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How to Play and Convert VOB Files on Mac OS (El Capitan)

VOB is the container format that contains audio, video, subtitle, menu information, etc. stored in DVD. However, play VOB files on Mac OS (including 10.11 El Capitan) is not so easy for the reason that VOB are hardly supported by Apple’s video player and editing program. There are several ways to solve this kind of matter. In this article, two commonly used methods will be recommended to you.

Solution 1: Convert VOB Files to Mac Compatible Format

If you want to edit VOB files with iMovie or transfer the DVD movies to play and watch on your iPad/iPhone/iPod, Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac will give a hand.

Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac is one of the best VOB converters. It is able to transform VOB files to any popular video format like MOV, M4V, MP4, MPEG, AVI, WMV and more. Better yet, it offers optimized preset for a variety of mobile devices like iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, LG, Blackberry, PSP, Xbox and many others. Besides converting VOB videos, Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac is also able to edit VOB files without any hassle. You can touch up the video by appending artistic effects, adding special image/text watermarks, loading subtitles, cropping the frame size and so forth.

This VOB video converter works on Mac OS X (El Capitan). Windows users who are seeking for helps to transform VOB files in Windows (Windows 10) can have a try on Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate.

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Steps to convert VOB files with ease

1Load VOB files

After running Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac, click on the add files button “+” on the left bottom of the window to load the VOB files you want to convert. Alternatively, you can directly drag and drop the VOB videos into the Converting tab. Batch conversion is supported, so you can add multiple files at a time.

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2Choose an output format

Mac well supports MOV or M4V format. So in this step, you need to choose MOV or M4V as the output format. Final Cut Pro, iMovie, QuickTime presets are provided.

If you want to convert VOB to a common video format like AVI, WMV, MP4, etc, just choose what you want from the Video tab of Output Format list on the bottom of the window. To extract audio from VOB files, choose an output audio format from the Audio category.

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Note: To convert VOB files to fit your devices, just choose a corresponding model of the devices on the Devices tab.

3Edit VOB files (optional)

To edit VOB files, click on the “Edit” icon on the right side of the loaded file list. You can crop the video size, trim video into small clips, append artistic effects or adjust the visual parameters, load subtitle, and add image/text watermarks. The font of text watermarks and subtitles are editable.

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4Start to convert VOB files

In this step, what you only need to do is click the Convert button and the VOB video conversion on Mac will start automatically. After the conversion is finish, you can watch the video files on Mac without any hassles.

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Solution 2: Play VOB files on Mac with professional VOB player

To watch VOB files on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion), another feasible method is take professional VOB players to use. Here are some you can choose, to name a few.


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MPlayer is a free media player. It has several versions to fit for different operating system like Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X (Mountain Lion). The interface of MPlayer is basic and minimalist. However, it supports more than 192 video and 85 audio codecs natively, which means that it can fast response to anything you load in it. Besides, you can choose subtitles and take screenshots as you like.

VLC Media Player

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VLC Media Player can play video/audio in any format, from MPEG to FLV, VOB, RMVB, etc., including HD and Blu-ray. It supports for 10 bit codes plus multi-threaded decoding for H.264, MPEG-4, XviD and WebM. VLC Media Player also offers great hotkey support. Besides, it is able to convert the video files to different format.

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