Have you been seeing a VOB file on your computer and not knowing what it is and how to open it? Well, A file with the .VOB file extension is most likely a DVD Video Object file, which can contain 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. So a VOB file is basically a DVD file format. If you are still wondering about the VOB file format, you are in the right place, because today we are going to talk about everything related to the VOB file, including what it is, how to convert it and the best VOB file players on Windows 10.

Part 1: About VOB files

What is a VOB file

VOB, namely Video Object, is a container file format in DVD-Video media. As you can see, similar to other container files, a VOB file is able to contain a variety of different files into a single file location on a user's computer. Specifically speaking, a VOB file can contain the audio and video data for the contents of a DVD disk as well as other content information like subtitle, menu and etc. And files in VOB format may be encrypted.

Since most commercial DVDs use some type of copyright protection, the VOB file extracted from the DVD may be encrypted, which may result in an error when trying to copy the file to another location. There are a number of decrypting programs available for playing the VOB file without the proper credentials, and there are programs that can burn VOB files to DVD or Blu-ray.

How to convert VOB files

As mentioned above, VOB files are not like other media video files which you can play with most of the media players on the market. To play a VOB file, you either have to own a special media player that is powerful enough to handle VOB files, or you have to convert the VOB file to other video files. About the players, we will talk in the next section. Now let's take a look at how to convert a VOB file.

Not every video converter can convert a VOB file to a regular video file like MP4 or MKV. To convert your VOB file, you need a powerful video converter like Leawo Video Converter. Leawo Video Converter offers a simple yet innovative way for you to convert between a wide variety of videos and audios with its easy-to-use interface. The great application could also allow to do some editing job for you so as to customize your VOB files. Furthermore, the program also supports batch conversion from VOB to any other formats with the high conversion speed. Here is how you can convert your VOB file to another video file with Leawo Video Converter

Step 1: Load the VOB Video. This step is very easy to operate. The software with the user-friendly interface could provide the flexible option for you to import your VOB videos to its interface. If you want to load your VOB videos that you want to convert, you can click the "Add Video" button in the left side of the interface, click the invert triangle icon next to the "Add Video" button, or directly drag and drop the VOB videos to the "Drag File into Me" zone.

Step 2 : Choose output format. In order to activate the format settings window, click the "MP4 Video" button so as to pop up the window > click the "Change" button > open the "Profile" panel. From there you can choose the output format you want to convert your VOB file into.

Step 3: Start the conversion. Now it's time to start the conversion job. Just click the "Convert" button to open one window where you could choose the output folder and then click the "Convert" button so as to start the converting from VOB Video to any other supported file.

How to play VOB files

As you may already know from the information above, the VOB file extracted from the DVD may be encrypted, so it may not be easy to succesfully play a VOB file. In order to play a VOB file, you need a media player that is powerful enough to handle encrypted VOB files. In the nest part, I'll introduce the best VOB file player on Windows 10 for you, and how to play a VOB file with it.

Part 2: The best VOB player for Windows 10

The program that I would strongly recommend is Leawo Blu-ray Player. Leawo Blu-ray Player could provide you quality-lossless image for even 4K video, stereo audio enjoyment, all regions free DVD decryption and user-oriented playback control so that you can play any high-quality movie and play Blu-ray or DVD across region. Furthermore, within Leawo Blu-ray Player, you could obtain the personalized settings according to your preference and all the settings could be done automatically. As a professional Blu-ray player program and the best VOB player on Windows 10, Leawo Blu-ray Player can play all kinds of DVD/Blu-ray materials, including VOB files regardless DVD encryptions.

Now I'll show you how easy it is to play a VOB file with Leawo Blu-ray Player.

Step 1. Download Leawo Blu-ray Player and install it on your computer.

Step 2. Enter the main interface and load the VOB on the computer by clicking the "Open File" button on the home interface. When you have imported the movie, then you can see it on the playlist. You can also directly double click the file to open it.

Step 3. Set more parameters. If you want to obtain a more personalized watching experience, you can have more player settings. You only need to click on the drop-down menu panel on the top right which includes Playback, File Associations, Audio Output, DVD Blu-ray etc.

Other players that can play VOB files

VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player is another handy tool for playing VOB files. Indeed, this all-in-one solution plays most multimedia files including DVD, Audio CD, VCD and various streaming protocols on the computer. Nevertheless, quite a few users also criticize this player for the playback occasionally gets stuck and the computer operation get obstructed when any large-size file is being played.

5K Player

With 5K player, you can easily play almost any media files on PC/Mac computer, aside from VOB files. It supports both encrypted and non-encrypted files, as well as DVDs and music files. 5KPlayer is completely free, but you have to register it to use full features. Note that the registration is completely free and you get your license code in your email address.


MPlayer can play some of the most popular formats like AVI, MPEG/VOB, ASF/WMA/WMV, RM, QT/MOV/MP4 etc, you can also use it to watch VCD, DVD, SVCD, Blu−ray, and even H.264 movies, too. MPlayer was designed with simplicity and all the functions are displayed in a few menus that include media playing controls.