How to Play VOB Files - Best VOB Video Converter

Outline: How to play VOB on computer/devices? This article will provide you the top VOB player and the best VOB video converter. 

A VOB file can be opened on a computer by playing it with most modern media players. For example, VLC Media Player and Windows Media Player 12 or higher play VOB files, even though they may claim that the file is not supported. But VOB file is not widely accepted, and many media players are helpless to deal with it. Mobile devices are also bereft of the ability to play VOB files directly. So, how to play VOB file on devices like iPhone/iPad/HD TV/PS4/Xbox with no format compatibility issue? What are the best VOB player for smooth VOB file playback on Mac OS(including El Capitan) and Windows(Win 10)? Check out the answer here. 

3 Ways to Play VOB Files 

Method 1. VLC Media Player 

1.Use VLC Media Player for playing VOB files that are stored on your hard drive or on an external device. This is the very easiest way to play VOB files. 

Download VLC Media Player for free from Videolan website 
Install the player, using the default settings. 
Run VLC Media Player after installing, and open a folder, using menus Media->Open Folder... 
Navigate to the folder where the VOB files are located - usually VIDEO_TS folder, and click Choose Folder 

2. The video will start the same way you play it from DVD player with on-screen menu Film, Chapters, Bonus, and so on... Clicking on Film menu will start the film. 

The described is valid for the last VLC version 2.1.2, but it probably will work with the older VLC versions. 

Method 2. Media Player Classic 

Use Media Player Classic for playing VOB files that are stored on your hard drive or on an external device. This is probably the easiest way to play VOB files since Windows Media Classic is a simpler software compared to other programs that can play DVD movies. Here are the steps that you need to follow. 
Download Media Player Classic for free from the Source Forge website. 
Double-click the downloaded file to open it and follow the steps in the installation wizard to install the software. 
Run Media Player Classic after it has finished installing by double-clicking on the program's shortcut icon on your desktop. 
Go to File and then Open File. 
Click the Browse button and browse to the folder that contains the contents of the DVD movie. 
Select the file named "Video_TS.ifo." This is the information file for the full DVD movie that will allow you to play a VOB file as well as other files associated with the movie. 
Press the Open button to start playing the DVD movie. 

Method 3. Virtual DVD Players 

1. Benefit from additional features like clickable menu options within a DVD movie by installing a virtual DVD player. This software will behave just like an external DVD player connected to your computer except you won't have to buy any additional external hardware. Here are 2 virtual DVD players you may want to consider for playing VOB files. 

Corel WinDVD: this media player can play back DVD-Video (including VOB), QuickTime and Windows Media Video (WMV) files. The software supports high-definition videos and Dolby Digital Surround Sound. The Pro version can also play back Blu-ray and 3D movies. A free trial version is available for download on the Corel website. 

PowerDVD 11: PowerDVD 11 can play DVD movies containing VOB files on your computer including films with enhanced HD or 3D attributes. You can also use PowerDVD to play Blu-ray films and create slideshows of photos stored on your computer. The Cyberlink website offers a free trial version of PowerDVD 11. 

2.Open DVD movies in virtual DVD players using the same method used to open them in Media Player Classic. However, virtual DVD players give you the added advantage of being able to click on menu options that are displayed when you start to play the DVD movie that may allow you to access more files. 

Useful Tool - Best VOB Video Converter for Win/Mac for playing on various devices 

It is not completly smooth to play VOB on VLC and others. So we recommend a tool to let yoy play VOB files on VIB player and iPhone, iPad, Android mobiles/tabs by converting VOB files to iPhone iPad Android supported formats. Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, a profession VOB converter, helps convert VOB video files to MP4, AVI, 3GP, MOV, MP3, AAC, etc. over 180 video audio formats with no quality loss. Or you can convert VOB files to iPhone(6s/Plus/6 incl.), iPad(Pro/Mini 4/Air 2), Samsung Android mobiles directly with world's fastest speed. The "ZERO quality loss" feature makes you play VOB files on Android, iPhone , iPad etc with original quality. Not good at tech things? No worries, it is very easy to use. Below is a detailed guide on how to convert VOB files for playback on iPhone, iPad, Android, any media players. (read review



Step 1: Launch and insert VOB file 

Download and install this best VOB File Converter on your computer and then run it on. Click “Add video/audio” icon to add your VOB file to it. It supports batch conversion so you can insert more than one VOB files at a time. 


Step 2:Choose output format 

Just open “Format” drop-down list, here you can see many profile. Here, you can select the output format according to your need. If you want to play VOB on your Samsung Tab 3, you can choose “Samsung” profile, or aim to “Common Video” to convert VOB to YouTube/Vimeo and Plex supported format. 


Step 3: Covert VOB File to any formats 

When all settings are done, what you need to do now is to click the “Convert” button on the right bottom of the main window to start converting VOB format. After the conversion, you can easily find the converted VOB video clips in the destination folder by clicking “Open” button. 

Top VOB player: 

UMPlayer (Mac) 
VLC (Mac and iOS) 
Flip Player (Mac) 
Eltima Player (Mac) 
MPEG Streamclip (Mac) 
MPC-HC (Windows) 
KMPlayer (Windows) 
SMPlayer (Windows) 
Gom Player (Windows) 
SPlayer (Windows) 
Super Video Player (Android) 
HD Video Player (Android) 
MX Player (Android) 
Media Player (Android) 
PlayerXtreme HD (iOS) 
OPlayer Lite (iOS) 
8Player Lite (iOS) 
flex:player (iOS) 

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