IFO File Extension

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DVD-Video Disc Information Format
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What is IFO file?

IFO files are used to store information describing a DVD disc. The IFO format does not contain any data specifically related to the multimedia image, but it only refers to the video data through correlated files. Data contained within an IFO file indicate:

  • movie’s chapters,
  • location of subtitles,
  • location of sound tracks,
  • start screen and other.

Additional information about IFO files

  1. Utilising IFO files, a device reading a DVD disc is able to access all the information necessary for correct display of the whole structure around the video data. Therefore, it is necessary that the IFO file is contained on the DVD disc.
  2. IFO files usually cooperate with other files, such as VOB, VRO (which contain actual audio-visual data) or BUP files.
  3. IFO files can be opened individually with a proper video program. However, it will result in automatic initialising of the DVD with which a given file is associated with. It applies excluding a situation, when within a folder containing an IFO file, there is no video file – in such case, movie will not be displayed after opening an IFO file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the IFO file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the IFO file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the IFO file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the IFO file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the IFO file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the IFO file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

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