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Hello Guys

Im currently making a music video DVD. However with being a long user of windows many of my files are .vob and with a simple codec windows would recognise them.

However now ive transferred them to my macbook i can no longer play them nor add them to a dvd using iDVD.

Is there any sort of codecs for the macbook? I have many gigs of video music in this format and really dont want to convert them all to make a DVD or to play them.

Some sort of "codec" to install that would work with quicktime would be great.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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David
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Try installing Perian, which extends QuickTime's codecs beyond what Apple supplies

Perian - The swiss-army knife of QuickTime® components

For Windows Media up to version 9, install Flip4Mac

Windows Media Components for QuickTime - Microsoft Windows

However, iDVD may still not recognize them, but give it a try.

If burning DVDs is your only requirement, then if Quicktime can play them after installing Perian, then the open source Burn should be able to burn them to DVD

burn-osx.sourceforge.net

Failing hat, VLC can play just about anything you throw at it

www.videolan.org/vlc

Myself, I seldom burn DVDs anymore, I prefer to play the movies in Quicktime and hook up the mac to the TV directly

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If you want to convert them for iMovie/iDVD, use MPEGStreamclip:
Squared 5 - MPEG Streamclip video converter for Mac OS X
and export to Quicktime using the Apple Intermediate Codec option.
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