Make VOB Files Playable with QuickTime Player

The VOB is a container format that holds all audio, video, subtitles and all other contents of a DVD. Although it’s widely accepted, but the default player that comes with macOS does not support it. Then, how can you play VOB files with QuickTime Player on Mac? Find the solid answers in the post.

Method 1. Play VOB Files on QuickTime with Perian installed

Perian is a component that enables QuickTime to playback some of the video formats not natively supported by this app, including VOB. The component used to be extremely popular, but since Perian developers announced that they provide no support to it, Perian cannot be used with QuickTime for OS X Mavericks and later versions of OS X.

Method 2. Convert VOB to QuickTime MOV for Playback

In general, QuickTime Player supports below video/audio formats best :

Movie file formats: AVI, DV Stream, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, QuickTime MOV, etc.

Audio formats: AAC, MP4, AIFF/AIFC, MP3, Audio CD Data, etc.

So, you can convert VOB to QuickTime Player playable video formats via a third party video converter. To save your time, Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac is highly recommended to convert any (protected) VOB files to formats on  Mac (Sierra/El Capitan) in fast conversion speed and excellent quailty.

Besides, the all-in-one Blu-ray/DVD/Video converter also helps to convert almost all HD and SD videos like: AVCHD, MTS, MKV to MOV, MPEG, 3GP, FLV to MOV, AVI to QuickTime MOV for playing on QuickTime Player. If you’re running a Windows PC, simply turn to Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate.

Free download VOB to QuickTime Converter:

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Step 1. Install and run best VOB to QuickTime video converter, then click “load file” button to import the VOB files to the program.


Step 2. Tap the “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.


Tip: By clicking the “Settings” icon, you can freely adjust the video parameters like video codec, frame rate, bitrate, audio sample rate, audio channel to get a decent video as you want.

Step 3. At last, click the “Convert” button start converting VOB to MOV on Mac. Once finished, you can play converted VOB files in QuickTime Player a breeze.

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