File Extension Library

.IFO File Extension

  • Category: Video Files
  • Format: Text

What are .IFO files and how to open them?

Can't open .IFO file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .IFO file.

What is a .IFO file extension?

.IFO file extension has been classified as Video Files. The format of .IFO file is Text

.IFO is DVD-Video Disc Information File

An IFO file is a DVD-Video disc information file used by DVD players. It contains information referenced by the DVD player which allows users to navigate and play the contents of the DVD. IFO files work in conjunction with .VOB and .VRO files, which contain the actual audio and video data.

An IFO file consists of headers that tell the DVD player what screen to show at startup, where each chapter starts, where audio tracks are located on the disc, etc. IFO files are often located with VOB and .BUP files on a DVD.

Common IFO Filenames

VIDEO_TS_.IFO - The name of the main IFO file that will play an entire DVD if opened.

List of all softwares that can open the DVD-Video Disc Information File
Microsoft Windows Media Player
CyberLink PowerDVD 17
Roxio Creator NXT Pro 6
Corel WinDVD Pro 12
Nero 2018
VideoLAN VLC media player
Apple DVD Player
Roxio Toast 17
Roxio Popcorn
VideoLAN VLC media player
VideoLAN VLC media player

How to fix problems with .IFO files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .IFO files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .IFO file format
  2. You need to check the .IFO file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)