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.VOB to MPEG-2....Best way?

Postby LoneWolf on Thu Oct 27, 2005 12:47 pm

Hi Guys,

A parent of mine works as a nurse for a facility that has 3-4 videos (non-commercial) that they use in their waiting room specifically to address the health concerns of their patients. I've been asked if it was possible to put all of the videos on to a single DVD, and I of course said "No problem".

I've taken the first three sources (VHS) through an S-VHS VCR into my computer to MPEG-2 via capture card, but the final source is a DVD. XMpeg didn't do a very good job transcoding (never sync-ed up audio properly with video) so I went to Flask Mpeg 0.6. This fixed the audio-sync problems, but there's a problem (I think it's with the interlacing) where edges of objects on the video would wig out when the objects moved (i.e., person moves around the room, they get fuzzy around the edges). Just for reference, I transcoded from standard DVD to SVCD (480x480) NTSC format to keep size down, and because their TV isn't high-def anyway.

Is there a better transcoder than the Flask/BBmpeg combo? I don't think my hardware is the issue (see sig, and I'm not multitasking), I just think that the BBMpeg encoder probably isn't all that great; it keeps telling me that things may have not come out correctly and to "try increasing the mux rate" (I haven't figured out how to do that, despite searching). Any help would be appreciated. Worst comes to worst, I'll do an analog recording of the DVD to MPEG-2, but I'd rather not go through the hassle.
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Postby CowboySlim on Thu Oct 27, 2005 2:24 pm

I use Nero to transcode from captured MPEG-2 files to DVD Video files, *.vob.

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Postby LoneWolf on Thu Oct 27, 2005 4:38 pm

Right now, I need to go the other way around though...from .VOB to MPEG-2. I'll be using Nero to do the final output to DVD (used NeroVision Express to capture the VHS footage).
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Postby MediumRare on Fri Oct 28, 2005 7:06 am

I'm not sure if this is what you want (I'm still in kindergarten in this field myself :wink:) but pgcdemux is a freeware tool that will extract elementary streams (video and audio separately) from a DVD structure, based on information in the PGC. You do need the VTS files as well as the VOB's.

You can then reauthor these in another program.

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Postby burninfool on Fri Oct 28, 2005 6:39 pm

NeroVision Express supports VOB's so I would use DVDDecrypter->IFO mode->Stream Processing and select one audio stream and no subtitles.Make sure to select "no file splitting" in IFO Mode settings.
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BTW...480x480 is not a valid NTSC DVD resolution,it must be:352x240/352x480/702x480/720x480.Some DVD players may support 480x480 but most won't.Nero will reencode 480x480 to a valid res. and you probably won't like the results,I recommend capturing in 352x480 and authoring at 352x480(Custom setting).After authoring use DVDShrink or Nero Recode to shrink if neccesary.

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Postby CowboySlim on Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:40 pm

I didn't try it until last night but Pinnacle Studio will do everything that you want. It will also convert the *.vob files to *.mpg with a resolution of your choice.
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Postby LoneWolf on Mon Nov 28, 2005 5:30 pm

I didn't realize it, but Nero will indeed direct import .VOB files. I'm used to programs that won't.

Used NVE 3.x and it worked out great. I may need to recapture my VHS video to improve it (don't know if I can, the originals are pretty worn) but so far the result seems satisfactory. Thanks, gang!
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