How to work with BUP files

Each DVD consists of chapters or chapters, the selection of which is available in the main menu after launch. If you open such a disk on your computer and “fall through” inside, you can see that there is not just one video file here. The menu structure is created with the help of several extensions - IFO, VOB. But there is another type of document - the BUP file format.

Ways to open a file with the extension BUP.

What is the BUP file format for

VOB is the video itself, IFO is the menu and section structure file, and the BUP extension is the backup for the IFO files. It is the bup-files needed to restore the damaged media. Its size is equal to the size of the ifo file to which it corresponds.

Software to open a BUP file

What and how to open a BUP? In case of disk damage (mechanical or write errors), you can always use the files to restore the BUP. To be able to work with such an extension, special software is required - usually these are multifunctional multimedia players. To open a BUP file, simply install one of the programs described below and double-click the file. The program will automatically open it, and you can view the contents of the DVD on your PC. How and how to open BUP in Windows - read on.


IfoEdit is an application that allows you to edit IFO files, open a BUP file and manage menus, subtitles and audio streams available on DVD. Editing the contents of a video on a DVD is an easy task if you have the necessary tools for this. IfoEdit is an application that will help you in this matter by providing a set of tools for processing VOB files. The main goal of IfoEdit is to help you with pasting, cutting, editing, creating backup copies, extracting parts of a DVD or even creating a new DVD. A well-organized, but rather primitive interface provides quick access to all tools and functions. The application uses a simple approach to open and display the contents of VOB files, usually stored in the root of the DVD.

Checking the DVD-R size, checking the m2v file and GOP structure, repairing a cell in VOB files or locally saving cell time are just some of the many tasks you can do with IfoEdit. In addition to this, you can use it to extract and delete audio and subtitle sections, to divide the VOB or DVD identifiers into two smaller DVD-R.

IFO files provide all the information needed for DVD players, allowing users to play and view their contents (such as section start, subtitle and audio stream layout, menu structure, etc.). IfoEdit can also be used to merge menu tables, bypassing the APS protection of your DVD (allows you to copy content without restrictions), or change the colors of the subtitles to make them more visible. In addition, the software includes options for extracting VTS sectors or creating disk images.

The DVD authoring tool that IfoEdit comes with makes it easy to create a DVD, indicating the digital audio, video, and graphic content and navigation configuration that is then multiplexed together to generate a VOB file. Overall, IfoEdit is an easy-to-use application for those who often deal with these types of files.

Nero burning rom

Nero Burning ROM is the basis of the popular Nero Multimedia Suite CD burning package. It takes about 160 megabytes, which is much smaller than the full package, but contains all the basic functions for recording.


  • takes up little space;
  • no unnecessary functions;
  • records all types of discs;
  • classic interface.


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Nero Burning ROM has fewer features, but you will find everything you need to burn CDs and DVDs: from creating UDF / ISO images to burning music and data with a BUP extension. During recording, the application shows how much time is left to the end. In addition, Ultra Buffer technology manages the virtual memory of the computer so that no errors occur during the process.

Over time, Nero Burning ROM has not changed. The interface and the assistant, facilitating the process of preparing and burning discs, have retained their former appearance, which has become the current canon in programs for recording CD and DVD media. If you want to prepare files for recording, simply drag and drop them into the appropriate field, check whether the capacity of the disk does not exceed their size, and then use the “Record” button. Nero Burning ROM is a recording program that has been deprived of all unnecessary features. Thanks to this, the application is faster and more stable. It offers everything you need to conveniently and efficiently record a disc. The trial version runs for 15 days.

Corel WinDVD Pro

WinDVD is one of the most popular players for playing DVDs on a computer. Thanks to advanced technology, this DVD player offers very high image quality, even recorded in older formats.


  • advanced image correction;
  • Blu-ray support.


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Corel WinDVD Pro is a program designed primarily for playing DVDs, but it works great with movie files, music, and even Blu-ray discs.

The WinDVD interface is very nice and intuitive. The program offers several special effects: you can freely enlarge the image or select scenes for continuous cyclic playback. In addition, a codec embedded in WinDVD can improve image quality by increasing contrast and color saturation. WinDVD also has the ability to play movies with a 4: 3 aspect ratio on widescreen monitors. Thanks to special filters, the distortion of the stretched image is not very noticeable.

Cyberlink PowerDVD

CyberLink PowerDVD is a functional DVD and Blu-ray player. The program is equipped with features that increase the pleasure of watching movies also in 3D.


  • ease of use;
  • 3D support;
  • very good image quality.


  • Requires a powerful computer.

The program interface is very nice. CyberLink PowerDVD is more than just a DVD video file player. First of all, its built-in codec allows better reproduction of sound and image. It performs image conversion and scaling from 4: 3 to 16: 9 panoramic and vice versa. The program also allows you to play high-definition video (HD) and high-quality sound (Dolby Surround, DTS). CyberLink PowerDVD uses proprietary technologies that improve image quality. The big advantage of the new version of this DVD player is the ability to view 3D video and convert regular movies into this format - the effects are surprisingly good.

Watching movies alone is not always the best idea. Therefore, CyberLink PowerDVD is integrated with the online social networking service MoovieLive. You can describe your impressions directly from the program, view videos and exchange views with other users. The most interesting feature of CyberLink PowerDVD is MovieRemix. The program allows you to create clips from your movies and add special effects to them. Now you can combine your favorite videos into one clip. The result can be uploaded to MoovieLive and shown to other users.

VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player (the name comes from VideoLAN Client) is a very popular and respected multimedia player that can play the vast majority of audio and video formats currently available. The application works with many different types of multimedia files. This is a program to open .3GP, .AVI, .WMV, .BIN, .FLV, .mov, .mp4, .MPEG, .rmvb, .MKV, .MP3, .WMA, .WAV, .ASF, .flac, . OGG, .MID, .AAC, .AC3, .AIFF, .AMR, .MKA, .MOD, .MP2, S3M. VLC has its own built-in codecs, so you don’t need to download and install additional software with them. In addition, the player can cope well with playing VCD, DVD and Blu-Ray discs, as well as streaming videos, such as numerous Internet TV. The application also allows you to play videos from webcams.

During playback, you can select video and audio streams, subtitles (for example, changing their font and size). The playback image can be enlarged, reshaped or cropped. Thanks to the storyboard, you can capture and save a frame in JPG, PNG and .tiff, or automatically set it as desktop wallpaper. Useful features are effects and filters. There is a graphic equalizer and compressor for the reproduced sound, as well as the ability to control image parameters such as brightness, contrast, color saturation, gamma. You can also overlay text or logo.

The application displays multimedia information for various media, including the technical parameters of the file and the codec used to encode it. An interesting option is to choose any interface configuration. You can set the location of individual buttons or the appearance of the player (can be changed using skins). A useful feature is also the ability to convert playback files into one of several formats available in the program.

Media Player Classic Home Cinema

Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC) is a free multimedia player that is known to users all over the world. It was based on the popular Media Player Classic. It can play most audio-video files and DVD-movies without any serious problems. MPC-HC does not boot the computer due to low need for system resources. This makes it an interesting alternative for Windows Media Player and other video players. Media Player Classic Home Cinema has a simple and intuitive user interface, thanks to which less experienced people will have no problems with its use.

Media Player Classic Home Cinema is a very versatile media player. With this application you can play audio and video materials in many formats (including AVI, MPEG, MPG, MOV, WMV, MP3, OGG, MIDI, WMA and WAV), as well as audio CDs. The player fully supports DVDs - you can easily play each movie along with the menu.

MPC-HC is also very good at displaying subtitles. The appearance and location of the subtitles can be adjusted in the program settings. Media Player Classic Home Cinema can also play video files shot in HD in high definition. While watching movies, you can perform basic image editing by scaling, moving, rotating, and applying filters. Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC) is additionally equipped with built-in support for OGM, Matroska and TV tuners.

What else can cause problems with the file?

If the file does not open, you first need to set up its associations with the appropriate software. To do this, right-click on the BUP file, select Open With, and then select one of the above from the list of available applications. Before this, put a tick "Always use for ..." - this is necessary in order to no longer repeat this procedure. If the file does not open and after that, most likely, it was damaged. To check the integrity of the file, try downloading and installing another program from our list. If this does not help, you need to completely check your computer for viruses and trojans - if problems are found, it may be necessary to completely reinstall Windows.