Importing files into Movie Maker

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Rset, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. Rset

    Rset Guest

    I have converted VHS tapes to DVD using a VCR/DVD Recorder.
    The file types created on the DVD are (IFO, VOB,BUP).
    These are not compatible with movie maker.
    Has anyone else ever run into this problem and found a solution
    Rset, Jul 24, 2006
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  2. I don't know about WMM, but a lot of apps will see a VOB if you just
    change the extension to ".mpg".

    Loren Amelang, Jul 24, 2006
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  3. Rset

    Alan Simpson Guest

    VOB isn’t listed as one of the importable types. If renaming to mpeg doesn’t
    work you might have to convert to avi, mpeg, or wmv first. Then import the
    converted file.

    (Funny thing is, a few builds ago someone said they were able to import a
    VOB straight from DVD into Movie Maker. Seems unlikely, but that’s what they
    Alan Simpson, Jul 24, 2006
  4. Rset

    Alan Simpson Guest

    My last post was bugging me after I sent it, and I just realized why. The
    reason you can’t import a VOB is mainly because VOB files don’t show up in
    the Import dialog box. If you rename to mpeg it will show up. But it still
    won’t import if you don’t have a DVD Decoder installed. Once you have a DVD
    Decoder installed, it should import.

    Funny thing is, you don’t really have to install the DVD Decoder in Vista. I
    installed Intervideo’s XP DVD decoder in XP (on the same machine) and it
    works in Vista.
    Alan Simpson, Jul 25, 2006
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