Play VOB | Use VOB Player or Convert VOB to MP4, MOV

Have collected a lot of VOB files from your music DVDs, and still suffer from some troubles while playing VOB on PC/Mac directly from time to time? This is because VOB can't be recognized by Windows/Mac native player: Windows Media Player or QuickTime at all. So how to play VOB files on computers? Any alternative solutions? Don't worry. I'll show you the easy methods to watch and play VOB files on Windows and Mac.

Play VOB

Method 1. Use 8K Player

Method 2. Use Apple DVD Player

Method 3. Use VLC Media Player

Method 4. Use KMPlayer

Method 5. Convert VOB to Playable Formats on Windows/Mac

Method 1. Use 8K Player

You can directly use a free VOB player to playback VOB files on Windows/Mac. That being said, which one on earth is qualified to play VOB for free? Well, here the highly acclaimed VOB player - 8K Player makes the grade, which is able to play SD VOB movies, HD VOB videos and 4K VOB files on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista without any freezing, buffering, or crashing issues.

Ranked as the top free VOB player, this all-round VOB meida player wins users' hearts also because it seamlessly plays MP4, MKV, MOV, FLV, WMV, AVCHD, 4K, H.265, 3D/VR video, MP3 video audio files and delivers an amazing performance in playing multi-region DVDs, copy protected DVDs, etc. 8K Player Blu-ray Power version supports Blu-ray (disc/folder/ISO) playback with lossless image and audio quality. The user-friendly interface makes it quite easy to operate even for beginners. Bonus features includes gif making, video recording, video looping, etc. For Mac users, here is the mac version.

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Method 2. Use Apple DVD Player

If you are a Mac user, you can use Apple DVD Player to play VOB files in DVD VIDEO_TS folder. Just open it, go to File > open DVD Media and navigate to the VIDEO_TS folder with VOB files inside and click Choose. It will mark the play duration time and you won't forget where you stop watching. In the window of this player, you will find the standard playback controls, navigational buttons, volume, chapter skip, menu, slow motion and more.

Pros: Comes with an added set of features that make suitable for DVD media playback.

Cons: Some VOB files can't be read properly. Still need a built-in optical drive on Mac or use an external USB SuperDrive with DVD Player.

Method 3. Use VLC Media Player

As a well-known multimedia player, VLC Media Player is a highly-acclaimed free and open-source multimedia player designed to play a diverse of video, audio files as well as DVDs, CDs and VCDs. It works on Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix... It can directly play VOB videos on Windows 10/8.1/7 without third-party codec packs installed.

Like 8K Player, it isn't bundled with any spyware, malware, viruses and ads. It is also packed with many settings options, more than 8K Player. But in most cases, you may think they are redundant. 

Pros: Works with a plethora of video formats, it's easy to use and scalable.

Cons: Needs some interface improvements.

Method 4. Use KMPlayer

KMPlayer is a powerful media player to play stacks of media files, including 4K/2K/3D video medias, audio files as well as DVDs. Like 8K Player, it is able to adjust the playback screen with respect to your screen. Meanwhile, it allows users to capture video, audio, screenshots and manage subtitles with ease. It is definitely a free media player, but it is also ad-supported. 

Note: Although the latest version of KMPlayer is compatible with Windows 7/8/10, it is suggested to use it on Windows 7 (32 bit) computer for grabbing the best performance.

Pros: Supports numerous formats and it's easy to use.

Cons: The interface is a little too complicated for some people.

Method 5. Convert VOB to Playable Formats on Windows/Mac

To play VOB on Win/Mac smoothly, VideoMate or Dimo Video Converter Ultimate, the best professional VOB converter that receives high repulation among customers, can excellently handle any VOB to MP4/MOV conversion to ensure a 100% VOB playback on your computer. Its user-friendly interface and 50X faster conversion speed than other converters due to its advanced "Head-to-Head" comparisons technique makes the whole VOB video conversion much easier and faster. 

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  • Supports to play 180+ video/audio formats, including VOB, MP4, MOV, M4V, WMV, AVI, 3GP, FLV, MP3, WAV, WMA, AC3, etc. easily
  • In addition to playing VOB files, this software also helps convert VOB or any video for playbackup on various players as needed.
  • It allows you to change the parameter settings according to your requirements.
  • You can edit videos using its built-in video editing tools, like Trim, Crop, Rotate, Add Effects/Watermarks, make 3D, and so on.
  • Plays a good role in free sharing movie folder from Windows/Mac wirelessly.
  • Make ISO from VOB folder if you want.






Extended Knowledge

What is VOB?

The VOB format is based on the MPEG program stream format. It is a file extension for a video object file format used to store encrypted video and audio files used on current DVDs. VOB files can contain three streams: audio, video (MPEG-2) and subtitles.

What does a VOB File do?

A VOB file allows a DVD to store and access all of the data necessary to play a movie on a DVD player. VOB files allow a DVD player to locate the video file, audio files, and streaming data required to play a movie and provide the user with the same control he/she would have in a movie that is played on a computer.

How to Open a VOB File?

Because DVDs use VOB files, any device or player that can access a DVD supports them, including 8K Player, DVD players, PlayStations, Xbox 360s, VLC, KMPlayer, ALLPlayer, Elmedia, HandBrake, Pinnacle Studio, PowerDVD and many more.

How to Create a VOB File?

Existing VOB files from DVDs may be modified in order to create a new VOB file using a software known as VobEdit. VobEdit allows users to join, separate, and demultiplex VOB files in order to create new menu tools and insert new video/audio files into a DVD. If the user wishes to create a VOB file from scratch, he/she can do so by downloading and installing a program called VSO DivxToDVD.

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