5 Best Free VOB Player for Mac OS X(macOS Sierra)

In this article we round up the 5 best free VOB player for Mac OS X including macOS Sierra.


VOB stands for DVD Video Object. It is basically one of the core files found on DVD Video discs and contains the actual movie data, including an MPEG-2 video stream and support audio (MP2, AC3, DTS ). Without the help from third party app, playing VOB video on Mac could be tricky. Therefore, here below introduces you with top 5 free VOB player Mac (macOS Sierra included) for you to compare and choose.

Top 5 VOB Player Apps for Mac

1. Apple DVD Player

Apple DVD Player can play VOB files in DVD VIDEO_TS folder. Open DVD Player, go to File>open DVD Media and navigate to the VIDEO_TS folder with VOB files inside and click Choose.

2. VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player can play video/audio in any format, from MPEG to FLV, VOB, RMVB, etc., including HD and Blu-ray. It supports for 10 bit codes plus multi-threaded decoding for H.264, MPEG-4, XviD and WebM. VLC Media Player also offers great hotkey support. It is an ideal VOB player for Mac.

3. MPlayer

MPlayer is a free media player. It is compatible with Mac OS X. The interface of MPlayer is basic and minimalist. However, it supports more than 192 video(VOB included) and 85 audio codecs natively, which means that it can fast response to anything you load in it. Besides, you can choose subtitles and take screenshots as you like.

4. UMPlayer

This application is available for free and it comes with complete support for a plethora of video and audio formats, including VOB of course. It can even play incomplete or damaged files if needed and it can also be used for viewing streams and multiple other types of video without hassle.

5. Flip Player

Even if this player comes with a commercial version that brings additional features, the free version comes with retina display support, great playback controls, loop and instant replay navigation features which make it an instant hit. It’s easy to use, very reliable and definitely recommended for any type of user.

Any alternative way to play VOB files on Mac OS X?

A Mac VOB player can help you open and play VOB files on your Mac, but still can’t avoid some incompatible issues and it’s impossible to adjust the video quality as you like. To make the most of your VOB video files, you’d better convert VOB files to Mac or any other device, editing software, and media player friendly formats. To do it, you can try Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac.

It enables you to convert VOB to MOV for playing on Mac OS X(macOS Sierra) easily without any quality loss. Besides, it lets you directly convert VOB videos to iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Final Cut Pro, iMovie or many some other media devices, video editing programs friendly format with the best quality. What’s more, this Mac video converter is built with a video editor, which lets you touch up the video as you like.

Step 1. Load VOB movies

Run this software and then import your VOB files onto the interface by convenient drag-and-drop feature. You can add several videos for converting at one time as this Mac video converter supports batch conversion.

Step 2. Set output format

Click on “Format” bar to select output format. Here you can choose to encode VOB to .mov, .mp4, .m4v for playing on Mac OS X. Plus, iPad, Apple TV, iPhone, iMovie, etc preset profiles are provides as well. You can choose any output format according to your playback preference.

Step 3. Start the VOB conversion

Hit Convert on the bottom-right corner of the interface. It will start converting VOB on Mac OS X Yosemite immediately. After conversion click “Open” to find converted movie on Mac. As you see, you can solve the VOB files incompatibility with Mac OS X thoroughly. Enjoy.

Related Guides:
3 Solutions to Playing VOB in Windows Media Player
iTunes won’t load VOB files- Solution
How to Convert VOB to MP4 with Zero Quality Loss
Easiest Way to Upload VOB to Vimeo

3 Solutions to Playing VOB in Windows Media Player

According to Microsoft, Windows Media Player supported a wide rang of file formats including WMV, AVI, ASF, WMA, etc. However, there are many people find that Windows Media Player won’t play VOB files at all. In this article, we aim to offer you the possible solutions to help you open and play VOB in Windows Media Player without hassle.

Actually, Windows Media Player 12 or higher offers support for VOB format. So, you can update your WMP to the newest version. If it still didn’t work for you, follow the 3 solutions below.

Solution 1. Download a codec for Windows Media Player

If you don’t like to install a third-party video player on your PC, you can try to download a codec like k-lite codec from the free-codec website to upgrade your media player, which will allow Windows Media Player 9, 11 to playback many new types of file formats, including VOB. Continue reading “3 Solutions to Playing VOB in Windows Media Player”

Plex Alternative to Organize and Stream Videos

It’s true, Plex is the best way to enjoy your favorite media resources anywhere and anytime. Working as multiplatform media organizing system, Plex allows you to organize your digital media of all type and streams them on all type of the digital media screens. While, there are still some limits or issues during video streaming:

“When I add some MKVs to Plex, I get in Plex is some generic error message with a sad face…”

“Everything seems to be working fine the exception of playing VOB files with Plex…”

“I recently wanted to play a DVD on Plex Client on windows, but I could not figure out how? It seems that Plex lacks support for DVD files, Blu-ray disc format.”

“Plex is all messed up due to the new updata, is there any good alternative?”

As you see, some issues occurred when playing, streaming media files via Plex. And due to the update, some users complained that it messed up. In this article, we’d like to introduce top 10 Plex alternative to you. Continue reading “Plex Alternative to Organize and Stream Videos”

Stream videos (AVI, MKV DTS, MTS, VOB, H.265) from PC to Roku via Plex

With a Roku, you can deliver everything you want to the RV(Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, HBO and Pandora). The point here is, it can’t stream your personal video library to Roku without the third-party software. Well, with the help of Plex, things can be different. Plex is one of the most effortless ways to enjoy your media on the Roku.

Solution: Stream video from PC to Roku using Plex

Step 1. Set up the Plex Media Server

First you should download and install the Plex Media Server to your PC. Then double click the Plex Media Server icon in your System Tray.


After a few seconds, a new tab in your browser will pop up. Here click “+” and you’ll see five options for adding media to your library. Choose a type and click “Next”. Continue reading “Stream videos (AVI, MKV DTS, MTS, VOB, H.265) from PC to Roku via Plex”

iTunes won’t load VOB files- Solution

Q: I go to “add file to library” and choose the VOB file that I want but it doesn’t upload it to iTunes.

Well, the main reason why you can not transfer VOB files to iTunes is that iTunes still can’t recognize VOB format. As far as I know VOB is basically a MPEG-2 video file which is stored in Video_TS folder in a DVD. As this kind of video file usually contains one or several audio tracks and subtitle tracks that are multiplexed together into one stream form, it is not so easy to playback.

Do you also have such hassles when playing VOB files in iTunes? If so, hopefully the instructions below can help you out of troubles. Since iTunes only supports MP4, MOV, M4V video formats, in order to load and open VOB video files in iTunes, you need to convert .vob to iTunes supported video formats first.

To finish the task, Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac is highly recommended – it is the best video converter that can help you convert VOB to iTunes compatible video with high output video quality.

This VOB to iTunes converter provides high-qualified and easy-handled conversion process and supports converting from VOB, MKV, AVI, TiVo, MPG, WMV files to virtually any video formats. Meanwhile, it directly offer presets for iOS devices and Apple TV, so that you can import the converted files to iTunes smoothly and play them perfectly on your iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple TV, etc. If you meet the VOB playback issues in Windows(Windows 8 included), Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate is the best choice for you. Download it now and follow the steps to convert VOB videos to iTunes for different using.

How to convert VOB to iTunes for playing and sharing

Step 1. Add VOB files to this converter

Open the VOB to iTunes Converter Mac program and load the VOB video files from your computer or devices in either of the two ways: 1> Click Add Files to browse and select videos for conversion. 2> Directly drag the files to the program interface to load them.

P.S. This all-in-one software can also help you convert and add DVD to iTunes, Blu-ray to iTunes.

Step 2. Select iTunes supported format

Since iTunes supports MP4, M4V and MOV formats, you can click Format bar and choose any of the three from Common Video as the output file format. If you want to import .vob to iTunes for playing on iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, etc., you can also directly select a format from decent device preset like iPad.

Step 3. Start to convert VOB to iTunes

Click the “Convert” button at the bottom right corner, this Mac VOB converter will start to convert VOB to iTunes playable videos immediately. When the process is done, click Open button to locate the converted videos.

Step 4. Add VOB to iTunes library

Now open iTunes and click File > Add Files to Library to import the converted VOB video to iTunes library. Now you can play the VOB files in iTunes without any troubles or just transfer them to your iPhone, iPad, iPod without any restrict.

Related Guides:

How to Convert VOB to MP4 with Zero Quality Loss
Easiest Way to Upload VOB to Vimeo
Top 3 Ways to Play VOB on Mac (El Capitan/Yosemite)