Best Way to Play VOB Files via Plex
Plex can transcode everything and you won't have any video playback trouble on Plex. Actually, it's not true. When you play VOB files via Plex, issues would occur from time to time:
"Plex Server recognizes VOB folder and the content but it just will not play them. Can you make a support for VOB to be played via Plex?"
"I'm new to Plex. I've setup my server and 2 clients on my network. Everything seems to be working fine with the exception of playing VOB files from the client player."
In fact, VOB/VIDEO_TS/ISO files simply can't be streamed/transcoded. if you are using the player in Plex/Web even if you are the same computer they need to be transcoded to be compatible with a browser which they can't be. That's why you are having trouble finding software that can. The only thing that will play them as far as Plex is concerned is PMC (Plex Media Center) on the same machine as server, or possibly if drives are mounted exactly the same (drive letter and path) on another machine and then still only with PMC. If you think netflix, hulu or any streaming company streams VOB, you're wrong.
That is why it is suggested to convert your VOB files to MKV or MP4. The best VOB to Plex converter is Brorsoft Video Converter. It is able to fast convert VOB to Plex with MP4 format (the most compatible video format for Plex) without quality loss. Besides VOB, you can convert almost all kinds of video files including AVI, MKV, M2TS, MPG, MP4, WTV, WebM, etc not only to Plex but also to other devices you want, such as: iPad, Android devices, PS4, Roku, Xbox, etc for streaming. For Mac users, you can try Video Converter for Mac.
Key Features of Brorsoft Video Converter:
- Convert VOB to the certain device supported video format.
- Convert all other unsupported MOV, FLV, MP4, MKV, ASF, AVI, MTS, WMV, WTV, 3GPP, etc to the device supported video format.
- Convert the unsupported video format to Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku,TiVo, Samsung TV, PS4, Xbox 360, Edge, Firefox, etc supported video formats.
- Edit VOB, AVI, MP4 or any other video format before the conversion.
Download VOB to Plex Converter:
How to convert VOB to Plex supported video format
Step 1. Import VOB videos
Launch the program, click "Add" to load the VOB video file you want to convert into the program. You also can drag the VOB files to the left window directly.
Step 2. Select Plex supported file format
Plex can support MKV, MP4 format. Well, the best Plex compatible video is H.264 MP4 which is also can be wide used on the media players, servers and devices. Click "Format" bar and choose MP4 from "Common Video" as output format, which can be recognized by Plex easily.
Step 3. Start VOB to Plex conversion
Finally, hit the "Convert" button at the bottom of the main interface. This VOB to Plex Converter will start encoding VOB to Plex friendly MP4 video automatically and will just take you for a while. After the video conversion is done, you can click Open and find the output MP4 file quickly.
Additional Tips: To convert VOB to Plex, MakeMKV and Handbrake(See best Handbrake Settings for Plex) are two free most use software. But as we know, the open sources have their own limits such as: input/output formats limited, not safe ensured, slow conversion speed, heavy loss of video quality... If you want to get a safe and fast conversion, you would better choose Brorsoft Video Converter, a professional and easy-to-use lossless video conversion tool both on Windows and Mac.