Join .vob (DVD Video Media) files together / Create a joint .vob file from 5 separate .vob files in Windows

A friend of mine questioned me in Skype, “How can he joint together” five DVD Video Media files on Windows XP.
I thought that’s a nice task and a straight forward too. As a command line guy the first line that poped up
in my mind was to do it through the good old command line (cmd).
After testing this “a bit” strange way to do it actually it prooved working.
So I decided to share it here in case if somebody out there is looking to join together a number of files in one
joint file.
My way to achieve the joint together vob files task was to:

1. Rename all of the 5 vob files
Rename the questionable Video Media files (vob) files to a file names as:

1.vob, 2.vob, 3.vob, 4.vob, 5.vob …
etc.2. Copy all the 1.vob 2.vob 3.vob 4.vob 5.vob to your Windows Desktop

3. Use the following Windows commands in Windows Command line (cmd.exe) to join together the five or more files

First open your Windows command line:

Open:
Windows -> Start -> Run
Now in the Run box enter
cmd.exe

As you will have your windows command line opened now execute in the command line window:
> cd Desktop
type 1.vob 2.vob 3.vob 4.vob 5.vob >> new_file.vob

Now your new_file.vob should e a joint version of the 5 others and you should have a whole
video file.
By the way it’s an interesting fact worthy to mention that VOB files are VOB files are MPEG2 files with MUXED AUDIO.
which in simple terms means that the audio and video are stored together in the same track.

There is also another more “civilized” way to achieve the file joint between the few VOB files through a program found online called Squared5

The program is capable of even further help you with the joining of the vob files by giving you an opportunity to convert the DVD Video Media to other popular formats like for instance the MPEG1 or to AVI

Here is a quote directly taken from the square5’s website:

MPEG Streamclip is a powerful free video converter, player, editor for Mac and Windows. It can play
many movie files, not only MPEGs; it can convert MPEG files between muxed/demuxed formats for
authoring; it can encode movies to many formats, including iPod; it can cut, trim and join movies.
MPEG Streamclip can also download videos from YouTube and Google by entering the page URL.

The square5 file jointer and converter software is available both for Windows and Mac.
Happy jointing 🙂

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