Here I’ll share the top 5 ways for you to play VOB files on Mac OS X (E1 Capitan and Yosemite included). Some free VOB Players for Mac are introduced.
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 ). Let’s say there are some VOB files shared from others or a collection of DVD movies, and you just want to enjoy them on your Mac without any disappointment such as format limitation or DVD hurt. Normally, you are unable to do so if you have any tool to help you. Unfortunately, the official Apple QuickTime player doesn’t support an .vob file natively. Not to worry though, VOB files can be played on a Mac easily, you just need to download a free application that supports playing the VOB files or converting VOB to Mac compatible video formats like MOV, MP4, M4V.
Solutions 1: Play VOB files on Mac by Converting VOB to Mac compatible formats
With VOB players, you can only play VOB files smoothly on your computer, you can’t still make full use of the VOB files because of the incompatibility issue. If you want to edit VOB files with iMovie, Final Cut Pro or transfer the DVD .VOB files to play and watch in any player, application and device etc., the best solution is to convert VOB to another format you want. To do it, you can use EaseFab Video Converter Ultimate for Mac to perform video conversion.
As one of the best VOB Converters for Mac, the program is able 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, EaseFab 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 text watermarks, 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 EaseFab Video Converter Ultimate.
Step 1: Import VOB files by directly dragging files to this program.
Step 2: Next, select an output format from the output format list that open by click the Profile icon. If you want to play VOB files on the go, use the optimized presets for iPad, iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, and so on.
Step 3: Hit the Convert button on the lower-right corner of the main interface.
Solution 2: Play VOB files by using VLC
Just as what tell on http://www.videolan.org, 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.
Solution 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.
Solution 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.