I'm trying to import VOB files into V9c on using XP SP3 in the 32 bit version. What happens is that I only get a small amount of the file showing up on the timeline. If I drag the end of the file it begins to repeat,naturally, however I can see the missing video in the timeline thumbnails but still only the origianl portion plays back.
If there's just one VOB you can rename it. If there's more than one, the problem is that only the first one has the correct header info embedded in it. I get around this by making editing the VOBs together into a single mpeg2 clip using Mpeg Wizard from womble.com. If it's encrypted, AnyDVD from slysoft.com disables the encrypting.
"VOB files are just an MPG file chopped at 2 GB boundaries to comply with the ISO file spec."
This is not really true.
A vob of course is mpeg based but it does not have to be a single video file.... or even a single audio file for that matter.
A vob may contain several video files (different angles) and several audio tracks (different languages). It can also contain single or multiple subtitle tracks.
Vegas can import SIMPLE vob files with single audio/video files but can not import the more complex ones. For this you will have to use a demuxer such as TSmuxer or similar to separate all the different tracks and files.
Then remux ( I like to remux over to M2TS... it seems to import easier.... for me anyway)
Renaming the file with the extensions .mp2 and .mpeg didnt work so I tried MusicVid's suggestion of Video ReDo Plus and Quickstream Fix.This did the job. Thanks for all the information and I'll keep the various links in mind for future conversions.
The video was not encrypted.