The Simple Method to Convert VOB Files to ISO on Windows and Mac

Kevin Miller

January 16, 2020 17:01Updated by to Create DVD

When you extract the VOB files from DVD, how to play the VOB just as the DVD? As for the case, you have to convert VOB to ISO instead. The VOB files are playback with VLC Media Player or other media players, but you cannot choose a chapter to playback desired the files as the original DVD. Both VOB and ISO files are involved with DVD data, but there are some major differences between the two file formats. In order to convert VOB to ISO, you can learn more about the differences and how to burn the VOB files to ISO image, you can learn more details from the article now.

Convert VOB Files to ISO

Part 1: Differences Between VOB and ISO

VOB is a container format that contains videos, audio tracks, menu, and subtitles for a DVD, which is available in the VIDEO_TS folder. It is encoded in MPEG-2, which is compatible with most of the media players. ISO is an archive and an image file of the DVD, which is a sector-by-sector copy of the data on an optical disc, stored in a binary file.

Just in simple, when you need to convert VOB to ISO files, you need to add the IFO and BUP files, which is able to playback video according to the selected menu. (Check free VOB file player here)

Differences Between VOB and ISO

Part 2: The Simple Method to Convert VOB to ISO

AnyMP4 DVD Creator is an easy method to burn VOB files into ISO with the desired DVD menu, templates, IFO, BUP and more others. It enables you to convert VOB files directly into a DVD with high quality image and sound within clicks. Moreover, you can also edit the menu templates, add audio track, subtitle and more others.

How to Convert VOB to ISO with Ease

Step 1

Install the VOB to ISO converter

Once you have installed the VOB to ISO burner, you can launch the program on your computer and click the Add Media Files menu at the upper left corner to load the VOB videos into the program.

Install the VOB to ISO converter

Step 2

Edit the video and add a chapter

Click the Power Tools button to edit the VOB files or adjust the chapters of the DVD. Choose the desired Video Edit tool on the right side, for example, will open the video editor window, and then you can polish the video file based on your requirement.

Install the VOB to ISO converter

Step 3

Choose the desired DVD template

After that, click the Next button at the bottom right side to open the menu window. Locate the Menu Template tab to select your favorite template. If you prefer to make personalized menu, go to the Custom Template tab and add background music, picture and more.

Choose the desired DVD template

Step 4

Save the VOB files to ISO

Click the Preview button to view the effect. You can hit the Burn option if you are satisfied with the output ISO file. On the Profile window, you can check the Save as ISO option and click the button with a three-dot icon to set the destination folder for the ISO file.

Step 5

Create ISO from VOB file

Of course, you can also choose the Burn to disc option to burn VOB files into a DVD. Hit the Start button to begin converting VOB to ISO. It takes a period of time for the whole process; you can find the ISO file from the destination folder with ease.

With this DVD creator, you can also convert DVD to ISO image files.

Create ISO from VOB file

Part 3: FAQs of Converting VOB to ISO

1. Should I rip DVDs to ISO or VOB files?

There is no better and all depends on what you need. VOB files, inside the ISO file, are the video files that can be on most of the media players. ISO file is the complete DVD copy, which will need to mount the image for playback. When you play an ISO file, you can experience what is the same as the DVD playback, while VOB files do not always play back correctly like a DVD playback.

2. Can you burn VOB files directly to DVD?

Whether you can burn VOB files directly into DVD depends on what DVD burner you use. AnyMP4 DVD Creator is the professional DVD creator which can convert VOB files into DVD directly.

3. How do I turn a folder into an ISO?

For turning the DVD folder into an ISO file, you will need AnyMP4 DVD Copy to do it. Step 1. Freed download and run AnyMP4 DVD Copy on computer. Step 2. Click File in the menu to choose Select Source to find Open DVD Folder to import the DVD folder. Step 3. Click Next and select Save as Folder from the Target drop-down list. Finally, click Start to turn a DVD folder into an ISO file.

4. How do I convert a VOB file to MP4?

For converting the VOB files into MP4 movies, you will need the professional MP4 converter, AnyMP4 Video Converter Ultimate. Step 1. Run Video Converter Ultimate on the computer and click Add File to import the VOB file into this software. Step 2. Select MP4 from the drop-down list of Profile. Step 3. Click Convert to start change VOB to MP4. Detailed guide is here: How to convert to MP4.


This article shares how to convert VOB to ISO with ease. You should learn more details about the differences between VOB and ISO. When you create an ISO file, you can playback the videos just as the DVD on your computer. AnyMP4 DVD Creator is the best method to complete the task. It is not only easy to use, but also able to optimize video quality during the process. The bonus features can help you to create pro-level disc image files.

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