VOB Files not Seen in Plex- Solution

Just read on this article. We will share the tips and tricks for copying and streaming VOB to Plex in the simplest way. 


As known to all, Plex doesn't support actual ISO or VIDEO_TS files, but I have quite a few files that I ripped off DVDs, where the file format is a single .VOB file. These files don't have any of the menu's or anything from the DVDs. It's simply the video. The point here is, when I streaming these VOB files via Plex to my various devices(kindle tablet, chromecast, web browser, etc.), I get an error saying Plex can't play VOB video... 

To solve the issue, I searched a lot through Plex forum. I found many guys are facing the similar troubles "VOB files not seen in Plex", "Plex won't play VOB files"... That means it's necessary to encode VOB files for Plex. To finish the task, Brorsoft Video Converter is the bee's knees, which can help you fast transcoding VOB to Plex Media Server with MP4 format without quality loss. In addition, it not only supports VOB videos, but also handles various common video formats, like MKV, MXF, MTS, MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV, TiVo .etc. Plus, with the built-in video editor, you can also choose to trim, crop, add watermark to your original videos. 

P.S. For Mac users, Brorsoft Video Converter Mac is also a helpful app to encode videos on Mac OS X(Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks included) for further usage. 

Tutorial: Convert VOB to Plex for playback 

1. Import VOB videos 

Run the software and then import your VOB files onto the interface by convenient drag-and-drop feature. You can add several videos for converting at one time as this video converter supports batch conversion. 


2. Select output format 

Click "Format" bar and choose MP4 from "Common Video" as output format, which can be recognized by Plex easily. 


Tip: With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original videos while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network, depending on your network quality. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset. 

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. 

After the conversion, click "Open" to quickly find the converted movies. Now you can stream VOB files through Plex Media Server to HDTV, PS3, Xbox360 or other devices. Enjoy. 

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