You may have encountered one of the BUP, IFO, and VOB files on your Windows 10 and you have no idea how to open them. These files are what you can find in a DVD movie. Before we can try to see what options we got to open the files, let us first know what they are.
What are BUP, IFO, and VOB Files?
What are BUP Files
BUP files are backup files on the DVD. Typically, BUP files are not meant to be opened. But, their function is important in case of corruption on your DVD. These files help in avoiding data losses as they serve as the backup for the IFO files in the DVD movie. If you want to open a BUP file, you will need to install a BUP player on your computer. You can identify BUP files with the .BUP extension.
What are IFO Files
IFO files are index files with the .IFO extension. It stores information about the DVD movie. You can find the scene information, timing, region, and other data on these files. These files are important when playing the DVD movie. It tells the DVD player what to display at the start of the movie and on each scene. It also helps the DVD player locates the audio tracks and subtitles.
To open an IFO file, you will need a compatible video program. VLC player is widely used but you can also use Windows Media Player and WinDVD.
What are VOB Files
VOB files contain the actual DVD video. It has the .VOB extension and can be played to any DVD video player that supports VOB playback. The VOB files have the video and audio data of the DVD movie, including subtitles and menus. VOB means Video Object Files.
Playing BUP, IFO, and VOB Files in Windows 10
To open these three video files, you will have to open and play the DVD movie on any compatible video player for Windows 10. We have a number of them and we have listed them below.
VLC is our favorite, being one of the top media players for about anything that does not play natively on Windows 10.
List of Video Players
- VLC Media Player
- Media Player Classic
- Windows Media Player
- CyberLink Power DVD
- DVD MovieFactory Pro 7/ VideoStudio Pro
- GRETECH GOM Player
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