Converting Video Files to VOB files : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

I have recently downloaded several video files on my computer and I wanted to know if there was a way to convert them to play on a home DVD player. I know consumer DVD players read VOB format but downloaded files come as Video files or MPEG files. Is there a way to convert them to play on home systems.


-- Spencer Fenwick (, April 24, 2003


VOB is a DVD format. It's just a variation of MPEG video, usually MPEG-2. While it is possible to convert to DVD format, it's rather complicated. I suggest you go to and look at the guides for making VCDs/SVCDs. Those are formats that many DVD players support. Also, read the DVD Player Compatibility List to see if your DVD player has problems with burnable media or certain formats.

-- Root (root@yahoo.moc), April 25, 2003.

You could (if the mpeg-2 in question is already encoded to dvd spec) rename the file to .vob and create the .ifo with Ifoedit that kinda gets rid of all the crapping around as the mpeg-2 file is basically a vob file just a couple of differences ie. mostly just the 1 channel audio on the mpeg-2 (but not always!)

-- TheDogzBollox (, June 11, 2003.

Pinnacle software makes a nice program to do this called Studio 8. Or you can do it the hard way:

I use Studio 8, Tom

-- Beerfarmer (, March 07, 2004.

well i have studio 9 and i try to make a dvd format from mpeg but it always says the file is too large

is there a way around that please enmail if you know of one

-- joe r (, April 09, 2004.

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