Converting .vob to .mp4

Waitman Gobble gobble.wa at
Tue Jan 7 14:20:07 UTC 2014


I usually cat the vob files together then use ffmpeg to convert like this:

cat video_ts.vob vts_01_1.vob vts_02_1.vob vts_03_1.vob vts_04_1.vob
vts_05_1.vob vts_06_1.vob | ffmpeg -i - /path/to/out.mp4

note, the '-' after '-i' is necessary to get the data from the pipe.

Waitman Gobble
San Jose California USA

On Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 4:18 AM, James Griffin <jmzgriffin at> wrote:

> Hi
> I ripped some DVD's the other day, I the .vob files on my hard drive and I
> used vobcopy to rip the data.
> Now i'd like to convert these files to mp4. I've seen a number of examples
> online about how to do this using either ffmpeg or mencoder.
> I'm using FreeBSD 9.2-p2, and i'm just wondering if anyone can recommend
> which program to use for best results. I haven't done this before so advice
> would be really helpful.
> Cheers, Jamie.
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Waitman Gobble
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