.IFO File Name Extension - DVD Information Files

This section describes what is .ifo file name extension or DVD information file.

.IFO is the file name extension for DVD-Video information files. An IFO file on a DVD-Video disc serves as an index file to provide information about other files. An IFO file is also called DVD navigation file.

An IFO file is always stored together with one or more VOB files as a group with the same file name. While VOB files store the contents of movie data (audio, video and subtitle streams), The IFO file provide information for locations of movie chapters, language tracks, etc. For example, VIDEO_TS.IFO and VIDEO_TS.VOB is a group of IFO and VOB files.

On a DVD-Video disc, each IFO file has a backup copy named with an extension of .BUP. For example, VIDEO_TS.BUP is the backup copy of VIDEO_TS.IFO.

DVD player applications reads the IFO file first.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Format

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Players

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Rip Music

 WAV Audio File Format

 MP3, MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, Encoding Format

 Burning MP3 Music to Audio CD

 Windows Sound Recorder

 ISO 9660 Standard for Data CD

 Recording Data on CD

 VCD (Video CD) Standard

 DVD (Digital Video Disc) Standard Format

 TOC (Table Of Contents) on CDs

 IsoBuster - A Nice CD GUI Tool

 MPlayer - The Movie Player

 vStrip - Rip and Manipulate DVD VOB Files

 mpgtx - Manipulating MPEG Files

CD/DVD - File Name Extension and Format Types

 .MP3 File Name Extension - MP3 Files

 .WAV File Name Extension - WAV Files

 .WMA File Name Extension - Windows Media Audio Files

 .ISO File Name Extension - ISO Files

 .DAT File Name Extension - VCD Media Files

 .INF File Name Extension - AUTORUN.INF Files

.IFO File Name Extension - DVD Information Files

 .VOB File Name Extension - DVD Video Object Files

 .AVI File Name Extension - Audio Video Interleave Files

 .MPG File Name Extension - MPEG Files


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