Monday, February 17, 2014

Taking Video from DVD+RW Discs to an MPG file to YouTube

I recorded video to a DVD+RW disc. When I open the disc on my computer, I see a number of files, including files with the extension VOB. Each VOB file is a segment of the complete video that I want to be able to play on my computer and upload to YouTube.

To combine five VOB files on my DVD+RW disc into one file called newfile.mpg on my computer's hard drive, I executed the following command:

copy /b D:\VIDEO_TS\VTS_01_1.VOB + D:\VIDEO_TS\VTS_01_2.VOB + D:\VIDEO_TS\VTS_01_3.VOB + D:\VIDEO_TS\VTS_01_4.VOB + D:\VIDEO_TS\VTS_01_5.VOB c:\files\newfile.mpg

I then opened the newfile.mpg file using Windows Media Player to ensure that the process worked as intended. Once I confirmed that, I then uploaded the file to YouTube.