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VOB to WMV: How to Quickly and Freely Convert VOB to WMV

by Christine Smith • 2024-01-11 10:26:09 • Proven solutions

With various file formats available to watch the video and listen to audio, it has become a humongous task to select which one suits your need. One such format that is widely used is VOB. Originally developed by DVD forum, it mostly finds its use in the DVD player and DVDs. But with the modern-day requirement is of flexibility, many devices today don't support VOB videos, so many people prefer to watch the video in WMV as WMV is available on many video players. So if you're looking for some ways to convert VOB to WMV format, you are on the right page now.

Part 1. What is VOB and Why Convert VOB to WMV

1. What is VOB

VOB or Video Object is a DVD container format. By container format, it means that it acts as a capsule that wraps up all the elements of the content like video, sound, menu, subtitle, and many other features into a single package. Thus, VOB is one such format that encapsulates all the content of DVD into a single pack. The VOB was created by the DVD forum to be the default format for its flagship DVD and HD-DVD disks. The popularity of DVD was so immense during its initial phase that VOB became the de-facto format for all kinds of multimedia content.

2. Why Convert VOB to WMV

Slowly, as technologies advanced many new formats came into existence and took place as a user-friendly format with time. With time VOB found less relevance. The format by default takes up massive space as it is a container format. Also, the format was not widely accessible among different platforms, and so videos in VOB format would not merely run. It was, therefore, essential to convert VOB to some other format. One such format is WMV. Created by Microsoft, the format is widely prevalent in Windows OS users. Because such a scenario needs to convert VOB to WMV arises. This article will guide you through methods that will help you to convert VOB to WMV.

Part 2. Best VOB to WMV Converter

After understanding the dire need to convert VOB to WMV, it is now time to learn how to convert VOB to WMV. While there are many VOB to WMV converters in the market, it is important that you first learn about the best method first to accomplish this task with ease without any difficulty. We will let you know about the best VOB to WMV converter that is available in the market, Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate). It is an all-in-one tool for you to handle all kinds of video-related problems, including converting VOB to WMV with simple steps and vice versa. Know more features about this software.

Wondershare UniConverter logo Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate)

Your Complete Video Toolbox

video converter ultimate
  • Convert VOB to WMV and other 1000+ formats, like AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, etc.
  • Edit VOB videos before converting with features of cropping, trimming, rotating, adding watermark, etc.
  • 90X faster conversion speed than any conventional converters.
  • Compress VOB videos to a smaller size without losing any quality.
  • Burn VOB videos to playable DVD with attractive free DVD menu template.
  • Download or record videos from YouTube and 10,000+ video sharing sites.
  • Versatile toolbox combines fixing video metadata, GIF maker, VR converter and screen recorder.
  • Supported OS: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, macOS 11 Big Sur, 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14, 10.13, 10.12, 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6.
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How to Convert VOB to WMV within Simple Steps

Now let us discuss how you can convert VOB to WMV using Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate).

Step 1 Install Wondershare VOB to WMV Converter

At the very beginning, you need to download and install Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) on your PC/Mac, and then open it. A Converter tab will open by default. Click the Add Files section on the left-top corner to import VOB videos. Or you can drag and drop your files to the interface directly.

add vob to convert to wmv

Step 2 Select WMV as Output Format

After all VOB files have been uploaded, click on the drop-down arrow next to the Output Format option as shown in the image to select the desired format of the output file. In this case, it is WMV. It can be done by selecting the Video tab and then clicking on WMV format from the left panel of the drop-down menu.

select WMV as VOB target format

Step 3 Convert VOB to WMV

Click the Convert button or the Start All button on the right-bottom to start converting VOB to WMV.

start converting vob to wmv

Step 4 Play the Converted WMV File

You can access the converted file in two ways:

1. Finished tab: Click on the Finished tab and access the converted file in an intuitive and user-friendly interface.

get the converted vob file

2. Click on the folder icon at the bottom as shown in the image to access the folder where the converted file is saved.

play converted wmv file

Part 3. Free VOB to WMV Converter

1. Wondershare Free Video Converter (Windows & Mac)

The best and free VOB to WMV video converter is Wondershare Free Video Converter, which is the free version of Wondershare VCU introduced above. It also converters VOB to WMV, AVI, MP4, MKV, MOV and more video formats for free, and vice versa. You can also use it to edit videos before conversion, and download online videos from YouTube or Facebook, etc. You can follow the similar steps of Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) to convert VOB to WMV for free, but with watermark like all freeware.

free vob to wmv converter

2. MPEG StreamClip (Windows & Mac)

It is a popular free VOB to WMV converter, a video editor, player and even a video downloader. You can use it to play most movie files, convert videos to different formats, and edit videos by cutting, copying, pasting, and trimming.

mpeg streamclip

3. Format Factory (Windows)

It is a very practical and easy to use video conversion tool. You can directly use this free VOB to WMV converter without any registration. It supports converting videos in any format to most of the common video formats. Also it lets you extract music in MP3, WMA, OGG and more formats from a movie.

format factory

Part 4. Online VOB to WMV Converter

For the casual user who has few files to convert and do not have many tasks of converting different media, they should look for VOB to WMV converter online. This VOB to WMV online converter allows simply accomplishing the task without hassling yourself into technicalities. So, let us see how to convert VOB to WMV online and free on how you can use this:

online VOB to WMV converter

Step 1: Go to website.

Step 2: Upload the file by clicking on the Browse option on browsing for the desired file, and then select the input and output format you desired.

Step 3: Click on the convert button to convert VOB to WMV files online.

Though the VOB to WMV converter online is free of cost and simple to use, they come with their own set of cons. Some cons of online VOB to WMV converter are listed below:

1. The constant need for internet connection.

2. Limitation regarding file size that can be uploaded.

3. Limited scope regarding editing video.

Part 5. External Knowledge: VOB vs. WMV

Let us make a comparison between VOB and WMV format.

Parameters VOB WMV
Created By
DVD Forum
Format Supports
Video, Audio, Subtitles, Menu
Only Video, and Audio
The Quality of content is limited
The quality of content is expanded with various codecs
OS supports
Can be used in both Mac and Windows
Can be used in Windows. Additional file required for Mac
File Size
Video file size should be 1 GB, bigger size gets split up
Video file more than 1 GB can be used

Now, I am sure that you are happy to learn two different methods to convert your VOB files to WMV easily. One using the Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) and the other is by using the free online method. So, go on and enjoy your old videos in a new format with better quality and different platforms using any of the above converters.

Christine Smith

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