View Full Version : [all variants] VOB Files Problem

January 20th, 2009, 12:48 PM
Hello Fellow Enlightened Ones,

I have a problem or maybe not. A few months ago I made some home videos using a camera that used mini dvd-rw's as the storage medium. Due to the lack of time I only backed up the VOB files from the disks and erased them to reuse them again. At that time I thought it would be some way to convert these to some other usable format and if not mock up a dvd filesystem with these files in place and burn them onto regular dvds. I am actually having a lot of trouble finding an appropriate toolkit to either:

a) Let me convert these into some readable format playable in standard desktop applications.

b) A dvd authoring tool or tutorial to burn them manually onto a dvd player compatible filesystem.

Help regarding either or both would be appreciated.

January 20th, 2009, 04:17 PM
VLC should be able to show VOBs... as should Totem, although you might need to install some extra codecs (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/PlayingDVDs).

If you don't have VLC, you can get it with:

sudo apt-get install vlc