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    I'm ripping my Thunderbirds DVDs to MKV so that I can watch them on my NVidia Shield, and have completed all the movie disks. The one final disk is the Companion disk which is like the background info on the episodes, the explanations of each of the Thunderbirds machines, the making, original artwork, etc. I'm having issues ripping this disk.

    I can play the DVD as a normal DVD in VLC, all the videos play well. However, if I try to play the VOB files individually, the video is "broken up" and unviewable and the sound cuts out every few seconds. Here's a screenshot.

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    I tried copying the VOB files to my computer but i still get the same issue.

    Anyone know what's going on?

    Here is the MediaInfo on the one VOB file I am trying to play:
    Complete name : F:\VIDEO_TS\VTS_01_1.VOB
    Format : MPEG-PS
    File size : 1 024 MiB
    Duration : 16 min 29 s
    Overall bit rate mode : Variable
    Overall bit rate : 8 676 kb/s

    ID : 224 (0xE0)
    Format : MPEG Video
    Format version : Version 2
    Format profile : Main@Main
    Format settings : CustomMatrix / BVOP
    Format settings, BVOP : Yes
    Format settings, Matrix : Custom
    Format settings, GOP : Variable
    Format settings, picture structure : Frame
    Duration : 16 min 29 s
    Bit rate mode : Variable
    Bit rate : 8 312 kb/s
    Maximum bit rate : 8 500 kb/s
    Width : 720 pixels
    Height : 576 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 4:3
    Frame rate : 25.000 FPS
    Standard : PAL
    Color space : YUV
    Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
    Bit depth : 8 bits
    Scan type : Interlaced
    Scan order : Top Field First
    Compression mode : Lossy
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.802
    Time code of first frame : 00:00:00:00
    Time code source : Group of pictures header
    GOP, Open/Closed : Closed
    Stream size : 981 MiB (96%)

    ID : 189 (0xBD)-128 (0x80)
    Format : AC-3
    Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
    Commercial name : Dolby Digital
    Muxing mode : DVD-Video
    Duration : 16 min 29 s
    Bit rate mode : Constant
    Bit rate : 192 kb/s
    Channel(s) : 2 channels
    Channel layout : L R
    Sampling rate : 48.0 kHz
    Frame rate : 31.250 FPS (1536 SPF)
    Compression mode : Lossy
    Stream size : 22.6 MiB (2%)
    Service kind : Complete Main

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  2. Is the DVD defective?
    That seems to be a reading problem with the DVD drive.
    Try the rip on another computer.
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    You sure it's just not some kind of protection - the VOB's are encrypted ?
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  4. Member netmask56's Avatar
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    Try MakeMKV and see what it makes of it.
    SONY 75" Full array 200Hz LED TV, Yamaha A1070 amp, Zidoo UHD3000, BeyonWiz PVR V2 (Enigma2 clone), Chromecast, Windows 7 Ultimate, QNAP NAS TS851
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  5. Member Ennio's Avatar
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    Is this coincidence? Couple of years ago, I had an issue with ripping a friend's PAL Thunderbird dvd's and one of the (full-disc) ISOs could not be played with VLC.
    Where it did play in another player (I think it was PotPlayer). Maybe related to your issue?
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