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Windows 7: vob in media center

25 Apr 2010   #1

vob in media center

how come media center cant play my video files i have several of files that were converted using convertxtodvd as vob files.

i selected the location in media center but it says no files..sometimes im watching TV and want to switch to a movie ive backup

sorry if this is been asked

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25 Apr 2010   #2
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Do you have a .vob codec? If not, try VLC.
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25 Apr 2010   #3


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Do you have a .vob codec? If not, try VLC.

i can play them in vlc and windows media player, i wanted to play them inside windows media center
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25 Apr 2010   #4

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
some movie files especially DVD's are "Encrypted".

The best way of backing up and "De-regionalising" DVD's etc is to use a combination of DVDSHRINK and DVD Decrpter (or a Front end that calls both these programs RipIt4Me -- works on W7 X-64 too.

You can then play these files in WMC and can copy these as SINGLE layer ISO's to say another hard drive or to a DVD. You will then be able to play ANY region on any computer or DVD player. (Note NOT BLU RAY -- these are encrpted totally differently).

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25 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86


1) What codec do you have installed right now? Go to its configuration properties and check what it says under MPEG2 decoder. If its default, change to Haali.

2) If 1) does not work, try downloading Shark's codec pack.

3) If nothing works, try renaming .vob to .MPG

Having said all that, jimbo is right. Best to rip to the dvd folder structure using DVDshrink and DVDdecrypter.
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