Rename vob to mpg and try again, see if that will work.
Tried it. Problem still remains. File is imported, audio works but no sign of video.
What produced the original VOB file?
I have read in other messages that a DVD created from a standalone burner... one where you give it a TV signal either real time or to a hard drive and then to DVD later... may create a DVD that will not work well when imported into an editor
All I know is that the dvd in question was made with footage recorded from a camcorder. Don't know the original file format. This is weird!
do a forum search for
bill hunt vob
bill hunt mpg
or maybe just hunt without the bill
I know that he has posted an article about WHY some vob/mpg files will not import
Fully compliant DVD's will import fine, unless there are mutiple angles incorporated. Also multiple sound tracks or subtitle tracks can cause problems, but generally anything encoded and burned with Encore will import fine, but other burning programs, that do not adhere to the specs as rigidly as Encore, can cause problems. DTS can also cause problems on import.
In short, if the DVD does not adhere to all the DVD specs in detail, all bets are off. Renaming, ripping or more drastic measures may be needed.
I've given up on importing .vob files as a time saver. Even when I can do it successfully, there is always a small amount of video missing between .vob 1 and .vob 2. which I have to capture or rip manually and then patch into the time line. Now I just use Cinematize and get it right the first time. It doesn't take *that* much longer than messing with the .vob files.
You beat me to the punch. Teach me to go out of town for a few days. Glad that you located that article.