I have this problem too, not with all DVDs but some of them.
Then I'm converting it to DV AVI to use in Premiere.
I'm using GV ProCoder for conversion, but there are other good programs for this.
The first VOB contains not only video, but also menu, subtitles, languages, angles, etc. It could well be that you also need the next VOB file for the rest of the video.
You're starting with a finished product here. That's the the right way to go about it. Get the original footage instead.
As usual I agree with you, but the OP never mentioned that quality is any concern. He just wants to edit, even if nobody want to see the bad quality.
It's not just about quality. My recommendation would also solve this problem.
This doesn't work with every broken MPEG2 file, but I've had a pretty high rate of success with the following process (I'll assume you're using Windows):
- Get ReJig and Restream (both are free and involve no installation).
- Open ReJig, and click the File Mode button. Click the Add button, and then the next Add button; navigate to and select your VOB file. Click Done.
- In the "Stream List & Demuxing" pane, you'll see an MPEG Video Stream and (probably) an AC3 Audio Stream; if the audio stream has an "AudioDelay" tag, check the "Fix & Correct AC3 Delay" box.
- Select the MPEG Video Stream, and click the Demux button; pick a save location and file name, and hit Save. When the video is demuxed, do the same for the audio stream. When done, you can close ReJig.
- Sometimes at this point, you can import the M2V file (that's the demuxed MPEG Video Stream) into Premiere and the file will be correct; if so, just import the AC3 file, sync-and-link them and edit away.
- If the file still shows the wrong duration, open Restream and load the demuxed M2V file into it.
- Under the "Group of Pictures" section, check the "reset timestamps" option; this will usually fix the broken duration. Pick a save location and name (by default, Restream appends ".0" to the filename), and Save the file. Try importing this file into Premiere and check its duration and playback.
If that doesn't work, there are a few other things you can try in Restream, but let's start there.
It Worked Like a Charm!! Thanks a Million!!
Cool, glad to have helped Out of curiousity, did you need to use Restream, or did the demuxed M2V work OK without additional repair?