VOB is actually an MPEG file with additional data which is used to store movies on a DVD disc. Therefore, a media player with MPEG-2 codec can play VOB files without hassles. If it can't play, simply changing the file extension to .mpg and it probably works.
How to Convert VOB Files for Better Playing on Mac
A VOB file is not only a MPEG movie, but has extra information in addition to the MPEG2 files within the container. This is partially because of the file system on the DVD disc. If you have ever browsed the content in a DVD, you'll see lots of IFO and BUP files. VOB files are just video, but DVD has other data besides video. So if you only renamed the VOB files, many video editing software titles can not recognize them or the VOB files can not be played. In such case, you have to convert VOB to MOV, MPG, AVI, MP4, WMV, etc. A video converter like iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe is required.
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How to Convert VOB Files on Mac OS X 10.7 and Later
Step 1. Launch VOB Converter for Mac and Import VOB Files
To install VOB Converter for Mac (Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan and macOS Sierra included), simply double click the downlaoded .dmg file, and copy the application to your Applications folder (or wherever you want it ). Then drag and drop VOB files from Finder to the program. Note that you don't need to import IFO or BUP files, just the VOB files. You'll see all imported VOB video in the item tray.
Alternatively, go to "File" > "Load DVD Files" to locate a VOB file or DVD VIDEO_TS folder with your VOB files included and click "Open" to import. If they are VOB files of an inserted DVD disc, there will be a DVD icon on desktop, just drag and drop it to the program, and the video clips will be imported like the above methods.
Step 2. Convert VOB files to MP4, MOV, FLV, AVI, iMovie, etc. on Mac OS X
Next, select an output format from the output format list that open by click the format icon. If you want to play VOB files on the go, use the optimized presets for iPad, iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, and so on. When everything is ready, click "Convert" to continue and wait for all tasks complete. For those who want to extract audio from VOB video to MP3 on Mac, click on Audio tab to choose the audio format you want.
When the conversion is completed, you can either play your VOB movie on your Mac, or transfer the output file to your iPad, iPod, iPhone to enjoy anytime and anywhere. Also want to edit VOB files in iMovie to creat your own masterpiece? Just import the converted VOB files to iMovie by clicking "File" > "Import" after iMovie opens.
Video Tutorial on How to Convert VOB File on Mac
Optional: Free Online VOB Converter
You can also try online video converter to convert your VOB files, if you don't want to install a computer program. Try it below:
Note: Because the online tool doesn't support "https", so if the content below was blank, please manually click the "Shield" icon on the right of your browser address bar to load the script. This action is secure without any harm to your data or computer.
Tips: What is a VOB File?
Are you interested in VOB format? Learn more about it here. VOB, short for Video OBject, is a container format used for DVD-Video media. VOB derives from MPEG-2 program stream format, but with extra limitations and specifications in the private streams because the media companies want to restrict public users's illegal use of DVD disc and for other reasons. VOB files contain Video, Audio, Subtitle, and Menu contents in stream form.
A VOB file is encoded with MPEG-2 codec. This means that it complies 100% with the MPEG-2 system level standard, ISO 13818-1. However, VOB files are a very strict subset of the standard. Thus, while all VOB files are MPEG-2 system compatible, not all MPEG-2 systems support the definition for a VOB file. Other DVD files include IFO and BUP files. iSkysoft VOB Converter for Mac also supports IFO and BUP files.