How To Remove Audio Streams?

PeteCress

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I am trying to join 6 .mpg files - having failed to join them as .VOBs.

V4 abends when trying to convert the third file from .VOB to .MPG.

Having read that .VOB was mostly just a wrapper around MPEG, I tried a workaround of just renaming the .VOB file to .MPG.

Problem is that when I try to add that file to the joiner list, the app throws "The audio stream count of the current file:4. does not match the audio stream count of files in the joiner list: 1".

Fair enough.... I'm trying to fool Mother Nature and the other 5 files, having been legitimately converted from .VOB to .MPG probably had their audio streams cut back to 1.

The Question:

Is there a workaround here where I invoke some VideoRedo function to either strip out or ignore the extra 3 audio streams?
 
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I think when working with .vob files you should ''combine'' them by selecting all of them and dragging onto VRD. Then VRD will prompt you to ''combine''. Since the .vob files are numbered VRD will combine them in the right order. Then click Save As and you should be good to go. You might also want to do a QSF after VRD is done.

I think if you do QSF you can select which audio stream to use.

Mike
 
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Dan203

Senior Developer
Staff member
To answer your question what you need to do to limit them all to 1 audio stream is open the ones with multiple audio streams, click Save As, click the Options button and uncheck the option called "Allow multiple audio streams". This will make it so the output only has one stream. Do this to all the files and you should be able to add them to the joiner.

Now for future reference... The first thing you should try when opening a DVD folder with VOBs is the File->Open title from DVD option. It actually parses the IFO files in the DVD folder and can pick individual titles out of the VOB files while simultaneously combining the ones needed to get that title.

If that fails then you can go to the normal Open command and Shift + Select all the VOB files. When prompted select the "Combine" option and the entire group should be opened as a consecutive stream. However when doing this you need to make sure to only select VOBs from the same title set. VOBs are named like so...

VTS_01_0.VOB
VTS_01_1.VOB
VTS_01_2.VOB
VTS_02_0.VOB
VTS_02_1.VOB

The first number is the title set, the second is the VOB sequence number. So in that example you could combine all the ones that start with VTS_01, but if you grabbed one of the ones with VTS_02 as well it would mess it up.

Dan
 

PeteCress

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Now for future reference... The first thing you should try when opening a DVD folder with VOBs is the File->Open title from DVD option. It actually parses the IFO files in the DVD folder and can pick individual titles out of the VOB files while simultaneously combining the ones needed to get that title.

If that fails then you can go to the normal Open command and Shift + Select all the VOB files. When prompted select the "Combine" option and the entire group should be opened as a consecutive stream. However when doing this you need to make sure to only select VOBs from the same title set. VOBs are named like so...

VTS_01_0.VOB
VTS_01_1.VOB
VTS_01_2.VOB
VTS_02_0.VOB
VTS_02_1.VOB

The first number is the title set, the second is the VOB sequence number. So in that example you could combine all the ones that start with VTS_01, but if you grabbed one of the ones with VTS_02 as well it would mess it up.
Dan
Thanks for the elucidation: I know a little more now.

I think this is a lost cause for now. The reason I'm trying to combine the files in the first place is to work around the Audio Ring Buffer Overflow error.

Hence, I figured that if it was going out the window on combining .VOBs, maybe I could sneak past with .MPGs.

But whatever causes that error seems to lurk behind all of the processes I have tried so far.

Eventually somebody will figure out the buffer overflow thing and release a fix version... until then I think I'll just lay low and (try to) keep my mouth shut.
 
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