“How to convert VOB to MOV? Can anyone assist here? I am using Mac OS.”

“How to convert VOB file to MOV format? I want to play some VOB videos on QuickTime, but the format blocked me. Is there any wonderful VOB to MOV converter for Mac?”

If you have some VOB videos and want to play these VOB videos on QuickTime or edit these VOB videos on iMovie, you need to firstly convert VOB videos to MOV format, as MOV is accepted by most these apps. Whether you are using Windows or Mac, you can utilize a video converter to convert VOB to MOV on Windows or Mac. You can convert VOB to MKV as well.

Part 1: Reasons Why People Convert VOB to MOV

If you are a movie fan, you may have run into format incompatibility issue for many times. For example, you have some VOB files in hand, but your handheld device such as iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. doesn't support the playback of VOB files. Such being the case, you can try to convert VOB to MOV that is compatible with these devices.

VOB stands for “Video Object” as defined in DVD specifications. It is a part of the DVD file structure and stored in the VIDEO_TS directory. In a complete VIDEO_TS, there are VIDEO_TS.IFO and VIDEO_TS.BUP data files included except VOB video. Inside of a VOB file there is an MPEG-2 stream. Despite the fact that you can drop VOB file into a DVD player and play smoothly, a large number of common media players and handheld devices are not capable of streaming the format, particularly in Mac environment. VOB to MOV conversion is still a near-universal way to go regardless of operating system Windows or Mac.

Part 2: Convert VOB to MOV on Windows/Mac with Leawo Video Converter

The first professional VOB to MOV video converter I will introduce here is Leawo Video Converter. 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 VOB to MOV converter, Leawo Video Converter 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 supports audio input and output as well, including AAC, AC3, WAV, MP3, WMA, FLAC, etc. In other words, we can use Leawo Video Converter to extract audio file from video file, and to convert audio file from one format to another.

Not limited to Windows version, Leawo software team also develops the Mac counterpart of Leawo Video Converter for operating on Mac system. 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 Windows version of Leawo Video Converter as an example to convert VOB file to MOV.

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 MOV 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 “MOV” 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 MOV

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 MOV immediately. After the conversion process is finished, you can find converted file in MOV format in the output folder you just set.


Note: Leawo Video Converter is equipped with an internal video editor, which means you can edit video after you import source video files.

Part 3: Convert VOB to MOV on Windows/Mac with FreeConvert


Step 1. Choose MOV Output Format

On the main interface of FreeConvert, go to Video Converter and then choose MOV under Convert to section.

Step 2. Import Source VOB File

On the main interface of file uploading page, you need to import your source VOB file. On one hand, you can upload it online if you have the URL of source VOB file. On the other hand, if the file is located on your computer, you can click “Choose Files” or directly drag and drop file on the loading page.

Step 3. Start to Convert VOB to MOV

After source VOB file is imported, click on the blue "Convert to MOV" button to start conversion.

Step 4. Download Converted MOV File

Once the files are converted (green bar) you can download the converted MOV files individually or click “Download All” button to download all files in a ZIP archive format.

Part 4: Convert VOB to MOV on Windows/Mac with Convert. Files

Convert.Files is a free online format conversion tool. Convert.Files is very powerful and supports many formats, including documents, images, and videos. It is very simple to use. Here we use Convert.Files to convert VOB to MOV. Check out the guide below.


Step 1. Add Source VOB File

On the main interface of Convert.Files, click “Browse” to choose VOB file from your local drive.

Step 2. Choose MOV as Output Video Format

After source VOB file is added, you need to choose “MOV” as the output video format under the “Output format” drop-down box for converting VOB to MOV.

Step 3. Start Conversion

You’ll need to click "Convert" at the bottom to start the conversion process, and you can download or export your converted files after a few minutes.

Part 5: Convert VOB to MOV on Windows/Mac with Aconvert

The fourth method to convert VOB to MOV video is operated online as well with the help of Aconvert. The letter “A” in the name of Aconvert means “All”, which means Aconvert supports and converts all kinds of document, ebook, image, icon, video, audio and archive files online for free. Therefore, we can use Aconvert to convert VOB video online free of charge, and it supports MOV output. It is easy to operate with Aconvert to convert VOB video to MOV video. Check the step-by-step guide out to get MOV file from source VOB video file.


Step 1. Import VOB File into Aconvert

Visit the official website of Aconvert, and then choose “Video” on the left to enter the Aconvert video converting interface. First, we need to import VOB file by clicking “Choose File”.

Step 2. Choose Output Video Format

After importing VOB video file, we can choose a variety of video formats as output. To convert VOB to MOV, you need to choose MOV video format under “Target format”.

Step 3. Start Conversion Process

Click “Convert Now!” after output video format is set. After a few seconds of transmission, the conversion will be complete. After conversion process is complete, you can download the converted result on your computer.