How to play .VOB files from dvd w/ subtitles?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Henrik, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Henrik macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2008
    Dear all,

    I am in the middle east for studying arabic, meaning I watch a lot of arabic movies, the one's I buy on discs here are in this format (example from one dvd): VTS_01_0.VOB

    I have downloaded the Mplayer, VLC, and bought the MacVCD Player but it still won't show the subtitles. When I choose the subtitle-function I get the video files on the disc and I am not able to choose the IFO file (I think is the subtitles?)...

    Does anyone know how I can solve this problem?
    Mac is not very popular in the region so I haven't found any local people to help me...

    Thank you very much,

    Best Regards,

  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    Use the DVD Player app. It should display subtitles, provided you enable them.
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
  4. Henrik thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2008

    Yeah , they have subtitles. It works on the dvdplayers at my friends house.
    I can watch small bits of 10-12 minutes and then the film stops, cracks or whatever on the mac.
    I downloaded and played it on djoplayer but the quality really sucks...
    The thing is that its all the dvd's here are in this specific format so I know it's not just one shop or one disc...

    I know I should probably give up but Im gonna stay here for a long time so I really want to get it fixed and get it right.

    thanks, for your replies by the way!



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