importing vpb file extension

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Hi!

I would like to import a vpb file, (a video made on a Microsoft surface) but it seems that that file format is not supported by Camtasia 2019.

Does anyone have any idea that could help me?

Thanks a lot,

Afonso Domingues
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You can convert the video to a compatible format.

HandBrake is a free program.I don't know if it supports vbp conversion or not?https://handbrake.fr/

Regards,Joe
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It didn't work, but thanks for your reply, Joe!

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What app software was used to create a VPB file? 
See: https://www.solvusoft.com/en/file-extensions/file-extension-vpb/

"The VPB File Extension has one primary file type, Quantel VPB Image Format format, and can be opened with Unknown Software released by Unknown Developer. These files can be categorized as Raster Image Files. "

With all the "unknowns" I'm curious why anyone would install that s/w in the first place?  
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The video wasn't made by me. I've already asked the author which program does he used. I'm hopping to give you soon more news.
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This format appears to be a flat image file, not a video file.  I cannot find any reference to video with a vpb extension on the web.
If it is not video but in fact an image file that was created on a Surface, you should be able to open it on a Surface, and then export it in a more familiar format (or -- for example -- open it, do a screen grab and export the image file).
Meanwhile, I will ask my video guru if he knows anything about it.  He literally wrote the book on digital video, so he should know.
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This is an elusive format to track down.
No one knows seems to know what programs can open it or use it.

Being that it's 171MB it's likely a video with the wrong file extension for some reason?

I would make a copy of it, change the file extension to MP4,AVI, MOV, etc.
Starting with MP4. Then try viewing it on your computer.
If you find an extension that works.Great.

This VPB seems to pretty old.How it got installed/used on a modern surface tablet? Doesn't add up to me }:>(

Just throwing out ideas.
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A vpb file is a image file. (Quantel VPB Graphic)

The only program I am aware of that might open it is XnView

Here is a site you can analyze the file.
https://filext.com/file-extension/VPB

Before you do anything though I would run the file through Virus total

It is a file type capable of virus infection transmission.


Dubie:)
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Heres something for ya. You can open a vpb using https://www.xnview.com/en/

The file format appears in the list from this website.https://www.filedesc.com/en/app/xnview
Its roughly 2/3 of the way down the list.

Does this video have sound? I now suspect this may be a image sequence?
If your unfamiliar with image sequences.........
I create png sequences frequently. Exporting a video as a string of 100's to 1,000's+ individual images.
When you import them into a editor that supports sequences. There converted back into a video automatically. Being images, there is no sound.
Although, Ive never used a player that plays back sequences.

Its free and open source, so I'm going to download out of curiosity.

At least I found a media player that supports them. Theres also a batch converter on the XnView website. It can probably convert vpb to png.


I use Adobe CC. Neither Premiere Pro or After Effects has the vpb extension listed as supported.If Adobe doesn't support it.
I'm even more interested in learning how this video file was created.
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I was typing and researching at the same time. Your post came in ahead of me Dubie.
I cover some thoughts on this as well, So I'm leaving the post.
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Update.
I changed the file extension of a png to vpb. Imported it into the XnConvert.

It converted my image to jpeg without issue. It's not a true vpb file. And it won't export to vbp. Importing may be 1/2 the battle if you most go there?

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how do i import vob files in windows movie maker?
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Video guru has never heard of a VPB video file.  He is of the opinion that the extension is a typo for VOB.
My Camtasia 8.6 does not import VOB files; I have to convert them.
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Indeed it is.  And unfortunately it is not always consistent, as I discovered when trying to import the VOB file from one of my old made-in-the-DVD-machine discs -- every single entry on the DVD was mashed together here and there with the other entries in a digital video quilt.  Took a lot of work to pry the pieces apart and reassemble them into their original form.
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Correct Rick, and I think VOB is limited to 480p?
rg: I think Handbrake can produce a single mp4 file from all the VOBs on a DVD. Just open the DVD in handbrake and let it do all the work.
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Ed - I actually had an opposite kind of problem.  The DVD I made using the built-in DVD mastering firmware of the physical machine created a single VOB file that had 2 minutes of video selection #1 followed by 1 minute of video #2 followed by 1 minute of selection #4 and then a minute of #1, etc.  It was nasty.  I ended up having to open it with a serious editing program and take it apart.  Kind of like building a car from scratch.
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reg - Do you have another DVD authoring tool? NCH is pretty good (Australian) - they offer a free one.
https://www.nch.com.au/burn/index.html?msclkid=c1fffd3de07114d8565ea0af6b21dcd9


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Thanks -- I've never had an issue with any DVD authored using Corel, Vegas, etc. -- just the $&^%# DVD machine making its own master ("closing" the disc).  I think it's because the recorder is pretty old.