How to Play VOB Files on Chromebook without Error?

Fail to play VOB on your Chromebook? Many people received an error message saying “Unknown file type” when they tried to open a VOB file. As a matter of fact, the Chromebook does not support VOB by default. To play VOB files on Chromebooks without the “Unknown file type” error, you can convert VOB to a supported video format or install a 3rd-party VOB file player. The following post will show you how. Please read on and follow.

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Can’t Open VOB Files on Chromebook?

Method 1. Convert VOB Files to a Chromebook-supported Format

Method 2. Install a Third-party VOB Player for Chromebook

How to Play VOB Files on Chromebooks?

Chromebooks have playback limitations on the video format and the inside video/audio codec. They only support MP4 H264/MPEG4, MOV H264/MPEG4, 3GP H264/MPEG4 & AAC, OGV, AVI, WebM, etc. Nevertheless, VOB is a video file container for MPEG-2 video, AC-3 audio, and subtitles. Chromebooks don’t support the video or audio codec inside the VOB container and as a result, won’t play this type of files.

Hence, you only need to convert VOB files to Chromebook-supported video formats or install a VOB player on the Chromebook for easy playback. Free downloadFree download the recommended VOB video converter to get started.

Convert VOB to Chromebook

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Method 1. Convert VOB to a Chromebook-supported Format

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How to Play VOB Files on Chromebook via Format Conversion

Step 1 – Import VOB Files

Launch DVD Video Converter on your desktop. Then, click Add Files or Load DVD Folder to import your VOB files into the software.

When you add .vob files through the “DVD Folder”, the program will load all DVD VOB files and auto-mark the main title/movie. If you want to convert all VOB files, select other titles manually.

Load VOB Files

Step 2 – Select Chromebooks

On the right side of the interface, hit on the format image to expand the output options. Then, go to Google from the “Device” panel and select Chromebooks as the export profile.

Below the output image, you can see the specific output format (MP4), video codec (H264), and audio codec (AAC). The “Settings” option allows you to edit the selected profile, such as changing video resolution, bitrate, aspect ratio, volume, etc.

Choose Chromebooks Preset

Step 3 – Export Final Files

Click the bottom three-dot button to set an output folder. Finally, press Run to start the VOB to ChromeBooks conversion. Once the process is done, transfer the converted MP4 files and play the videos on your Chromebook via the USB.

Also Read: Play VOB on Android | Play VOB Files on TV | Merge VOB Files into One

Export and Play Converted Video Files

Method 2. Install a VOB File Player for Chromebooks

Another way to play VOB files on Chromebook is to use a 3rd-party media player that supports the VOB format. The free VLC Media Player is your golden choice as it supports multiple video and audio formats and codecs, including VOB files. VLC offers different versions for different devices, such as VLC on the desktop, VLC for Android, and VLC for Chrome OS.

A Chromebook is a laptop that runs Google’s ChromeOS and has the ability to handle Android apps. So there are two ways to install the VLC VOB player for Chromebook:

Way 1. Install VLC for ChromeOS from the official website:

Way 2. Install VLC as an extension in the Chrome web store:

How to Play VOB Files on Chromebook using VLC?

DVD VOB file:
Run VLC > click “Media” > “Open Disc” > choose “DVD” under the “Disc” tab > press the “Browse” button to load the whole VIDEO_TS folder > hit “Play”.

Single VOB file:
Run VLC > click “Media” > “Open File” > select the VOB video file. Or directly drag the file into VLC, and it will play automatically.

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The Bottom Line

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This article tells how to play VOB files on Chromebook without problems in two ways. You can convert VOB files to formats supported by Chromebook or use another VOB file player for Chromebook. In my opinion, the DVD Video Converter works better. It can help you convert DVDs, VOB files, or any other video/audio files to be compatible with various devices and websites for handy playback. It is also frequently updated. Get WonderFox DVD Video Converter now!

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