"Does anyone know why Windows Movie Maker cannot open the video portion of .vob files? The audio version opens, but not the video. Thanks for any replies!"
Windows Movie Maker can't open VOB files. Is there any method to work VOB files in Windwos Movie Maker
flawlessly? Actually, VOB files that have been copied from a Video DVD are MPEG2 video files and are not natively supported in Windows Movie Maker. Even if software is installed that enables Windows Media Player to play the files... Movie Maker may still have issues. (Historically, MPG files have been problematic in all versions of Windows Movie Maker.)
No method is set in stone and always works but best bet would be to convert the VOB files to .WMV format before importing into Windows Movie Maker. There are many converters available on the net... some free, some retail, some better than others... the following software Brorsoft Video Converter
is just one example that works well for me.
It is the right VOB to Windows Movie Maker
converting program you need to convert, open and edit VOB files in WMM freely. This program could not only convert all kinds of VOB files to Windows Movie Maker edit-friendly WMV, but also convert other video files MKV, MP4
, FLV, AVI, TiVo, MPG, H.264
to Windows Movie Maker for easy editing. Here is a step-by-step guide to convert VOB videos to Windows Movie Maker compatible formats.
How to Convert and Import VOB to Windows Movie Maker
Step 1. Import MPG files
Run the VOB to Windows Movie Maker Converter; click the Add button to load VOB files to the program from your computer. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.
Step 2. Select the output format
Hit the Format box and select HD Video –>WMV HD(*.wmv) on the dropdown menu as output format. Besides, you can also choose Divx HD(*.avi) as output if you have not installed the .wmv codec.
Step 3. Start conversion
Simply click the Convert button to start converting VOB video to Windows Movie Maker friendly video formats.
Additional features of this VOB to Windows Movie Maker converter
1. You can check the "Merge into one" box to join multiple video clips together.
2. If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.
3. You can edit the VOB video before transcoding to WMV for Movie Maker program. Just click "Edit" button, you can trim, crop the video, or add watermark, adjust effect and embed subtitles to the videos which you will convert.
Within several minutes, the conversion would be finished and you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the "Open" button. And then you can import the converted VOB files to Windows Movie Make for editing via its "Import video" option.
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