How to Convert VOB to Plex Friendly Format
Plex Media Server is one of the most famous home media sharing/managing solutions which helps you connect your Plex clients with all of your local and online media. In this article, we will not talk about the feature of Plex but the Plex and VOB files compatibility as we found many users are complaining can't play VOB on Plex. So, how to get Plex to see and play VOB videos easily?
By default, VOB simply can't be streamed via Plex Media Server. The best way to successfully import VOB to Plex Media Server for streaming and playing is to convert VOB to Plex friendly format like MP4. What you need is a powerful VOB video converter. Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate is a good choice for you to encode VOB files for Plex streaming.
This video app is professional on fast converting VOB to Plex Media Server with MP4 format (the most compatible video format for Plex) 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. Thanks to the built-in video editor, you can personalize and retouch your videos files as you want. For Mac users, iMedia Converter for Mac is a helpful app to encode videos for further usage.
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How to convert VOB to Plex and play VOB files via Plex
Step 1: Import VOB files to the program
You can directly drag the VOB files you want to convert to the main interface of this VOB to Plex Converter. All added media files can be previewed and you're free to take snapshots of your favorite video scenes. Meanwhile, if you want to merge all the added VOB files into a single file, simply click "Merge into one file".
Step 2: Choose Plex compatible format
Click Format bar and choose MP4 from Common Video, which can be recognized by Plex well. Generally, MKV is also a good choice; as a container format it takes whatever you give it.
Tip: With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original video 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.
Step 3: Start VOB to Plex Conversion
Once you're sure all the settings are OK, click the Convert button to start converting VOB format to Plex. It will take several minutes to finish the conversion.
After the conversion, you can easily find the converted VOB video clips in the destination folder by clicking "Open" button. Now it's easy for you to play and share your movie on different media devices via Plex Media Server.