How to Convert VOB to MP4 on Mac OS X
"I've got some VOB files and want to put them on my iPhone 5 for playing on the go. I know that MP4 is a friendly format for iPhone 5. Is there a way to convert VOB to MP4 on Mac? Thanks very much for anyone who helps."- Jessie
If you're looking for ways to convert VOB to MP4 on Mac, you must have come across similar problems, either to play VOB files on any Apple devices, edit VOB movies in Mac video editors or share VOB videos to online video sites. Actually, you're lucky since there are many tools that can convert VOB files to MP4 on Mac OS X (including Lion and Mountain Lion).
Here a first-class tool, Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac, is recommended as the best VOB to MP4 converter for Mac. With it, you can convert VOB movies to MP4 (MPEG-4) fast while keeping the original video quality. The whole conversion process is as easy as 1-2-3 following the intuitive interface. Apart from MP4, it can also convert VOB to AVI, WMV, MOV, M4V, MKV, FLV and more popular video formats. Moreover, it provides the MP4 video presets with the best settings for iPhone, iPad, iPod and more. Just get this smart converter and follow the steps below to convert VOB movies to MP4.
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Note: For Windows users, please download the Windows version and follow the detailed guide about "How to Convert VOB Movies to MP4 in Windows (Windows 8)" to finish your work.
How to Convert VOB files to MP4 on Mac OS X
1Import VOB files to the program
You can directly drag the VOB files you want to convert to the main interface of this Mac video converter. All added media files can be previewed and you're free to take snapshots of your favorite video scenes. Meanwhile, if you want to merge all the added VOB files into a single MP4 video, simply click Merge to combine all videos into one.
Tips: Before the conversion, you can edit the VOB movie by clicking the Edit button beside each video clip. Video editing functions like Crop, Trim, Rotate, Add Watermarks, Adjust Video Effects, etc. are provided, allowing you to get the exact part and effect you want.
2Choose MP4 as the output format
Next, navigate to the format list at the bottom and click Video to set MP4 as the output file format. If you want to convert VOB to MP4 on Mac for iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, iDVD, etc., you can directly browse to find any video preset as the output format. In this way, you can convert VOB files to fit your portable media players and video editing programs on Mac.
3Start converting VOB to MP4 on Mac without losing any quality
Once you're sure all the settings are OK, click the Convert button to start converting VOB format to MP4 on your Mac. It will take several minutes to finish the conversion. When it completes, you can play them on your iPhone, iPad, iPod, iTunes, QuickTime and virtually anywhere you like! Just enjoy them!
Here is the video tutorial on how to convert DVD VOB files to MP4 on Mac:
VOB vs MP4
VOB, or Video Object files, is a container format that is developed by the DVD Forum. A VOB file can contain the video, audio, subtitles, DVD menus, etc. info of a whole DVD movie and some VOB files are protected.
MP4 is a part of the MPEG-4 container format. Generally, MPEG-4 files have the .mp4 extension. Now the MP4 video format is most widely used format for uploading videos to online streaming video sites.
Differences between VOB and MP4
1. VOB is a container format while MP4 is a video format.
2. MP4 is supported by many portable devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod and more while VOB is seldom compatible with portable media players (VOB files can be played on a DVD player). To convert MP4 videos to VOB for playing on any standard DVD player, you can refer to Convert MP4 to VOB on Mac OS X.