By Thomas Günzel
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VOBMerge lets you easily combine multiple unprotected VOB-Files (VIDEO_TS) to one big MPEG-File without re-encoding.
It does have some audio issues
I was shocked how fast this converted or merged the video. Had it included sound when played with quicktime player I would have given this app a 5 Star rating. But if you use Quicktime then you will hear nothing. Only VLC plays sound when you use that program to play the converted file. Most files have 1 or 2 audio channels, but if you choose get info on the video it made it states it has 3 audio channels but again if you use Quicktime you will hear silence. That being said it is extremely fast, Quality is awesome, and again had the sound worked in QT I would have given it a 5 Star rating. Maybe they will fix this in future updates. If you have VLC and use it to play your videos then by all means give this a try. If I could have I would have given it a 3.5 rating but it is not worth a 4 star rating with the audio issues. It also does not make MP4 files only mpeg files. No prefs or adjustments to the program is a bummer. Also I would like to have seen when it was done that it did something to let me know it was finished. The bar did fill up but I was waiting for something else to happen like Done! Finished! or something. So with that and the audio i give it 3 Stars.
This is a Great App!
I purchased this app dispite the bad reviews and was pleasently supprised that it worked well! I was able to merge two vob files and the flow of the video was seamless. If you want to use this app you might want to also download mplayerx from the app store because it is an amazing player and its free. I changed the default player for the mpg file VOBMerge created so that all mpg's now play with mplayerx and it worked great! You can do that by rightclicking on the file that was created and click get info. There in that menu you can change the default player for that type of file and for all other files of the same type to mplayerx. Thanks for making this app and for making it a reasonable price!
SIMPLE & FANTASTIC 👍
What this App does: 🌟
Exactly what it says it does. ;) It lets you take multiple unprotected VOB-Files (which are files that usually contain both a multiplexed Dolby Digital audio file and a MPEG-2 video file) into one single file (which will still be a VOB file because it hasn't been re-encoded).
What this App does not do:
This App does not combine two files together and re-encode them into a single file that can be played back through a different medium in which neither original file could be previously played back in. i.e. If the original files could not be played back in QuickTime, VLC, Perian, etc., they will not be able to be played back in them after being merged together with this App.
The only thing I would like to see, is a simple way to cut/add scenes (in random order) to/from multiple VOB files. ;)