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What software do you use to watch .vob files

Discussion in 'Sony' started by Sharklover, Feb 6, 2007.

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  1. Sharklover

    Sharklover Notebook Geek

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    I am having trouble playing .vob files on my new SZ450. The InterVideo WInDVD will not allow you to play anything but a DVD. I wonder is this is a vista issue. I also cannot load Nero 7 because it wants to install directx9 and the computer has 10.
    Any help to what software I should be using is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. jpagel

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    Have you tried opening it with wmp? Power DVD should also play .VOB's - I know you need the codec for it to work. ( I am unsure though if Vista has the codecs w/ wmp11 built in already )
     
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    use divx for the codexs and then winDVD for the playback
     
  4. DTX

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    PowerDVD. NOTHING. ELSE. BEATS. IT.
     
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    media player classic with codec packs. PowerDVD CAN'T. BEAT. IT
     
  6. Gautam

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    Why? Back in my Windows days, I used WinDVD to play separate .vob files without any problem. You need to open non-DVD based VOB files as a file, or directory for it to work. Sometimes you crash WinDVD if you just click the file from an explorer window.
     
  7. Sharklover

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    Thanks WMP does not play the vob files. Windvd will not allow you look for files to open. Powerdvd seems pretty expensive. Are there any other solutions?
     
  8. Gautam

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    When you are at the open file dialog box, type *.* and hit enter in order to view all files. Then open your .VOB file. What version are you using, BTW?
     
  9. Sharklover

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    It does not allow me to look for files. It is windvd for vaio. I think this may be a vista issue.
     
  10. Gautam

    Gautam election 2008 NBR Reviewer

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    I would get WinDVD. It's a really great Windows app...and supports (well-programmed) hardware GPU acceleration. I can't say much for Vista Media Center, since its a bloated and sluggish app. You certainly won't be able to do much with that.

    I don't know what a Vaio version of WinDVD, but I cannot imagine it not having an open file dialog box.
     
  11. Bomfunk

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    There's a trick which works on my WinDVD. Rename the folder in which your *.vob files are to VIDEO_TS then load up WinDVD. It should playback the movie, if not point it to the folder.
     
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    I think you should find a video converter that would convert Vob to AVI or something else that you can play on whichever application you like to play the video on.
     
  13. Sharklover

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    Thanks I finally got it to work with both Nero 7 using Nero Showtime and PowerDVD. I acually prefer Nero. Windvd will not allow you to change from the DvD drive on the Sz450.
     
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