"According to what I read, this version of Windows Movie Maker SHOULD import .vob files unlike previous earlier versions. The problem is that when I import, there is no sound and a 870MB file only shows 3 or 4 seconds of video. Obviously something's up."
Have you ever encounter problems importing VOB files to Windows Movie Maker like the one above? According to what I read, VOB is basically a MPEG-2 video file which is stored in Video_TS folder in a DVD. As this kind of video file usually contains one or several audio tracks and subtitle tracks that are multiplexed together into one stream form, it is not so easy to playback or edit. To get VOB files to play nice in Windows Movie Maker, the easiest way is to convert VOB to to a more editing-friendly format, such as WMV for Windows Movie Maker.
Actually, it's not as difficult as you imagine. What's need is just a common video converter like Brorsoft Video Converter. It supports creating high quality WMV video for your Windows Movie Maker on Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, no matter what's the format of your source video files including but not limited to VOB, MKV, DivX, MTS, MXF, etc. Download the converter and follow the steps to change VOB format to Windows Movie Maker with ease. After that, you can import and edit VOB in Windows Movie Maker smoothly.
Converting VOB files for Editing in Windows Movie Maker
Step 1: Download, install and run the video converter, and then click the "Add" button to load the .vob videos. You can also use the drag-and-drop method to load the media files to the application UI.
Step 2: Choose Output Format. Click Format bar and choose "HD Video" > "WMV HD(*.wmv)" as the output video format. AVI is also the choice.
Tip: If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.
Step 3: Click the "Convert" icon under the preview window, and the VOB to WMM converter will start transcode VOB to WMV/AVI for using in Windows Movie Maker.
After the conversion, click "Open" to locate the result videos and then you can import the converted files to Windows Movie Make for editing via its "Import video" option.
The versatile VOB to WMM Converter is not only designed for converting VOB files for Windows Movie Maker. It is also professional in making FLV, VOB, AVI, MKV, TiVo, MPG, MP4 files editable in Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Premiere Elements, Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas Pro, After Effects, Magix Movie Editor Pro, Pinnacle Studio, CyberLink PowerDirector, etc to meet your different needs.