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How to Free Convert VOB Files to MP4 on Mac with No Watermark

Hi. After ripping a DVD to a Mac on MacTheRipper, how would I then convert the VOB. files into MP4. files to make them compatible with iTunes so I can sync them onto my iPod. Thanks, Danny. - MacRumors

VOB is the container format in DVD-Video media, containing digital video, audio, subtitles, DVD menus and navigation contents as well. Generally, files in VOB format are specially stored in VIDEO_TS folder at the root of a DVD and can be played on DVD player, VLC media player, and more, provided they are unencrypted. But if you want to widen the usage of VOB videos, like playing VOB files on iPhone, iPad or Android on the go, editing VOB movies with iMovie, or share VOB files on YouTube, etc, demand for converting VOB to MP4 on Mac will be on the rise.

The choice to convert VOB to MP4 as output format is based on MP4's wide compatibility with almost all media players as well as its sound compromise between video quality and file size, which means you can therefore enjoy your VOB files on more gadgets with high quality but small space occupation on your mobile device.

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* Repair damaged/corrupted VOB files and then convert VOB to MP4.
* Convert VOB to MP4 MOV M4V for playback on iPhone 7/Plus, iPad, iTunes.
* Rotate, crop, trim VOB; add external subtitles to VOB; adjust parameters.

Problems Converting VOB to MP4 on Mac

To convert VOB files to MP4 on macOS seems simple enough, only if you have the reliable free VOB to MP4 converter for Mac. In fact, a search on many popular video forums indicates that in most cases, the vob file to mp4 conversion on Mac is anything but smooth. There are users complaining about various problems with sound, subtitles, codecs etc during free video.vob to mp4 converting process with HandBrake or other converters. Maybe you have experienced one of the following problems.

* VOB to MP4 sound problems
This is among the FAQ of Handbrake. "When i convert a vob to mp4 with Handbrake on mac, the sound of some files are horrible (distorted) after the conversion, but the vob plays with no problem." Most users who ran into sound problem will have an audio distortion or bad sound quality, while some even worse, get no sound after the conversion.

* Vob conversion error with sub
Besides the sound errors, another common problem in free mac vob to mp4 converting involves the video subtitles. For example, "I've converted the VOB files to MP4's, but the subtitles are gone! All I really need is a program that will keep the subs ON, after conversion from a VOB.", or "the subs are improperly synced with the audio in the converted MP4, while the vob file ripped from DVD was OK."

* Vob to mp4 conversion on mac finishes parts only
Sometimes the free VOB to mp4 converter mac won't convert the full VOB files without giving any reason. After converting a vob file of an hour or so, the ended file gives about 1/3 the size and the free vob to mp4 converter converts the first part to mp4 only.

* Corrupted vob file
Many users may have some corrupted vob files but can't get a solution to play or convert them. "I need the last part of a vob file but there is a corruption approx half through the video. The error prevent me from converting vob to mp4 on mac." To be specific, this is not a converting problem. But this will screen out some basic free vob to mp4 converter lacking advanced features.

* Incorrect aspect ratio
The converted MP4 videos are different to the original vob files in the display screens. As a user complain that "the new mp4 file was about 50% of the original width and therefore the videos is distorted." For those who want the picture to fill the entire screen of the TV or computer, the distorted or out-of-shape image look really disappointing.

While vob to mp4 converting on Mac can be loaded with problems, sad users can take solace in the fact that there are reliable & free vob to mp4 converters for Mac that will result sound output files.

Convert VOB to MP4 Free on Mac (macOS Sierra), A Hard Nut?

It's a hard nut to compress and convert VOB to MP4 on Mac OS with a professional yet solid video converter supporting VOB files. So the priority is to dig out a trustworthy VOB to MP4 converter software.

To be frank, there are many free VOB to MP4 converters in the market. But the truth is such freeware usually comes with annoying watermark. Thankfully, here comes MacX Video Converter Free Edition, a cutting-edge video converter without watermark. It can convert VOB to MP4, MOV, M4V, etc on Mac (macOS Sierra) without watermark while retaining high quality as well. Also it helps you compress VOB to MP4 with smaller file size so as to better compatible with your mobile device. As for the broken/damaged VOB files, it can cut off the corrupted clips from VOB file like commercial ads, auto fix VOB video audio out of sync problem, improve VOB picture sharpness via High Quality Engine and De-interlacing tech and optimize VOB codecs to fix VOB crash issue, etc.

How to Convert VOB to MP4 on macOS for Playing on Mac iPhone iPad Android

Step 1: Load VOB files.
Free download this VOB to MP4 converter freeware on Mac (also Windows version), and run it; load the VOB file by clicking the "Add File" button.

Convert VOB to MP4 on Mac

Step 2: Choose Output Format.
From the pop-up small window, you can choose "to MP4 Video" as the output video format. Click the "Done" to return to the main interface. (besides vob to mp4, you can convert any other videos to different formats freely)

Tips: The stunning "Edit" button on the main interface leaves it up to you to compress and reduce vob file size. As the vob video ripped from a dvd can be very large in size, you can compress vob videos after mp4 conversion: trim the video to get the desired video clips or crop video to remove the unwanted parts to get your preferred segment, etc. And the built-in parameter settings lets you adjust your VOB/MP4 video codec, bit rate, frame rate, etc. to compress video to a large degree.

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Step 3: Select Output Folder.
Click "Browse" button to choose the path where you want to save the converted mp4 files in.

Step 4: Start ripping VOB to MP4 on Mac.
With the above steps been finished, click the "RUN" button to start VOB to MP4 conversion on Mac computer with no watermark.

Tips: MacX Video Converter Free Edition only supports to freely convert VOB to limited formats. If you want to make your VOB files compatible with more devices, you can turn to its advanced edition MacX Video Converter Pro, the first and unique media convertor supporting Intel's Quick Sync Video technology. It can not only convert VOB to MP4 on Mac OS, but also import VOB to iTunes, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, iPhone (iPhone 7/Plus/SE/6S/Plus included), iPad (iPad Pro/mini 4 included), Android and other more than 350+ mobiles and gadgets with high quality and 5X faster speed compared with other rivals.

Free VOB to MP4 Converters Mac Comparison: MacX vs Handbrake

It is understand that when the question "how to convert video .vob to mp4 on mac for free" comes up, most users will think of the free vob file converter Handbrake. Why is Handbrake not selected in this guide? Besides the well-known fact that Handbrake is very limited in output formats, for example, you can convert VOB, MKV, AVI, MOV to mp4 or MKV only, this conclusion is actually based on a series of tests against the performances of both free vob file converters for mac. In comparison, MacX Video Converter Free Edition shows times faster than Handbrake, while the output quality is almost the same (it's very very hard to notice the differences and the quality depends on personal feeling). Check the test results below (Also note that the test results involves heavily the computer configuration, a higher confi will see better results):

Source video: a 720P VOB file of 5min 2s, 76.3MB, we converted the vob file to MP4 h.264

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Handbrake:
vob to mp4 converting time: 3min 31s
encoding method: 2-pass encoding, Turbo first pass
converting speed: around 35fps

MacX Video Converter Free Edition:
vob to mp4 converting time: 49s
encoding method: multi-core CPU utility, hyper-threading tech
converting speed: around 180fps

VOB to MP4 Video Converter Comparison: Free vs Pro Version

The MacX Video Converter Free Edition covers almost all the features you may need in free vob to mp4 converting on Mac. We also understand that there are advanced users who expect more of a free vob to mp4 file converter for mac (for basic users, simply ignore thhis part). That's where the pro version of the free vob to mp4 converter comes in. With the pro version, users can enjoy main extra benefits below:

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* World's NO.1 fastest converting speed: with Intel's QSV hardware acceleration tech applied, the vob to mp4 converting or other conversion tasks are boosted to the No.1 fast. The pro version is the only mac-oriented converter that supports this tech.

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* Versatile video editor: it offers handy options to crop videos, trim, split, merge, add watermarks, record videos, compress file size and do more.

* More file formats and hot mobiles: it upgrades constantly to include the latest mobile devices, iPhone 7/Plus/SE/6S/Plus, iPad Pro/Air 2/mini 4, Samsung Galaxy S8 and more.

VOB vs MP4: Basic Info on VOB to MP4 Converting

If you've started to free convert vob files to mp4 on Mac for free, maybe you don't need this part. Below is a brief comparison on the differences between vob and mp4. And with this part, we would like to show you why you need to convert vob files into mp4 video.

free convert vob to mp4 on mac

VOB: VOB is container format in DVD-Video media that contains audio, video, subtitles, dvd menus, and other contents. VOB can be played by a DVD player, and a few video players like Windows Media Player and VLC Media Player. However, vob is not supported by all mobile devices, editors like Windows Movie Maker, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, etc., video sharing sites. Good part is that VOB keeps very low compression.

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MP4: MP4 is a digital multimedia container format most commonly used to store video, audio and subtitles. MP4 is the widest-supported format which is compatible with almost all the mobiles, players, websites, editors etc. Besides, mp4 is a format that well balances the quality and file size. If you convert VOB to MP4 for small screens, you can hardly notice any quality differences.

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