Within a few decades, the mainstream video form has accomplished the big transformation from giant VHS tapes to the extremely convenient digital copies. Although the digital videos have brought us so much convenience and satisfactions, there are unique problems about the digital era: The video formats are too much. Everyday there are new video carriers than before, causing new video formats being generated. Some of the formats have high compatibility like MPEG, but others don’t. Among them, VOB is one of the most common issues that people would come across. VOB files can store high-quality video content, but it is not a format that can be opened anywhere. If you are suffering from being unable to open a VOB file, know that you are definitely not the minority. A lot of people are going through the same problem every day. However, it’s not rocket science to deal with it. The most popular way to solve the problem of being unable to open a VOB video file is to convert the VOB to MPEG, which is way more compatible than VOB. So how to convert VOB to MPEG? What program do you need to convert your VOB to MPEG? Today we are going to give you a detailed and informative instruction on how you can convert VOB to MPEG in different ways, so that you can open your VOB file in less than 10 minutes. So, without further ado, let’s get started.

Part 1: Convert VOB to MPEG with Leawo Video Converter

In order to convert VOB to MPEG efficiently, the most important thing that you need to pay attention to is the tool you use. There are a lot of programs on the market that offers video converting functions, but what you need to make sure before you choose the software are these points: One, the program supports VOB input and MPEG output; Two, it has professional conversion core technology; Three, it’s better if advanced options are offered.

According to the standard above, the most recommended program to convert VOB to MPEG, in my personal opinion, is a product called Leawo Video Converter. Leawo Video Converter is a professional video converter program. It supports more than 180 video formats as both input and output, including VOB and MPEG, and can retain the original quality as the conversion goes on. What’s more, besides the professional video conversion function, Leawo Video Converter also features some advanced video editing options so that you can customize the video the way you like before converting it from VOB to MOEG.

The process of converting VOB to MPEG with Leawo Video Converter cannot be easier. Here is the step-to-step guide on how you can convert VOB to MPEG in less than 10 minutes.

Step 1: Launch Leawo Video Converter
Download Leawo Video Converter. When you open the program, you will see eight function modules. Navigate to "Video Converter" function module to launch Leawo Video Converter.

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Step 2: Import Source Video
Once you enter the Video converter module, there are two ways for you to import your source VOB video. One is by dragging and dropping the file in to the main frame, the other is by clicking the "Add Video" button and find your VOB file. The difference between the two methods is, by clicking the button, you will see the choice of importing a video folder.

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Step 3: Set output format
On the left of the green “Convert” button, there is a button for you to set the output format. In order to convert your VOB file to MPEG, you need to click the button, choose “Change”, and then click on the “MP4 Video” profile. MP4 file is one kind of MPEG file. If you want to know more about the MPEG files, we will have a brief introduction about it at the end of this article.

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Step 4: Further Editing
On the right side of the video list, there is an "Edit" button. If you want to do some further editing to the video before converting the VOB to MPEG, you can click on the button to call out the video editing panel. At the left bar of the editing panel, you can see all of the editing options available. You can do trimming, cropping, adding watermark, adjusting video parameters, turning 2D video to 3D and removing noise. Once you’re satisfied with the editing, click the “OK” button at the bottom right corner to confirm your modification.

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Step 5: Start converting
Once you have chosen a desired output format and have done all the editing you need, you can click the green “Convert” button to call out the “Convert Settings” panel. On the panel you need to designate an output directory, and then click the “Convert” icon below to start converting your VOB to MPEG.

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Part 2: Convert VOB to MPEG with Format Factory

When it comes to video conversion, Leawo Video Converter is powerful enough for most people. It’s efficient, user friendly and multi-functional. However, if you prefer an old-school way to convert your VOB to MPEG, we’ve also got a recommendation for you.

Format Factory is a traditional choice for video conversion tasks. The program was developed by Chen Jun Hao in the very beginning of the 21st century, and still available now for free. Although there are ads in the program, and the versions of the program is very confusing, there are still some people like the program because of the good reputation. Here’s how you can convert VOB to MPEG with Format Factory.

Step 1: Choose a conversion type.

Once you launch Format Factory, you can see all the conversion types are listed in the left bar. All of the conversion types are categorized in different folders. You need to find the right type for the conversion task. Say, you want to convert your video file to MP4, you need to choose the “to MP4” conversion type.

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Step 2: Import source file
After you have chosen a conversion type, a convert setting panel will pop up. Click the “Add File” button on the convert setting panel to add your source video file.

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Step 3: Start converting
Once the source video file is imported, you will be brought back to the main panel, where you can see a big” Click to Start” button at the bottom of the interface. Click the button and your file will be converted to the format you have chosen.

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Part 3: Convert VOB to MPEG with several online video converters

Besides the two programs introduced above, there are actually a more convenience way to convert your VOB to MPEG. As you can see, both Leawo Video Converter and Format Factory are powerful and efficient, but you still have to download a third-party program to convert your VOB file. By using an online tool, you can convert your VOB video to MPEG directly without downloading any third-party program.

There are several different online converting services, here are some recommended ones and how to use them to convert your VOB to MPEG.

Convert VOB to MPEG online with Convert.Files
Convert.Files is a simple online video converting tool. The interface of the online converter is pretty clean and the process to convert a VOB to MPEG is straightforward. When you are at the Convert.Files website, click the “Browse” button to upload your VOB file. The output format setting is at the right dropdown box. After you set the output format as “MPEG-4 Video File”, you can click the “Convert” button to convert VOB to MPEG and then download it to local.

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Convert VOB to MPEG online with ACONVERT.com
ACONVERT.com is another easy-to-use online converting tool. The website offers various conversion services including videos, audios, Ebooks, PDF files and so on. To convert VOB to MPEG, simply visit ACONVERT.com, choose “VOB to MPEG” and then upload your VOB file. When the conversion is completed, you can download the MPEG file from the website directly.

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Extension: VOB and MPEG files

Today we introduced several ways for you to convert your VOB to MPEG. With any one of the above solutions, you should be able to convert VOB to MPEG without any trouble. However, in case you are still wondering about the two video formats, we are going to provide you some extra extension knowledges about the VOB files and MPEG files.

A VOB file is a movie data file from a DVD disc. The VOB files are typically stored in the VIDEO_TS folder at the root of the DVD file. The VOB file usually contains video, audio, subtitles, DVD menus and other navigation contents, which is a majority of the data stored on the disc. There are very little video players to play VOB videos directly because most of the commercial DVDs use some type of copyright protection on the VOB file. So usually if you want to open a VOB file, you need to convert it to an MPEG format.

MPEG is short for Moving Picture Experts Group. Actually, MPEG is not a video format, but an organization that develops standards for encoding digital audio and video. The organization works with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) to ensure media compression standards are widely adopted and universally available. With the standard being widely adopted, the files coded with the MPEG standard become the most compatible videos. And the MPEG-4 video format is the most popular and advanced MPEG video format nowadays. That’s why we recommend the MPEG-4 to be the output format when you convert a file that is not compatible with your current device.?