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Failure to Play TV Programmes on Old DVD Player, What Format Should I Change to?

Failure to Play TV Programmes on Old DVD Player, What Format Should I Change to?

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People have different desires for video conversion, like changing their TV programmes to their old DVD player as below. When you come across this need, what should you do?

“I recently downloaded TV programmes off the internet to watch at a later date and I like to change the format to AVI so it works in my old DVD player. I have found the way to turn my TV programmes to AVI format on Google, but the generated AVI can’t be displayed on my DVD player. Was I doing something wrong? Or should I change another format to play on my DVD Player?”

Not all AVI can be supported by DVD player actually. That’s why the questioner have changed TV programmes to AVI, but it was still lose playback on DVD player. AVI is a container video format which may encoded with different video codecs like DivX, Xvid, MPEG-4, H.263, WMV, MPEG-1 and etc. If the AVI video is not encoded the DVD player compatible codec, DVD player won’t play AVI files. In fact, some too old standalone DVD players can’t play AVI at all. Only  new DVD players can play AVI files which is encoded with DivX. So if you want to succeed in playing your TV program on DVD player, you’d better change your TV programmes to VOB, which is accepted by most DVD players. 

How to change TV programmes to VOB for old DVD player?

To get VOB format from TV programmes, you should use a Video Converter to achieve it. Here, I recommend Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for you. It is a comprehensive and professional video software. It can works on TV Programmes, Music Dramas, Blu-ray/DVD disc, Blu-ray folder, Blu-ray ISO, DVD IFO/ISO and change all of them to any popular format, like VOB, H.265, M3U8, MP4, AVI, MOV, M4V, etc. During the process, it allows you to reset video codec, size, framerate and audio channel, codec, sample rate to get the most suitable video for your DVD player or other multimedia players. (Read review)

If you are a Mac user, the equivalence product is iMedia Converter for Mac, which can change TV programmes to VOB for old DVD player on Mac. 

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Steps to change TV programmes to VOB for old DVD player

Step 1: Import TV programmes to the app

Start the program on your computer, click “File” > “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from folder” to input your source TV program files to the application.

Step 2: Choose VOB format

From “Format” bar drop-down option, choose “VOB Format” > “DVD-Video Format – NTSC(*.vob)” or “DVD-Video Format – PAL(*.vob)” as output format. 

Note: PAL and NTSC are analog television systems. PAL format is common for Europe and Asia. PAL is used in almost all Western European countries, Australia and in some countries of Africa, South America and Asia. NTSC is a Color TV standard for the United States, Canada, Japan and other countries of North and South America and Asia.

Tip: DVD player only accepts VOB format encoded with MPEG-2, so you can open profile settings to make sure or change the codec is MPEG-2.

Step 3: Change TV programmes to VOB

Hit right-bottom convert button to carry out the conversion process from TV programs files to old DVD player supported VOB. When the process finishes, open output folder to locate the generated VOB file for DVD player. 

With this VOB file, you can achieve the goal of watching TV programmes on old DVD players at a later data. 

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