For the last year I have been importing VOB files (from a DVD which I recorded) into PE 4.0, editing them and then exporting AVIs. It took me a long time to get it right but this process was working seamlessly. Until yesterday. Since yesterday everytime I try to import a VOB (from the CPU) it comes up as "unsupported content". I have tried both new files and files that had previously been working. I have also tried to rename the files as MPEG and this hasn't helped. I have tried to take the VOB files directly from the DVD using Media Downloader but this has resulted in glitches at the beginning of each clip. I have even tried reinstalling PE.
From scouring the forums all morning I gather that converting to DV-AVI first might work but I am yet to find out how to do that (using Freeware or PE only).
I can find no reason why this would have suddenly started happening but any suggestions would be helpful.
Any help at all would be great. I am fed up!
There are a number of reasons this could be happening, Lanny. You don't say where these DVDs are coming from, but it could be an issue with the way they are encoded. Or it could be a lack of free, defragmented space on your C drive.Or it could be an outdated version of Quicktime on your system.
But you're right. The simplest solution is to just convert the files to DV-AVIs rather than trying to import the VOBs into the program. The FAQS to the right of this forum tell you how.