As we know, Vimeo gives users around the world a good place to upload, store, and share their videos over the worldwide web. Usually, it can supports a wide rang video formats like MOV, MP4, AVI, MKV. However, VOB is not included in the list. In order to share your VOB files on Vimeo, you may have to encode/re-encode VOB to Vimeo friendly format first.
To do so, a VOB file converter software is essential. Here Brorsoft Video Converter is recommended to you. This VOB converting tool can convert VOB to MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, etc popular formats. For the video size and length limit of Vimeo site, the built-in editor also allows you to extract VOB clips with the very part you want. If you are a Mac user, please turn to Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to convert and upload VOB files to Vimeo on Mac. Now download the right version of the program and follow the guide below.
Step 1: Download and install the best VOB to Vimeo Converter. Click Add button to import your .vob files to the program. It supports batch conversion.
Step 2: Click Format bar and choose a Vimeo supported file format. You can just select H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4), H.264 Main Profile Video(*.mp4), or H.264 Baseline Profile Video(*.mp4) from “Common Videoas the output video format.
Step 3: Before start conversion, you’d better trim/edit VOB files Since Vimeo has limitations about the uploading video size and length. Here we should highlight the trim function on this software. Just click “Edit” to trim the VOB videos to get the very part you want. Besides trimming, cropping, adding watermark, adjusting special effect, are well supported as well.
Step 4: When all these settings are ready, you can click the “Convert” button to begin the VOB to Vimeo conversion. When the encoding task is done, you can click on “Open” button to locate the converted videos.
Additional Tips: How to load video to Vimeo
1. Go to Vimeo.com and sign into the Vimeo account recommended by your instructor. Click the Upload a video button, which should appear at the top left.
2. Click the Choose a video to upload button and navigate to and select the file or files you want to upload. Click Open.
3. The file(s) should appear as depicted below. Click Upload selected videos.
4. Now your video will begin uploading. You must leave this page open until it finishes. Once it is done, enter a title, description, tags, etc. and click Save.
Q: “Does anyone know how can I open and play VOB files on my Mac OS X? QuickTime player can’t recognize the format. Thanks for any replies!”
Well, the main reason why you can not play VOB on Mac, is that the default video player QuickTime can’t support VOB format natively. As far as I know VOB media 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 or edit.
Do you also have such hassles when opening and playing VOB files in Mac OS X including El Capitan, Yosemite? If so, hopefully the instructions below can help you out of troubles. Here we will list top 3 ways to play VOB on Mac OS X easily.
Method 1. Install 3rd-party VOB video players
The first way we’d like to recommend for playing VOB on Mac (El Capitan) is to install a QuickTime alternative player like MPlayer OS X or VLC. You can refer to the top 5 VOB players for Mac to get one you like.
Method 2. Play VOB in QuickTime with Perian installed
Perian is a free, open source QuickTime component that adds native support for many popular video formats like the VOB. When you’ve had Perian installed, you have to quit QuickTime completely and then restart it. Note that you don’t just close the QuickTime Window; in fact, it’s still running in the background. To do this, QuickTime can update its format and encoding library.
Important Note: As you may find that Perian doesn’t work on Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan and there is no upgrade news now. If you are running on Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan, you’d better skip this way.
Method 3. Convert VOB to MOV on Mac(El Capitan included)
Since MOV is the best Mac friendly format, what you need to do is to convert VOB to MOV format for playing on Mac easily. To do this, you can use Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to help you. This professional video converter is fully compatible with El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks. With it, you can easily encode VOB to MOV on Mac OS X while keeping the best video quality. After the conversion, you ca easily play VOB using QuickTime or iTunes on Mac without hassle. The whole conversion process is just in 3 steps. For converting VOB on Windows, you can get Video Converter. Just download and install the software to get its wonderful benefits.
Steps to Convert VOB for playback on Mac OS X
1. Import source video to the VOB Converter for Mac by directly drag and drop. Alternatively, you can click Add button to load the VOB video files.
2. Click on “Format” bar to select output format. This video app offers the QuickTime Movie Format for you. Or, you can also choose “Common Video -> MOV – QuickTime (*.mov)” as the output format.
3. Finally, click the “Convert” button start converting VOB on Mac. After the conversion, you can play converted VOB files on Mac OS X with the best quality.
Editor’s Note: If you don’t want to install too many players on your Mac and want to stick with iTunes or QuickTime player for watching movies, we highly recommend this solution.
Amazon has added the Kindle Fire HD 8 to its line of Kindle Fire tablets. It features a widescreen 1280 x 800 high-definition display with over a million pixels (189 ppi) for a great viewing experience. While, as far as we know, Android tablets including the new Kindle Fire HD 8 still cannot play VOB files natively. Though there are many VOB players for Android on the market, they either fail to play VOB on Android or play VOB in poor video quality. This article just aims to provide a simple way to successfully get VOB to Kindle Fire HD 8 for smooth playback with the best quality.
To watch VOB movies on Kindle Fire HD8, you need to convert VOB to Fire HD 8 more compatible video format like MPEG-4. To process a fast and smooth conversion, a professional video converter app is needed. Being a yet professional and easy-to-use video converter program, Brorsoft Video Converter is highly recommended to help you finish the conversion task. This video converting sofatware offers quite effective solution for you to convert almost all the videos VOB, AVI, MKV, MOV, MTS, FLV, TiVo, WMV to Android, Windows, iOS based devices including Kindle Fire HD 8, Fire DH 10, Kindle Fire HDX, Nook HD, Galaxy Tab, Surface Pro, iPad, iPhone, etc friendly videos without quality loss. It also allows you to adjust the video, audio parameter to get a decent output video that you want.
*For Mac users, please turn to Video Converter for Mac. Check the following guide to know how to change VOB video format for playing on Kindle Fire HD 8 without hassle.
How to Convert VOB to MP4 for playing on Kindle Fire HD 8 tablet
Step 1. Install and run the top VOB to Kindle Fire HD 8 Converter to your PC, click “Add Video” or “Add from folder” to import your source materials in .vob format. Batch conversion is supported so that you can add multiple files.
Step 2. Choose the output format. Click on the pull down menu of “Format”, and select “Android -> Amazon Kindle Fire HD H.264 video (*.mp4 )” as target format. The output videos could fit on Kindle Fire HD 8 perfectly.
Step 3. (Optional) If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. According to my experience, the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa. For watching videos on Android 720p with 2000~2500kbps is just all right.
Step 4. After above settings, you can start the conversion. Once the process completes, locate the files and transfer and copy the converted VOB videos to your Kindle Fire HD 8 tablet. As you see, now you can effortlessly play VOB on Kindle Fire HD 8.
If you are looking for a powerful integrated tool to convert videos, Blu-ray movies and DVDs to Android compatible format for playing on Samsung Galaxy Tab, Asus Infinity, Nook HD, Kindle Fire HD, Galaxy Note, etc simultaneously saving time and effort, the all-in-one Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate program will be a nice choice for you. If you are running a Mac OS X computer, iMedia Converter for Mac is the alternative.
As far as we know Plex doesn’t support actual ISO or VIDEO_TS files; however, if you have quite a few single .VOB files that ripped off DVDs without any of the menus, can Plex support it? Searching online, we find there are some guys are complaining the VOB to Plex issues: “When I stream some VOB files through Plex, I get an error saying they can’t play the video…” Well, in this article, we aim to help those guys to get rid of the trouble. If you also want to play VOB via Plex, just read through this page which can give you some hints.
Possible ways to enable Plex read VOB files:
Solution 1: Encode VOB for Plex with Handbrake
Actually, Plex isn’t supposed to be able to support .vob files as far as we know. The easiest option for now would be to convert VOB files to Plex Media Server preferred format. To encode videos, you might recommend Handbrake. We tired the app. Yes, it can change VOB format to a MP4 video for Plex, but the output video when we play shows in poor quality. Plus, some guys reflect Handbrake is spamware. Just downloaded it and had to do two malware cleans to get rid of all the shit it put on the computer.
Solution 2: Convert VOB to Plex with Brorsoft’s Video Converter
Brorsoft Video Converter is a highly recommend tool in Plex forum, although it’s $35. Overall, it can help you fast transcode VOB to Plex most compatible MP4 format without quality loss. In addition, it not only supports VOB videos, but also handles various common video formats, like MKV, MXF, MTS, MOV, AVI, WMV .etc. Plus, with the built-in video editor, you can also choose to trim, crop, add watermark to your original videos. For Mac users, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is ready for you to encode videos on Mac OS X(El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks included) for further usage.
How to convert and Play VOB via Plex
1. Load original VOB files
Launch the VOB to Plex converter. Click “Add” button on the main interface to load your VOB files to the program. (Drag&Drop function is included.) Check the “Merge into one file” box and you can join VOB clips into one.
2. Select output format
Click “Format” bar and choose MP4 from “Common Video” as output format, which can be recognized by Plex easily.
Tips: With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original videos while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network, depending on your network quality. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset.
3. Start VOB to Plex Conversion
Finally, hit the “Convert” button at the bottom of the main interface to start conversion. Once it’s finished, click “Open” to quickly find the converted movies. Now you can stream VOB files through Plex Media Server to HDTV, PS3, Xbox360 or other devices easily.