7 Replies Latest reply on Jan 24, 2015 11:04 AM by A.T. Romano

    File conversion

    P1965 Level 1

      A bit off the PE topics, but anyone know the best software to convert .VOB files to MP4 or AVI for use in PE programs?

        • 1. Re: File conversion
          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: File conversion
            A.T. Romano Level 7



            Is there any particular reason why you would want to convert a MPEG2.vob into presumably a H.264.mp4 or DV.avi before taking the file  to MPEG2.vob in the burn to DVD-VIDEO on DVD disc process? Re-encoding typically results in loss of quality, varying in degree related to the format.


            MPEG Streamclip might be a candidate for such conversion, but.....and it is free.



            However, at the moment I am not seeing the rationale behind your projected workflow. I bring up this point in the likelihood that you may have a vob workflow issue that I might help you with without you having to go through a potentially unnecessary step.



            • 3. Re: File conversion
              P1965 Level 1

              Mind must have been on holidays again - no idea why I thought it is a .VOB file.  So my apologies on the extension as it is an .MKV file, not VOB.  So, question is to convert this type to use it in PRE 11.

              I have an HD movie that I want to use portions of in an HD 16:9 project.  I had a software program to do this before, but recently changed from Win7 to Win 8 and no longer have the software, or remember the name of it.

              • 4. Re: File conversion
                A.T. Romano Level 7



                Thanks for the reply.


                You should be able to do a MKV to MP4 conversion with the free HandBrake program - should be quick and easy.


                The HandBrake H.264.mp4 export should import into Premiere Elements fine.


                Any questions or need clarification, please let us know.


                Best wishes



                • 5. Re: File conversion
                  P1965 Level 1

                  Thank you ATR.  I will give it a try and post results.

                  • 6. Re: File conversion
                    P1965 Level 1

                    Just tried it, seems to work fine.  Thanks for the solution,

                    • 7. Re: File conversion
                      A.T. Romano Level 7



                      Thanks for the follow up and the great news that the free HandBrake worked for you for the MKV to the MP4 format. Great job.

                      Usually I suggest the HandBrake conversion for changing a file's variable frame rate to a constant one. First time

                      for me with the HandBrake suggested conversion MKV to MP4.


                      Best wishes moving forward in your projects.