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Perfect Solution - How to Edit VOB Files in Windows Movie Maker?

Author by Kevincy Berel

Dec 11, 2019

A friend asked me the other day, why he couldn't add VOB video to Windows (Live) Movie Maker for editing. There could be several reasons, so I went to his apartment to check it out and finally I saw the entry-level video editing tool on his old Windows 7 computer. After some investigation, I figured out why he failed to import the VOB file, and provided a program to help him solve the problem. If you also happen to wonder how to edit VOB files in Windows Movie Maker, this article will give you a satisfactory answer!

Does Windows Movie Maker Support VOB?

How to Edit VOB Files in Windows Movie MakerHow to Edit VOB Files in Windows Movie Maker

Honestly, that question really got me, and Microsoft had taken the related page offline. But thanks to archive.org, we were able to view this archived web page - What kind of files can I use in Movie Maker? Definitely, Windows Movie Maker does support the MPEG-2 VOB format. However, you may miss the important "Notes" below, "Video files that use digital rights management (DRM) can't be used in Movie Maker." that's the crucial reason. Here, I'd like to introduce how to solve this issue and import VOB to Windows Movie Maker swimmingly.

Related Reading: MOV to Windows Movie Maker | Convert VOB Files | Merge Multiple VOB Files

How to Edit VOB Files in Windows Movie Maker Smoothly

The VOB files that most people failed to edit in WMM always come with a “VTS” prefix name, e.g. VTS_01_1.VOB. In this case, there should be a VIDEO_TS folder that consists of multiple .vob, .ifo, .bup files therein. The very first point that needs to be made is that the Video_TS folder equals to a DVD-Video, if it’s produced by some program or downloaded from Internet, the files are probably protected by some types of DVD encryption. That’s the reason why you fail to import and edit VOB files in Windows Movie Maker.

Meanwhile, it’s a typical mistake to just import VOB files for editing. All the files in Video_TS folder are indispensable. The correct approach is to convert the entire Video_TS folder to a digital video file format supported by WMM. WonderFox DVD Video Converter is what I’ll recommend to fix this issue. This program is dedicated to digitizing DVD disk, encoding and downloading video/music files. Without further ado, let's cut to the chase.

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How to Merge and Convert VOB to Windows Movie Maker Compatible File?

Load VIDEO_TS VOB files

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Step 1 – Load VOB Files (VIDEO_TS Folder)

Since VIDEO_TS folder cannot be loaded separately, create a new folder with random name and move the VIDEO_TS folder into it. Run WonderFox DVD Video Converter, click on the inverted triangle icon beside “Load DVD” button and select “Load DVD Folder” option. Then choose the parent folder of VIDEO_TS – your new created folder and click OK.

Tips: You are also able to import common VOB files via a simple drag-and-drop, and even load DVD disk or ISO image for backup purpose.

Select MP4 for WMM Editing

Step 2 – Select Output Format Supported by Windows Movie Maker

The program will analyze all DVD content, remove DVD copy protection and mark the main movie title, which means it will automatically merge all VOB files into one. On the right side, expand the Output Format list, 500+ preset formats and devices are available for your choice in order to convert VOB files to MP4, AVI, WMV, etc.

Tips: After selecting output format, it also allows to add DVD subtitle, trim a clip from DVD as you wish.

Start to Merge All VOB Files

Step 3 – Start to Convert VOB to Windows Movie Maker Friendly Format

After all these steps are complete, press the 3-point icon on the bottom of the program to customize a specified directory to save converted file. Finally, hit the Run button to start the conversion process.

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It may take a while for the conversion. After done, there should be no problem to add the converted video file to Window Movie Maker for editing without any issue. Now, I’m sure you’ve figured out how to edit VOB files in Windows Movie Maker. If there is still any question, feel free to contact us at your convenience.

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