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Topic # 88775 23-Aug-2011 16:58
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Thought I'd be cheeky and ask, does anyone know of any Android Media/video players that support .IFO/VOB files.

I have a number of movies I've moved off DVD onto HDD and they're created as multi-part .VOB set (approx 1GB each) and an .IFO file.

A lot of the stuff is Old VCR tapes copied onto a DVD recorder and then using a DVD disc to move the content onto HDD and I'm just retaining the original DVD format (.IFO/VOB).

Many Android media players can play the first .VOB file, but can't read the second .VOB file in a multi-part set.

I have tried MoboPlayer, arcMedia (doesn't always sink voice and picture) and RockPlayer Lite to mention a few.

Anybody had any luck with an Android Media Player when playing back a multi-part .IFO/VOB (DVD)?

Thanks for any thoughts.

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  Reply # 510780 23-Aug-2011 17:07
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VOB are huge, that's crazy. Use handbrake (free) to convert them to mp4.

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  Reply # 510800 23-Aug-2011 18:00
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That's true, they are huge. Approx 4GB on some VOB sets.

Crazy... hmmm maybe, but can one do it?

Maybe if I got a few more than the ten to fifteen DVD worth, I may look at a 'preferred' format to reduce size and for the most part (VCR) mono sound track. Only four or five with 5.1 sound track (6 channels).

One doesn't want to look to professional by converting them to MKV files. Laughing

Let's pretend this is just an academic exercise in a quest for an Android .IFO/VOB media player.

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  Reply # 510843 23-Aug-2011 20:29
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You could just rip to ISO rather than vob. The support of that does seem to be a bit better. And you're not losing any quality....then later on you can handbrake to mp4 if needed.

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