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Old Dec 15, 2007, 10:21 AM   #1
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I've been searching the web and haven't found any help on this question. I'm not sure this is the best place for the question but, I am hoping someone might have some pointers.

About 3 years ago, my nephew scanned a large number of slides and print photos from our family albums (about 1,000 pictures going back 40+years) into digital format. He converted these into a slide show stored on a DVD as a VOP file. I'd like to be able to access some of these pictrures to place in a different format. But, I can't find any way to conert the VOP file back into JPEG or similar format. The originally scanned files aren't available now and I don't really want to re-scan everything. Any help or pointers would be appreciated.

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Old Dec 15, 2007, 10:55 AM   #2
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Do you mean VOB versus VOP?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VOB

A quick google search seems to turn up a lot of software that can extract JPEG images from VOB files:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...+jpeg+from+vob

I'm not familiar with any of them though.

How large is it?

I'm running Linux, and there is a utility called transcode that can extract jpeg images from a vob file from command line:

http://dvd-slideshow.sourceforge.net...mages_From_Vob

I've never used it. But, if you can't find something that works, you could probably just send it to me and I could get jpeg images from it real quick. You may have to send it via something like yousendit.com if it's real big. Send me a PM if you can't find another way to get them. I just installed transcode with a couple of mouse clicks (it was already in the software repositories for the distro I'm using right now, which is a release candidate for SimplyMEPIS 7.0).

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Old Dec 15, 2007, 11:04 AM   #3
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Do you mean VOB versus VOP?
Yes, I meant VOB. Great way to start my first post here I'd edit the thread title but I don't think I can.

I'll have a look at your first URL (didn't think of searching for 'extract'). I also have access to Mac OS/X and Solaris. So, perhaps the LInux solution could be ported.
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I edited it for you.

I used Synaptic (a popular Package Management tool for Linux) to install transcode, and it looked like it installed a lot of dependencies (codecs, etc.). So, it would probably be a lot of trouble to port.

You'll see download links to source on this page:

http://www.transcoding.org/cgi-bin/t...Transcode_Wiki

It would probably be easier to just to install Linux in a dual boot configuration. ;-)

http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php/Main_Page


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I sent you a PM with an e-mail address. If you can't find another way, just send me the vob file via something like yousendit.com and I'll extract the images and put them in a zip file and send it back it you.


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Depending on how he created the slide show, this might be unnecessary. I have done several slide shows with the original files contained on the CD/DVD.

Check the menu on the disc with your computer. You just may find the scanned pix in their original format.

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I believe that the VOB file type refers to video, and not likely high resolution video at that. A screen capture is likely to be as good as any frame grabber program. Microsoft's Movie Maker will work as a frame grabber - free to download from Microsoft if you don't already have it,

You will be lucky to be able to print the result at even 4x6".
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