VOB file is most likely a DVD Video Object file, containing both video and audio data, as well as other movie-related content like subtitles and menus. They're sometimes encrypted and normally seen stored at the root of a DVD within the VIDEO_TS folder. What if you want to make a digital copy of your favorite DVDs and do a lossless conversion? Such being the case, you can convert VOB to AVI without quality loss with VOB to AVI converter. At the same time, you can convert VOB to MP4 as well. Here I will show you how to convert VOB to AVI in lossless quality with VOB to AVI converter.
Part 1: Basic Information about VOB and AVI
It is better for us to figure out what VOB and AVI are before we start to convert VOB to AVI. Check out information below to have a better view on VOB and AVI.
What is VOB file?
VOB is the container format in DVD-Video media. VOB can contain digital video, digital audio, subtitles, DVD menus and navigation contents multiplexed together into a stream form. Files in VOB format may be encrypted. Files in VOB format have a .vob filename extension and are typically stored in the VIDEO_TS directory at the root of a DVD.
If you don’t want to convert VOB to other video format, you can also make use of a VOB player to directly play VOB file on your computer running on either Windows or Mac, for example, Leawo Blu-ray Player. It is easy to play VOB file on Leawo Blu-ray Player or Leawo Blu-ray Player for Mac. Click “Open File” on the main interface to browse and select source VOB file. Once the file is imported, the VOB player will play the source file immediately.
What is AVI file?
Audio Video Interleaved (also Audio Video Interleave), known by its initials AVI, is a multimedia container format introduced by Microsoft in November 1992 as part of its Video for Windows software. AVI files can contain both audio and video data in a file container that allows synchronous audio-with-video playback. Like the DVD video format, AVI files support multiple streaming audio and video, although these features are seldom used. Most AVI files also use the file format extensions developed by the Matrox OpenDML group in February 1996. These files are supported by Microsoft,and are unofficially called “AVI 2.0”.
Part 2: Convert VOB to AVI on Mac with Leawo Video Converter for Mac
The first professional VOB to AVI video converter I will introduce here is Leawo Video Converter for Mac. Having an easy-to-use interface, this video converter requires no expertise to operate video conversion, which means even software green hand can operate this video converter at great ease. Better than any other free Mac VOB to AVI converter, Leawo Video Converter for Mac is able to convert video files at 6 times faster speed. The input and output support a great variety of formats such as Common Video (MP4, H.265 MP4, MKV, H.265 MKV, MOV, etc.), HD Video (HD MP4, HD AVI, HD TS, HD VOB, etc.), and 4K Video (4K MP4 and 4K MKV). At the same time, Leawo Video Converter for Mac supports audio input and output as well, including AAC, AC3, WAV, MP3, WMA, FLAC, etc. In other words, we can use Leawo Video Converter for Mac to extract audio file from video file, and to convert audio file from one format to another. This professional converter is able to convert video and audio files with 100% quality reserved and in 6X faster speed.
Download and install this Mac video converter. If you are using Windows OS, you should turn to its Windows counterpart – Leawo Video Converter. Download and install the right version of Leawo Video Converter based on the operating system on your computer. As the conversion process is nearly the same regardless of version of Leawo Video Converter, here we take Mac version of Leawo Video Converter as an example to convert VOB file to AVI.
Step 1. Import Source VOB Video File
Launch Leawo Video Converter, go to the “Convert” tab, and click “Add Video” button on the sub-menu to load your source VOB video file. Alternatively, you can directly drag and drop VOB video file into the program interface. After VOB video file is imported, you could play back VOB video file, select subtitles and audio tracks from source VOB video file, add external subtitles to loaded VOB video file, edit loaded VOB video file, etc.
Step 2. Set AVI as Output Format
Click the drop-down box named “MP4 Video” by default next to the “Add Photo” button. On the drop-down list, select “Change” option.
Then on the popup Profile window, select “AVI” from “Format” column as output format. Please note that once you change the output format, the name of the drop-down box will change as well.
Note: If you need, you could click the “Edit” button on the drop-down profile setting box to adjust video and audio parameters like video codec, aspect ratio, frame rate, resolution, audio codec, bit rate, channel, sample rate, etc. After editing job is done, click “OK” to return to the main interface.
Step 3. Convert VOB to AVI
Click the big green “Convert” button on the sub-menu bar next to the format setting drop-down box. Then, on the popup sidebar, set output directory. After setting output directory, click the “Convert” button right below. Leawo Video Converter would start to convert VOB to AVI immediately. After the conversion process is finished, you can find converted file in AVI format in the output folder you just set.
Note: You could edit source VOB videos to get customized AVI results by using the internal video editor, select and retain subtitles and audio tracks from source VOB videos, even add external subtitles as you like, convert 2D VOB videos to 3D AVI videos, etc.
Part 3: Convert VOB to AVI on Mac with MPEG Streamclip
As a powerful free video converter, MPEG Streamclip is able to convert a video file to many formats. You can use MPEG Streamclip to convert VOB to AVI for sure. Check out this guide below to convert VOB to AVI on Mac with MPEG Streamclip.
Step 1. Add Source VOB Video File
On the main interface of MPEG Streamclip, click “Open Files…” to choose and add source VOB video file.
Step 2. Check Detailed Video Information
Click “Show Stream Info” to see all information such as video file, video size, video location and data rate.
Step 3. Start to Convert VOB to AVI
Click “Export to AVI…” button to start to convert VOB to AVI.
Part 4: Convert VOB to AVI on Mac with Handbrake
HandBrake, favored as DVD ripping freeware, can also be regarded as VOB to AVI converter, which allows you to convert VOB to AVI on Mac with several mouse clicks. Read the following guide to learn how to convert VOB to AVI on Mac with HandBrake.
Step 1. Import VOB into Handbrake
Launch Handbrake on your Mac or computer, and then click “Open Source” in the menu bar to choose and import source VOB video file into Handbrake.
Step 2: Set AVI as Output Format
Open the "Format" drop-down menu and select AVI as output format in order to convert VOB to AVI.
Step 3: Start to Convert VOB to AVI
Before VOB to AVI conversion process, you can choose the output directory to contain converted video file. Click “Start Encode” button at the top of the window to convert the source VOB video into the selected AVI format.
Part 5: Convert VOB to AVI on Mac with Media Coder
As a free media transcoder, MediaCoder can be regarded as a free VOB to AVI converter for users to convert VOB to AVI file. Although it is not easy to use MediaCoder, the output quality and performance is satisfying. Check out guide below to convert VOB to AVI on Mac with MediaCoder.
Step 1. Import Source VOB File
Click “+” button at the top left submenu to choose and import source VOB file. Alternatively, you can click “File” at the top left to choose and add source VOB file.
Step 2. Choose AVI as Output
Choose “AVI” under output format drop down box. At the same time, you can choose FPS, Video Bitrate, Audio Bitrate, Encoding, etc.
Step 3. Choose Output Folder and Start to Convert VOB to AVI
Click “…” at the top right to choose a folder to get converted file, and then start to convert VOB to AVI by clicking the arrow icon on the submenu.