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media player will not play vob file

  1. #1


    Burner Guest

    media player will not play vob file

    I have family movies saved as vob files on my hard drive. I previously used
    media player on an xp computer and they played fine. I recently bought a new
    vista computer and copied the vob files to my hard drive. When I try to play
    them with Media Player 11, it just shows blank - nothing happens. I tried
    adding new codecs but still nothing. If I put a home movie that is on dvd in
    the optical drive (contains the same vob file), it will play. How do I get
    Media Player to play vob files from my hard drive?

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  3. #2


    Adam Albright Guest

    Re: media player will not play vob file

    On Thu, 9 Aug 2007 07:48:01 -0700, Burner
    <Burner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >I have family movies saved as vob files on my hard drive. I previously used
    >media player on an xp computer and they played fine. I recently bought a new
    >vista computer and copied the vob files to my hard drive. When I try to play
    >them with Media Player 11, it just shows blank - nothing happens. I tried
    >adding new codecs but still nothing. If I put a home movie that is on dvd in
    >the optical drive (contains the same vob file), it will play. How do I get
    >Media Player to play vob files from my hard drive?


    Only the Home Premium and Ultimate versions of Vista come with an
    included MPEG-2 encoder/decoder. What version do you have?

    If neither of those then you need a third party DVD player.


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  4. #3


    Burner Guest

    Re: media player will not play vob file

    I have Vista Home Premium.

    "Adam Albright" wrote:

    > On Thu, 9 Aug 2007 07:48:01 -0700, Burner
    > <Burner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    > >I have family movies saved as vob files on my hard drive. I previously used
    > >media player on an xp computer and they played fine. I recently bought a new
    > >vista computer and copied the vob files to my hard drive. When I try to play
    > >them with Media Player 11, it just shows blank - nothing happens. I tried
    > >adding new codecs but still nothing. If I put a home movie that is on dvd in
    > >the optical drive (contains the same vob file), it will play. How do I get
    > >Media Player to play vob files from my hard drive?

    >
    > Only the Home Premium and Ultimate versions of Vista come with an
    > included MPEG-2 encoder/decoder. What version do you have?
    >
    > If neither of those then you need a third party DVD player.
    >
    >


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  5. #4


    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Re: media player will not play vob file

    Change the extension to .mpg and see if that works.

    --
    I Bleed Blue and Gold
    GO BEARS!


    "Burner" <Burner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:B9F029F5-E88B-4BC5-87F7-E3A2FBE43511@microsoft.com...
    >I have family movies saved as vob files on my hard drive. I previously used
    > media player on an xp computer and they played fine. I recently bought a new
    > vista computer and copied the vob files to my hard drive. When I try to play
    > them with Media Player 11, it just shows blank - nothing happens. I tried
    > adding new codecs but still nothing. If I put a home movie that is on dvd in
    > the optical drive (contains the same vob file), it will play. How do I get
    > Media Player to play vob files from my hard drive?




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  6. #5


    Adam Albright Guest

    Re: media player will not play vob file

    On Thu, 9 Aug 2007 09:30:06 -0700, Burner
    <Burner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >I have Vista Home Premium.


    Well I have the business version of Vista. While Windows Media Player
    won't directly play a DVD, it will play VOB files if you open the TS
    folder and click on the individual files.

    That you can't suggests something has messed up Media Player. Just
    looking at it wrong will cause it to malfunction.
    >
    >"Adam Albright" wrote:
    >
    >> On Thu, 9 Aug 2007 07:48:01 -0700, Burner
    >> <Burner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> >I have family movies saved as vob files on my hard drive. I previously used
    >> >media player on an xp computer and they played fine. I recently bought a new
    >> >vista computer and copied the vob files to my hard drive. When I try to play
    >> >them with Media Player 11, it just shows blank - nothing happens. I tried
    >> >adding new codecs but still nothing. If I put a home movie that is on dvd in
    >> >the optical drive (contains the same vob file), it will play. How do I get
    >> >Media Player to play vob files from my hard drive?

    >>
    >> Only the Home Premium and Ultimate versions of Vista come with an
    >> included MPEG-2 encoder/decoder. What version do you have?
    >>
    >> If neither of those then you need a third party DVD player.
    >>
    >>



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  7. #6


    John Lee Brown Guest

    Re: media player will not play vob file

    Try downloading VLC for windows at http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ it works on
    my wife's Vista Basic machine.

    "Adam Albright" <AA@ABC.net> wrote in message
    news:rcjmb3p7jh7rrn38v6a75ooieqfefp643i@4ax.com...
    > On Thu, 9 Aug 2007 09:30:06 -0700, Burner
    > <Burner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    >>I have Vista Home Premium.

    >
    > Well I have the business version of Vista. While Windows Media Player
    > won't directly play a DVD, it will play VOB files if you open the TS
    > folder and click on the individual files.
    >
    > That you can't suggests something has messed up Media Player. Just
    > looking at it wrong will cause it to malfunction.
    >>
    >>"Adam Albright" wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Thu, 9 Aug 2007 07:48:01 -0700, Burner
    >>> <Burner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >>>
    >>> >I have family movies saved as vob files on my hard drive. I previously
    >>> >used
    >>> >media player on an xp computer and they played fine. I recently bought
    >>> >a new
    >>> >vista computer and copied the vob files to my hard drive. When I try
    >>> >to play
    >>> >them with Media Player 11, it just shows blank - nothing happens. I
    >>> >tried
    >>> >adding new codecs but still nothing. If I put a home movie that is on
    >>> >dvd in
    >>> >the optical drive (contains the same vob file), it will play. How do I
    >>> >get
    >>> >Media Player to play vob files from my hard drive?
    >>>
    >>> Only the Home Premium and Ultimate versions of Vista come with an
    >>> included MPEG-2 encoder/decoder. What version do you have?
    >>>
    >>> If neither of those then you need a third party DVD player.
    >>>
    >>>

    >



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  8. #7


    Burner Guest

    Re: media player will not play vob file

    I changed the extension to .mpg. It worked a little - Media Player opened
    the video and played it for a minute or so, then skipped a little, then
    skipped a lot and stopped. Any idea what to do now to get it to work with
    Media Player 11?

    "Cal Bear '66" wrote:

    > Change the extension to .mpg and see if that works.
    >
    > --
    > I Bleed Blue and Gold
    > GO BEARS!
    >
    >
    > "Burner" <Burner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:B9F029F5-E88B-4BC5-87F7-E3A2FBE43511@microsoft.com...
    > >I have family movies saved as vob files on my hard drive. I previously used
    > > media player on an xp computer and they played fine. I recently bought a new
    > > vista computer and copied the vob files to my hard drive. When I try to play
    > > them with Media Player 11, it just shows blank - nothing happens. I tried
    > > adding new codecs but still nothing. If I put a home movie that is on dvd in
    > > the optical drive (contains the same vob file), it will play. How do I get
    > > Media Player to play vob files from my hard drive?

    >
    >
    >


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  9. #8


    Burner Guest

    Re: media player will not play vob file

    Thanks. I downloaded VLC and it plays the vob file and the mpg file very
    well. But, I would still like to play it with Media Player so I can use the
    Windows Media Center. Any other ideas?

    "John Lee Brown" wrote:

    > Try downloading VLC for windows at http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ it works on
    > my wife's Vista Basic machine.
    >
    > "Adam Albright" <AA@ABC.net> wrote in message
    > news:rcjmb3p7jh7rrn38v6a75ooieqfefp643i@4ax.com...
    > > On Thu, 9 Aug 2007 09:30:06 -0700, Burner
    > > <Burner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > >
    > >>I have Vista Home Premium.

    > >
    > > Well I have the business version of Vista. While Windows Media Player
    > > won't directly play a DVD, it will play VOB files if you open the TS
    > > folder and click on the individual files.
    > >
    > > That you can't suggests something has messed up Media Player. Just
    > > looking at it wrong will cause it to malfunction.
    > >>
    > >>"Adam Albright" wrote:
    > >>
    > >>> On Thu, 9 Aug 2007 07:48:01 -0700, Burner
    > >>> <Burner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > >>>
    > >>> >I have family movies saved as vob files on my hard drive. I previously
    > >>> >used
    > >>> >media player on an xp computer and they played fine. I recently bought
    > >>> >a new
    > >>> >vista computer and copied the vob files to my hard drive. When I try
    > >>> >to play
    > >>> >them with Media Player 11, it just shows blank - nothing happens. I
    > >>> >tried
    > >>> >adding new codecs but still nothing. If I put a home movie that is on
    > >>> >dvd in
    > >>> >the optical drive (contains the same vob file), it will play. How do I
    > >>> >get
    > >>> >Media Player to play vob files from my hard drive?
    > >>>
    > >>> Only the Home Premium and Ultimate versions of Vista come with an
    > >>> included MPEG-2 encoder/decoder. What version do you have?
    > >>>
    > >>> If neither of those then you need a third party DVD player.
    > >>>
    > >>>

    > >

    >
    >


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