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    Angry Codec info

    I have a music video which was downloaded from the web (it has the .VOB extension) and plays just fine in any video playing software; my only problem is that whenever this video gets burned to DVD only the video component plays.
    Does anyone have any ideas as to what I'm doing wrong?
    Surely this can't be a codec issue if it runs perfectly from H/D.
    I am doing the burning process with Nero 12 Platinum; then again maybe I'm using the wrong component of Nero.
    Any guidance anyone?

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    I'm a bit confused; if the video component plays, what part exactly isn't playing? Isn't the video component equivalent to the whole thing?

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    I'm confused also. It's as if the video clip itself has copy-protection built into it. (quite bizarre!)

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    So what specifically is working, and what specifically isn't working?

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    .vob files can have several audio streams and even subtitles and there are many little tricks to foil copying besides the easily broken encryption key. There could be several "audio" streams pretending they are the real one but actually have no audio.
    You might have to run it through a recoding process first with a program that discriminates between streams and lets you choose the one to include (by experimentation if the default is incorrect). I use AutoGK all the time for this; it's an oldie but goodie. Since you have Nero you could also try Nero Recode, see if it has multiple stream options or not. Once you have the correct audio and still want a vob format file (DVD format) you'll have to recode it again and burn as a DVD.

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    OK, I'll try AutoGK - I just hope it works.

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    If you hear the audio from that file then it's there, somewhere.
    I pulled up a random vob in AutoGK so you can see where the audio selection is made. It only has 3 streams but I've seen as many as 6. If you only see one or none, uh-oh, then it's not a standard vob; someone stuck something else into a vob format.
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