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Does anyone know of a good freeware application where I can convert a full VOB file into a MPEG file. All of the applications I have found are trial versions and will only convert a part of the video.

I just need to convert one VOB, do not plan on using it long term.

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This one here can convert VOB files to MPEG. It's free and works on XP, Vista and Windows 7.

Koyote Video Converter

Supported format by Koyote Free Video Converter:


Export: 3G2, 3GP, ASF, MP3, AVI, DVD, FLV, MP4 (iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune), MPEG1, MPEG2, WMV

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This software worked the best. Thank you for the recommendation. – Michael Kniskern Jun 25 '10 at 21:02
Anytime buddy!! – r0ca Jun 26 '10 at 2:12

VOB files are already in mpeg format as described on wikipedia. You can just rename them to .mpg. You might need to set windows to "show file extensions for known file types". If you copied this file from a DVD that used some sort of encryption (most DVD's do) you will first have to decrypt the DVD using tools described on

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This is not entirely true, and simply renaming VOB files to MPG is not recommended practice. While many programs accepting MPG will be able to read the files, the VOB-specific data can lead to undefined behaviour. I've had this first-hand very recently, where working with MPEG-PS editing software directly on VOB files lead to synchronisation issues, which disappeared once the streams were remuxed into an MPEG file. – Daniel Saner Apr 18 '13 at 20:14

VirtualDub used to be the de facto standard for converting video files. It still does an admirable job.

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I think that Avidemux can fit your needs.

Here's a recent how-to to convert your .VOB file to AVI (remember that AVI is just a container) : Avidemux VOB to AVI

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Try VOB2MPG. There is also a Pro version with additional features, but for simply converting (or rather, remultiplexing) VOBs to MPG files, the free edition is enough.

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