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I'm trying to prepare a process for copying the video files off of a recorded DVD (we made the recording, and it's not encrypted). The method of copying the VTS_*.VOB file works when the recording is short and there is only one, but if there are multiple I need to concatenate them.

On my *nix box, I would just cat VTS_1.VOB VTS_2.VOB > ~/Video.VOB, but the computer now runs windows, and the person who does this in the future will not have command line experience.

Is there any GUI application/solution to concatenate these files? Or would the best bet be to write a custom application (If I do, it would be in Java)?

Another note, we are currently running windows XP, but it could be running Windows 7 or 8 in a few months.

  • sounds like it might be a bit dodgy.. even mp3 files are a bit funny when combined, like the length doesn't show up right even though it plays. maybe wav is ok combined, that'd be audio of course. dunno about Vob – barlop Feb 16 '14 at 16:52
  • @barlop VOB files are formatted such that simply concatenating the files will combine the video. – Tyzoid Feb 17 '14 at 18:20
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