I was on Quora today and found someone was wondering how to convert IFO to MP4 because he was in trouble doing so. And I noticed there were many others asking the same thing. I was amazed by this kind of question because a single IFO file cannot actually be ripped or converted. So, in this post, I’d like to explain how we can convert IFO to MP4, AVI, MKV, etc on either PC or Mac with the ultimate solution in 2023.
What is IFO file?
IFO is actually short for information. As the name suggests, it is actually a text file instead of a video or audio file. According to Wikipedia, you will see the detail definition of IFO:
IFO (information) files contain all the information a DVD player needs to know about a DVD so that the user can navigate and play all DVD content properly, such as where a chapter starts, where a certain audio or subtitle stream is located, information about menu functions and navigation. BUP (backup) files are exact copies of IFO files, supplied to help in case of corruption. Video players may not allow DVD navigation when IFO or BUP files are absent.
As you can see in the above screenshot, IFO files are only a couple of KB.
[IMPORTANT]What IFO files can be Converted to MP4?
As is explained, a single IFO file cannot be converted, so what IFO files can be converted to MP4 AVI MKV, etc?
The IFO files that are along with BUP and VOB files in a VIDEO_TS folder can be converted and generally, DVD, DVD ISO, VIDEO_TS folder, .dvdmedia files can be converted.
2023 Ultimate Solution to Convert IFO to MP4
From what I have tested with a couple of different DVD ripping solution, there is few that are able to add IFO files for ripping. And here I’d like to recommend an ultimate solution for you to convert IFO to MP4 in 2023.
AnyMP4 DVD Ripper is what I think the best way for you to rip and convert IFO to MP4 as well as other video formats. I always recommend it to rip DVDs as I believe it is one of the best DVD rippers and it helps you to rip and convert protected DVDs from Disney, BBC, etc to whatever video formats you need.
AnyMP4 DVD Ripper impresses me in DVD splitting and 3D DVD ripping is its unique feature.
How to Convert IFO to MP4 on PC/Mac
Below is the detailed guide on how we can use AnyMP4 DVD Ripper as our ultimate way to convert IFO to MP4 or any other video formats you like.
Please follow the above buttons to have a trial of the program, install and launch it to get ready.
Step 1. Load IFO
Click the drop-down menu of Load Disc and the Load IFO File:
Make sure you choose all the IFO files:
Step 2. Titles and Profiles
You will see AnyMp4 loads all possible titles for your ripping. If you want to confirm, you can use the preview window or VLC to free check the right title.
And, go Profile and choose the profile you prefer. I’d always like to recommend MP4 H264 for converting IFO files.
Step 3. Convert IFO to MP4
You are now ready to convert IFO to MP4! Just hit the Convert button and leave the rest to the program!
Troubleshooting-Load DVD Failed
When I was testing the program to convert IFO to MP4, I got the error message that reads: “Load DVD Failed-No valid title found.”
Luckily, I was able to fix this problem and here’s how we can troubleshoot.
- Make sure you choose ALL IFO files for loading instead of single IFO files like VIDEO_TS.IFO.
- Try to load the DVD via Parser Mode. DVD Navigator Mode is recommended but if it failed, try another one.
- Try to load DVD by disc or Folder.
Alternatives to Conert IFO Format to MP4
AnyMP4 is NOT the only option that can convert IFO or BUP file to MP4. I recommend it simply because it can load directly from IFO files.
Anyway, there are some alternatives for you to do IFO format to MP4 conversion. But, always be sure that only IFO files along with BUP and VOB files in a VIDEO_TS folder can be converted, meaning they should be in a DVD disc or DVD VIDEO_TS folder, an ISO or dvdmedia file.
VideoProc Converter[Windows & macOS]
VideoProc is a powerful yet easy-to-use video converter for Windows and Mac that can rip and convert DVD IFO files into high-quality MP4 videos. VideoProc makes it easy to customize and convert DVDs to high quality MP4 seamlessly with its full GPU-acceleration.
Step 1. Download and Install VideoProc
Click the above button to go to videoproc.com and download the VideoProc installer for your Windows or Mac computer. Run the setup file and follow the on-screen instructions to install VideoProc on your system.
Step 2. Load the DVD IFOs
Launch VideoProc and click the DVD button. Then click the Folder icon in the top-right and navigate to your DVD’s VIDEO_TS folder containing the IFO files. Select it to load the DVD contents.
Step 3. Select MP4 as Output Format
Once loaded, click the Target Format button at the bottom and choose MP4 from the General Profiles list. Alternatively, click Codec & Format to customize advanced MP4 parameters like resolution, bitrate, frame rate, etc.
Step 4. Editing[Optional]
Use the Trim and Crop tools in the Edit module to cut unwanted scenes and crop black bars from the DVD video. Set the start/end points and crop margins accurately.
Enhance the video with filters like Denoise, Blur, etc. Adjust contrast, saturation, and brightness. Rotate or flip orientation if needed.
Import SRT subtitles files or add image/text watermarks to the video in the effects tab. Adjust their size, position, and transparency.
Step 5. Convert IFO to MP4
Finally, click the Browse button to set an output folder. Then hit the RUN button to start ripping and converting the DVD IFOs into MP4 format.
Leawo DVD Ripper[Windows and Mac]
Leawo DVD Ripper is a powerful and professional IFO to MP4 converter software for both Windows and Mac. It can rip DVD movies from IFO files and convert them to MP4 or any other format you want. It also offers various editing tools that can help you enhance your video before converting. Leawo DVD Ripper is also known for its high quality and fast speed, thanks to its advanced decoding and encoding technology.
Here are the steps to convert IFO to MP4 with Leawo DVD Ripper:
Step 1. Download and install Leawo DVD Ripper.
Go to the above button and get the installer for Windows or Mac. Run the installer and follow the prompts to set up the software.
Step 2. Add your DVD folder.
Open Leawo DVD Ripper and click “Convert”. Then click “Add Blu-ray/DVD” and choose “Add from CD-ROM” or “Add from folder”. Navigate to your DVD folder with the VIDEO_TS files and select it.
Step 3. Select MP4 output.
Once your DVD loads, click the “MP4 Video” button and choose “Change” from the menu. Pick “MP4” from the list of formats. You can also customize the MP4 settings like resolution and bitrate.
Ste4. Edit the video (optional).
Use the editing tools in Leawo DVD Ripper like trim, crop, watermark, and effects to customize your video before converting. Click “OK” to apply changes.
Step 5. Convert to MP4.
When ready, click the green “Convert” button and choose an output folder. Then click “Convert” again in the popup window. Leawo DVD Ripper will start converting the IFOs to MP4.
Once the conversion finishes, a popup will appear. Click it to open your output folder containing the MP4 files converted from your DVD.
That’s it! With these simple steps, you can use the powerful Leawo DVD Ripper to convert your DVD IFO files into high-quality MP4 videos for any of your devices.
WinX DVD Ripper Platinum[Windows and macOS]
WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is a powerful DVD ripping tool for Windows and Mac that can convert IFO files from DVDs into MP4 video. The detailed interface makes it easy to rip and convert DVDs to MP4 perfectly in WinX DVD Ripper Platinum. The advanced encoding engine ensures fast speed without quality loss.
Follow these steps to use it:
1. Download and Install WinX DVD Ripper Platinum
Go to the official website winxdvd.com from the above button and download the installer for Windows or Mac. Run through the setup wizard, accept the license terms, and install the software.
2. Load the DVD IFO Files
Open WinX DVD Ripper Platinum. Click the “DVD Disc” button in the top left. Select the DVD drive that contains your IFOs and click OK. WinX will analyze the disc and load the titles, chapters, audio tracks, subtitles, etc.
3. Select MP4 as Output Format
In the output profile window, choose “General Profiles” from the categories and select “MP4 Video” as the output preset. This will convert the DVD to standard MP4 format.
4. Start DVD to MP4 Conversion
Click the “RUN” button to start ripping and converting the DVD IFOs into MP4 videos.