Viewing an ISO video file

August 29, 2007 at 07:04:32
Specs: Windows XP, Intel
I have downloaded a video file which is in ISO format. It is 1.2 GB in size. However, I'm not able to view the video. It asks what program to view the file in. I've tried Real Player, Itunes, Quickplay, Media Player and none of them show the video. Any suggestions on what I must do? Do i need to convert the file from ISO to something else?


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#1
August 29, 2007 at 10:39:30
An ISO is an exact image of a program/movie, etc. Exactly the same thing as a restore disk on your computer-it is an image or duplicate of your entire system that can transfer the image to your harddrive in the event of major system corruption.

There are a number of excellent burning utilities such as Roxio, Nero etc. that will burn your image to a DVD which will play like the original disk. In Nero, just click the ISO tab, use the default settings, drag & drop the ISO file into it and hit BURN. Nero will do the rest. There are also free utilities that will do it, perhaps one of the posters here can suggest a couple.

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#2
August 29, 2007 at 11:09:08
If you just want to view them on a pc.
Try extracting the files with magic iso.

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#3
August 29, 2007 at 11:09:50
There are also programs that will extract the files from the ISO file to your hard drive. Do a Google search for "extract ISO" and you will get some options. You probably can find a trial version or maybe even a free one.


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#4
August 29, 2007 at 16:16:56
You can also mount the ISO file in a virtual DVD drive. "Alcohol 120%" will install a virtual drive, as well as provide the means to burn the ISO to DVD.

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.


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