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Playing vob files?

Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:59 am

I used DVD shrink to burn vob files to my PC. I understand these files need to be altered in order for the PB to play them. Do they? If so, how is this done. mplay? I would appreciate more info on this. Thanks in advance.
 
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Re: Playing vob files?

Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:07 am

Gregavi wrote:
I used DVD shrink to burn vob files to my PC. I understand these files need to be altered in order for the PB to play them. Do they? If so, how is this done. mplay? I would appreciate more info on this. Thanks in advance.

Take a look at the MPlay FAQ (http://www.permanence.com/mplay/faq.html), it will explain how to play ripped DVDs in MPlay. Specifically, the question "I've ripped my entire DVD collection, but I can't find a single movie amongst all of these VTS files! Where're are my movies???"

I hope that helps...

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Re: Playing vob files?

Fri Feb 11, 2005 5:02 pm

Gregavi wrote:
I used DVD shrink to burn vob files to my PC. I understand these files need to be altered in order for the PB to play them. Do they? If so, how is this done. mplay? I would appreciate more info on this. Thanks in advance.

.VOB files are MPEG2 files, so the Roku beta 2.x software should be able to play them. The problem is - the Roku software isn't looking for .VOB extensions, so it doesn't know to play them. All you have to do is rename their extension to .MPG (which of course will screw up all your other *real* DVD player software) and the Roku beta software will play them. Roku has said they will support .VOB file extensions as well as .MPG for the final 2.0 release.
 
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Wed Feb 16, 2005 3:09 pm

You could create a hard link in Windows 2000 or XP using:

fsutil hardlink create VTS_01_01.VOB Spider-Man1.mpg
fsutil hardlink create VTS_01_02.VOB Spider-Man2.mpg
fsutil hardlink create VTS_01_03.VOB Spider-Man3.mpg
fsutil hardlink create VTS_01_04.VOB Spider-Man4.mpg

This will make it appear that you have 8 files, VTS_01_0x.VOB and Spider-Manx.mpg, all 1GB long or whatever. In reality, though, you only have one set of files (4GB instead of 8GB) with 2 filenames pointed at each of them, making your DVD software still able to find what it needs and Roku being able to find what it needs, but only using the space once.
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Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:16 pm

PRMan wrote:
You could create a hard link in Windows 2000 or XP using:

fsutil hardlink create VTS_01_01.VOB Spider-Man1.mpg
fsutil hardlink create VTS_01_02.VOB Spider-Man2.mpg
fsutil hardlink create VTS_01_03.VOB Spider-Man3.mpg
fsutil hardlink create VTS_01_04.VOB Spider-Man4.mpg

This will make it appear that you have 8 files, VTS_01_0x.VOB and Spider-Manx.mpg, all 1GB long or whatever. In reality, though, you only have one set of files (4GB instead of 8GB) with 2 filenames pointed at each of them, making your DVD software still able to find what it needs and Roku being able to find what it needs, but only using the space once.


I have no idea what that all means. Could you clearify, simplify or go slower, teacher?
 
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Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:52 am

fsutil hardlink create VTS_01_01.VOB Spider-Man1.mpg

Wow -windows has symlinks?? All this time and I never knew! (Or at least, never bothered to look)

Thanks for the tip!
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Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:20 pm

Gregavi wrote:
PRMan wrote:
You could create a hard link in Windows 2000 or XP using:

fsutil hardlink create VTS_01_01.VOB Spider-Man1.mpg
fsutil hardlink create VTS_01_02.VOB Spider-Man2.mpg
fsutil hardlink create VTS_01_03.VOB Spider-Man3.mpg
fsutil hardlink create VTS_01_04.VOB Spider-Man4.mpg

This will make it appear that you have 8 files, VTS_01_0x.VOB and Spider-Manx.mpg, all 1GB long or whatever. In reality, though, you only have one set of files (4GB instead of 8GB) with 2 filenames pointed at each of them, making your DVD software still able to find what it needs and Roku being able to find what it needs, but only using the space once.


I have no idea what that all means. Could you clearify, simplify or go slower, teacher?


Just use Mplay, lot easier. I do and it works great!
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Re: Playing vob files?

Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:07 am

jimre wrote:
Gregavi wrote:
I used DVD shrink to burn vob files to my PC. I understand these files need to be altered in order for the PB to play them. Do they? If so, how is this done. mplay? I would appreciate more info on this. Thanks in advance.

.VOB files are MPEG2 files, so the Roku beta 2.x software should be able to play them. The problem is - the Roku software isn't looking for .VOB extensions, so it doesn't know to play them. All you have to do is rename their extension to .MPG (which of course will screw up all your other *real* DVD player software) and the Roku beta software will play them. Roku has said they will support .VOB file extensions as well as .MPG for the final 2.0 release.

Well whatever Roku said it will do I reckon they did not. I just bought a Roku ultra to replace my WDTV hat is failing and it will not play VOB files. 
 
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Re: Playing vob files?

Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:58 pm

DaRamblerman wrote:
jimre wrote:
Gregavi wrote:
I used DVD shrink to burn vob files to my PC. I understand these files need to be altered in order for the PB to play them. Do they? If so, how is this done. mplay? I would appreciate more info on this. Thanks in advance.

.VOB files are MPEG2 files, so the Roku beta 2.x software should be able to play them. The problem is - the Roku software isn't looking for .VOB extensions, so it doesn't know to play them. All you have to do is rename their extension to .MPG (which of course will screw up all your other *real* DVD player software) and the Roku beta software will play them. Roku has said they will support .VOB file extensions as well as .MPG for the final 2.0 release.

Well whatever Roku said it will do I reckon they did not. I just bought a Roku ultra to replace my WDTV hat is failing and it will not play VOB files. 

But the Roku Ultra is not the Photobridge...
 
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Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:05 pm

pinoy2 wrote:
Gregavi wrote:
PRMan wrote:
You could create a hard link in Windows 2000 or XP using:

fsutil hardlink create VTS_01_01.VOB Spider-Man1.mpg
fsutil hardlink create VTS_01_02.VOB Spider-Man2.mpg
fsutil hardlink create VTS_01_03.VOB Spider-Man3.mpg
fsutil hardlink create VTS_01_04.VOB Spider-Man4.mpg

This will make it appear that you have 8 files, VTS_01_0x.VOB and Spider-Manx.mpg, all 1GB long or whatever.  In reality, though, you only have one set of files (4GB instead of 8GB) with 2 filenames pointed at each of them, making your DVD software still able to find what it needs and Roku being able to find what it needs, but only using the space once.


I have no idea what that all means. Could you clearify, simplify or go slower, teacher?


Just use Mplay, lot easier. I do and it works great!

thanks for sharing the information and i appreciate it.

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Re: Playing vob files?

Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:11 pm

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