IFO File Type

- The quick facts

What are IFO files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an IFO file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is an IFO file?

IFO files are files that store DVD information. These files are commonly referred to as DVD Info Files because IFO files contain DVD scene and timing information.

The files with the .ifo extension let your computer and DVD player know which screen to show at start-up, where each chapter of the movie starts, where the audio tracks are located and where subtitles can be found. IFO files correlate to the .vfo files of a specific DVD.

The IFO files do not contain any video information in and of themselves. Instead, the IFO files reference the video data that is contained by the associated VFO file.

How to open IFO files

Important: Different programs may use files with the IFO file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your IFO file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different IFO openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: January 18, 2022

Suggest another file format using extension IFO

While we know of one file format using the .IFO file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .IFO file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of IFO files. Remember, different programs may use IFO files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
VideoLAN VLC media playerVideoLAN VLC media playerUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
PowerDVDPowerDVDUser submitted
WinDVD ApplicationWinDVD ApplicationUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
Media+PlayerMedia+PlayerUser submitted
MPC-HCMPC-HCUser submitted
PotPlayerPotPlayerUser submitted
ChocoPlayerChocoPlayerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with IFO-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with IFO-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!