How to Play VIDEO_TS files in Windows, Mac or Linux?

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Most of us download DVD movies directly from torrents. Recently I downloaded a file from a torrent and it had following types of files in it –










The .IFO file is an information file that contains menus and other information about the video and audio. The .BUP files are backup copies of the .IFO file in case of file corruption. The .VOB file and .AOB file are container format contained in DVD-Video media. It contains the actual Video, Audio, Subtitle, and Menu contents in stream form.


How to play VIDEO_TS.IFO, VIDEO_TS.BUP or DVD ripped files?


Method#01 – Using VLC Player

This is perhaps the easiest way to run or play ripped DVD files. Supports Mac OS X, Windows OS and Linux. Follow the simple steps below to run or play VIDEO_TS.IFO, VIDEO_TS.BUP files on your computer.


Step 1- Download VLC Player.
Step 2- Once downloaded you need to install it on your machine.

Step 3- Launch VLC Player (Navigate to Start -> Programs -> VideoLAN -> VLC Media Player)
Step 4- Click File -> Open Directory. Select the VIDEO_TS folder and click OK.

Step 5- Now create a VIDEO_TS folder on desktop or any place of your choice and copy all the ripped files there.

Step 6- Open the ripped files to play the movie.


Method#02 – Using Any Player

Follow the simple steps below to run or play ripped DVD files with Win DVD.


Step 1- Download Any Player and install it.
Step 2- Once downloaded you need to install AnyPlayer and then install MPEG2 Decoder on your machine.

Step 3- Launch Any Player and select the VIDEO_TS folder and select the files to play.


Method#03 – Burning files to DVD using ImgBurn

The VIDEO_TS folder content can be burned to DVD and the DVD can then be played in any DVD player.


Step 1- Download latest version of ImgBurn

Step 2- Launch ImgBurn and click on ‘Write files/folders to disc’.

Step 3- Browse to your VIDEO_TS folder and add the DVD files to ImgBurn.

Step 4- Add AUDIO_TS folder as well for compatibility. If the folder is not present with the files which you download then just create an empty folder with name – ‘AUDIO_TS’ and add it.

Step 5- Click the Calculator button to identify if the DVD has enough space or not.

Step 6- Burn the files to DVD. Now you can easily play the DVD in any DVD player.




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