What is VOB

About VOB Format

VOB is short for Video Object, a container format in DVD-Video media. VOB can contain video, audio, subtitle and menu contents multiplexed together into a stream form. VOB is based on the MPEG program stream format, but with additional limitations and specifications in the private streams. The MPEG program stream has provisions for non-standard data (as used in VOB files) in the form of so-called private streams. VOB files are a very strict subset of the MPEG program stream standard. While all VOB files are MPEG program streams, not all MPEG program streams comply with the definition for a VOB file.

VOB files can be played by almost any conventional video player. They can be played on Macintosh using Apple DVD player, MPlayer, and VLC Media Player; on Linux using Xine, MPlayer, and VLC Media Player; and on Windows using CyberLink Power DVD, Media Player Classic (MPC), VLC Media Player, and Nero Showtime.

DVD VOB file and IFO file – the difference is as follows:

IFO normally refers to a file on DVD-Video disc and stands for InFOrmation.While the main content of DVD-Video disc are the VOB files which contain the actual MPEG-2 audio, video and subtitle streams, the IFO files provide information for DVD player where DVD-Video disc’s chapters start, where certain audio tracks are located, etc..

DVD VOB file and VIDEO_TS folder – the difference is as follows:

On a DVD disc, VOB files are stored in the VIDEO_TS folder. There is also an AUDIO_TS folder, this is where DVD-Audio would be stored, but usually the folder is empty. The TS stands for “title set” and is part of DVD structure. The before mentioned VIDEO_TS folder will hold all the pertinent information such as Informaton (IFO) and any backup (BUP) files that are necessary for the DVD to even be read.

Related Software

Leawo Video Converter (VOB Converter): an easy video and audio solution for any format conversions, with fast speed and excellent output guaranteed. Equipped with 3D conversion function, you can get 3D VOB video as output. This VOB Converter not only converts common videos to VOB video, but also converts VOB video to other video formats.

Leawo DVD Ripper (DVD to VOB Ripper): a useful DVD ripping program for users to rip DVD to video in various formats. So with it you can enjoy great convenience to convert DVD to VOB for appreciation. This DVD to VOB Ripper enables you to convert DVD to VOB with fast speed and excellent video quality. 3D VOB video as output is also supportable.

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