Just a quick not about my directions above , first try the "Video for Lan (768Kbps)" option. I didn't notice that the 512 option was using such a small resolution.
Renaming it to .mpg may work however... a .vob file also contains a lot of data specific to DVD that may screw up some editors.
Instead use VOB2MPG
which will rip the video from the disc and get rid of all the extra data. The resultant file is a standard .mpg, It's a lot easier too.
Poconoeagle wrote:zipped the mpg and it works . thats one way its possible..
The reason I don't simply allow .mpg is because it requires 4 to 5 times the file size for comparable quality as WMV, there is no way to embed it in a cross platform/cross browser player.
Lastly MPEG2 (note the 2) used for DVD is a proprietary codec and some people may not have it installed and may be unable to view the file. XP for example does not have this ability out of the box, the codec however is usually installed via a third party player.
In his case he has a 700MB MPEG, if you drop it into Windows movie maker and convert it to WMV using the directions I posted above the file is going to be reduced to about about 80MB giving a rough guess assuming the DVD cam encoded the video at 6000kbps .
For example the 12MB .mpg you uploaded is now 1MB, the quality will have suffered here but it's probably not that noticeable. You need to encode from the most original source for the highest quality, the quality would be better if I had that and may even be better than what you uploaded.