How to open VOB files [Windows 10 & Mac]

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Ever wondered what a VOB file format is, and how to open it? If the answer is yes, you’ve come to the right place – our post highlights ways to open and modify this file format.

A VOB file is a media data file usually stored in the Video_Ts folder in the root folder of the DVD disc. VOB files usually contain most of the information stored in the disc such as audio, subtitles, menus, and video.

Without further ado, let’s review some programs that can open the VOB file format and some manual ways to access this file extension.

 

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Adobe Audition

Adobe Audition is more than a media player, it’s a comprehensive toolset that includes multitrack, waveform, and spectral display for creating, mixing, editing, and restoring audio content.

Perfectly suited to support a plethora of file formats, including .wav, .raw, .avi, .mov, and of course, VOB files, this powerful workstation does more than just open files.

You can use it to edit, clean up, restore, but also convert, import and export practically any type of file extension from the most common to the rather unusual ones.

Highly compatible with the Windows 10 infrastructure, the Audition will allow you to maneuver VOB files effortlessly.

Let’s quickly look at its key features:

  • Cleanup, restoration, and precision editing tools for video and audio content
  • Step-by-step, interactive in-app tutorial guides
  • Seamless integration with Adobe Creative Cloud Suite and other third-party apps
  • Essential Sound panel and Diagnostics panel included
  • Extensive support for multiple video and audio formats
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File Viewer Plus

 

File Viewer Plus is a universal file viewer for Windows that can open and display over 300 different file types.

Besides .vob file types, this tool will also open dozens of other video files that regular players can have problems with.

In some rare cases, if FileViewer cannot display the native view of the file, you can use the Text and Hex views to inspect the file contents.

These views let you see inside the file, providing valuable information, especially for unknown file types.

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File Viewer Plus 3

View and convert over 300 formats in no time at all, including .VOB!

GOM Player interface

Gretech GOM Player is one of the most popular media players used in Asia particularly in South Korea and Japan.

GOM player has a nice interface that can be customized to your preference with the easily downloadable from the program website GOM player skin.

In addition, the GOM player has a unique inbuilt codec finder that gives information about unsupported format by scanning through the codec.

The media program then leads you to websites where you can download the missing codec.

Also, the Gretech GOM player supports many media formats such as the AVI, MP4, MP3, WMV, and most especially VOB formats as well as varieties of subtitles like SRT and VOBsub.

Gretech GOM Player

Gretech GOM Player

Open .VOB files with this powerful and handy media player!

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VLC Player is a very popular app used by over 100 million persons worldwide. The open-source media player has a huge customer base due to its unique features that allow you to play numerous media formats.

In addition, VLC consists of a simple interface that uses the drag and drop mechanism to organize and play your media files.

The VLC media player supports over 70 audio and video media file formats which include MP4, 3GP, WAV, FLV, AVI, and most especially VOB files.

The media player can play VOB files directly from the disc or as a standalone file format. Plus, you can even subscribe to podcasts and streaming websites directly from the program.

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Windows Media Player

Microsoft’s Windows Media Player is the default app that comes with your Windows operating system. The program is widely used as it has many features that have been the crux of other media players.

Windows Media player supports many media formats as you can play WMV, MPEG, MPV, and most notably VOB file formats.

You can stream your music directly from your system using the Windows media player software.

Furthermore, this media player also has the largest library of plugins which can be downloaded to improve the performance of the media player.

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Media Player Classic

This open-source media player is quite popular among users as it shares similar features with Windows Media Player.

Media Player Classic, on the other hand, enables you to customize the interface and offers advanced playback tools that add to your viewing experience.

Media Player Classic also has a Home Cinema feature which enables the software to create a unique cinematic experience when viewing video files.

This media player supports a wide range of media formats such as OGG, MP4, MPEG, and most notably VOB files. The program uses little system memory and is small in size and compatible with older PCs as well.

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how to open vob files in windows 10Power DVD is a giant in the media player industry.

Used by millions and highly rated by both critics and fans, Power DVD provides a complete package of advanced tools such as search, browsing, and online sharing of media files.

The program gives a wonderful experience and allows you to upgrade files and convert them from one format to another. Power DVD is compatible with many formats which include MP4, MP3, JPEG, and VOB.

You can have a good viewing experience of VOB as the program allows you to upscale your video to better quality.

In addition, Power DVD also supports 4K DVD format which means you get the full 4K experience on your system, even though you’ll need a computer with 4K capabilities to enjoy the full benefits.

Power DVD is an excellent media player with many features and supports numerous formats while giving you a cinematic experience with the inbuilt True Theatre Stabilizer.

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All the programs we mentioned in the post can be used to open VOB files in Windows 10 computers. However, while some of the programs are free such as the VLC media player, others represent good value for money.

Have you used any of these tools to play VOB files in Windows 10? Feel free to share your experience with us by commenting below.

FAQ: Learn more about VOB files

  • What is a VOB file and how do I play it?

A VOB file is a container format in DVD-Video media. You can use specialized software like the Gom Player, Adobe Audition or Power DVD to play files with this extension. Check out all the solutions in this article for a better perspective.

  • Can VOB play Windows Media Player?

Indeed it can and so does the Media Player Classic and VLC for that matter. There are also paying software tools that can handle this file extension neatly such as Adobe Audition or Power DVD by Cyberlink.

  • How to open a VOB file on mac?

You can try out the universal file opener which is File Viewer Plus 3. This app is suited to fit both MAc and Windows 10 infrastructures flawlessly.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2018 and has been since revamped and updated in May 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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