"Have some .vob files ( entire VIDEO_TS folder of a DVD but not any other file or folder like AUDIO_TS.. etc) and I want to burn a disc compatible with a DVD player. How can I do this? No dvd burner like powerDVD helped."

"So...I have a .wma Movie File and a Converted .vob Movie File. I want to put the vob File on a DVD that can be played on DVD Players. I did it before using a DVD creator, but that was TrialWare and has watermarks. I don't have any of those Audio_TS and Video_TS Folders, all I have is a simple vob file. Is there a way to burn VOB to DVD playable disc on my DVD player?"

Many people may need to burn their movies to DVD disc for safekeeping or convenient sharing and playback. However, not all people succeeded in doing this. To burn VOB files to DVD disc, you need to at first get to know the detailed information about DVD structure. Also, you need a proper tool to help you do so. In this post, we would like to share effective and useful VOB to DVD converter programs to help you burn VOB to DVD in clicks.

Part 1: About DVD Structure

To get playable DVD disc, it is neccessary to get to know the structure of a DVD disc. As long as we have made clear about the structure about a playable DVD disc, the DVD disc we've made might be accepted and played back by DVD players.

We all know that DVD file or folder is comprised of VIDEO_TS folder and AUDIO_TS folder. The AUDIO_TS folder could be made empty while the VIDEO_TS folder contains several kinds of files: .BUP, .IFO and .VOB files.

  1. .BUP = Backup files of the IFO files.
  2. .IFO = The IFO files includes information such as chapters, subtitle tracks and audio tracks.
  3. .VOB = The VOB files contains the actual video,audio,subtitles and menus.

Only if all these files are contained, DVD players would be happy to recognize DVD file or DVD folder for playback. If you simply create VIDEO_TS folder that contains VOB file only and AUDIO_TS folder onto a DVD disc, your DVD disc would not be accepted and recognized by DVD players. Check the below table to learn the detailed structure of DVD file/folder.




AUDIO_TS (undefined)
VIDEO_TS.IFO The first video play item, IFO, usally a copyright notice or a menu
VIDEO_TS.VOB The first video play item, VOB
VTS_01_0.IFO Title Set 01, IFO, usually the main movie
VTS_01_0.VOB Title Set 01, VOB 0, the menu for this title
VTS_01_1.VOB Title Set 01, VOB 1, the video for this title
VTS_01_2.VOB Title Set 01, VOB 2, if larger than 1 GB it will be splitted into several vobs
VTS_01_3.VOB Title Set 01, VOB 3
VTS_01_4.VOB Title Set 01, VOB 4, up to 10(0-9) VOB files if necassary
VTS_02_0.IFO Title Set 02, IFO, usually movie extras
VTS_02_0.VOB Title Set 02, VOB 0, the menu for this title
VTS_02_1.VOB Title Set 02, VOB 1, the video for this title
VTS_xx_x.IFO And so on
VTS_99_9.VOB Up to 99(1-99) titles with max 10(0-9) VOB files each


With knowing DVD structure, you could then read the below content to learn some effective VOB to DVD burning solutions in details.

Part 2: Directly Add VOB Files to DVD

"How to burn VOB to DVD?" You could get multiple answers to this question. On some forums, I have seen some people suggest burn VOB files to DVD disc via founding TS folders and then directly adding to disc. The suggestion is listed below:

"A .vob file IS a DVD file, you just need to assign two folders to the DVD you wish to burn. One is AUDIO_TS and should be empty, the other is VIDEO_TS where you need to put the .vob file. Burn the DVD and you're done."

This method is quite easy and simple to burn VOB files to DVD disc. However, when you try to play the burned DVD disc on your DVD player or computer DVD player, you will find that there's no playable DVD disc scanned. That's because there's no IFO files in the VIDEO_TS folder to direct DVD navigation and playback. Some DVD players may read VOB files directly but without any structure files a lot of players would find 'No Media'...

Obviously, in this way, you couldn't get a playable DVD disc out of VOB files. You could only add video, audio and image files onto a DVD disc for data storing.

Part 3: Free Burning Software to Burn VOB to DVD

1. CDBurner XP

This freeware is mostly designed for only Windows users. There are several versions for Mac OS system as it also works out smoothly on the platform. If you want a fast yet simple method to burn VOB to DVD, you can positively try this one because of its outstanding burning ability, which enables you to quickly add VOB files and burn to DVD disc. There are more uses if you want to create Blu-ray disc, DVDs, CDs and other kinds of data like ISO image files. The special feature about this application is the function of verifying data when you are done with the burning process. And you can also change the using languages by your place. Bulk burning is also supported and it really does a good job of erasing rewriteable media data.


2. ImgBurn

You can find ImgBurn very popular and has received good reviews on many ranking and freeware texting websites and it functions quite well in burning DVD, CD, HD-DVD, as well as Blu-ray discs. The ImgBurn can treat each of those procedures in just such a handy way. Even the interface and all the icons seem to be old-fashioned and not intuitive this would not stop it from being a modern and practical burning software tool with its Unicode. It can support most formats from popular video, image, and audio files for input and output. Its updated version always can catch up with the latest drives. This one offers an image queue system and layer break selection.


3. BurnAware Free

BurnAware is usually used as free software to burn VOB files to DVD. Apart from the VOB files, you can also change the input format to other types like pictures, documents, videos, music, and digital photos. Making bootable discs is also available with this tool and ISO image files are supported. Being able to extract soundtracks, you can also recover or erase data from unreadable discs. Its main features include UDF partition, BOOT settings, verifying data, and session selection. However, you cannot customize the copy via this program.


4. WinX DVD Author

WinX DVD Author is capable of converting VOB videos to DVD discs, as well as other video formats such as YouTube videos, Blu-ray videos, and HD camcorder videos. While having requirements to let your video become more polished, you are allowed to personalize the DVD with titles, chapter menu, captions, DVD menu, background soundtrack, and background images. But at first, you will be highly recommended to save VOB video as a DVD folder and then burning DVD folder to DVD disc will be easier. The burning speed is quite high while the quality can also be guaranteed. And the ratio of 16:9 is seamlessly compatible.


5. Ashampoo Burning Studio Free

Ashampoo Burning Studio provides such a straightforward method for Windows 10 that allows for burning burn VOB to DVD for free. In addition, it takes really good care of every backup task. You can utilize this tool to restore data simply. ISO image file can be extracted and later on converted into a DVD disc.


Part 4: Burn VOB to DVD with Leawo DVD Creator

Without Windows DVD Maker or iDVD on your computer, what would you do to burn VOB to DVD? What kind of DVD burning software could be used for burning VOB to DVD? Well, make it easy. Leawo DVD Creator could be of great help for you. It is a professional 3rd-party VOB to DVD converter that enables you to import VOB files (with no need of converting VOB files), add and edit disc menu, and burn VOB to DVD disc, folder and/or ISO image file freely.

Why Choose Leawo DVD Creator?

1. Support 180+ video formats, including: AVI, MP4, MKV, FLV, WMV, MOV, 3GP, MTS, M2TS, F4V, etc.
2. Preset disc menu templates. Allow you to edit disc menu as you like.
3. Edit video files to change video effect and apply 3D effect freely.
4. Burned DVD movies could be played on any DVD player freely.

Download and install this VOB to DVD Converter on your computer. Besides, you need to prepare the below things to complete VOB to DVD burning task perfectly:

  1. Blank and writable DVD-9/DVD-5 disc (DVD-R/DVD+R/DVD-RW/DVD+RW disc);
  2. Computer with DVD recorder drive;
  3. Source VOB video files;
  4. Hard drive with enough space.

1. Launch this VOB to DVD converter. Click "Add Video" button to browse and add source VOB files for loading.
2. (Optional) Add disc menu to output DVD by selecting one on the right sidebar. You could get instant preview and edit selected disc menu.
3. Click the big green "Burn" button. On the popup sidebar, set Burn to, Disc Label and Save to options.
4. Start to burn VOB to DVD by clicking the bottom "Burn" button. This VOB to DVD burner would get started instantly.


  1. After loading source VOB files, set output disc type (according to the disc you inserted into the disc recorder drive), quality and aspect ratio.
  2. You could set the output DVD video format from PAL and NTSC by clicking the preferrence settings (Windows users click the wheel icon on the top-right corner and then select "Burn" tab, while Mac users open the Preference > Burn tab to do this.)
  3. Insert writable DVD disc into DVD recorder drive beforehand, and then select DVD recorder drive as target under "Burn to" option in Step 3 if you want to burn VOB to DVD disc;
  4. You could burn MPEG files to DVD folder, ISO image file and/or DVD disc at the same time;
  5. With this VOB to DVD converter, you could edit source MPEG files, add 3D effect, etc. before burning to DVD format.

Part 5: Conclusion

The basic information about VOB files may help you know where it comes from and why it exists. With that, the extension of burn VOB to DVD freeware is necessary because it needs some special codec. WinX DVD Author is one of the free software to burn VOB files to DVD, yet it is lack of so many great features. The best DVD burning program here is Leawo DVD Creator that you can see the comparison table easily