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mazzon
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-20-2011
My Device: Playbook
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VOB Files

The Playbook cannot play VOB media or films.  Is someone working on this?

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knottyrope
Posts: 29,671
Registered: ‎06-25-2008
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Re: VOB Files

VOB are raw DVD files.

 

you will need to convert them with a program like handbrake to something like mp4 which plays well.

 

Media types that are supported on the BlackBerry PlayBook

 




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saudiben
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎08-27-2011
My Device: playbook
My Carrier: STC

Re: VOB Files

awesome, that really works well, tx so much.
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lexzibIT7
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎01-13-2013
My Device: Bold 9900 / Playbook
My Carrier: Etisalat

Re: VOB Files

hi, i use to play a vob file in my playbook but after the os upgrade it wont play anymore.. i cant even see the file in my playbook now.. i dont think we need to convert the video, because i am sure that it was palying with the built-in player& my wife use to play it everyday because its an abs workout video but when u update the OS cant see it anymore, i connect it to my laptop&i saw the video's are all there.. i hope blackberry fix this glitch on the upgrade& please dont suggest converting video file if its working before. thanks!
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TexTucker
Posts: 349
Registered: ‎01-02-2013
My Device: pb
My Carrier: none

Re: VOB Files

Did you read the posts before yours? It appears from them, from the solution,  and from the guide in the link that vob files have never been supprted. 

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lexzibIT7
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎01-13-2013
My Device: Bold 9900 / Playbook
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Re: VOB Files

yup thats why im posting here because we are using our playbook around 6-7 months with a VOB video saved & played everyday coz my wife use to play the abs workout whenever she has vacant time, then suddenly after i update the OS last december it doesnt recognize, meaning my old os version supported it & the update trash it.

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Xandrex
Posts: 18,377
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Z10 10.1.0.2312 / Playbook 2.1 / 8900 5.0
My Carrier: Vodafone France (SFR) & B&You

Re: VOB Files

those files were never officially supported. You may wonder why you could play them with the previous versions, but now they do not.

I suspect a license matter about the audio codec (probably issues with Dolby).

This has also happened recently (in the past 2 months) for Android tablets and iPad tablets.

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Now, if you want help, and ask for it, some people on the forum can help you to convert that video file in a format that your PlayBook can play. If that is your intent, then open a new discussion, or directly use handbrake on Windows.



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knottyrope
Posts: 29,671
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Re: VOB Files

mp4 is the best format to use on PlayBook, I have converted many vids to it for my children.

 

 

 




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Xandrex
Posts: 18,377
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My Device: Z10 10.1.0.2312 / Playbook 2.1 / 8900 5.0
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Re: VOB Files

indeed.

MP4 format

audio codec : AAC 192kbps or MP3 (do NOT use AC3 since it is the Dolby codec, the culprit)
video codec : MPEG4 1200 kbps



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mark811
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎01-13-2013
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: wifi only

Re: VOB Files

The "KalemSoft Media Player" from the app store plays vob files fine, have not yet found one of my video files it can't play.

Not cheap at £5 but well worth it if you play a lot of video on your Playbook, does a good job streaming from my NAS (Twonky server) with up to 720p files, 1080p can struggle streaming to Playbook.

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