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Need Help with VOB file

Discussion in 'Convert DVD to another format' started by mobster11, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. mobster11

    mobster11 Member

    Dec 28, 2007
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    I received my wedding video on a DVD from my videographers. I thought the picture looked a little grainy in some spots, so I popped it in my PC to see what type of file it is. It appears it's a VOB file.

    Is there some way to determine whether or not this file was compressed before being burned to the DVD, resulting in a loss of quality? Is there anything I should know about a VOB file?

    Also, I wanted to upload the file to my SkyDrive, but it won't upload for some reason. My assumption was that this is because SkyDrive might not support VOB files. So I went in to DVDFab to strip it from the DVD and convert it to an MP4. I noticed DVDFab lists the file type as MPEG2. Why would DVDFab show MPEG2 but the file itself when viewed from the DVD shows as a VOB file?

    I paid alot of money for their services and want to make sure I'm being provided with a high quality video.

    I appreciate ANY help you can provide. Thanks!
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2013
  2. attar

    attar Senior member

    Jun 17, 2005
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    A VOB is the container name used in movie DVDs.
    It's mpeg2 video inside the container.
    DVD movie video is compressed.
    A single layer disk has a nominal capacity of two hours running time (a dual layer is four hours).
    If you are familiar with DVD Shrink you can select a thirty second clip where you think there is a problem and (making sure that it's set for 'no compression') and save it to another folder.
    The resulting vob file can be uploaded to a file share site and then go to the VideoHelp site and post the link and ask for an opinion.
    It's important that when the movie is ripped from the original disk (using DVD Fab) that it's not converted or compressed to a smaller size.
    The experts at VideoHelp must have the source video from your disk as is.
    If you are unfamiliar with DVD Shrink, post back and I will list the steps.

    Last edited: Oct 8, 2013

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