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How to rip .VRO files from DVD video recorders
Authored by: Daemon on Nov 30, '06 12:44:41AM

MPEG Streamclip (a very valuable tool otherwise) fails miserably to copy, open or process .VRO files, at least those coming from a Panasonic DVD-RAM recorder.

The only tool I found able to extract the contents of .VRO files is Toast Titanium 7.



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How to rip .VRO files from DVD video recorders
Authored by: cheeseworm on Nov 30, '06 04:00:31AM

Oh well - I did say I hadn't tried yet :-)

I have a Samsung and I'll try when I get some time, and if I remember I'll report back.



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How to rip .VRO files from DVD video recorders
Authored by: cheeseworm on Dec 01, '06 06:25:44AM

I tried with the Samsung and so far I've had no success. I got the message:
'File open error: the file is too short'

I thought this might be because the disk hadn't been finalised but that made no difference - same error.



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How to rip .VRO files from DVD video recorders
Authored by: cheeseworm on Dec 01, '06 10:41:50AM

After some more investigation the problem appears to be not with the video format but with the disk format. Mac OS knows about UDF 1.5 disks, whereas video recorders are using UDF 2.0.

The way I solved it was to open the disk in Parallels using Win 2K and drag the VRO file to a shared folder. Dragging and dropping on to MPEG Streamclip then worked as it should. (I'm still using Toast Ti 5 which doesn't have the video tab option, as far as I can see.)

Let's hope this is fixed in 10.5. It seems rather lame that the Mac offers excellent video editing and DVD burning straight out of the box, but can't read a common video format disk.

There don't appear to be any free solutions - I'd be interested to know if anyone finds one. In the mean time, the Parallels solution works fine. For completeness I also tried it in Virtual PC using XP and that worked too.



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