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What are IFO files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an IFO file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your IFO files.

What is an IFO file?

IFO files have multiple uses, and DVD Info is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

DVD Info 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.

For example, 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, and where the audio tracks and subtitles are stored.

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 held by the associated VFO file.

How to open IFO files

We have identified two IFO openers that are compatible with this specific type of IFO file.

Programs that open DVD Info files

GOM PlayerGOM PlayerVerified

Last updated: September 29, 2023

All known file formats using extension .IFO

While DVD Info File is a popular type of IFO-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .IFO file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

StarDict Info

We know that one IFO format is StarDict Info. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

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

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.

VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerVerified
Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerVerified
K-Lite Mega Codec PackK-Lite Mega Codec PackVerified
Corel WinDVDCorel WinDVDUser submitted
PotPlayerPotPlayerUser submitted
5KPlayer5KPlayerUser submitted

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