Best VOB Converter: How to Convert VOB Files to Other Formats on Mac/PC

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, just convert VOB files to supported format. And you can get the best VOB converter for Mac and Windows in this article.

How to Convert VOB Videos for Playback on Mac/Windows PC

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 professional VOB video converter like iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe is required.

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  • 150+ video and audio format conversions – You can convert up to 150 different audio and video formats.
  • High speed conversion – The tool can convert VOB video at speeds of up to 90X faster than other video converter.
  • High quality conversion – With iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe you can achieve lossless conversion without losing the quality of the video.
  • Great quality editing – Use its inbuilt editing tools to trim, crop, add subtitles, watermark or effects to your VOB videos before conversion.
  • Download online video – Record or download from 1,000+ streaming video sites like YouTube, Vevo, Netflix, etc. and covert the resultant video to a DVD.
  • Transfer to devices – Directly transfer your converted video to DVD and my other destinations like iPhone, iPad and so on.

Tutorial 1. How to Convert VOB Files on macOS 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, click the drop-down icon beside "Add Files" button to locate a VOB file or DVD VIDEO_TS folder with your VOB files directly from your Camcorder. 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.

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Step 2. Convert VOB Files to MP4, MOV, FLV, AVI, iMovie, etc. on Mac

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.

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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 use the Tranfer feature. Also want to edit VOB files in iMovie to create your own masterpiece? Just import the converted VOB files to iMovie by clicking "File" > "Import" after iMovie opens or directly convert to iMovie format.

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Tutorial 2. How to Convert VOB Videos on Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista

First of all, download and install iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe for your Windows PC, and then follow the tutorial steps below to easily convert VOB files and play VOB files on your computer.

Step 1. Add VOB Files to the Converter

To import your VOB file, you can directly use the drag-n-drop method or click the "Load DVD" option to achieve that. Alternatively, you can use "Add Files" button to import VOB files from your Windows PC or the drop-down icon beside to load directly from mobile devices.

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Step 2. Select Output Format

Now you can select the output format for your VOB file. Here you can convert VOB to MP4, WMV, MOV, M4V, AVI, FLV, etc. And you can also convert VOB for playback on iPhone, iPad, Xbox, PSP or any device as you want. What's more, iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe enables you to extract audio file from VOB easily, and you should select MP3, WAV or other audio formats as the output format. By clicking the pen icon beside, you could also adjust encode settings like bit rate, frame rate, encoder, etc.

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Step 3. Convert VOB on Windows PC

To convert VOB files, you just need to hit the "Convert" button on the video display bar or "Convert All" button if you have more than 1 video to be converted. Wait for a few seconds, this VOB video converter will complete the conversion process automatically.

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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.

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Jul 17,2017 15:37 pm / Posted by to Convert VOB

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