I have a short family video on DVD. I've successfully used VLC player to save it as a file, but it has a file extension of .ps.

I want to put it in a Picasa album, but Picasa only recognizes videos with the following file extensions: .avi, .mpg, .asf, .wmv.

Here's what I've done so far:

  • Open the video
  • Choose Media > Convert/Save
  • Add the same file and click Convert/Save button
  • Click the wrench icon for more options
  • Select an encapsulation of MPEG-TS, a video codec of MPEG-4, and unchecked the audio under that codec's section (there is none in this video).
  • Click "Browse" and supply a location and filename (with no extension)
  • Click "Start"

Regardless of the encoding options, the file extension is still .ps.

How can I save as .mpg?

  • Go to the Media menu and choose Convert/Save. Click on the Disc tab.
  • Here you can adjust the Starting Position and rip only specific titles or chapters.
  • Enter file name making sure to end with .mpg, and start ripping.
  • Click Save.
  • I can give it a filename ending in .mpg, but it doesn't seem to be one; Quicktime can't open it and Picasa doesn't recognize it. – Nathan Long May 2 '13 at 21:59
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    Hmm, what version of VLC do you have? – Autumnal May 2 '13 at 22:04
  • VLC media player 2.0.6 Twoflower – Nathan Long May 2 '13 at 22:15
  • Can't see why this wouldn't work then... – Autumnal May 2 '13 at 22:19

In the context of video, the .ps file extension normally represents an MPEG Program Stream, which is the same file type represented by the .mpg or .mpeg extensions. You should be able to simply rename the files.

Since you've selected MPEG TS (Transport Stream, which is really more useful for broadcast than sitting on a file on your computer) as the container, VLC might be doing something silly... but if it was a transport stream, I'd have thought that it would use the .ts file extension. So most likely, you can simply rename the files you already have.

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