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How to Play VOB files in Windows Media Player

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A VOB (DVD Video Object) file is a file container format that DVDs use. A VOB file contains the actual movie from a DVD and its audio and streaming data that allows a user to scroll through the video. Generally, a VOB file can be opened on a computer by playing it with most modern media players. For example, Windows Media Player 12 or higher. However, there are still many guys complained that Windows Media Player won't play VOB files? Any solution? Well, in this short guide, you will find out the best workaround.

Method 1. Play VOB files by using Windows Media Player Alternative

Since there are some other powerful media player software support VOB format, you can try a third-party video player in Windows. The VLC is really a very powerful media player for you. It can play DVDs, VCDs, Audio CDs, VOB, web videos and much more without any codec packs needed.

Method 2. 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.

User Tip: Why some Windows Media Player cannot play VOB files on hard drive? The main reason is that VOB format is based on the MPEG program stream format. However, our computer lacks MPEG-2 encoder/decoder.

Method 3. Convert VOB to Windows Media Player friendly formats

If you failed to install codec for WMP, an ultimate solution is to convert VOB to Windows Media Player friendly formats. (Generally, there is no WMV playback issues in Windows.) To achieve the goal, you can use Brosoft Video Converter Ultimate to encode your VOB videos in Windows(Windows 7/8/10 included).

This VOB file converter provides all you need. You can use it to convert VOB to WMV, MP4, AVI, MOV, AVI, M4V, FLV, ASF, MPEG, DivX and hundreds of other formats. Besides converting VOB, it can also convert among other video/audio formats. Not only does it functions as a VOB video converter, but also as a VOB editor that you can use to trim VOB, crop VOB, merge VOB and so forth to personalize and touch up your movies before converting them. Now download the program and check out the steps below.

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Guide: Converting VOB to Windows Media Player WMV format

Step 1: Load VOB files

Run the smart VOB converter and load VOB clips to it by clicking "Add" button.

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Step 2: Choose output format

Click the Format menu, select Windows Media Player friendly format as your output video format. There, you can take WMV as your output video format. If you prefer high definition videos, move your mouse pointer to "HD Video" and then choose HD WMV.

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Tip: To adjust video and audio parameters like codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, you could click on "Settings" button.

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Step 3: Start conversion

Click Convert button to start VOB to WMV conversion with the best VOB file converter.

Once finished, you can get the output files for via clicking on Open button effortlessly. Afterwards, you can import these converted VOB files in your Windows Media Player for playing without any limits.

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