Will CloneCD write convert an ISO to VOB?

Discussion in 'CloneCD' started by Roundtree, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. Roundtree

    Roundtree Well-Known Member


    I have been backing up my dvd movies to my external hard drive in the ISO format. Yesterday I wanted to make a copy of a backup of a movie so that a friend could play it in his dvd recorder. But since all of my backups are in the ISO format I had to really search to find the original.

    My question is will Clone CD only copy the ISO format of a movie to a dvd or can it copy convert an ISO movie to an VOB?

    Does anyone have a suggestion for me?

    I really would like to continue making dvd movie backups in the ISO format.
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator


    But you can mount the .iso in a virtual drive and simply extract the .vob files and everything else if you want.
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2008
  3. Roundtree

    Roundtree Well-Known Member

    Sorry Webslinger, I don't understand the usefulness of extracting these files if I cannot burn them afterwards.

    And is this procedure described in the Clone CD manual?
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator


    Why wouldn't you be able to burn them afterwards?

    No, because mounting image files doesn't involve Clonecd, but a virtual drive program.
  5. Roundtree

    Roundtree Well-Known Member

    I have the Virtual Clone drive installed.

    I am a novice, and would appreciate it very much if you would describe a simple step by step procedure for me to burn a ISO movie backup to a dvd that would include all the necessary files (of which the VOB files are only part of) to play the burnt dvd on a stand alone player.

    Thank you for your patience.
  6. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    You don't need to mount anything if you just want to burn the .iso. Once burned properly the (.vob files and everything else) files will appear on the blank dvd.
    Just select "write from image file" in Clonecd, and select the .iso as the source.

    That said, it would just be simpler to create a backup than creating an .iso to begin with. That is, click http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=327 and follow the steps
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2008
  7. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    Roundtree, just think of an ISO file as a big archive file. Programs like WinRAR can extract the contents of an ISO image to your HDD. When mounted you see the contents of the ISO as if you were viewing the disc from your DVD drive. There is no difference between burning the ISO image directly using CloneCD to a disc or extracting all the files to your HDD from the ISO image and then burning them to a disc. In the end the results are the same except you spent more time doing the latter method. :)