Get VOB collections playable via StreamToMe on iPad/iPhone

Video and music files can take up lots of space on any computer or mobile device, but thanks to Wi-Fi networking programs, you can access video, photo, music content stored say on external drive of your main computer, and view that content on most recent Macs, Windows PCs or iPad, iPhone. StreamToMe can just do it for you.

The app supports: MP4, AVI, MOV, FLV, MPG, MKV, MWV, MP3, AAC, FLAC, ALAC, M4A, JPG, TIFF, PNG, GIF, and many more. However, some StreamToMe users would like to watch movies on it like stream DVD VOB files to StreamToMe and play VOB files on iPad/iPhone.

Q: Hi All. I have around 2700 DVD movies which I have ripped to my PC in VIDEO_TS format. I intend to use my iPad and iPhone with StreamToMe and then I can watch my vob movies from Video_ts folder in the house freely but it seems StreamToMe doesn’t support VOB streaming.

Copy DVD VOB files in VIDEO_TS to StreamToMe

We think some other StreamToMe users would have the similar trouble sometime. Here we’d like to solve the problem for all of you.

StreamToMe supports the following file formats. Remember that for successful playback, the file must contain codecs in the formats specified in the next section.

  • ServeToMe Video supported formats: MP4, AVI, MOV, FLV, MPG, MKV, WMV
  • ServeToMe Audio supported formats: MP3, AAC, FLAC, ALAC, M4A

Read StreamToMe supported/unsupported video format here

Unfortunately, due to the diverse nature of video codecs, it is possible that even though a codec is listed in this supported list, it may have playback issues or not work with StreamToMe. Neither VIDEO_TS folders nor VOB files can be streamed via StreamToMe.

To make sure you can play DVD VOB files on StreamToMe, here we highly recommend the best DVD VOB to StreamToMe Converter- Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate(Learn why choose it), which can import the whole DVD VIDEO_TS folder, and help you to rip/convert the DVD VOB files to StreamToMe compatible format MP4. After the conversion in a short time, you can get the output video which can be played via StreamToMe on iPad/iPhone. What’s more, the output video in H.264 MP4 format is the compressed format which can help you save some space.


Part 1: Rip/Convert DVD VOB files in VIDEO_TS to StreamToMe

Step 1: Import the DVD VOB to VOB to StreamToMe Converter.

Launch the best DVD VOB to StreamToMe Converter and click icon like a disc folder to load your DVD VOB files in VIDEO_TS folder to the best DVD VOB to StreamToMe Converter.

Tip: Freely select the subtitles for you DVD movies from the “Subtitles” option. Thus, you can stream DVD VOB movie to StreamToMe with preferred subtitles.

Step 2: Select an output format for StreamToMe and set the output folder as you need.

Click on the dropdown menu of “Format” and then move your pointer to “Common Video”. From the sublist, the MP4, AVI, WMV formats are compatible with StreamToMe. Of course, you can also choose “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” from “HD Video” to get 1080p output.

Step 3: Click “Settings” icon to adjust audio and video parameters.

Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface freely and optimize the output file quality.

Note: As we know, standard DVDs generally are 720*480 or 640*480 video resolution and about 4 Mbps bitrate. According to our test, MP4 video with 480p and 2000kbps is an excellent choice, which could be nearly DVD video quality and only be about 2GB for two hours.

Step 4: Start converting your DVD VOB files in VIDEO_TS to StreamToMe.

Click the “Convert” button; it will rip/convert DVD VOB files in VIDEO_TS to StreamToMe MP4 immediately with the CUDA acceleration technology support. You can find the process in the “Conversion” interface.

After the DVD VOB files in VIDEO_TS to StreamToMe MP4 conversion, you will be able to get the output files for StreamToMe via clicking on “Open” button effortlessly.

Part II. Stream DVD VOB files in VIDEO_TS to StreamToMe for playback on iPad/iPhone

1. Setup ServeToMe server

If you haven’t installed and set up ServeToMe, then visit the ServeToMe Getting Started guide first to do that before you start with StreamToMe. The guide will take you through the download and setup steps for the ServeToMe server.

2. Run StreamToMe client

3. Connect to your server from StreamToMe

When you launch the StreamToMe app on your iOS device or Mac, the StreamToMe “Servers” screen will appear. Assuming you’ve followed all the steps so far, your computer’s name will automatically appear in StreamToMe under the “Local servers” section.

4. Browsing folders and libraries in StreamToMe

The first screen you see on your server is the “Shared Folders” screen. The list of folders from your “Shared Folders” list in ServeToMe on your computer will appear here. Simply tap any folder to browse the contents. Tap on any subfolders to browse their contents.

5. Playing media in StreamToMe

Scroll below your “Shared Folders” at the top level to see “iTunes Playlists”. At the top of the “iTunes Playlists” section is “Browse Music” and “Browse Videos”. These sections will let you search your entire iTunes collection by metadata (artist, title, show, episode, etc) and will let you find files that do not appear in any of your actual playlists. Alternately you can select any of your playlist to browse and play their contents directly.

When you tap any file in StreamToMe, it will show a brief loading message and then play. By default, the fullscreen player will appear. You can use the controls to seek within

Now enjoy your VOB collections on iPad/iPhone via StreamToMe without limitation!

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