4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 23, 2014 5:14 PM by A.T. Romano

    can not upload video clips from mini dvd


      When I try to upload video clips from mini DVD recorded on Sony Handycam it stats the files are read only.  I have tried finalized and un-finalized clips.

        • 1. Re: can not upload video clips from mini dvd
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Directly editing a VOB... or Ripping a VOB to edit using a note from Jim Simon


          • 2. Re: can not upload video clips from mini dvd
            A.T. Romano Level 7



            The Premiere Elements answer to your Premiere Elements question is more than likely related to the following. There is no need to edit VOBs. It is unnecessary in the Premiere Elements workflow.


            1. What version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what computer operating system is it running? For now I will assume Premiere

            Elements 12/12.1 on Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 64 bit.


            2. Assumed that you have placed your miniDVD disc in the burner tray. Opened Premiere Elements, gone to Add Media, and selected

            "DVD Camera or Computer Drive"/Video Importer.


            3. Look at the Save In: location of the Video Importer. The default is Videos.

            All DVD-VIDEO format on DVD disc has video files with the same name VTS_01_1.VOB and so on in the series,

            and Videos probably already has a VTS_01_1.VOB from another DVD-VIDEO. In essence you are probably trying to

            have two files with the same name in the same place.


            4. If all this is the case, the answer is to set up folders for each miniDVD disc in Videos, and, when you are ripping VOBs from a particular

            one, have the Video Importer Save In  directed to a folder specific for its save.


            Please review and consider. If any questions on this or need clarification, please do not hesitate to ask.


            Thank you.



            • 3. Re: can not upload video clips from mini dvd
              golfer709 Level 1

              1.  Adobe Premiere Elements 10, Windows 7, 64Bit,

              2.  Placed mini DVD disc into burner tray

              3.  Destination was new empty folder

              • 4. Re: can not upload video clips from mini dvd
                A.T. Romano Level 7



                Thank you for the reply.


                Although what I posted in my post numbered 2 is interesting and useful information in the Premiere Elements ripping of VOBs from DVD-VIDEO, it is not answering your issue regarding a "read only" issue and did not target your specific "read only" message. Sorry about that.


                The VOBs are typically read only files on the disc.


                I have never run into a "read only" issue with regard to the Premiere Elements 10 Windows 7 64 bit Add Media/"DVD Camcorder or PC DVD Drive"/Video Importer. For that matter, not with any version of Premiere Elements with this particular feature.


                When are you getting this message.

                a. When you click on DVD Camcorder or PC DVD Drive after Get Media

                b. When you click on Get Media in the Video Importer or other


                Do you ever get a thumbnail for the VTS_01_1.VOB in the Video Importer? Is your burner drive recognized in the Source field of the Video Importer?


                If you open and explore the DVD disc, go to the VTS_01_1.VOB in the VIDEO-TS Folder, go to the VOB's properties, can you remove

                the mark next to "read only" and then have the Video Importer route work for you?


                Also, if you copy the  VTS_01_1.VOB from the opened DVD disc and paste it to the computer desktop and remove the "read only" marking, can you then import

                the VTS_01_1.VOB into Premiere Elements with its Get Media/Files and Folders?