Open BUP File

Information, tips and instructions

Play BUP Files in Windows Media Player

BUP, IFO and VOB files

Like VOB and IFO files, BUP files are DVD related files. Each format is a specific tool that is used in the reproduction or recording of these media.

Files with the BUP extension are backup copies automatically created and stored on your computer or other device using applications or DVD players.

These files are generally created when you start to play the media on the DVD and are stored as image backups of the information on the disc. This is why BUP files are commonly cataloged as backup files.

They contain information generated by the application that acts in case it experiences an error to safeguard the data and prevent it from being lost.

Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player 11 is a multimedia player program, usually associated with Windows operating systems, from the XP version.

This program allows the user to burn new CDs, extract music from existing CDs, and play audio and video files directly from the desktop of their computer.

It should be noted that Windows Media Player has several limitations, especially those related to the formats it can play.

For example, if the user wants to play a VOB file, they first have to perform an update in the Windows Media Player 11 software.

This update includes the codecs and drivers necessary to reproduce certain formats that are not included by default in the application.

Some of these codecs are proprietary and have a cost, however they also have free versions that can be downloaded, such as K-Lite from the Free-Codec site, which will allow your Windows Media Player 11 to play new formats, including VOB.

K-Lite Drivers

These drivers are completely safe and do not contain viruses or files that can harm your computer.

  1. Follow the instructions on the screen to install the drivers on your computer.
  2. Restart your computer to allow the Windows Media Player 11 drivers to start working.
  3. When your computer finishes booting up, the drivers will be installed and you will be able to play VOB files using this program.

This last step is important as drivers are system libraries that have to be properly registered before being used.