I have DVD that plays fine in cheap Home DVD Player, but I'm trying to convert it to files I can play on my computer.
When I try to play the DVD itself on my computer, there is no audio, but audio plays fine in the dvd player that's hooked up to my TV.
I've tried playing the DVD on Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10, but no sound.
I've tried converting the VOB files to AVI xvid, with DVD:Rip and handbrake too, but those files never include the sound track along with the video.
If you look at the file system on the DVD, the "AUDIO-TS" folder is empty.
If you look at the properties of one of the vob files it says the audio is: codec: DVD LPCM Channels: Stereo Sample rate: 48000 Hz Bitrate: 1536 kbps
Any suggestions as to how I might successfully convert these files to a format I can view AND HEAR on my computer?
Edit: With help I've discovered that the audio properties aren't actually stereo (as the VOB claims); only the left channel has audio. Perhaps if I could change the VOB files meta data to say mono instead of stereo and it would play fine?
Edit2: For some reason, recent operating systems won't play audio out of my laptop's left speaker: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alsa-driver/+bug/1075405
So, the audio was there, but since it only plays out of the left channel, I didn't hear it.