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08-11-2010 08:27 PM
I have been trying to watch a video file on my computer that is in NTSC/VOB formats. I used a converter program to change it to PAL/MPEG-2 to see if it would work, but the picture is still mostly black and white with some but little color.
Is there a plug-in I need to get this file to work, or do I need a color converter (or something else)? Other NTSC and PAL files work fine. My computer model is HP Pavilion dv6915nr. Or maybe it's just the file? I've been wanting this for awhile, so I'd really like to get it to work.
08-12-2010 10:09 AM
Sounds like the file.
Firstly, try to play it with VLC ( http://www.videolan.org/VLC ). If it still doesn't work, it's the file indeed.
Where did you get the VOB file? If you copied it straight from a commercial DVD, it's most likely encrypted, and it's the result of the copy protection that you're seeing.
08-12-2010 01:25 PM
It was VLC I played it in, and it didn't work.
It's a video that someone recorded from Pay-Per-View years ago, and then uploaded to a website where you download the file via torrent.
08-12-2010 01:30 PM - edited 08-12-2010 01:32 PM
OK, most likely DVB-T then. These files usually require being run through a few dedicated conversion/remuxing programs to be played correctly.
Without having the file it's hard to tell. You can try remuxing to M2P with ProjectX.
But it definitely doesn't have anything to do with the PC, it's a file format issue.
08-12-2010 04:50 PM
Still having trouble. What you said does sound right though, because the person who gave this to me is from a European country. That's why I was figuring I needed to change formats. I'm going to just keep experimenting with ProjectX to see if I have any success.