Files with vob extension are Video Object files (videos) found on standard movie DVDs. A very common video format playable in almost any media player.

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the VOB file extension!

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Software that open vob file

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VOB file extension - DVD video object

What is vob file? How to open vob files?

File type specification:

Digital video and movie file type icon Digital video and movie file type

vob file icon: vob filetype icon

File extension vob is traditionally used for DVD Video Object files that represent DVD video.

vob file is a container file which includes most of the movies data, including the video and audio streams, along with subtitles and any menu features, and is so similar to MPEG-2 files that, apparently, you may be able to manually change the file extension to mpg or mpeg and it should still play.

The VOB contains H.262/MPEG-2 Part 2 or MPEG-1 Part 2 video, MPEG-1 Audio Layer II or MPEG-2 Audio Layer II audio.

Updated: November 27, 2023

The default software associated to open vob file:

Cyberlink PowerDVD icon

CyberLink Corp. logoCyberlink PowerDVD  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
CyberLink Corp.

PowerDVD is popular commercial multimedia player very often bundled with new computers, laptops, graphic cards and DVD drives. It is also available as stand alone version. PowerDVD supports variety of video and audio formats, such as DVD-video, DVD-audio, VCD, SVCD, AVI, DivX, XviD etc.. PowerDVD provides many settings to specify, such as image ratio, snapshots, audio channel etc.

VLC media player icon

VideoLAN Project Team logoVLC media player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
VideoLAN Project Team

Very popular multimedia player developed for Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, Unix and various other operating systems and platforms.

VLC can playback many of the video formats (AVI, MKV, OGV, WMV, ASF, MOV...) and audio formats (MP3, AAC, M4A, OGG, FLAC...) as well as support of subtitles for video. It can also be used as a streaming server and multimedia transcoder.

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Help how to open:

VOB files are widely supported by many multimedia players such as PowerDVD, Windows Media Player, Nero ShowTime, KMPlayer etc.

How to convert:

The VOB video format is widely supported by video converters and video editors, that can convert VOB DVD video file in to another video formats such as AVI, DivX, XviD, MKV, WMV and etc.

Find conversions from vob file:

vob to avi

vob to dat

vob to flac

vob to jpeg

vob to mp3

vob to mp4

vob to mpg

Find converter to vob file type:

bvr to vob

dat to vob

h264 to vob

mp4 to vob

mpg to vob

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wve to vob

List of software applications associated to the .vob file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open vob file, edit vob file, convert vob file, view vob file, play vob file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting vob files.

Software that open vob file - DVD video object

Programs supporting the exension vob on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open vob file action.

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