How to watch a .ISO file movie?

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  1. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    What is the simplest way to watch it? It is on a netbook and it doesn't have a DVD burner, I just want to watch it once...
     
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  3. skaught The field its covered in blood Valued Senior Member

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    Get power ISO. It creates a virtual drive on your PC. Right click on the ISO image, and select "Mount Image". This should allow you to either extract the file, or just watch it.
     
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  5. Telemachus Rex Protesting Mod Stupidity Registered Senior Member

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    I think the simplest way to to download VLC Media Player (which is free) and play the file using it.
     
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  7. Gustav Banned Banned

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    most archivers can extract from iso files
    rex is right tho, vlc is the way to go in your circumstance
     
  8. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Yeap, so far that is the solution what seems to be the simplest...
     
  9. skaught The field its covered in blood Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah I forgot about VLC...
     
  10. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    burn it on a dvd
     
  11. skaught The field its covered in blood Valued Senior Member

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  12. Pinwheel Banned Banned

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    Mount it using Daemon Tools Lite. Its no frills and free.
     
  13. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    i cant reed
     
  14. skaught The field its covered in blood Valued Senior Member

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    cant speel eether.
     
  15. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    related isue
     
  16. C C Consular Corps - "the backbone of diplomacy" Valued Senior Member

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    Well, buying an externally powered disc-drive that plugs into a USB port should sooner or later be on the wish list of anyone who owns a netbook, especially if that's the only computer they've got.
     
  17. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Kind of funny, when the simplest choice has been already given, people are still trying to give more complicated advice.

    Why oh fucking why?
     
  18. Dr Mabuse Percipient Thaumaturgist Registered Senior Member

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    This is the best answer by far.
     
  19. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Well, no, that is not the only computer I got and yes, disc drives are going out of fashion/business.
     
  20. C C Consular Corps - "the backbone of diplomacy" Valued Senior Member

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    Not intended as a reference to your situation.

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    Was just a round-a-bout way of pointing out that "netbook" shouldn't automatically mean inability to play and burn DVDs. We do have a netbook and an externally powered dvd/cd writer to plug into it, without the former even remotely being the only computer around here, either.
     
  21. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    ISO Just stands for Industry Organization for Standardization, in essence it just means having a particular file format that is compatible with a number of different programs with the particular industry.

    ISO's can sometimes be other formats of file type with just the extension changed to
    .ISO, however it's a more compatible type compared to the filetypes that various burning and copying programs use, which are usually limited to only that program.

    The usage of ISO's in CD's and DVD's is usually to generate a copy that is compatible with as many virtual drives and burners as possible. It should be noted that laws in various countries differ in regards to having a "copy" of a disc, some allow for a copy to be made as long as it's not made available to people that have never owned a legitimate print of that disc, others will not allow any copying at all. (Check online for information about copyright laws in your country)

    In Syzygys case although he likely has an answer, there are many virtual programs online like:
    MagicISO and powerISO.
    Most of them are shareware, however they will allow the usage of the virtual drive "freely" (it's just copying a disc that costs if you buy the program)
     
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