Hello Video Forum community,
Hopefully there's an answer out there for this frustrating problem...
Until recently I've been using Vegas to successfully import/rip vob files from my own DVD discs to edit them. However, for some mysterious reason, if I now rip a vob file and place it on the timeline it will:
- take much longer to open than it used to
- show as being only, say, 7 minutes long when I know it should be 20
- hang in the preview window if I move the cursor
- sometimes lose sync with the audio
What's even more puzzling is if a previously ripped, properly functioning file is ripped again from the same disc it will now refuse to co-operate! Even Windows Movie Maker doesn't like the file. I've used other software to rip the file with no success. I reinstalled Vegas (and the other software) but the same thing happens. And changing the file extension to .mpg doesn't work.
This is a shame because I've got lots of old 8mm video footage of family and friends copied straight to DVD which I'd like to edit to remove some of the dross (if and when I eventually get round to it).
My system is:
Dell 530 Inspiron
Windows Vista Home Premium
Intel Core2 Duo 2.2GHz
2046 (2GB) RAM
320GB Hard Drive (roughly half of that is free space)
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics card (256MB)
I'm using Sony Vegas Movie Studio 8 Platinum and I've only had the computer since January this year. Has something on my PC changed? I'd hate to have to reinstall Windows. Or maybe my DVD drive is faulty?
Everything worked beautifully before – what has happened?! I'd be very grateful for any help on this matter – even educated guesses are welcome!