alphabetical list of extensions

File extension .IFO

File description

IFO file format stores DVD information. The files with IFO file extension are also known as DVD info files.

The main purpose of this file format is to store the information about video and audio files located in the same DVD. They contain DVD timing and scene information and let the computer know which scene should be played at the starting, where is the start of each chapter is video file, what is the location of audio tracks and where user can find subtitles. The data is not stored in IFO file itself and this file is used for referencing.

Description of the problem
If you have on your computer a .IFO file that you cannot open, you are in exactly the same situation as thousands of other people who have similar problems with this or any other unknown file.

There may be several reasons why you cannot open the file with .IFO extension. Directly on this website you can find a solution of the most common problem with the .IFO file – that you do not have on your computer the appropriate program to open the file.
From the list below, select the appropriate program, install it and double click on the icon of a file that did not want to open - the problem with the .IFO file extension should be solved. However, if this does not happen, go back to the website to learn about other possible causes of the error, which have been described at the bottom of the website.
Video Files
Last updated
July 15, 2014
File name: DVD-Video Disc Information File
Programs that will open this file:
DVD Copy DVD Copy
DVD Maker DVD Maker
DVD Ripper DVD Ripper
GOM Player GOM Player
Nero Nero
PowerDVD PowerDVD
VLC media player VLC media player
Windows Media Player Windows Media Player
Mac OS
Mac OS
Aimersoft DVD Backup Aimersoft DVD Backup
Apple DVD Player Apple DVD Player
DVD to iPhone Converter DVD to iPhone Converter
Movavi DVD Ripper Movavi DVD Ripper
Movavi Video Converter Personal Movavi Video Converter Personal
Roxio Popcorn Roxio Popcorn
Wondershare DVD Copy Wondershare DVD Copy
Wondershare DVD Ripper Wondershare DVD Ripper
Wondershare Video Converter Wondershare Video Converter
The .IFO file extension can correspond to several not related file formats. If there is more than one file format with the .IFO extension, you will probably find most of them at this website. Remember that you need to download a program to support a particular file type. So first look through the entire contents of the website to select a program to support just the file you have.

Other possible reasons why your .IFO file does not want to open

In addition to the problem described above, i.e. the lack of the appropriate application to support the .IFO file, there may be several reasons that cause problems with opening and operation of the data format:

1. Incorrect version of the installed application

A quite common problem is the lack of application in the appropriate version. Even if you have an application, with the help of which you should open the .IFO file, you may have a problem with it because of its version. Perhaps in previous versions the application has not yet supported the .IFO file, so download the update and check again.

2. Incorrect .IFO file association with the program

If you have already installed the appropriate application, and it is the correct version, the file may not open correctly, because the operating system does not have information that this program supports the file. So you need to "show" which program the computer should use. To do this:

  • Right-click the .IFO file
  • Go to the "Open with" - then "Choose default program ..."
  • Locate the appropriate application
  • Click "OK"

3. The file is corrupt

It also happens that the file you want to open is corrupt and therefore there is no such possibility. In this situation, you should find its different version, or ask a person from whom you got, to send it again.