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How to Play IFO Files on a Computer

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Updated on May 12, 2023

Here explains what an IFO file in a DVD Video_TS folder is and how to play IFO files on computers, by which you’re able to easily play a movie using a single IFO file. To play the full-length DVD content that an IFO file refers to on more devices, this IFO converter will help you out:

What is a .ifo File?

IFO files are typically saved in the Video_TS folder of the root directory of a DVD disc, along with .BUP files and .VOB files. IFO files are a kind of index files storing control and playback information of a DVD disc like the number of volumes, the location of audio tracks & subtitles, the start point for playing each chapter, the region code of a DVD, etc., which makes a DVD player easily grab all needed information, enabling users to navigate and play DVDs more flexibly and accurately.

In other words, IFO files are information files. They don’t contain any audio or video track, but only refer to the location of the actual data. To play IFO files properly, there must be corresponding DVD files connected with them and an IFO file player is a necessary.

How to Play IFO Files?

If you have ever copied a folder from your DVD video disc and got a Video_TS folder with complete structure of the DVD video, you can make use of the well-known VLC to open IFO files and play the whole movie without clicking each video clip in the folder one by one. Here shows you how to play .ifo files in VLC Media Player:

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Step 1. Open the Video_TS folder, right click on the VIDEO_TS.IFO file.

Step 2. Select Open with > VLC Media Player.

Step 3. The VLC media player window appears. Now you’re able to start the playback from the beginning or choose a needed chapter to play.

Tips. If you get several single VOB, BUP, and IFO files, you need to create a Video_TS folder and put them into it first. Besides, other IFO file players, such as MPC-HC, KMPlayer, and PowerDVD are also useful for the task.

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Convert DVD IFO Files for More Handy Playback

You can follow the method above to play most IFO files, yet in some scenarios, VLC may be not workable. For instance, when you copy a DVD folder from an encrypted DVD disc using an improper or incapable tool, the export file may lead to playback errors. If you happen to face the same situation and can’t play IFO files normally, you can convert the whole DVD Video_TS folder to MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV or other formats you like. Then you’re able to play the movie at one go as a video file. WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro is a powerful DVD converter that supports inputs of DVD discs, ISO images as well as DVD folders and converts DVD files to 500+ digital formats and devices.

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  • 1. Make a 1:1 intact digital copy (VIDEO_TS or ISO) with all content.
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  • 4. 5 minutes to fast digitize DVD to MPEG-2 MPG format.
  • 5. Simply compress an 8 GB DVD to 1-2 GB digital video file.
  • 6. Adding hard, soft and forced subtitles is allowed as well.
  • 7. Modify output video parameters like bitrate, aspect ratio, etc.
  • 8. Support homemade/recorded/commercial DVD & ISO & Video_TS.
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How to Convert DVD IFO File to a Digital Video?

Import DVD Folder

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Step 1. Add a DVD Folder into the Software

Run WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro, click on the DVD Folder button, select your DVD Video_TS folder. It will quickly load the DVD and choose the main title for you directly.

The software is also capable of handling copy-protected DVDs and removing copy protection without any damage.

Choose MP4 under the Video Tab

Step 2. Choose an Output Format

Click the big output format icon on the right side, then the Output Format menu pops up. Head to the Video tab, in which you’re able to choose a common video format like MP4, MPG, MKV, MOV, etc. Or move to the Device tab, choose your device model. DVD Ripper Pro provides users with optimized presets for a wide range of devices.

Start the Conversion Process

Step 3. Start Converting the DVD Folder

Click the three-dots icon on the bottom and specify a location for saving the exported file. Lastly, click the big Run button to finalize the conversion process. Featuring hardware acceleration and smart encoding tech, WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro will speed up the conversion to a surprising degree. Especially, it can convert a long-length DVD movie to MPG within 5 minutes.

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In Summary

The IFO file in a DVD folder helps us easily control the playback and handily view the content through an IFO player like VLC. Yet if you still can’t play IFO files successfully even if you turn to a dedicated IFO file player, it’s recommended to convert IFO to MP4, MPG, MOV, etc. Thus you can install WonderFox DVD Ripper for a rainy day, which can not only convert IFO files in a Video_TS folder, but create ISO images and DVD folders from DVD discs.

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