The Best Way to Burn VOB to DVD on Mac (Big Sur Included)

Megan Charles
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I have some VOB files of a television show that I want to burn to a DVD for watching on my DVD player. How do I go about doing this? – From Apple Discussion

Are there too many videos making your Mac overloaded? Just burn them into the disc. DVD can preserve videos for a long time, and protect the video from damage or missing, as well as free up more space for your Mac. Have lots of VOB files on your Mac? And want to play it on DVD player? In this guide, we will show you how to burn VOB files to DVD for preservation or play on DVD player/TV. Hope this easiest method can help you burn VOB to DVD on Mac without any fuss.

What’s VOB?

A VOB file (Video Object) is a container format in DVD-Video media. It contains video, audio, subtitle and menu contents multiplexed together into a stream form. The extension of VOB files is .vob and they are usually stored in the VIDEO_TS subdirectory of the root directory of the DVD.

VOB is based on the MPEG program stream format, but with additional limitations and specifications in the private streams. VOB files are a very strict subset of the MPEG program stream standard.

The IVO and BUP files are associated with the VOB files. If they are missing, the video player will not be able to navigate the DVD.


The built-in media player- QuickTime can’t support VOB format, so to play VOB files on Mac, you can take a crack at Cisdem Video Player. It is the best free VOB player for Mac which can play all kinds of videos in 4K/1080P.

How to Burn VOB to DVD on Mac?

There lots of free DVD burning software tools for us to choose from, like BurnAware,, LiquidCD, Express Burn, SimplyBurns, But all of them has some unsatisfying burning features that would meet all needs we may have, like, they are unable to let you edit video for a better look, if you have personal videos recorded files, editing feature very helpful, it can make the rough footage to more perfect effect. And they may not support to make DVD menu, and preview the video files before burning. But, don’t be upset, Cisdem DVD Burner for Mac can sweep away those weakness, it is a professional yet easy-to-use software to burn any popular format video files to DVD, including MP4 to DVD, VOB to DVD, MKV to DVD, etc. And it lets you edit video, make menu, preview, and preset the output parameters, etc.

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Download the free trial of Cisdem VOB to DVD Burner

Step 1Launch and open Cisdem DVD Burner on Mac.

Firstly, don’t forget to insert a blank disc into the Mac slot. And then double-click the iCon on Mac, the DVD burning tool pops up with its main interface.

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Step 2Load VOB Videos Files in Batch

This VOB to DVD burner offers two user-friendly ways to load video files. One is to click to locate the folder and batch import the targeted VOB files. Another is to drag-n-drop from the local folder to the right column of its main window (left-click, hold, and drag).

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Step 3Edit VOB Files For Better Look

Double-click any of the loaded VOB files, and enter into the video editing window. You can crop, create special effects, add watermarks (image/text).), rotate, add external subtitle in .SRT. It can enhance the video visual look. Just do as I advised, and click OK button.

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Step 4Customize DVD Menus

For multiple videos files to burn, you had better make a DVD menu for them, so as to well navigate them while playback on the DVD player. Therefore you can click the Menu button to switch to the window for menu making and designing.

Mac VOB to DVD burner let you make a nice DVD menu with interesting elements on the right side, like, rich and free templates, backgrounds, colorful text, and background music.

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Step 5Burn VOB to DVD on Mac

You can click , and preview it and check if it is satisfying. And then click the burning button, and go to the output window. Choose what DVD format you want, DVD Disc, DVD Folder, ISO File. Rename the Disc, and make some simple output settings, like Aspect Rate, TV Standard, Burn Speed to enhance the DVD burning quality. And click OK button to start fast burning, the speed depends on the video file size, but anyway, Cisdem VOB to DVD Burner can make its speed over the market average level.

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The last step is to eject the disc. And then insert it into the DVD player which attached to your home TV set, you and your families can start happy watching now.


As we introduce in Part 1, a VOB file is a container format in DVD-Video media which contains video, audio, subtitle, menu and navigation contents. It's the main content in a DVD Folder (VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS). We can know that VOB is a little complex format.

Thus, in order to ensure the same quality for video burning, you had better download and use Cisdem VOB to DVD Burner. It can make your DVD files created out of your VOB files without any loss and damage.

This DVD burner software has much more customization features to help you make a more perfect DVD video.

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Megan Charles
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Megan is the chief editor of Cisdem, she has an impressive deal of experience with Mac software and has the ability to explain tech stuff in a simplified, straightforward and easy to understand way.

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