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Step 1. Launch the IFO converter
Open the downloaded file and install the converter. When the installation process is complete, run the program.
Step 2. Add your file
Click Add Media, select Add DVD and then Open DVD. In the window that opens, double-click the DVD name, choose the VIDEO_TS folder, and click Select Folder.
If you want to convert a specific part of the DVD, click Add Media and choose Add Video. Then select the required .ifo file from the VIDEO_TS folder and click Open.
Step 3. Choose MP4 as the output format
In the lower part of the interface, find and open the Video tab and choose MP4. The list of the available presets will appear. Choose the one that suits you best.
Step 4. Convert IFO to MP4
Click the Save to button and choose a destination for the output file. When everything is ready, click the Convert button in the bottom-right corner and wait for the files to be converted from IFO to MP4. That’s all there is to it!
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Frequently asked questions
A .ifo file is part of the DVD specification. IFO stands for information. The files with an IFO file extension provide the DVD player with information about the contents of the disc. This contains information about the video files, the menus, subtitles, and any special features the DVD may have. This is the file that tells the DVD player what to show when the menu opens up, where the various chapters start, and which video and audio files make up the various parts of the DVD.
In order to open IFO files, you need an .ifo player. While the format is designed for DVD players, there are several pieces of software that contain an IFO file player. Which software you need depends on the operating system you are using. The most common software that works on all operating systems is VLC, mentioned in our converter section above. The default media player on your system may work as well.
The most commonly used video player compatible with IFO files is the same on Windows 10 as it is on other platforms, VLC. This software is common because it opens so many file formats it has become many people's default media player. However, if you do not want to download and install third-party software, Windows Media Player will open IFO files as well. You can also use specialized software, such as WinDVD.
DVDs are prone to scratching, which makes it difficult or impossible for a DVD drive to read them. If the IFO file is unreadable due to a scratch, the DVD cannot be played. The designers of the software that reads these discs understood this and wanted to ensure the disc could still play under as many circumstances as possible. In order to still play the video, a BUP file gets created that serves as a backup to the IFO file. Now, if the IFO file fails to read, the BUP file can be read instead.
The IFO file serves as an index into the contents of the DVD. The actual contents of the disc are stored in Video Object (VOB) files. These files contain video, audio, subtitles, and other data that makes up the content that will be presented to the user. When you open an IFO file for playing, it is the VOB files that actually get played.
Yes, it is possible to make use of VLC to convert IFO files into various formats, including MP4.
If you're wondering how to edit the IFO video file, the easiest way is to convert it into a more suitable format first, like MP4. You can then use an editor tool like Movavi Video Editor to edit it.
You can use an IFO video converter tool like Movavi Video Converter to convert IFO to MOV.
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