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, 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.


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With this Free Leawo Blu-ray Player, you can play VOB files as well as other media files on the PC/Mac computer without any restrictions. This is actually a universal media player since it can be widely compatible with all different files, including videos, audios, container files, physical digital media, network protocol clients and Blu-ray/DVD disk files. For example, in terms of supported container files, this software is able to play container files including VOB, AVI, MPEG, WMV, ASF, FLV, MKV/MKA (Matroska), QuickTime, MP4, M4A, AAC, NUT, Ogg, OGM, RealMedia RAM/RM/RV/RA/RMVB, 3gp, VIVO, PVA, NUV, NSV, NSA, FLI, FLC, DVR-MS and WTV. Moreover, with this software, you can easily control the playback and adjust the settings totally to your own preference, so as to have your personalized visual experience. If you want to capture a screen shot from the video, the built-in screen shot snapper will make it as easy as pie. And the virtual remote controller feature enables you to remotely control the playback of Blu-ray/DVD files. 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.

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Other players that can play VOB files

VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player is another handy tool for playing VOB files. Indeed, this player is an all-in-one solution to play most multimedia files including DVD, Audio CD, VCD and various streaming protocols on the computer. And most file formats can also be supported by this media player. Since VLC Media Player is free, open-source and cross-platform, it has received warm reception among many digital users. 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. That could be a really headache for those impatient users.

5K Player

5K player is another free software used for multimedia playback issues. With it, you can easily play almost any media files on PC/Mac computer, aside from VOB files. Typically, most players like VLC Media Player can support non-encrypted VOB files, but not encrypted ones. This DK player is able to support both types, as well as DVDs and music files. 5KPlayer is completely free to download and use, but you have to register it to use some of the features. Note that the registration is completely free and you get your license code in your email address. There are a lot of file formats, and a good media player should be able to support them all. 5KPlayer supports MKV/M2TS/MP4/AVI/WMV/FLV video formats. For audio, you can play MP3 music, DTS multichannel surround sound, AAC, AC3, WMA, and FLAC & ALAC lossless audio files.


MPlayer comes with support for over 192 video and 85 audio codecs, which is outstanding by all standards. The fact that it can play some of the most popular formats (AVI, MPEG/VOB, ASF/WMA/WMV, RM, QT/MOV/MP4, Ogg/OGM, MKV, VIVO, FLI, NuppelVideo, yuv4mpeg, FILM and RoQ), you can also use it to watch VCD, DVD, SVCD, Blu−ray, 3ivx, DivX 3/4/5, WMV and even H.264 movies, too. The first eye contact with MPlayer's interface is pleasant, to say the least; although the GUI is simple, the general look and feel rises to one's expectations. MPlayer was designed with simplicity in mind and the accent is kept on functionality rather than looks. All the functions are displayed in a few menus that include media playing controls (Play / Pause / Forward / Rewind), possibilities to create playlists, to customize the aspect ratio and to deinterlace the video files.