How to Convert/Transcode/Edit VRO Recordings to Movie Maker?

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How to Convert/Transcode/Edit VRO Recordings to Movie Maker?

Postby stevenjoen » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:05 pm

VRO file is the video and audio data file for DVD disc in VR mode. When the disc is finalized, you may find the VR_MOVIE.VRO, VR_MANGR.IFO and even VR_MANGR.BUP on the DVD disc. However, you may notice that there is compatibility problem when trying to import VRO to Windows Movie Maker. Windows Movie Maker does not read the .vro files at all.

The following solutions shall work for the DVD disc from DVD recorders like Panasonic DMR-E50 DVD-RAM recorder, DMR-E80H, Pioneer DVR-RT500 recorder, and mini-DVD camcorders like Sony DCR-DVD 403R, Sony DCR-DVD101, DCR-DVD608E, DCR-DVD92, DCR-DVD405, DCR-DVD108, Sony DCR DVD93E, Sony DCR-DVD30, Hitachi DV-MV580A, Panasonic VDR-M70PP DVD, Panasonic VDR D150, Panasonic VDR-D220, Panasonic VDR D300, Canon DC210, Canon DC100, Canon DC51, Hitachi DZ-GX5020A.

Solution 1. Rename VRO with different file extension.

Since the VRO files are compressed according to MPEG-2 standard, you can copy the .vro file from the camcorder or DVD disc to computer hard disk and then change the file extension from .vro to .mpg. You may also change the name VR_MOVIE to any name you like.

After renaming the file extension, Windows Movie Maker now recognizes the .mpg video, and imports the recorded video files. It works well when you just need to add transactions to different clips. However, if you want to split the video, you may notice that the split point is totally out of sync.

Solution 2. Convert VRO to AVI.

If the VRO file or DVD disc is copy-protected or you need to split the recorded video, it is recommended that you follow this solution making the recorded videos completely compatible to Windows Movie Maker. It is easy to use Wonderful Video Converter to rip and convert VR_MOVIE.VRO to AVI for Windows Movie Maker without audio and video synchronization problem.

You just need to download the free trial Firstarsoft VRO video converter, click the Add button to load the VR_MOVIE.VRO file from the DVD_RTAV folder on the disc or from computer folder, choose AVI as output from format list, and click the convert button on the bottom-right corner to start conversion. Below is the screenshot of the VRO video converter.


Import the output AVI to Windows Movie Maker, and there should be no sync problem then. The converting solution will take more time than just renaming the VRO files. However, after conversion, you can edit the recorded videos for slideshow, presentation and uploading to YouTube as you like.

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