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What are VOB files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a VOB file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your VOB files.

What is a VOB file?

VOB files have multiple uses, and VOB Video is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

VOB Video File

VOB stands for Video Object. Files that contain the .vob extension are container files. A container file is a "shell" of a file that can hold a variety of other files within it.

The .vob file format is most commonly used for DVD media. A VOB file can contain the audio and video data for the contents of a DVD as well as the subtitle, menu and DVD content information. This file data is then multiplexed into a streaming format that allows users to watch the media on their computers.

How to open VOB files

We have identified seven VOB openers that are compatible with this specific type of VOB file.

Programs that open VOB Video files

Last updated: December 22, 2023

All known file formats using extension .VOB

While VOB Video File is a popular type of VOB-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .VOB file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Vue D'Esprit 4 Object

We know that one VOB format is Vue D'Esprit 4 Object. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different VOB openers which you will find listed below.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of VOB files. Remember, different programs may use VOB files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Free File ConverterFree File ConverterVerified
VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerVerified
Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerVerified
K-Lite Mega Codec PackK-Lite Mega Codec PackVerified
Shark007 Advanced CodecsShark007 Advanced CodecsVerified
BSPlayerBSPlayerUser submitted
Prism Video ConverterPrism Video ConverterUser submitted

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