VRO File Extension

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DVD Video Recording Format

What is VRO file?

VRO is a DVD-VR data file format, used for storing video recordings on DVD. VRO file contains actual video and audio data.

DVD-VR standard

DVD-VR is an extension of DVD standard, which only supports playback of data, while DVD-VR offers various options to record data. DVD-VR disc stores VR_MOVIE.vro file in DVD_RTAV folder.

IFO support files

In addition to VRO files, on the disc are also stored IFO files, which contain information about VRO file location, scenes, and date.

VRO is basically a MPEG-2 media container that stores dla audio and video streaming data, very similar to VOB file. The difference is that single VRO file is more like a replacement for multiple OVB files as it contains complete recording in a single file. In most cases, VRO files can be converted into VOB files.




Programs which support VRO file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 4 operating systems that support VRO files. Files with VRO suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Updated: 02/13/2020

How to open file with VRO extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening VRO files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to DVD Video Recording Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install Corel WinDVD

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports VRO files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select Corel WinDVD or one of the recommended programs (for example, VLC media player, PowerDVD, MoviePlus) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Corel WinDVD installed is by going to developer’s website (Corel Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Corel WinDVD to the latest version

If you already have Corel WinDVD installed on your systems and VRO files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Corel WinDVD installed, it may not support VRO format. The latest version of Corel WinDVD should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Corel WinDVD to VRO files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate VRO files with latest version of Corel WinDVD you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the VRO file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Corel WinDVD is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open VRO files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with VRO extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with VRO extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the VRO for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the VRO file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the VRO file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. VRO file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the VRO file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic VRO file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the VRO file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the DVD Video Recording Format file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Corel WinDVD

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with VRO extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with DVD Video Recording Format files. It may be the case that the VRO files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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