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How to Solve VLC Can't Play VOB Files Issues


VLC, as the most popular free and open source tool in the market, is capable of playing virtually every file format that you can think of, both in Mac and window based computer. However, lacking the knowledge when it comes to using VLC for this specific purpose, many people encounter problems while playing their media files like VOB in VLC. First let's look at the typical issues when play VOB in VLC media player:

Q1: VOB files wont play sound, only picture

I am so stuck trying to get some VOB files to play in VLC. It won't play sound, just picture. Any help greatly appreciated?

Q2: Choppy .vob playback

I'm trying to play a set of .vob files with VLC, but when I open the files they will play for a few seconds, freeze, skip ahead, play a few more seconds, freeze, etc...

Q3: VLC won't play VOB files on Windows 10

I'm trying to play VOB with VLC. It appears to load the file, but then reverts to the logo. Any suggestions?


There could be a number of reasons when it comes to these problems. These reasons vary, one reason behind it is that your VLC media player is not associated with .vob files. You need to associate it with .vob files for it to function properly. On the other hand, your player must be lacking all the needed codecs.

If you don't wanna rack your brains trying to figure out these reasons and workarounds, just follow this simple solution. Since VOB format, a movie data file stored in VIDEO_TS folder of a DVD disc is not so friendly for VLC, you'd better convert VOB to MP4, AVI or other common video formats.

Brorsoft Video Converter is the utility for you. With it, you can fast convert VOB to AVI that can be easily played in VLC. Apart from VOB, it supports variety of video files including but not limited to MKV, WMV, MOV, TiVo, MPG, MP4, MXF, FLV, XAVC S. Compared with other similar video converters, this software could provide users the least quality loss and the conversion moved at a very impressive rate. Also the intuitive interface makes the video conversion quite simple. It also has an equivalent Mac version Video Converter for Mac that helps you convert VOB and other videos on your Windows PC. Below, we outline how to convert VOB files to VLC format for playback. Keeping reading for the brief how-to process.

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How to Play VOB with VLC Media Player Beautifully

This guide uses Video Converter Windows version screenshots. The way to change VOB for VLC on Mac is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version according to your computer operating system.

Step 1: Load VOB files

Install and run this program. You can load the original VOB file by clicking the Add Files button to browse for the needed file from your computer or simply drag and drop the files from your computer to the main window. Note that you may load several VOB files at one time for batch conversion is supported.


Tips: Before the conversion, you can edit the VOB movie by clicking the Edit button beside each video clip. Video editing functions like Crop, Trim, Rotate, Add Watermarks, Adjust Video Effects, etc. are provided, allowing you to get the exact part and effect you want.

Step 2: Choose output format

Click Format bar to choose output format and you can choose MP4, AVI, MKV or other common formats.


Tip: You can adjust the parameters by clicking "settings" button, choose the resolution, bitrate, frame rate as you want.

Step 3: Start the conversion

The final move on your part would be to click the Convert button. If all the earlier steps have been performed perfectly, then you will get the resultant file in your desired MP4, AVI Format.

After the conversion, tap the Open icon in the main interface and you can locate the converted files there. Just add the files to your VLC, and you can play the converted VOB on VLC easily without any issues.

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