Application of the Day: VobEdit

VobEdit screenshot - main screen

VobEdit (download link) allows you to extract the audio and/or video files from DVD VOB files. Typically I will use ffmpeg to extract audio or video streams from DVDs, but sometimes the DVD were not burned properly giving ffmpeg an error that prevents the extraction. Here is where VobEdit comes it. Select the VOB file, click the "demux" button, select the stream, select save location and you’re done! Other features include splitting, joining and remuxing VOB files

VobEdit screenshot - extract all audio streams 

Kudos to Doom 9 for providing great resources for VOB tools and many other DVD/encoding/transcoding information

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LCISOCreator – Copy Protection Error

I do not condone piracy however I believe in being able to create backup copies of CD/DVDs I have purchased. So I was doing a straight ISO copy of a DVD the other day using LCISOCreator and got the following error message: “Copy Protection Error – The read failed because the sector is encrypted”.

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So I thought to myself, that in order to actually play the DVD, the data (in the sector) should be decrypted and then sent on to the DVD playing software in order to render on screen. So I tried this…. playing the DVD and leaving it at the root menu and start copying using LCISOCreator. And it worked! Sweet!