.IFO File Extension

DVD-Video Disc Information File

IFO files store DVD disc information. They describe chapters, locations of audio tracks and subtitles, and start screens. They do not contain actual audio or video data. IFO files instead reference vi...

General Information

Title IFO File Extension
Extension .ifo
Full Form DVD-Video Disc Information File
File Type Video File
Developer DVD Forum
MIME Type application/ifo

File Function

Primary Function Store metadata
Additional Functions Navigation, configuration
Features Chapter markers, subtitles

File Characteristics

Quality DVD standard
Supports Layers Yes
Supports Transparency No
Editable Yes, with tools

Use Cases

DVD Playback Yes
Media Management Yes
Video Authoring Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Minimal
Best Practices Backup, verify integrity

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Mid-1990s
Latest Version Standardized

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .vob, .bup

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
VLC Media Player Free Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix
PowerDVD Paid Windows
WinDVD Paid Windows