3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 24, 2014 6:31 PM by A.T. Romano

    Audio out of sync when importing from VOB files

    simeoncran

      I am importing VOB files that came from a VHS-to-DVD recorder These VOB files play fine (e.g. on VLC) but when imported into Adobe Premiere Elements 13 the audio is out of sync. Different VOB files are out by different amounts.

       

      Seeing as the VOB files are in sync when played elsewhere, this must be an issue with Adobe Premiere Elements 13 and not an issue with the VOB files.

       

      Apart from adjusting the sync manually on each VOB file, what can I do?

        • 1. Re: Audio out of sync when importing from VOB files
          A.T. Romano Level 7

          simeoncran

           

          Audio out of sync is not unique to Premiere Elements or to working with vob. Can happen and version, but....

           

          How did you get the DVD video files vob (VTS_01_1.VOB and series) into the Premiere Elements Timeline?

          a. Disc in burner tray and then Add Media/DVD camera or computer drive/Video Importer

          b. Something else

           

          What did you (manually) or the project (automatically) set as the project preset before the Add Media part (whatever it was)?

          DV Standard or DV Widescreen to match the properties of the original?

          ATR Premiere Elements Troubleshooting: PE11: Accuracy of Automatic Project Preset (New Project Dialog) Setting

          (See Edit Menu/Project Settings/General and the readings for Editing Mode, Timebase, Frame Size, and Pixel Aspect Ratio even

          if the fields look grayed out).

           

          When you were playing back the Timeline content in the Edit area monitor, were you working with the Timeline rendered or unrendered?

          Was there an orange line over that Timeline content during playback?

           

          If all else fails in matters such as these when they do occur, consider the Command Prompt method for merging all the DVD video files (VOB)

          into one DVD.vob file. Works nicely if you have to resort to using that technique.

          ATR Premiere Elements Troubleshooting: PE: DVD-VIDEO/Seamless VOB Ripping

           

          Please review and consider. We will be looking forward to learning of your results.

           

          ATR

          • 2. Re: Audio out of sync when importing from VOB files
            simeoncran Level 1

            Thanks ATR. Manually concatenating the VOB files on the command line before importing seems to do the trick!

             

            FYI, I was opening Premiere Elements and just dragging VOB files from my hard disk onto the timeline. Rendered or not, some VOBs were out of sync.

             

            It's annoying that Premiere Elements can't do the right thing but the command prompt workaround you suggested solves the problem.

             

            Thanks so much!

            • 3. Re: Audio out of sync when importing from VOB files
              A.T. Romano Level 7

              simeoncran

               

              Thanks for the follow up with the great news of your success. Great job.

               

              If the circumstances permit with DVD-VIDEO on DVD disc in burner tray, maybe give the Video Importer route a try

              to see if that will work for you.

               

              But right now you are moving forward with your projects which is wonderful news.

               

              Best wishes. Your follow up is appreciated by all.

               

              ATR