If you have a pile of VOB files, why not stream them to Plex Media Server, which allows you to store all your movies on a central server and watch them anywhere you want. The point here is, if Plex can support VOB files, shall we need to convert VOB to Plex? Well, this article will give you the answer to get VOB files onto Plex Media Server for watching and streaming.
Searching Plex forum, we 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, what you need is a VOB converting tool. 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, H.265 .etc. Plus, with the built-in video editor, you can also choose to trim, crop, add watermark to your original videos. For Mac users, Brorsoft Video Converter Mac is also a helpful app to encode videos on Mac OS X(macOS Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite included) for further usage.
Guide: How to convert VOB to Plex for playback
1. Import VOB videos
Launch the program, and click “Add” button on the main interface to load your VOB files for converting. (Drag&Drop function is included.) Check the “Merge into one file” box and you can join AVI clips into one.
2. Select output format
Click “Format” bar and choose MP4 from “Common Video” as output format, which can be recognized by Plex easily.
Tip: Further Settings
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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