Also... I have NOT used those products, I only forward due to other mentions
Edit Vob http://premierepro.wikia.com/wiki/FAQ:How_do_I_import_VOB_files_/_edit_a_DVD%3F
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$40 http://www.deskshare.com/dmc.aspx Digital Media Converter
$00 http://www.squared5.com/ MPEG Streamclip Converter
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Well, a VOB is a Video Object file, and will likely contain some MPEG-2, spanning to other VOB's, and also any Menuing and navigation (first VOB). I would guess that the program/equipment used did not create a 100% DVD-compatible VOB. This ARTICLE will give you more background, and some options.
The first thing that I would do is Copy the VOB(s) to the internal HDD. There, change the file extension from VOB to MPEG, and try to Import those.
Next, there are ripping programs, some outlined in my article and some listed by John T. Those would be my next attempt.
Last, one can hook up a DVD player, run through a mini DV tape-based video camera, with pass-through capabilities, and Capture via that setup.
PS - if you have got the Video from your Import, you might then be able to rip just the Audio with a program, like the freeware, Audacity, and then Save as a PCM/WAV 48KHz 16-bit Audio-only file. Import that into PrE and drag it to the Timeline.
by copying it to the internal HDD, I assume you just mean copy it to the desktop? I copied it to the desktopbut i can't figure out how to change the file extension, it doesn't seem to allow me to do that. I also downloaded Audacity but when I upload the audio it just plays a high pitched noise, can't figure out how to actually hear the audio properly.
Thanks for all the responses, still trying to get it ot work,
I would use Windows Explorer/My Computer and Copy it to a folder, say My Videos in My Documents folder. There, you will be able to click twice (NOT a dbl-click, which will launch the file in a DVD player program, but click (to Select it), and then click to get to the Rename function. One can also Rt-click on the file, and choose Rename. Leave the file name the same, but out at the end, you'll see .vob. Highlight the vob and type in MPEG to replace that.
Now, if you have Hide File Extensions ON, you will not see the .vob. Turn that ON in Control Panel>Folder Options.
When you click elsewhere, you will get a message to the effect of, "If you change the file extension, it might cause programs to not function with it... " Click OK, as you do want to change the file's extension.
Test Importing that MPEG into PrE.