Here is a reply that I posted to a past thread that will give you options for fixing the Out-of-Sync issues when trying to use VOB files within PE.
In all cases it is better to not import VOB directly to PE, but convert to DV-AVI via one of these methods and then use the AVI format.
The last bullet below sends you to a Muvipix link describing how to combine multiple VOB's from one disc to a single file, this will cure the Sync problem, then convert this file to DV-AVI for import to PE:
I take the min-DVD directly from camcorder to my PC, and capture the disk via Power Director.
PD will convert the VOB's directly to DV-AVI Type 2 on one pass.
I then load this DV-AVI into PE7.
(PD v7 was pre-installed on my new PC from HP, or it can be purchased from Cyberlink).
Other options to try:
Copy the VOB's directly from the mini-DVD to your PC and use Prism to convert these to AVI.
Prism is a free convert utility and can be found here:
Or load the VOB or Mpeg into PE, then use that to convert to AVI.
(Export to DV-AVI with PE8 is done with SHARE/PC, not Export under the File Menu, which is greyed out).
I've had many issues trying to work with Mpeg's and VOB's when loaded directly to PE with limited success.
So if you can get it converted successfully to AVI outside of PE, I've found this to be a better approach.
Post results, if any of this works for you...
Note: One other thing, if you are working directly with VOB's to PE, especially multiple VOB's from a single DVD, you can encounter out-of-sync issues between video and audio. If this occurs, review this link from Muvipix:
Thanks for the info.
Unfortunately I am still having a problem in combining VOB files using
I have posted my problem on the Muvipix, Command Prompt topic that you
Any further suggestions.
Could not find your question on Muvipix, post the link here, or place a brief description here of what the issue may be.
Either way, the folks over at Muvipix are great, so your in good hands if you prefer that route...
Regarding the Command Prompt approach, you need to review carefully the syntax of the Command as stated, and make sure you are entering the Command and file structure exactly as outlined.
Any deviation from the Syntax and file format will result in an error and no action taken.
You will know when you get it right as the Cursor will go to sleep, you will see your hard drive access lite buzzing along, and after a few minutes the Cursor will reappear and your new VOB file should be sitting in the location you had designated...
The link you posted above is in error, in either case I found your post on Muvipix and responded to you there.
Hopefully after review this will get you going...
Had to get back to the problem when I could.
Have posted all further problems info on the Muvipix site.
I was able to convert a VOB file to MPG, then I imported it to premiere cs4, but in order to fit the screen I have to resize it by using the scale option on the effects control window, and by doing that the footage loses quality, the original footage was captured in 460 X 720, do I have to convert the VOB file to a different format in order mantain the same radio apect?
What Project Preset are you using? With a DV Project, you should be choosing that, in either PAL, or NTSC, depending on where you reside.
The DVD's VOB should be ~ 720 x 480, and you should not have to Scale anything.
This ARTICLE will give you more background on VOB files.