Free VOB to MP4 Converter 1.0

Free converter of VOB video files to mp4 for use on your smartphone or tablet

  • Category:

    Converters

  • Version:

    1.0

  • Works under:

    Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows XP

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    10.0 (1)

Free VOB to MP4 is a Windows program that coverts DVDs into MP4 files.

VOB stands for Video Object and is a container format used to comprise the video, audio, subtitles, menus and other objects that make up a DVD disc and even a Blu-ray disc. You can rip VOB files from your favorite DVDs in order to have a digital collection on your computer that can be played and enjoyed without having to get a disc, insert it into the optical disc driver and so forth.

An issue with the VOB container is that it tends to be large in file size, which makes it unwieldly. It is also not compatible across all of the devices through which users consume media today. MPEG-4 Part 14—better known as MP4—is an alternative media container format that stores video and audio. It generally results in much smaller file sizes than a VOB with the same content will. Support for MP4 is also more widespread, and that includes smartphones, tablets, media boxes and more.

As the name suggests Free VOB to MP4, is freeware. That means that you can download it, install it and convert with it as often as you like at no charge. The purpose of this program is to take the VOB from a DVD and convert it into an MP4 so that you can archive it and consume it elsewhere.

What Free VOB to MP4 does really well is ease of use. This is not the most sophisticated or powerful MP4 converter on the market—including other freeware options. But it does allow the casual user that does not have much experience with ripping DVDs, codecs, conversions and so forth to convert their DVD collections to MP4 files with minimal hassle.

The conversions are reasonably fast. It actually plays the movie as it converts. Therefore, if the movie is two hours long, conversion will take two hours, and if is three hours long, three. It will not add menus, subtitles and other objects since that is not really what MP4 is designed with in mind. However, you could, for instance, enable Spanish or French subtitles and have those subtitles burned into your MP4 copy. You could also use another program to extract the subtitles and keep that file with your MP4.

Free VOB to MP4 was originally developed for Windows XP. It received updates for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. It did not receive a Windows 8.1 update, which may have been unnecessary. It also did not receive a Windows 10 update. It is possible to get the program running on Windows 10 with compatibility mode, but since there are other free conversion options designed specifically for Windows 10, that makes Free VOB to MP4 hard to recommend for that scenario.

Pros

  • Freeware
  • Ease of use

Cons

  • Not updated for Windows 10

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