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VOB Player: How to Play VOB Files

The VOB file is the DVD format that contains mainly DVD information like audio, video, subtitles, menus and etc. Alot of people wanted to watch DVDs on their computers; let it be due to convenience or because their DVD player isn't working. However, not all media players on the computer can support the rendering of VOB files.

Both the built-in media players in Windows and Mac platform such as Windows Media Player and QuickTime do not have support for the VOB format. In order to resolve this incompatibility issues, you can perhaps take a look into top 5 VOB players for help.

Alternative 1: Ultimate Video Converter

With VOB players, you can only play VOB files smoothly on your computer, you can’t still make full use of the VOB players because of the incompatibility issue. So the best solution is to convert VOB to any other you want, so that you can play VOB files in any player, application and device etc. To do it, you can use Video Converter (Video Converter for Mac) to perform video conversion. For example, it's a good solution to convert VOB to MP4 for playback on most of devices like iPhone and PSP etc.

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Step 1: Import VOB files by directly dragging files to this program.

Step 2: In the Output Format pane, select your wanted format by clicking the Format icon to open its output format list.

Step 3: Hit the Convert button on the lower-right corner of the main interface.

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Alternative 2: VLC Media player

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The VLC media player has been widely used in Mac (mountain lion included) and Windows platform. Many people like to use it to play their media files mainly because the cross-platform media player supports almost all video and audio formats. So it’s obviously the best choice of media players. Apart from playing VOB files, VLC also allows you to play files in other video formats that QuickTime and Windows Media Player fails to play natively.

Download VLC VOB player from the VLC site.

Alternative 3: MPlayer

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The MPlayer is another good choice of as the alternative VOB player. It’s not as popular as the VLC media player, but it's also downloadable to both Windows and Mac PCs and has a wide range of video format support. It's capable of playing back the MPEG/VOB, ASF/WMA/WMV, VIVO, QT/MOV/MP4, AVI, Ogg/OGM formats and so on.

Download MPlayer VOB player from the MPlayer site.

Alternative 4: UMPlayer

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The UMPlayer is compatible across-platforms (can be downloaded onto  your Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems) and it's very simple to navigate. However, it's packed with built-in feature ranging from the broader list of supported file formats to codecs compatibility as well as the capability to stream or playback incomplete files. If you failed to download your favorite files, you have the recorder function as your backup!

Alternative 5: KMPlayer

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You can easily get familiar with the KMPlayer with it's user-friendly and simplistic interface. However, you can still personalize the interface with the interchangeable skins and visualizations as well as taking advantage of it's built-in video and audio codec. You can also improve the quality of your video playback by changing the properties, further sharpening, filter applications and much more. Guess what? 3D formats are also supported in it's latest what's new too! 

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