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How To Open VOB Files

VOB files—or Video Object files—contain DVD-Video media. VOB files can contain digital video, digital audio, subtitles, menus, and codecs stored together to function as one.

To experience high definition (HD) and 3-dimensional (3D) qualities of your VOB file, you should open your VOB file using a virtual DVD player. HowSpot recommends VLC Media Player for a premium viewing experience.


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    Download and install your free copy of VLC Media Player.

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    Run VLC Media Player for use.

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    Open a folder by clicking the menu Media > Open Folder.

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    Navigate and find the VOB file you wish to open.

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    Click Choose Folder.

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    The VOB file should start the same way it would on a DVD player with an on-screen menu. Click on the on-screen menu’s Start option to begin playing your media.


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