Play VOB files on Windows 8 RT – Convert VOB to Microsoft Surface RT format


You may try your best to crack and rip DVDs to VOB files, so that to save the time hunting for a favorite movie among tons of discs, but you find that it’s still NOT easy to handle the VOB clips. The VOB will neither play in Android tablet, Windows Media Player nor Apple devices. Even now with Windows 8 tablet, playing VOB is still a problem. Just like the Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet has no ability to support .vob files yet. Any fix?

As we know, Microsoft Surface RT tablet has 10.6-inch ClearType HD display with a 1366×768 higher resolution, which is really ideal for watching movies on your trip. However, currently the Surface RT supports very limited formats, and the DVD files .vob is one that the tab does not play. If you’d like to copy VOB files to Microsoft Surface RT for your long travel, you are advised to encode/re-encode VOB to Surface RT friendly format MP4 in advance.

The quick solution for you is to get Brorsoft Video Converter, one of the best video apps to fast convert VOB as well as any other 1080p/720p video like MPG, TiVo, MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, etc to Windows 8 RT tablet compatible video formats. It offers you the preset file for Microsoft Surface Windows RT which makes the conversion much easier. Download and install the VOB to Surface RT convert app and follow the below step-by-step guide to achieve your goal.

Note: If you have .vob clips in the original file structure Video_TS folder, you should use Brorsoft DVD Ripper to convert them into MP4 – the software will read DVD structure and combine all the VOB streams into one file in the proper order.

Converting VOB files to Windows 8 tablet Microsoft Surface RT

Step 1: Add VOB files to the software

Run the VOB to Windows RT Converter, Click “Add Video” or “Add from folder” to import your source materials in .vob format. Batch conversion is supported so that you can add multiple files.


Step 2: Choose output format

Click “Format” bar to and you can easily get the optimized videos for Surface RT under Windows > Microsoft Surface Windows RT/Pro H.264 Video (*.mp4). The output videos could fit on Surface RT or Pro perfectly.

Tip: If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish.

Step 3: Edit your VOB videos (Optional)

The VOB movie always is a large file, if you like you can use the converter’s Trim feature to get the decent movie part you just want. Other features Crop, Text Watermark, Image/Video Watermark, Effect, and Audio Editor also useful to you.


Step 4: Start conversion process

After above settings, you can start convert VOB to MP4 for Windows Surface. Once the process completes, locate the files and transfer and copy the converted MP4 videos to your Surface RT tablet. As you see, now you can watch .vob videos on Windows RT with ease and verve.