Ripping DVD - no audio

DB73 wrote on 3/17/2009, 5:38 AM
I'm trying to import some home made DVD content into Vegas Movie Studio. But however I do this I end up with video but no audio. I've tried doing the same thing on a friends machine who uses Vegas Pro & it works okay.

I understand this could be because of a missing codec. But how do I indetify & obtain the codec I need? Or could there be another problem that's causing this?



DB73 wrote on 3/17/2009, 10:47 AM
I should add that the ripped VOB files play fine in Windows Media player with sound. But when I use these files in Vegas I only get video.
Tollkuhnator wrote on 3/17/2009, 11:46 AM
Are you using Project->Import DVD Camcorder Disc? If so, also had a problem when importing DVDs I'd created myself with DVDA Studio. The resulting MP2 files played fine in WMP, but when I placed clips on the timeline the audio was missing. Sony support says the import will only rip DVDs created in a camcorder and the function is not intended to be used otherwise. I have a suspicion that there may be a limitation here to prevent abuse.

The exact wording is "* Footage that was created from something other than a DVD camcorder is not officially supported in Vegas."
Ivan Lietaert wrote on 3/18/2009, 11:52 AM
Use handbrake to rip the dvd to wmv for instance, link:
musicvid10 wrote on 3/18/2009, 12:29 PM
Try renaming the .vob files to .mpg and see if they open in Vegas.
DB73 wrote on 3/24/2009, 7:47 AM
Interesting. Thanks for the response. Strange how it works differently on the full Pro version. I guess less people use that version & then more professional people so it's less open to be abused. On the other hand if Sony say it's only intended for material from camcorder DVD's & that's what I'm ripping from then are the restrictions actually stopping people from using this feature at all?
DB73 wrote on 3/24/2009, 7:49 AM
Think I've already tried renaming the files but still no joy when importing into Vegas.

The version I have comes with Sound Forge so I did think of trying to open the movie file in there as a way to extract the audio. I can then import this into my version of Vegas.

I'll Also give Handbrake a try.

Thanks for the replies.
Bob N wrote on 6/21/2009, 12:54 PM
I renamed the .vob to .mpeg and the audio was there when I opened it in Vegas MS. No audio when renamed .mpg.