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How to Play VOB File?

Postby Claireanne » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:32 pm

What is VOB File?
Movie data file from a DVD disc, typically stored in the VIDEO_TS folder; contains the majority of data stored on the disc including video, audio, and subtitles; usually formatted as an MPEG-2 system stream and can be opened by various video playback programs.


VOB is not a popular video format since many of our normal portable devices, like iPhone 6S, Surface Pro, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, don’t support to play VOB file. But you can play VOB video movies on Mac computers or Windows PC using VOB file players. Actually, there are many programs that can open VOB files on Mac and Windows computer. Below, the article will list some popular top VOB players:

Top VOB Players on Windows/Mac

For Windows Users:

No 1: VLC

VideoLAN VLC media player is a popular, open source media player that runs on the Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android platforms. It can play a large array of media formats, including VOB. But we don’t exclude the possibility that VLC fails to plays VOB media file sometimes, like VLC plays DVD VOB files with endless loop. If it happens, you can quite VLC and use other media player supporting VOB or convert the files.

No 2: CyberLink PowerDVD 15

PowerDVD is an advanced movie and media player used for playing Ultra HD 4K and 3D movies. PowerDVD supports many different multimedia formats, such as VOB, H.264, MP4, MOV, MP3, AAC, JPEG, and PNG.

No 3: GRETECH GOM Player

Gretech GOM Player is a free media player for Windows. It is one of South Korea’s most popular media players. The media player supports a variety of popular media formats, including VOB, AVI, MP4, Ogg, MP3, FLV, WMV, and MOV. The application also supports several subtitle formats, such as SAMI, SubRipText, VOBsub, and MicroDVD.

For Mac Users:

No 1: VLC

VLC is really the most popular media players for its powerful compatibility with Window, Mac Linux, iOS, and Android platforms. No matter on what platform, when you meet the unplayable video, you should try VLC first.

No 2: MPlayerX

Just drop anything to it, MPlayerX will give you a clear and smooth playback.
MPlayerX is armed by FFmpeg and MPlayer, which means it could handle any media format in the world without extra plug-ins or codec packages. Playing VOB file just a piece of cake.

No 3: Roxio Popcorn

Popcorn has conversion function but it is more a powerful media player. When it comes to DVD VOB file player, it can be your nice choose,  allowing you to freely play VOB format file on Mac OS.

Best VOB File Converter

Although you can play VOB on your computer with the top VOB players aforementioned, sometimes you still need to convert VOB to another more compatible format for your multimedia player. From the Google search, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is a top-rank VOB file converter. It helps you convert VOB video files to MP4, AVI, 3GP, MOV, MP3, AAC, etc, video audio formats with no quality loss. Or you can convert VOB files to iPhone(6s/Plus/6 incl.), iPad(Pro/Mini 4/Air 2), Samsung Android mobiles directly with ultra fast speed. Besides, it allows you to reset the video parameters by changing the video size, codec, frame rate, etc. You can learn more in its review.

Good News: This VOB File Converter is now participating in Halloween Spirit Coupon where you can get it at 40% off discount.

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How to Play VOB File on your  iPhone iPad Samsung Android?

Step 1: Launch and insert VOB file

Download and install this best VOB File Converter on your computer and then run it on. Click “Add video/audio” icon to add your VOB file to it. It supports batch conversion so you can insert more than one VOB files at a time.


Step 2:Choose output format

Just open “Format” drop-down list, here you can see many profile. Here, you can select the output format according to your need. If you want to play VOB on your Samsung Tab 3, you can choose “Samsung” profile, or aim to “Common Video” to convert VOB to YouTube/Vimeo and Plex supported format.


Tips: Adjust the video and audio parameters including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the “Settings” button on the main interface for getting the best quality.

Step 3: Covert VOB File

When all settings are done, what you need to do now is to click the “Convert” button on the right bottom of the main window to start converting VOB format. After the conversion, you can easily find the converted VOB video clips in the destination folder by clicking “Open” button.

The difference between playing VOB with VOB player and Converting VOB with VOB File Converter is the latter method can make the most of your VOB file. Of course, if you think it is a little complex, just install an VOB player on your computer or phone to play VOB files.

Related Software:

Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac is the Mac version of Pavtube Video Converer has updated to support mac system which can make you convert VOB on Mac.

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