That's great, thanks for all your help.
Now, I've ripped 3 DVDs and done the VLC convert of the VOB files (1 DVD has 5 and the other two has 4). I converted each of the VOB files.
Now when I play them with MPlay, great! I get perfect sound and video..
Except, it appears that it gets to a point where it's either the next chapter or next VOB file, either way it does not move on and I just get a black screen.
Have you come across this before?
I've not run across that, but there is one additional step that I perform before following the steps in that FAQ. I combine all of the VOBs into a single file, then transcode that one file with VLC. I do this from the command prompt (Start->Run->cmd in Windows XP). Make sure you're in the same directory as your DVD rip, then type (substituting the VOB names as appropriate):
copy /b VTS_01_1.VOB+VTS_01_2.VOB+VTS_01_3.VOB+VTS_01_4.VOB MyMovie.VOB
The -b tells it to do a binary copy, and the +'s tell it to combine each of the files in the specified order into the single MyMovie.VOB file. It's a bit more work, but it should yield better results. There may be a more convenient way to combine them in Windows, but I know this works, so...
Alternatively, the application you use to rip your DVDs may provide some sort of "single VOB" rip option that would take care of it for you.
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