VOB (DVD Video Object File) is movie data file stored in VIDEO_TS folder of a DVD disc. It’s usually formatted as an MPEG-2 video stream and contains the audio (MP2, AC3, DTS, etc.) and subtitles of a movie. There are many ways to play VOB files. You can paly VOB files with VOB player or convert VOB to your media player supported format. In this article, you will learn top 5 best ways to view stand-alone VOB files on your computer without any hassles. Just read on to figure it out.
Method 1: Play VOB files with Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate
Why Video Converter can play VOB files? Although it is a conversion program, it was built with a perfect media player (even better than VLC sometimes). This special player support more than 120 different media formats input which include the common video, audio files, and HD files. This embedded media player is easy to handle. What you need to do to watch VOB files is to load them into the program and then click the play button.
What’s more, you can download any online videos with it. If you want to enjoy the VOB movies on your mobile devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, PSP, Samsung Galaxy tab, Microsoft Surface and more, this VOB video converting software will do a great favor for you. After importing, choose an output format and click Convert button to begin the conversion. No more codec packages needed. This program will do all for you. Try it, you will never be disappointed. This program works well with Windows 8/7/XP/Vista and Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9 Mavericks. (Learn VOB to WMV, VOB to MP4, VOB to AVI, etc.)
Below is the video tutorial on how to play VOB files with Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate:
Method 2: Play VOB files by using VLC
Just as what tell on www.videolan.org, the VLC can play everything-a bit overstate exactly, but we should admit that the VLC is really very powerful media player. It can play DVDs, VCDs, Audio CDs, web videos and much more without any codec packs needed. Furthermore, it can play even damaged media files.
Method 3: Watch VOB files with Windows Media Player
Why some Windows Media Player cannot play VOB files on hard drive? The main reason is our computer are lacking of MPEG-2 encoder/decoder that only preinstalled in the Home Premium and Ultimate versions of Vista. If we need to play VOB with Windows Media Player, we should download a codec like k-lite codec from the free-codec website to upgrade our media player, which will allow Windows Media Player 9, 11 to playback many new types of file formats, including VOB.
Method 4: Open VOB files with DVD Player (Mac basics)
If you are Mac users who want to watch VOB movies, don’t worry, here comes the solution. You can enjoy all your DVD movies with the DVD Player. This DVD Player 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, just like you are using a DVD Player remote control.
Just note that if there is not a built-in optical drive on your Mac, then you need to use an external Apple USB SuperDrive with DVD Player.
Method 5: View VOB files on Mac with MPlayerX
MPlayerX is also a good choice to view VOB video files on Mac. This VOB player for Mac supports almost all media format and no extra plug-ins or codec packages are required. You can directly drag and drop the videos files to be played into the main window and begin enjoy the clear and smooth playback immediately.