EVO File Extension

Have a problem opening a .EVO file? We collect information about file formats and can explain what EVO files are. Additionally we recommend software suitable for opening or converting such files.

What is the .EVO file type?

The .evo filename extension denotes the Enhanced VOB (Video Object), EVO multimedia container format. It relates to the discontinued High-Definition/Density DVD (HD DVD) optical media format. A once-proposed successor for DVD, HD DVD uses EVO as the main container format for all its multimedia content. As a container format, EVO provides support for audio, video, and subtitle tracks (streams) as well as DVD-style menu functionality. Once backed by Toshiba, HD DVD has been abandoned since 2008.

An .evo file is an EVO container file, a large multimedia file most probably obtained from an HD DVD disk. Basically, an .evo file bears the same function as a .vob file in DVD, being an enhanced version of the latter, although EVO and VOB are not compatible. Inside an EVO container, video tracks can be encoded with the MPEG-2, H.264/AVC, or VC-1 codec, while for audio streams the AC-3, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, MPEG-2, and PCM codecs are mainly used. On an HD DVD disk, .evo files are accompanied by .map metafiles.

EVO files can still be played back by several multi-format media players as well as converted (remuxed) into standard container formats, like MKV.

Software to open or convert EVO files

You can open EVO files with the following programs:
KMPlayer by PandoraTV
GOM Player
GOM Player by GOM & Company
PotPlayer by Kakao Corp.

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