Question: “I have downloaded a Movie stored in an ISO image file, while I don’t know how to play the ISO movie on my computer. Can anybody help?”
That is a really common question for people who want to play an ISO video on computers running Windows or Mac. Before we pore deeply on the tutorial of playing ISO movie on PC, we need to know what is ISO file.
ISO file is also known as ISO Image file that is abbreviated from the International Organization for Standardization. It is a perfect duplicated disk image for an optical disc with everything contained. People often use this file type to make an identical copy of the original disc. Besides CDs, you will find ISO image files of DVDs and Blu-ray discs.
Most importantly, there is no standard definition for ISO image files, and ISO disc images don’t use a particular media container format, they are just sector-by-sector copy of the data on an optical disc. Consequently, it is a little complicated to open iso on pc.
No worry, in the below tutorial, I will teach you how to play ISO files on PC.
How to Play ISO CD Music file on PC
On Windows, you have several options to play an ISO CD. Just double clicks on the ISO cd file, then the ISO file will be mounted as a virtual drive in the file explorer. Then you can choose even any audio player that you like to enjoy the music in the ISO file. I will say Windows Media Player and VLC Media Player will be good choices.
If you need a tool that can directly open the iso without pre-launch in the file explorer, try to use foobar 2000.
Note: If your system is below Windows 7, then the ISO can not be mounted with default tools, as a result, you should use a virtual disc tool, such as Daemon lite.
How to Play ISO DVD/Blu-ray Movie on Computer
When it comes to ISO DVD or ISO Blu-ray disc, things become more difficult. Due to the DRM protection that applied to DVD and Blu-ray, you must play these media with dedicated players, or you will get errors.
So, I think Aiseesoft Blu-ray Player is the best fit for you, with which you can play any Blu-ray disc, Blu-ray ISO file, Blu-ray folder, DVD disc, DVD ISO, and DVD folder. Let’s see how you can do that.
/1 How to Play ISO DVD on Computer
Step 1 Launch the player.
Step 2 Drag the file into the player, then you are ready to go. Or you can open the ISO DVD file by the open file button on the interface.
/2 How to Play ISO Blu-ray on Computer
Step 1 Double clicks the ISO file that you want to play. You will see that the file will be interpreted as a virtual drive in the file explorer.
Step 2 Launch the player then click open disc on the interface, then choose the disc drive that you just built.
When playing ISO image file on Mac, you need to open the iso with DiskImageMounter first.
Then, drag the media file in the prompt window into the player.
Other methods to Play ISO:
- Change the extension from iso to rmvb;
- If it is a simple video file, try to play it with Potplayer;
- Convert the ISO DVD or Blu-ray to normal video File.
That’s all for this guide, if you have any further question referring to playing ISO file on your computer. Please leave us a message.