How are you getting the DVD-VIDEO files from the DVD disc into Premiere Elements 11?A
a. Manually setting the project preset for DVD-VIDEO standard or widescreen (PAL or NTSC)
b. Then DVD disc in burner tray
c. Then Add Media/DVD camera or Computer Drive/Video Importer
Since you can get one of the files from the DVD-VIDEO to import, I do not think we are ready for suggestions on converting the MPEG2.VOB to MPEG2.MPEG.
Have you inspected the contents of the disc to assure that you have the correct VOB file? How far in the series do you go beyond
VTS_01_1.VOB and what is the name of the file that does work for you?
Let us start here and then decide what next.
I uploaded the videos (2) to a hard drive and imported into Premiere Elements project. Both videos play just fine with Windows Media Player and Power DVD - video and audio, but only one of the videos imports audio to Premiere Elements. VTS_01_1 does not import audio. This video has a video only segment at the beginning with an advertisement for "Transfer Me To DVD.com". VTS_01_2 does import audio.
I just tried opening Premiere Elements, setting project to NTSC-DV-Standard 48 kHz, imported the VTS videos via disc drive and got a pop up error message (I had gotten these before and am sorry that I had forgotten) saying media failure, importer reported generic error. Both videos were imported into Premiere Elements and #1 has no audio and #2 has audio, same as before.
Thanks for the reply.
Do you still have the DVD-VIDEO on DVD disc from where you ripped these two VOB files?
If so, what is the situation with VTS_01.1 and VTS_01.2 when you use the Add Media/DVD camera and Computer drive/Video Importer way to get those VOBs into the Premiere Elements project?
What is the file size for each of these files?
Are you dealing with DVD-VIDEO compliant disc...what is the frame size, frame rate, etc of the the files?
As a mini test, if you rename the VTS_01_1.VOB to VTS_01_1.MPEG and import the latter into a Premiere Elements project set for PAL or NTSC DV Standard or Widescreen (whichever corresponds to what you have), does the file have sound in the Premiere Elements project?
Thanks for the reply. I think that we both posted about the same time in those last two posts.
You should not be getting a generic error for the import for these files when using Add Media/DVD camera or Computer drive/Video Importer. But, please clarify...if you cannot import at least one of them into Premiere Elements, how do you then say that the file had no sound in Premiere Elements? Somehow did you beat the error message for that file to get it into the project via the Video Importer?
At this point and in view of that error message, please confirm the properties of those two files...
interlaced or progressive
pixel aspect ratio
Only if you cannot find the properties anywhere else, please download and install the free MediaInfo program (video audio properties readout program) to get those properties from that software's Tree View. Just be careful in your choices during the download and install since the software is known to travel with unwanted baggage. MediaInfo download | SourceForge.net