What is VOB
VOB is a file format that mostly contains DVD movie files. This format contains digital audio, video, subtitles, menus, and navigation data. VOB can be streamed and multiplexed. It is usually stored inside the Video_TS folder of DVD discs. The VOB format is primarily associated with the DVD video movie file. As a file container, it may contain MPEG files or the H.262 codec. VOB files can be viewed by a standalone DVD player, more particularly the Blu-ray ones.
How to Play VOB Files
There are many free VOB players that can play VOB files on Mac or Windows-based computer smoothly. Among all the VOB file players, VLC Media Player is recommended as the best one. Other popular and great players include Media Player Classic, Mplayer, etc. Just get any of them and you can view the VOB files on your computer smoothly.
If your DVD player supports VOB, you can also use it to watch VOB movies. And another way to play VOB videos on Mac/Windows is to convert VOB to Mac/Windows friendly formats like MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, etc. and play the files with the default player without any troubles.
Why you need to convert VOB files
As it has been mentioned above, VOB is widely used in DVD discs and VOB files are the core video files of a DVD movie. However, it's not supported by many video editing programs like Windows Movie Maker, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, etc., media players like Windows Media Player, iTunes Player, QuickTime Player, etc., mobile devices that only supports 3GP format, video sharing websites like YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook and so forth.
There are many occasions where you need to convert VOB format to others and below are some instances:
1. You can't directly transfer VOB files to most mobile devices. To enjoy the VOB videos anywhere you go, you will need to convert VOB to MP4 files.
2. iTunes only supported MP4, MOV and M4V. If you want to add DVD VOB files to iTunes library, you will have to convert VOB to iTunes supported formats first.
3. As we know, MOV is the Apple QuickTime format. By converting VOB files to MOV on Mac, you will experience no incompatibility issues on Mac.
4. There are some occasions that you want to import VOB files to Final Cut Pro or iMovie for editing. However, VOB is not compatible with FCP nor iMovie, so you need to convert VOB to iMovie, FCP friendly format.
Why choose EaseFab VOB converter
What features should the best VOB converter have? Fast conversion speed, stable performance, high output quality, wide formats support, advanced functions, etc. right? EaseFab VOB file converter provides all you need and thus is the ultimate solution to convert VOB video. You can use it to convert VOB to MP4, AVI, MOV, AVI, M4V, FLV, MPEG, DivX and hundreds of other formats. Moreover, you can transcode VOB to native codecs -Apple Intermediate Codec, ProRes, DNxHD and more - ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and more.
Besides converting VOB, it can also convert among other video/audio formats like MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, TiVo, WMV, FLV, and more. It also supports output files for a wide variety of media devices, including iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Kindle Fire HD, Nook Tablet, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, Google Nexus 7/Nexus 10 and more.