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Xia
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Ok, I just made a slideshow with some of my photos using Nero. I did not realize that it would only save the slideshow in the .nvc format, and I can't find any options to save as anything else...

I want to put my slideshow online to show my friends (maybe Youtube) but I don't think people will be able to view it in .nvc format.

Is there any freeware or shareware or anything else that can convert the files from .nvc to something like mpeg or avi?? ...Or did I just waste an hour putting together a slideshow for nothing... :/

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A quick Google doesn't reveal anything helpful. [Frown] You might try Super (C) but it doesn't claim to support converting from or to nvc files, so I doubt it will. Are there any options within the software to burn to a DVD that will play in a standalone DVD player? It seems like a feature that would be wanted...so if there is, once you've burnt it to DVD, you can rip the DVD and convert it to avi.

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Xia
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Yeah, I checked google first before posting...

I was able to finally burn a DVD after some trouble, but I can't find any options to rip the DVD... Windows Media Player for example only shows rip options for music CDs (and it won't even show the video when I tried to play the DVD-only the audio...only Nero player would show the video.)

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Hmm, sounds like it was just burned as an .nvc file to the DVD, rather than burned so it could be played on a standalone video. A good way to be sure would be to go to My Computer -> Right Click -> Explore, then check and see what files are on the DVD. If it's a Video_TS and Audio_TS file it should work on WMP, a DVD players, or whatever, but I'm guessing it's just the .nvc file. If it's the .nvc file don't bother ripping it as you'll just get that same .nvc file. If it is the video_ts and audio_ts file (in which case it's a video dvd) then there are multiple options to rip a DVD, one you might try if it is, is Nero Burning ROM (it's only a trial but it's fully functioning during said trial.) I prefer Magic DVD Ripper, but I think unless you have a full version it imprints "Demo" on your video.

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The best way to do that is to use Final Cut Pro and export it as a Quicktime movie.

But, since you probably don't want to invest $1000 on a program to make slideshows, perhaps it is better to just ignore me.

But a DVD burning program is going to save the "movie" as some sort of not-particularly useful file type.

Will Nero allow you to export the slideshow to something like a Quicktime or Windows media file?

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Xia
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Nope, as far as I can tell Nero will only save the slideshows as a .nvc file or burn it to a DVD. I can't find any options to export or save under any other extensions...

This is the list of files on the DVD:

VIDEO_TS.IFO
VIDEO_TS.BUP
VTS_01_1.VOB
VTS_01_0.IFO
VTS_01_0.BUP

I'm not sure what that means... [Razz]

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the .vob file is a DVD movie. The ifo file contains information (I think generally about regional settings and other such thing.) I dunno what the .bup's are, really. This should play, afaik, on a standalone DVD player or through WMP.

First off, try it on a standalone DVD player. But if that's not even what you're concerned about, your best bet is to play it using VLC Player. Just open up the DVD folder, right click on the .vob file, and click "Play with VLC".

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I dunno what the .bup's are, really.
They're the backup files for the .ifo's. If memory serves, its where the DVD player will look if something is wrong or unreadable with the primary.

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Xia
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quote:
Originally posted by Midgard_Dragon:

First off, try it on a standalone DVD player. But if that's not even what you're concerned about, your best bet is to play it using VLC Player. Just open up the DVD folder, right click on the .vob file, and click "Play with VLC".

Will that allow me to convert it to something I can upload?

I did try it in my DVD player, but it just gave me "no disk" message. However, it also did that with the last thing (movie from mpeg) I tried to put on a DVD so...

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If it is a functioning DVD movie (again, try VLC to make sure, it doesn't convert but it will play most files even when WMP won't. If it plays the VOB file then it is) then you should be able to rip it from the DVD and convert it. Magic DVD Ripper should rip it and convert it all in one, but unless you're willing to obtain a full version illegally, or pay for it, you might not be able to do it without it imprinting a watermark on your video. If it's a relatively small video/slideshow, you might just try the trial version real quick and see if the watermark it makes is something you can live with: http://www.magicdvdripper.com/

There may be freeware tools out there to do this, but I'm unaware of them.

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I'm kinda in the same boat as you, Xia. I need to convert .VOB files into something more usable (and smaller). In my searching I found this site that has a info on free software for movie converting. I haven't tried it yet, I just found the site a few minutes ago, but it might help you if you haven't already found something better.
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I just read over the steps on the page you linked and they sound good. I don't think it'll help with converting from .nvc, though.

And if you ever need to convert from .avi back to .vob, I recommend VSO DivXtoDVD.

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