"Have some .vob files ( entire VIDEO_TS folder of a DVD but not any other file or folder like AUDIO_TS.. etc) and I want to burn a disc compatible with a DVD player. How can I do this? No dvd burner like powerDVD helped."
"So…I have a .wma Movie File and a Converted .vob Movie File. I want to put the vob File on a DVD that can be played on DVD Players. I did it before using a DVD creator, but that was TrialWare and has watermarks. I don’t have any of those Audio_TS and Video_TS Folders, all I have is a simple vob file. Is there a way to burn VOB to DVD playable disc on my DVD player?"
Many people may need to burn their movies to DVD disc for safekeeping or convenient sharing and playback. However, not all people succeeded in doing this. To burn VOB files to DVD disc, you need to at first get to know the detailed information about DVD structure. Also, you need a proper tool to help you do so. In this post, we would like to share effective and useful VOB to DVD converter programs to help you burn VOB to DVD in clicks.
Part 1: About DVD Structure
To get playable DVD disc, it is neccessary to get to know the structure of a DVD disc. As long as we have made clear about the structure about a playable DVD disc, the DVD disc we’ve made might be accepted and played back by DVD players.
We all know that DVD file or folder is comprised of VIDEO_TS folder and AUDIO_TS folder. The AUDIO_TS folder could be made empty while the VIDEO_TS folder contains several kinds of files: .BUP, .IFO and .VOB files.
- .BUP = Backup files of the IFO files.
- .IFO = The IFO files includes information such as chapters, subtitle tracks and audio tracks.
- .VOB = The VOB files contains the actual video,audio,subtitles and menus.
Only if all these files are contained, DVD players would be happy to recognize DVD file or DVD folder for playback. If you simply create VIDEO_TS folder that contains VOB file only and AUDIO_TS folder onto a DVD disc, your DVD disc would not be accepted and recognized by DVD players. Check the below table to learn the detailed structure of DVD file/folder.
|VIDEO_TS.IFO||The first video play item, IFO, usally a copyright notice or a menu|
|VIDEO_TS.VOB||The first video play item, VOB|
|VTS_01_0.IFO||Title Set 01, IFO, usually the main movie|
|VTS_01_0.VOB||Title Set 01, VOB 0, the menu for this title|
|VTS_01_1.VOB||Title Set 01, VOB 1, the video for this title|
|VTS_01_2.VOB||Title Set 01, VOB 2, if larger than 1 GB it will be splitted into several vobs|
|VTS_01_3.VOB||Title Set 01, VOB 3|
|VTS_01_4.VOB||Title Set 01, VOB 4, up to 10(0-9) VOB files if necassary|
|VTS_02_0.IFO||Title Set 02, IFO, usually movie extras|
|VTS_02_0.VOB||Title Set 02, VOB 0, the menu for this title|
|VTS_02_1.VOB||Title Set 02, VOB 1, the video for this title|
|VTS_xx_x.IFO||And so on|
|VTS_99_9.VOB||Up to 99(1-99) titles with max 10(0-9) VOB files each|
With knowing DVD structure, you could then read the below content to learn some effective VOB to DVD burning solutions in details.
Part 2: Directly Add VOB Files to DVD
"How to burn VOB to DVD?" You could get multiple answers to this question. On some forums, I have seen some people suggest burn VOB files to DVD disc via founding TS folders and then directly adding to disc. The suggestion is listed below:
"A .vob file IS a DVD file, you just need to assign two folders to the DVD you wish to burn. One is AUDIO_TS and should be empty, the other is VIDEO_TS where you need to put the .vob file. Burn the DVD and you’re done."
This method is quite easy and simple to burn VOB files to DVD disc. However, when you try to play the burned DVD disc on your DVD player or computer DVD player, you will find that there’s no playable DVD disc scanned. That’s because there’s no IFO files in the VIDEO_TS folder to direct DVD navigation and playback. Some DVD players may read VOB files directly but without any structure files a lot of players would find ‘No Media’…
Obviously, in this way, you couldn’t get a playable DVD disc out of VOB files. You could only add video, audio and image files onto a DVD disc for data storing.
Part 3: Burn VOB to DVD with Windows DVD Maker/iDVD
If you’re a Windows Vista/Windows 7 user, or you use Mac OS X 10.6 and before, you are lucky to get a preloaded system tool to burn VOB to DVD easily, without any need to search online for 3rd-party VOB to DVD burner program. The VOB to DVD burner software preloaded in Windows Vista/7 is Windows DVD Maker, while Mac computers with OS 10.6 and before get iDVD, both of which are now not available as preloaded software in current OS versions.
Burn VOB to DVD with Windows DVD Maker
Windows DVD Maker is a DVD authoring utility developed by Microsoft for Windows Vista and included in Windows 7 that allows users to create DVD slideshows and videos for playback on media devices such as a DVD player. It supports video formats from Microsoft only, like WMV, ASF, MPG, etc. Additionally, it supports adding pictures which will automatically come into Slideshow. More important is it offers 20+ animated disc menu templates and 10+ frame templates for video to DVD burning. Burning VOB to DVD with DVD Maker is a good choice. However, it should be noted that DVD Maker has been removed as of Windows 8.
Burn VOB to DVD on Mac with iDVD
iDVD for Mac is Apple’s DVD authoring-and-burning tool, working with internal and many external DVD burners. iDVD lets you walk through all the usual DVD creation projects, but also has Magic iDVD built in, lets you set up disc menus and overall themes, then drag any photo or video clips as well as audio files to the app, arrange them how you want, preview everything before you commit, then burn the DVD. One Step DVD lets you take input from your externally connected device and burn it to a DVD. Now, there is no iDVD preloaded in Apple’s Mac computer with the latest OS. You need to install iDVD from an iLife Installer Disk purchased from Amazon or other places.
If you happen to get Windows DVD Maker or iDVD on your computer, you could check Convert and Burn MPEG to DVD post for detailed steps on how to convert and burn VOB files to DVD on Windows DVD Maker and iDVD.
Part 4: Burn VOB to DVD with VOB to DVD Converter
Without Windows DVD Maker or iDVD on your computer, what would you do to burn VOB to DVD? What kind of DVD burning software could be used for burning VOB to DVD? Well, make it easy. Leawo DVD Creator could be of great help for you. It is a professional 3rd-party VOB to DVD converter that enables you to import VOB files (with no need of converting VOB files), add and edit disc menu, and burn VOB to DVD disc, folder and/or ISO image file freely.
Why Choose Leawo DVD Creator?
How to Burn VOB to DVD with Leawo’s VOB to DVD Converter
Download and install this VOB to DVD Converter on your computer. Besides, you need to prepare the below things to complete VOB to DVD burning task perfectly:
- Blank and writable DVD-9/DVD-5 disc (DVD-R/DVD+R/DVD-RW/DVD+RW disc);
- Computer with DVD recorder drive;
- Source VOB video files;
- Hard drive with enough space.
- After loading source VOB files, set output disc type (according to the disc you inserted into the disc recorder drive), quality and aspect ratio.
- You could set the output DVD video format from PAL and NTSC by clicking the preferrence settings (Windows users click the wheel icon on the top-right corner and then select "Burn" tab, while Mac users open the Preference > Burn tab to do this.)
- Insert writable DVD disc into DVD recorder drive beforehand, and then select DVD recorder drive as target under "Burn to" option in Step 3 if you want to burn VOB to DVD disc;
- You could burn MPEG files to DVD folder, ISO image file and/or DVD disc at the same time;
- With this VOB to DVD converter, you could edit source MPEG files, add 3D effect, etc. before burning to DVD format.