How to Play VOB files on PS4?
"Lately I purchased a Sony PS4 console and then I bought many latest games for it. I appreciate it very much for its vivid image and awesome operation. But now I am wondering if I can play some HD movies on Sony PS4 via USB flash drive? I happen to have some VOB files ripped from a DVD disc, can I play them on PS4 via USB? Any suggestions is appreciated, thanks in advance!"
The PlayStation 4 is the fourth-generation video game console produced by Sony and the successor to the PlayStation 3. It is well acknowledged that PS4 is a wonderful game console, not only for its startling capacity to play kinds of latest games, but also owed to its powerful ability to stream and play various of movies. However chances are you have a bunch of VOB files stored in your PC either decrypted from commercial DVDs and now want to play VOB files on PS4, you'll disappointed to find it's very difficult to do the job.
In fact, from Sony PS4 user manual, we will figure out that PS4 cannot support all the video files, and VOB, which is usually used for storing DVD-Video media, is not supported by PS4. That's why we always encounter video compatibility issues whenever we play VOB videos on PS4. For this case, if you really want to watch single VOB files on PS4 smoothly, you have to convert VOB to PS4 compatible video formats first.
To finish the task, Here I recommend Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate, which can let you fast encode VOB files to play on PlayStation4 with high output video quality. By running it, there is no need to set the codec yourself, the program has the optimized preset for PS4. Besides, the program can do batch conversion from other media files formatted in MKV, AVI, MTS, MOV, etc. and even DVD/Blu-ray files to PS4 highly compatible video files for playback smoothly. If you are a Mac user, you can turn to Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac (El Capitan included), which has the same function as the Windows version. Now download the right version and follow the tips below.
How to convert and copy VOB to PS4
Step 1: Load VOB files to the converter
Launch VOB to PS4 Converter, and click Add button to import your source materials. Batch conversion is supported so that you can add multiple files for conversion at a time.
Step 2 Select PS4 compatible video format
Click the Format box and select PSP/PS3 > Sony PS Video (*.mp4) as the export format, which comes with the best video/audio settings for PS3 but also fit PS4 seamlessly.
Tip: If the default video/parameters can't meet your needs, just click Settings icon to adjust the video codec, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc to get a decent video as you want. In principle, the larger input values, the better output quality, but the corresponding larger file size.
Step 3. Begin the conversion
Now click on "Convert" button and your VOB will be converted to PS4 supported formats.
How to Play converted VOB files on PS4?
Currently there are many topics about how to play videos on PS4. As most guys complained, the PS4 does not support external HDD, and you cannot view movies on PS4 through USB as well. Luckily, there is a workaround for you to get videos from PC to PS4. You can just stream your video files to PS4 from PC via Plex：
1. Download Plex Media Server from https://my.plexapp.com/downloads and set up your media before signing into Plex through the Settings.
2. Then, you navigate to https://my.plexapp.com/ on your PS4 through the browser and sign-in.
3. Head to your media server and voila. You have access to all your DLNA media.