BUP File Extension

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DVD IFO Backup Format

What is BUP file?

File with.BUP extension contains backup copy of IFO file for given DVD disc. BUP files are used when IFO files is corrupted. BUP file stores all the necessary data to playing and navigating the contents of given disc:

  • Menu information,
  • Playback information,
  • Audio track data and information,
  • Chapter data,
  • Subtitles data,

DVD-video disc save BUP files in Video_TS folder. BUP files along with VOB and VRO files tohether can constitute a movie with interactive menus. BUP files can be edited using software tools for creating DVD-video files. If IFO and BUP files are not present on a given disc, it cannot be navigated with a DVD player.

Programs which support BUP file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support BUP files. BUP files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support BUP file

Updated: 11/13/2019

How to open file with BUP extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening BUP files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to DVD IFO Backup Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install PowerDVD software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports BUP files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing PowerDVD or different compatible program, such as Nero ShowTime, Corel WinDVD, Windows DVD Maker. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit PowerDVD website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update PowerDVD to the latest version

If the problems with opening BUP files still occur even after installing PowerDVD, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of PowerDVD is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of PowerDVD installed, it may not support BUP format. The latest version of PowerDVD should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign PowerDVD to BUP files

After installing PowerDVD (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open BUP files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the BUP with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the PowerDVD installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open BUP files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with BUP extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select PowerDVD and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with BUP extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the BUP is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the BUP file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Verify that the BUP in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the BUP is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the BUP file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. BUP file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with BUP extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic BUP file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with BUP extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open PowerDVD

If the systems has insufficient resources to open BUP files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with DVD IFO Backup Format file. It may be the case that the BUP files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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