I have several vobs , would like to figure out what they were originally. And then convert them back to their original format. Is there a program that can tell me what they are originally and then do the conversion? John
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Vob files are found in dvd-video. This may have been the original format for this particular video.
If they were converted into dvd-video from something else, you won't be able to find out what that original format was. And converting will lose a bit of the existing visual quality of your video.
Vob files by themselves aren't particularly useful...they will play on a computer using something like MPC-HC or VLC. You don't have the ifo and bup files that go with them?
What do you want to accomplish when working with these vob files? It is easy enough to re-author them to dvd-video, or merge them and convert to something else, like H264.
No program I am aware of. You can open one in MediaInfo and it may tell you more about the VOBS themselves.
If you re-encode them once again, even to a possible original format, the quality will suffer.
If they are just VOBs with no VIDEO_TS folder or any IFOs or BUPS, you could rename the extension .mpg instead of .VOB.
Or maybe one method to convert the VOBs back to a DVD, if they are all from one source and you don't want to lose quality:
Other members probably have suggestions, also.
VOB files from standard DVD are MPEG2. Change the filename from to .mpg or .mpeg. Or use an authoring program to build a new DVD compilation, assuming the vob's have similar and compatible characteristics. Do NOT re-encode MPEG2 just for the hell of it. Video encoding is lossy.Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end. -- Henry David Thoreau
I am actually trying to seperate the mpegs from the vobs and create my own disk. Can I do this? Can I make one big vob then seperate the video into mpegs then burn to disk. John
Is there a program that can take an iso and can give me files when winrar says no archives found? John