Thanks for this Nikosony. You must be a closet lawyer - 10 steps on how to rename a vob file to an avi !
Of course, renaming a vob file to an avi doesn't make it an avi. That would be like calling your dog 'Trigger', and expecting everyone to believe it's a horse.
I couldn't get Premiere Pro 1.5 nor Movie Maker to recognise my avi files created in this way.