Stream VOB Files on Chromecast

A file with the .VOB file extension is likely a DVD Video Object file, which can contain both video and audio data, as well as other movie-related content like subtitles and menus. They’re sometimes encrypted and normally seen stored at the root of a DVD within the VIDEO_TS folder.

Have some VOB files and wish to stream them to Chromecast from your computer. Although Chromecast works well for streaming videos from YouTube, Netflix and other online services, but there isn’t an obvious way to stream local videos from your computer to TV via Chromecast. Therefore, beforing knowning how to stream VOB files to Chromecast, we should first be clear how to play local video on Chromecast.

Play Local Video on Chromecast

Fast and Easy: VideoStream for Google Chromecast

The VideoStream for Google Chromecast is a Chrome app that you can use for free. Install it from the Chrome Web Store and launch it. After that, pick a local video on your computer and select the Chromecast you want to stream to. Your Chromecast will stream the video from your computer without the graphical issues and stuttering that occur when using the tab-casting feature.

MP4 is the most efficient file type you can use, as it’s supported by the Chromecast natively. But Videostream actually supports practically any media file type. If necessary, Videostream will automatically transcode the file as it streams it to your Chromecast.


More Setup Required: The Plex Media Server

The Plex Media Server has integrated Chromecast support. Install a Plex Media Server on one of your computers, then open the Plex web app in Chrome and you’ll be able to “cast” videos and other media files directly to your Chromecast. Your Chromecast will stream the media from your Plex Media Server.

Which one to choose: VideoStream or Plex Media Server?

If you just want to watch a few videos now and then, VideoStream does the same thing without any setup process. But, if you want to set up a full-blown home media server, Plex will work for you.

Convert VOB for Chromecast Streaming

After knowing how to play local video on Chromecast, then we will talk about how to stream VOB files to Chromecast via VideoStream or Plex Media Server. Although both VideoStream and Plex Media Server own the capability to automatically transcode the unsupported file formats before using it to stream to your Chromecast, however, neither VideoStream or Chromecast work with the disk image VOB file formats, not to mention the encrypted VOB file formats.

Here, you can easily fix the format incompatible issue by using our best VOB Converter – Pavtube ByteCopy, the program has full importing support for both unencrypted or encrypted VOB files. With this powerful yet simple to use application, you can easily convert VOB to Chromecast natively compatible MP4 or WebM format with best quality and super fast encoding speed.

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To get the best output file quality, just feel free to adjust the output profile parameters such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels, etc.

For Mac users, please switch to download Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac to complete the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, etc.

Step by Step to Convert VOB for Chromecast Streaming via VideoStream or Plex

Step 1: Load VOB files into the application.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import source VOB files into the program.

Load source VOB files

Step 2: Output Chromecast supported file formats.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of Chromecast viewable digital file formats such as “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.

Define output file format

Step 3: Adjust output profile parameters.

Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.

Adjust output profile parameters

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from VOB to Chromecast playable digital file formats.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files.

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