I use 7-zip to open the ISO like a ZIP file, and extract the VOBs. I then use VOBMerge 2.55 to stitch the VOBs together (if necessary; depends on the duration of your original DVD videos). Most programs will open a VOB file as a source format, but if not, try changing the extension to MPG.
You could also try installing an app that lets you mount disc images and play them back as if they were physically-connected DVD drives; if you can get that to work, you might be able to use an encoder that will use the IFO files to stitch the VOBs together. I haven't tried this workflow exactly, but it *might* work.
If they are all made by Encore you should be good.
Vob's from folders you can import directly into Premiere, you can stich them together on the timeline.
The iso's you have to extract first then import the vobs.
Export timeline to H.264 Vimeo preset.
Colin and Ann,
Thanks so much for the help.
I hadn't used Premiere's ability to import VOB's before. Instead of using the files, I just put the DVD into the disk drive and then navigated to the DVD drive from the import dialogue box and opened the Video_TS file on the disk and imported the VOB file (the biggest files),
Then per Ann, I just exported the sequence to MP4 and it worked fine. That way I didn't have to extract the files from the .iso file.
Hey John Rich!
One thing that I would advise, but much will depend on your workflow. I always Copy the VIDEO_TS to the internal HDD's, and THEN Import the various VOB's, as is necessary. This means that I do not need to keep that DVD-Video in the drive, and when doing the Import, it'll be faster. Now, when one factors in the total time with either workflow, it's probably a wash. Still, not having to keep the DVD-Video in the drive is a plus for me.
I'll give that a try. It seemed it took a long time for the audio to conform off the disk, so maybe it will be faster if I copy the TS to the HD.
I had not considered the time to Conform and also Index the MPEG. Think that my nod would probably go to working from the internal, even disregarding the necessity to keep that DVD-Video installed.
Thanks for mentioning that possibility,