I am trying to edit vob files (after being ripped on hdd) and Premiere seems to skip the the first second in the media browser, source monitor etc. after import. When opened with vlc-player the vob file is just fine and the first (missing) second (part of a sentence) is there. So I tried to convert the vob file to an avi file with Adobe Media Encoder. Same thing the first second is missing in the avi file. Adobe Bridge - same thing. Same problem with other vob files.
What can I do? Thank you very much for your kind help!
System: Windows 7 (64) all updated. Master Collection CS6 all updated (Premiere Pro CS6 - 6.0.1 etc.)
What is the source of that VOB file? Was it recorded by a standalone DVD recorder (brand/model) or is it from an "authored" DVD movie?
Read Bill Hunt on editing a VOB/MPG file http://forums.adobe.com/thread/464549
Is both the Audio and the Video missing from the VOB in PrPro?
Is the Audio DD 5.1 SS in AC3?
Though certainly not YOUR case, if your Audio is DD 5.1, then it is recommended to allow ~ 2.0 sec. of silence at the beginning of the Audio Stream, to allow the equipment to "lock onto" the signal. This most often happens with higher-end DVD/BD players - you are getting similar in PrPro, and not a high-end DVD/BD player.
If you rip the DVD in Audition, or similar, does the entire Audio Stream show up, like it does in VLC player?
One last question, regards your internal HDD, from which you are editing. Is it at least 7,200 RPM, or is it a 5,400 RPM drive?
Good luck, and as should be obvious, I am just thinking out loud here.
1. Yes, Audio and Video are missing from the VOB.
2. How would I know whether the Audio is DD 5.1 SS in AC3? Sorry, I must admit my technical knowledge is limited.
4. If I edit the audio from the imported vob in Audition. The entire audio shows up as a wav.
5. It is a WD Caviar blue. I am pretty sure with 7200. However working as a seperate drive. So the vob is not on the main hdd. Could that be it? I have to test it.
I have bought the Xilisoft DVD to AVI Converter yesterday which is now producing an AVI which I can edit in PPro - not with the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC setting though (Adobe can't open that avi) - only when encoding with the vob with the Microsoft MPEG-4 setting.
Thank you so much for your kind help!
The free utility, MediaInfo, can tell you the structure of the Audio, and the CODEC used. Even if it is not helpful in finding a solution here, it is worthwhile having around: http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en
However, as you ARE missing the first few seconds of both Audio & Video, then something else is afoot. There should be zero lag, as the Video should start immediately. That lag that I alluded to was JUST for Audio, and that does not seem to be the issue that you are faced with.
Sorry that I do not have a clue, and cannot recall reading of this issue before.