An ifo file extension is used for information files on DVDs, that contain data about chapters, location of audio tracks or subtitles.

There are 5 other file types using
the IFO file extension!

empty icon.ifo - ImageForge Pro graphic object layer data file

empty icon.ifo - Info file

empty icon.ifo - BioWare Aurora game engine information

empty icon.ifo - ROSE Online map data

empty icon.ifo - ANNO 2070 configuration data

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IFO file extension - DVD movie information file format

What is ifo file? How to open ifo files?

File type specification:

Settings, options, themes or skins file type icon Settings, options, themes or skins file type

ifo file icon: ifo filetype icon

The ifo file extension is associated with DVD information data files.

The ifo files give the media player important navigational information, like where a chapter starts, where a certain audio or subtitle stream is located, etc. This is the reason why it's only possible to rip certain parts of a movie (like a chapter) with a ripper which can read this files.

Also, ifo files are not encrypted.

The ifo file is always accompanied by a vro file, which contains the actual video data. This file type can be opened by most DVD players.

Updated: April 26, 2018

The default software associated to open ifo file:

VLC media player icon

VideoLAN Project Team logoVLC media player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
VideoLAN Project Team

Very popular multimedia player developed for Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, Unix and various other operating systems and platforms.

VLC can playback many of the video formats (AVI, MKV, OGV, WMV, ASF, MOV...) and audio formats (MP3, AAC, M4A, OGG, FLAC...) as well as support of subtitles for video. It can also be used as a streaming server and multimedia transcoder.

VLC media player for Mac icon

VideoLAN Project Team logoVLC media player for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
VideoLAN Project Team

VLC media player for Mac is popular multimedia player that supports variety of audio and video formats as well as DVDs, VCDs, and streaming protocols.

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Help how to open:

You can use any multimedia player, that supports DVD playback, such as Windows Media Player, PowerDVD, NERO to open the *.ifo files.

The *.ifo files contain only information about chapters, location of audio or location of subtitle stream. They do not contain the actual video data.

How to convert:

It is unlikely that you can convert *.ifo files to anything else.

Find conversions from ifo file:

ifo to avi

ifo to m2ts

ifo to mp4

ifo to wmv

Find converter to ifo file type:

avi to ifo

File identification strings:

HEX code: 44 56 44
ASCII code: DVD

Related links:

What's on a DVD?

List of software applications associated to the .ifo file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open ifo file, edit ifo file, convert ifo file, view ifo file, play ifo file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting ifo files.

Software that open ifo file - DVD movie information file format

Programs supporting the exension ifo on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open ifo file action.

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