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How to Play VOB files in Windows Media Player


Windows Media Player is a popular video playback program on Windows. This program allows the user burn new CDs, rip music from their existing CDs, and playback kinds of audio and video files from their computer successfully. However, some users complained Windows Media Player unable to play VOB format video files properly. Don't worry about it! Let's have a look at how to view stand-alone VOB files with Windows Media Player without any problems.

Solution One: Download a codec/upgrade Windows Media Player

As you know, VOB is widely used in DVD discs and VOB files are the core video files of a DVD movie. 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 the Home 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.

Solution Two: Play VOB files by using Windows Media Player Alternative- VLC

If you failed to install or upgrade your WMP correctly, you can try a third-party video player in Windows. The VLC is really a very powerful media player for you. It can play DVDs, VCDs, Audio CDs, VOB, web videos and much more without any codec packs needed.

Solution Three: Convert VOB to Windows Media Player friendly formats

Another way to play VOB in Windows is to convert VOB to WMV, ASF, etc. Windows Media Player formats. (Generally, there is no problem about the WMV and ASF playback in Windows.) You can use Brorsoft Video Converter to convert your VOB videos in Windows (Windows 10 included).

This 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, WMV, AVI, MOV, AVI, M4V, FLV, ASF, MPEG, DivX and hundreds of other formats. Besides converting VOB, it can also convert among other video/audio formats. Not only does it functions as a VOB video converter, but also as a VOB editor that you can use to trim VOB, crop VOB, merge VOB and so forth to personalize and touch up your movies before converting them.

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Detailed Guide on encoding VOB to Windows Media Player WMV, ASF format

Step 1. After downloading, follow the wizard to install and launch the VOB to Windows Media Player Converter. Then load the VOB files you want to convert.


Step 2. Next, choose a video format that is supported by Windows Media Player as the output format. Of course WMV is the best choice. Simply click "Format" > "Common Video" or “”HD Video” and select "WMV" from the format list.



1. If you like, you can edit the videos by cropping, splitting, trimming and appending special effects.


2. To get a decent output video quality as you want, you can also click “Settings” icon to and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 3. When all the settings are OK, go back to the main window and click "Convert" to begin converting VOB to WMV for Windows Media Player.

When the conversion is done, click "Open" to locate the converted WMV video files. After that, you can play them in Windows Media Player smoothly.

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