[thelist] combining videos

Phil Turmel pturmel-webdev at turmel.org
Tue Mar 24 12:19:11 CDT 2009

Bob Meetin wrote:
> I have a DVD type video in .VOB format.  On the DVD I received it got 
> split into 3 .vob files, but of course it plays as a single file.  I use 
> Super for converting them into .mov files ( 2 big & 1 small).
> Is there a way to recombine them into a single .mov (or ultimately .swf) 
> file to playback as a single video?  I can do whatever necessary command 
> line at the UNIX prompt.  Have access to ffmpeg, mencoder, etc.
> I also have flash video encoder so that I can convert them to flash as 
> the last step
> -bob


VOB files are MPEG2 "program stream" containers, which have the nice 
property of native "concat-ability".  So, you can do something like this:

cat Part1.vob Part2.vob Part3.vob >Combined.vob

Then you can run the combined VOB through your converter of choice.

If you don't have the free space, I think you can pipe the above 
directly into ffmpeg.


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