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Topic # 26062 10-Sep-2008 21:30
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Hello fellow Geekzoners

We've just had an 'amateurish' DVD done of my band playing live.
the Actual DVD footage (taken at a fancy dress party) is nothing to write home about, but the music quality is not too bad really.

I have copied the DVD files to the computer and what I want to do is somehow copy / burn the music to a CD - so ithey are just  audio files.

I can't figure out how to do this, or if fact it can be done.

The files appear to be 'VOB' files? (whatever that means)

Does anyone know how to do this, or have any suggestions

any help would be much appreciated!

cheers Smile

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  Reply # 163649 11-Sep-2008 00:25
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Yes, it is certainly possible. And there is more than one way to achieve this.

I'll presume you have a Windows based PC...

One way you may like to try is to use the free MediaCoder application.
It has a lot of options, but isn't hard to use.

Using MediaCoder you could add your VOB files and transcode them into MP3s (or maybe a lossless format if you're going to do further work on them). To do this you'd just untick the "Enable Video" checkbox in the "Video" tab, and then set your desired MP3 settings in the "Audio" tab. You might need to select "Stereo" for the audio channel.

It's pretty swift on a relatively modern PC and will give you one large audio file for each VOB.

You can then put these through Audacity (free!) if you want to cut them into individual tracks, which you can then export as fully tagged MP3s.

It's a bit of work but will give you good results.


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  Reply # 163694 11-Sep-2008 09:02
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You can try this..

Ive used this (or something very similar) and it worked a treat.

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Reply # 163894 11-Sep-2008 23:54
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Thanks guys
worked a treat! Smile

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