Converting vob to mpeg

I have a vob file I want to convert to mpeg and I've tried a few things but had a problem with each one.

First I tried just changing the extension (.vob to .mpg) but the resulting file was only 19 seconds of a 45 minute video.

Then I tried a couple freeware programs, chopperxp and mpeg2cut. I opened the vob file and saved it as an mpg. Same problem. Also, the 19 second long files are like 220MB. Someone on a forum somewhere said there were settings you could change to fix this (setting video and audio to "direct stream copy") but I couldn't find these options anywhere in the menus for either program.

HALP

nevermind, it's all good now.

 What did you do?

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