Friday, December 20, 2013

Top 5 methods for viewing VOB videos on Mac Mavericks

In this article, I will share my experience and offer 5 ways to help you play VOB videos on Computer for enjoying with ease.


VOB stands for DVD Video Object. It is basically one of the core files found on DVD Video discs and contains the actual movie data, including an MPEG-2 video stream and support audio (MP2, AC3, DTS ). In order to view or play stand-alone VOB files, one needs to have the best video player software that supports VOB playback. To convert VOB files to playable format for media players, in this article, I will introduce top 5 best ways to view stand-alone VOB files on your computer without any hassles. Just keep on reading.

Method 1: Play VOB files with Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac

I like the wide variety of formats Pavtube converts and use it directly convert Blu-ray/DVD and video to supported format by most media players. At first, I find problems with low video quality or incapability of VOB video playback. An quick workaround I find to solve the issues is to convert the VOB files to common formats (like AVI, MOV, MPEG, MP4, etc) to fit media player with Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac from Pavtube. If you are Windows users, you can try Video Converter Ultimate.

Overall, this program works successfully in VOB to MP4 conversion even you have a bunch of large VOB files. I have tried it to encode VOB to MP4, it turns out playing any kinds of VOB files smoothly and at original quality. It’s the best software application for Win users. What’s more, this converter also supports many of other video formats like MOV,MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MPG, etc.

Method 2: Play VOB files by using VLC

Just as what tell on, the VLC player is capable of playing vob files, because it is able to tell your DVD drive where to look for the decryption codes. It operates just like any other stand alone DVD player would and in some cases may give you more control over the rewinding, fast forwarding and skipping chapters then a DVD player can. But that depends on what DVD player you have so you have to decide for yourself if playing vob files on the VLC player is worth it. No matter what your opinion, playing vob files on the VLC player will suffice if you have nothing else.

Method 3: Watch VOB files with Windows Media Player

If the user wants to playback a VOB file, they must first perform an upgrade to their Windows Media Player 11 software. 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 theHome 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)

DVD discs are compadible with my DVD player. 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

MPlayer is a movie player which runs on many systems (see the documentation). It 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.

Now choose the best method to play .VOB extension video files on Mac (Mountain Lion and Mavericks 10.9 included)


1 comment:

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