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Windows 7: Having an issue opening an ISO File

30 Dec 2015   #1
rocksolid123

NY
 
 
Having an issue opening an ISO File

About 10 months ago I transferred some old movie files into ISO Files using BurnAWare free. Then once they were ISO Files I saved them on my external hard drive for safe keeping. I played them back using UMPLayer and had no issues. Now fast forward 10 months I did it again to some new movie files and I can't get UMplayer to play them, but it will still play the old movies that I already down loaded. What the heck am I doing wrong? I don't think I did anything different.


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30 Dec 2015   #2
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Im not familiar with UMPlayer, have you tried other media players to see if they work?

VLC plays anything I've ever thrown at it
VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!
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30 Dec 2015   #3
rocksolid123

NY
 
 

Yeah, I tried VLC, no luck
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30 Dec 2015   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Why would you turn movies into iso files ?
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30 Dec 2015   #5
rocksolid123

NY
 
 

To be honest I don't remember why. I have all these home movies on dvd and I must have read that to save them I should make them ISO files. I transferred them into an ISO file and then saved them on An external hard drive for safe keeping. I think it was so if I wanted to make DVD's out of them. Is there a better way>
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31 Dec 2015   #6
MattShnoop

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rocksolid123 View Post
I must have read that to save them I should make them ISO files.
The only time turning the movies into ISO files would be useful is if you were planning on actually burning the movies to a disk. If you were just storing them to be opened later and played on a PC, then you don't need to convert them.

Hell, even if you're gonna burn them, you can just put the MP4 file or whatever onto the disc and tell it to burn.
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02 Jan 2016   #7
kathy025

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rocksolid123 View Post
I have all these home movies on dvd and I must have read that to save them I should make them ISO files.
Are your home DVDs "movie discs" or "data discs"?

Movie discs are like the DVDs from the video store/rental. They play on ordinary DVD players.
Data discs are just files burned to the disc (e.g. avi, mkv, mp4). They are usually read by your PC.
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02 Jan 2016   #8
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

I thought I would have some fun with this because I've never done it before. I took one of my movies and converted it to an ISO using PowerISO. I created a Virtual Device using DAEMON Tools Lite and mounted the ISO. I then opened it with VLC. It worked like a charm! Easy Peasy Japanesey...
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02 Jan 2016   #9
kathy025

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
 
 

PowerISO already comes with virtual drive (supports numerous image formats). If you're not using Daemon Tools for anything else, you won't need it anymore.





The golden icons are my virtual drives.
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02 Jan 2016   #10
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kathy025 View Post
PowerISO already comes with virtual drive (supports numerous image formats). If you're not using Daemon Tools for anything else, you won't need it anymore.
Ya I know, but I like Daemon Tools. I've been using it for years.
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