Listing Data Streams in Movie VOB Files

This section provides a tutorial on how to list audio and video streams in a movie VOB file with 'vStrip'.

Other than ripping off media VOB files from a DVD, vStrip can also be used to manipulate VOB files stored on hard disk. The most commonly used function is to list all audio and video streams that are available in a VOB file.

1. Download a large sample VOB file from the Internet and saved it to C:\temp\dolby-bestsound.vob.

2. Test the VOB file with MPlayer. It plays nicely.

3. Check the size of the VOB file. It has 66,129,920 bytes.

4. Run vStrip command without any command options to list all audio and video stream in this VOB file:

C:\>cd \temp
C:\temp>\local\vStrip\vStrip dolby-bestsound.vob
vStrip - version 0.8f_css, by [maven] (maven@maven.de), CSS-code
   by R0TfL.

Scanning for stream id's, press control-c to quit...
Saving 0xBF = Private 2 [@LBA 0]
Saving 0xE0 = Video 0 [PTS 0:00:00.220 @LBA 1]
  Width = 704
  Height = 576
  Aspect-ratio = [2] 4:3 display
  Frame-rate = [3] 25 fps
Saving 0xBD = Private 1, sub 0x80 [PTS 0:00:00.220 @LBA 62]
Saving 0xBE = Padding [@LBA 198]

Summary:
MPEG Packs = 32290
System headers = 110
Private 1 packets = 1457, total bytes = 2938178
  Sub 0x80 packets = 1457, total bytes = 2938178
Padding packets = 6353, total bytes = 12726315
Private 2 packets = 220, total bytes = 219780
Video 0 packets = 24481, total bytes = 49188154

So how many streams are in this VOB file:

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Format

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Players

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Rip Music

 WAV Audio File Format

 MP3, MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, Encoding Format

 Burning MP3 Music to Audio CD

 Windows Sound Recorder

 ISO 9660 Standard for Data CD

 Recording Data on CD

 VCD (Video CD) Standard

 DVD (Digital Video Disc) Standard Format

 TOC (Table Of Contents) on CDs

 IsoBuster - A Nice CD GUI Tool

 MPlayer - The Movie Player

vStrip - Rip and Manipulate DVD VOB Files

 Downloading and Installing vStrip

 Ripping Off VOB Files from DVD with vStrip

Listing Data Streams in Movie VOB Files

 Demuxing (Demultiplexing) Data Streams in Movie VOB Files

 Splitting Large Movie VOB Files with vStrip

 mpgtx - Manipulating MPEG Files

 CD/DVD - File Name Extension and Format Types

 References

 PDF Printing Version