.ifo to VIDEO_TS.ifo, I get an "invalid DVD navigation structure".

    Any more ideas?
     
  7. ScubaPete

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    Seem you were busy typing as I was typing -

    You could have used SmartRipper in the first place to rip to MPEG instead of VOB's then TMPGEnc DVD Author to go from MPEG to VOB's - would that do what you want ? It's not something I do, that's why I'm not totally sure -

    "P"
     
  8. ScubaPete

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    Slow down, I type with 2 sticks :)

    I said to create that folder, not knowing you had it - it is necessary to burn it with Nero to disc - didn't know you were not finshed playing with it -

    "P"
     
  9. midk2k3

    midk2k3 Guest

    No, sorry, all I have now is the VOBs. I'm just asking, is there a way with only what I have to make it fit on 1 dvd?
     
  10. midk2k3

    midk2k3 Guest

    Aagh! :)

    Yes, but nero says it will take up approx. 6.5GB and my DVD holds only 4.7. Can i compress teh VOBs somehow?
     
  11. ScubaPete

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    That folder you printed can be used by Nero to burn to blank media :)
     
  12. midk2k3

    midk2k3 Guest

    Right, but it won't fit. That's my question, can the VOBs be resized to fit?
     
  13. ScubaPete

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    No worries, download Shrink -

    Open it and select "Open files" give it your VIDEO_TS folder, it loves that stuff - it will gobble it up & spit out your perfect 4.464 DVD - and if you follow my other post and have Nero on your PC - well, Shrink will burn your disc "automatically"

    Fancy that -
     
  14. midk2k3

    midk2k3 Guest

    you suggested that before :)

    QUOTE
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    Hey, thanks for the welcome and reply!

    "Failed to open D:\MovieRips\Armageddon\VIDEO_TS\VIDEO_TS.ifo - The system cannot find the file specified."

    I have the following files in "VIDEO_TS" folder

    blabla



    So, it's not working right?
     
  15. ScubaPete

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    Follow "Uncle Pete's" first post and all will be well ion the morning -




    Silly youngsters, they get upset over nothing :D
     
  16. midk2k3

    midk2k3 Guest

    Sorry, wasn't trying to be mean.

    what i'm trying to say is that your original post won't work, because there is no VIDEO_TS.ifo file. The only IFO i have is "armageddon_0.ifo", and if that's renamed to VIDEO_TS.ifo I get an error.

    So, Shrink won't work. Any other ideas?
     
  17. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    (Feelin' like I gotta' wack de kid)


    DOWNLOAD DVD SHRINK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    DOWNLOAD NERO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    FOLLOW DIRECTIONS !!!!!!!!!

    IT WORKS !!!!!!!!


    (Haaaack, Haaaack, gaspin' for breath and clawing for air, not used to yelling that much)

    CALL 911, Uncle Pete's going down for the last time
     
  18. midk2k3

    midk2k3 Guest

    I have DVD shrink!
    I have Nero!

    It won't fit on 1 DVD!
    DVD Shrink gives an error!
     
  19. ScubaPete

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    This is the folder - it is VIDEO_TS

    Not VIDEO_TS[bold].ifo[/bold]

    The .ifo doesn't belong !!!

    We only want(as I said before) a FOLDER and that folder's name is {bold}VIDEO_TS[/bold] and that's all -


    Here's what I want -

     
  20. midk2k3

    midk2k3 Guest

    And when I have VIDEO_TS with those files, I get an error.

    "Failed to open D:\MovieRips\Armageddon\VIDEO_TS\VIDEO_TS.ifo - The system cannot find the file specified."
     

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