7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 21, 2012 8:30 AM by the_wine_snob RSS

    CS6 - Cannot Open VOB Video File

    JMK77 Community Member

      VOB is listed as a supported video file but it does not open via drag and drop or importing via video frames to layers. I get the message, "could not complete your request because video file could not be opened". Other supported video formats work. I am running CS6 64 bit on Windows. Any suggestions besides converting the VOB files?

        • 1. Re: CS6 - Cannot Open VOB Video File
          beejay01 Community Member

          Files types supported by the new

          video playback engine (photoshop extended cs6)

           

          AI, AIF, AIFF, AC3, ASND, CIN, DPX,

          EPS, JFIF, JPE, JPG, JPEG, GIF, ICO,

          BMP, DIB, RLE, PSD, PNG, PCT, PICT,

          VFW, TGA, ICB, VST, VDA, TIF, TIFF,

          MPEG, VOB, MOD, MPE, MPG, M2V,

          MPA, MP2, M2A, MPV, M2P, M2T,

          M2TS, MTS, TS, M1V, MP4, M4V,

          MOV, M4A, AAC, 3GP, AVC, 264, F4V,

          FLV, SWF, AVI, 3G2, DIF, DV, WAV,

          FLC, FLI, M15, M1A, M1S, M1V, M75,

          MPG4, MPM, MXF

          • 2. Re: CS6 - Cannot Open VOB Video File
            Curt Y Community Member

            Does it play in Bridge?  If not probably will not in PS either.

            • 3. Re: CS6 - Cannot Open VOB Video File
              JMK77 Community Member

              It does open in Bridge via the video player with the associated file type for VOB in my system (VLC media player).

              • 4. Re: CS6 - Cannot Open VOB Video File
                Curt Y Community Member

                will it play in Apple Quicktime, which I believe is the engine for PS?

                • 5. Re: CS6 - Cannot Open VOB Video File
                  JMK77 Community Member

                  For further clarification, the vob files in Bridge opens if I double click it. It does not play when I select a vob file to preview (preview is set to play video files). Also I notice the in the Bridge Preferences>file type associations,  vob is not listed as a file type to associate. “Hide undefined file types’ is unchecked at the bottom of the menu which means everything is listed. Since vob is not there I assume Adobe took a little liberty with editable file types?

                  • 6. Re: CS6 - Cannot Open VOB Video File
                    JMK77 Community Member

                    Vob files do not play in the version of Quicktime I have. So I suspect including vob as a supported file format is something of a stretch.

                     

                     

                     

                    Has anyone been able to open a vob file in CS6?

                    • 7. Re: CS6 - Cannot Open VOB Video File
                      the_wine_snob CommunityMVP

                      VOB's (Video Object files) are wrapper, or containers. They usually just contain an MPEG-2 muxed AV Stream, but depending on how/where they were created, the first VOB can also contain DVD Menus, and navigation instructions. Again, depending on how/where they were created, those Menus and navigation instructions might not be 100% DVD-compatible.

                       

                      This article goes into a lot more detail, and also has links to help one rip the MPEG-2 AV Stream, even from non-DVD-compatible VOB's: http://forums.adobe.com/message/2298534#2298534

                       

                      My first guess would be that the problem VOB(s), was created by a DVR deck, or by software, that outputs non-DVD-compatible VOB's.

                       

                      Good luck, and hope that helps,

                       

                      Hunt