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[Resolved] How to Play VOB Files on Windows 10/11

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Updated on Feb 8, 2022

Can’t play VOB files after being upgraded to Windows 10/11? In fact, you are not alone. Many people get into the same confusion of how to play VOB files on Windows 10/11.

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Why Windows 10/11 Can’t Play VOB Files? How to Open VOB Files on Windows 10/11?

Q: I have a library of old DVD Camcorder files from years ago. They are all in .vob format. Windows 7 would play them absolutely fine. However, I've upgraded to Windows 10/11 and now it won’t play them at all. Is there a fix to this problem?

A: VOB is the container format that is typically stored in the VIDEO_TS directory at the root of a DVD. It's very similar to MPG format that can contain MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 video. However, Windows 10/11 does not natively support DVD playback. Windows 10/11 can play MPEG-1 video. If you want to play MPEG-2-encoded VOB files on Windows 10/11, you may get error messages.

This is also the reason why Windows 10/11 won’t play MPG videos. After we understand the crux of the issue, let’s start to learn how to play VOB files on Windows 10/11.

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How to Play VOB Files in Windows 10/11?

Unlike MPG video, DVD VOB files are always scattered and accompanied with several .ifo and .bup files. Beyond that, files in VOB format may be encrypted. In this situation, you'd better convert and merge all the VOB files into a single one or adopt a VOB player Windows 10/11 for smooth VOB playback. Now, read the following step-by-step guides to learn how to open a VOB video on Windows 10/11.

Part 1 - How to Play VOB Files in Windows 10/11: Merge and Convert VOB Files

WonderFox DVD Video Converter, a full-featured video & DVD converter, can help you merge all the .vob videos into a single longer one easily. This software enables you to convert not only the whole VIDEO _TS folder but VOB videos to various formats for fixing playback failures.

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Simple Guide for Merging VOB Videos

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Add VIDEO_TS folder

Step 1: Import VOB VIDEO_TS into the Converter

Create a new folder and name it anything you want. For example, you can name the new folder as “Test”. Then, move the whole VIDEO_TS folder in to Test folder. Run WonderFox DVD Video Converter and choose Load DVD Folder under the drop-down menu of Load DVD to import Test folder.

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Convert VIDEO-TS to WMV

Step 2: Choose a Desired Output Format

Then, all the DVD contents will show up on the list. Click Output Format on the right side to choose your desired output formats as you like. For example, if you want to convert .vob to .wmv, just choose WMV under Video tab. Also, you can repeat the same step to convert VIDEO_TS to MP4, AVI, MKV and other video formats. Or you can keep the original video format by choosing VOB.

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Step 3: Merge VOB Videos to Solve How to Play VOB Files on Windows 10/11

Once the output format is chosen, it goes back to the main interface, where you can specify the output path by clicking the "..." icon. At last, hit the Run button to convert the whole VIDEO_TS folder into a single video file.

This software also allows you to import a single VOB video by dragging it into the main interface and then convert VOB video to MP4, MKV, WMV and more formats with ease.

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Part 2 - How to Open VOB Files on Windows 10/11: VOB File Player Windows 10/11

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A free .vob player Windows 10/11, like VLC, MPC-HD, PotPlayer, KMPlayer, GOM Player, etc. is another ideal option for successful VOB playback on Windows 10/11. These media players include rich built-in codecs which can help you play VOB videos directly. All you need to do is run the media player and import the VIDEO_TS folder. Of course, it also allows you to play a single VOB video.

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At last...

Now, after reading the tutorial you must know how to merge .vob videos for settling how to play VOB files on Windows 10/11. If you don’t want to merge .vob files into a single one, you can also open VOB files with an effective and free .vob player Windows 10/11. You can choose either of these two methods to open VOB files on Windows 10/11 according to your actual situation.

Obviously, rather than playing the scattered and disordered VOB files, it's a smart choice to merge all of them to a single full-length video file. Why not download this program and give it a shot? It won't disappoint you, I promise!

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