Instructions to Open and Play BUP, IFO, VOB Files on Your Windows 10

You may have seen some files that are not really familiar to you such as BUP, IFO, VOB on Windows 10 and you have zero idea what you should do to open them. Here are the instructions to open and play all of them on Windows 10.

In order to open the files such as BUP, IFO, and VOB, you will need to open and play the DVD movie on any compatible video player for Windows 10. There are a lot of them that you can choose from. Here is the list of the video players:

  1. DVD MovieFactory Pro 7

DVD MovieFactory Pro 7

DVD MovieFactory Pro 7 is the one product offered by Corel. This one is a complete and reliable HD disc burning and creation tool that can help you to quickly and effortlessly turn the home videos and digital photos into high quality DVD, AVCHD, or Blu-Rays discs. It allows you to import the standard definition and HD video from some devices such as TV, digital cameras, camcorders, or mobile phones.

With DVD MovieFactory Pro 7, you can create incredible slideshows and turn the video clips into something like a movie with title, opening sequences, and background music. You are also allowed to make professional motion menus with advanced effects using a series of high quality templates. Besides, the program allows you to record the videos that you have created to disc, back up the data, make music discs, or play AVCHD and DVD discs. Feel free to play the created discs on any standalone DVD player or Home Cinema system. If you want to burn the DivX movies to disc, you can do it easily with it.

The benefits of the DVD MovieFactory Pro 7 include:

  • A lot of powerful features and functions
  • A set of templates which will help you with your work
  1. Media Player Classic

Media Player Classic

Media Player Classic, which is also known as MPC-HC, can be described as an open source media player used for Windows. This one supports all common video and audio file formats available for playback. It contains a ton of additional features and big fixes. On top of that, it is totally spyware free and there are no ads or toolbars.

Features of Media Player Classic:

  • All around player
  • Customizable
  • Lightweight
  • Supports a lot of formats
  • Supports multi language
  1. VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player is defined as a multi-platform, open source media player that is distributed under the GPL license. This one allows you to virtually play all of the most popular video and audio formats such as MPEG, AVI, WMV, DivX, MP4, MKV, FLV, H.264/AVC. It also supports Blu-rays, CDs, DVDs, and some different streaming protocols. In addition, it can read the incomplete video and audio files if you have any corrupted or half downloaded files. On top of that, it also supports some different kinds of subtitle formats, including ASS, SRT, or native files extracted from discs, and is able to be customized in style, size, and screen layout.

  1. CyberLink Power DVD

CyberLink Power DVD

Apart from processing the traditional DVDs and Blue-ray, CyberLink Power DVD also supports digital video formats such as 3D, MKV, H.264, and even 4k. It supports online video from providers such as Vimeo and Youtube, or you are able to upload on your own on CyberLink Cloud.

  • Advantages of CyberLink Power DVD:
  • Optimized media
  • The Swiss Army Knife player
  • Auto-tune the audio
  • Watch longer using less power
  • A DVR for online streams

Disadvantages of CyberLink Power DVD:

  • Bare-bones web search
  • Purchasing a ticket to your own show
  1. GRETECH GOM Player


Gretech Online Movie Player or GOM Player refers to a 32/64 bit media player for Microsoft Windows. As you can guess from its name, this one is distributed by the Gretech Corporation of South Korea. It is mainly used in Korea and is really popular in the homeland than any other media player. The plus point of the program includes the wide ranging ability to play media files such as .flv, without having to get an external codec, and the ability to play some broken media files. Some formats are supported by this, including AVI, DAT, MPEG, DivX, WMV, ASF, XviD, and many more.

BUP, IFO, VOB are the kinds of files that are usually able to be found in a DVD movie.  If you are not really familiar with three of them, here is a short introduction to them.


BUP are known as the backup files on the DVD. Usually, they are not meant to be opened. However, their function is really important if there is any corruption on the DVD. They are so good at avoiding data losses as they serve as the backup for the IFO files in the DVD movie. If you want to open them, you can just install a BUP player on the computer. The BUP files can be identified by the .BUP extension.


IFO files are actually the index files with the .IFO extension. This one has the information about the DVD movie. The scene information, region, timing, and the other data on these files are able to be found. They are really important when you are playing the DVD movie. The file tells the DVD player which one to display at the beginning of the movie and on every scene. Aside from that, it is also helpful for the DVD player to locate the audio tracks and subtitles. A compatible video program is needed to open an IFO file. VLC player is the most favorite but you can also use some other ones such as WinDVD and Media Player.


The term VOB means Video Object Files. There is the actual DVD video in the VOB files. This file has the .VOB extension and is able to be played to any DVD video player that supports VOB playback. It has the video and audio data of the DVD movie, which includes subtitles and menus.