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Windows 7: playing iso files on windows 7

28 Aug 2009   #11
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

What you may need is a one of the codecs packs. Here are two that are probably the two most popular. Just type them into google then download and run one of them, this should hopefuly fit the problem. Win7codecs_v119 or Media.Player.Codec.Pack.V3.3.1.Setup. I have tested both, and at present am running Win7codecs_v119. Virtual Clone DVD/CD is the one I use to play ISOs. The codecs will allow WMP to do just about any video mode.


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28 Aug 2009   #12
mikinho
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by greener View Post
daemon tools, virtual clone drives - is the rest of my family supposed to figure that out
with boxee, I saved the iso to my drive - the software found the title (it might have been from IMDB). It imported all the meta data including thumbnail and the end UI is slick and easy. That is the way media centers should work.
Well Yammm will take care of the artwork and metadata. For playing the ISO, you'll need a virtual daemon as mentioned. I stick with Virtual Clone Drive I've never had luck myself w/ Daemons Tools. Popular addins like Media Browser, OML and MyMovies will mount and play DVDs. Personally uninstalled them all for different reasons and wrote a quick plugin that does two things: 1- Lets MediaCenter find ISOs and show them in both Video Library and Movie Library; 2- Adds itself to the More menu and lets you mount that way. It will then play the DVD.

That aside, why not rip to VIDEO_TS format? It takes the same amount of time and same quality as the ISO.
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29 Aug 2009   #13
mikinho
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Here is my app for mounting image files: Mount Image in Native Movie Library and\or Video Library

I'm slowly going to migrate away from ISOs for my Blu-ray as TMT3 can load them from drive again.
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30 Aug 2009   #14
UKMedia

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)
 
 

Hi

There are a number of options for non HD/BD movies but the best for HD and BD in terms of quality is an ISO file. I would recommend virtual Clone Drive from Slysoft to mount the ISO and then if using MediaBrowser select 'Use Autoplay' on the advanced settings of 'extenders + ISO'.

Make sure that you select the drive letter for your virtual drive and you'll have no problems.


(If you use PowerDVD, you hit the same problem as vista, in that it will not play a DVD ripped to your hard drive.)

Regards
UKMedia
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02 Sep 2009   #15
stereomind

W7 x86 RTM Final
 
 

Please...

I'm having troubles with iso files, everytime I quit the playback of the video 7MC aborts, this is happening with both Daemon and the CloneDrive.

Any clue?

thx
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02 Sep 2009   #16
mikinho
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stereomind View Post
Please...

I'm having troubles with iso files, everytime I quit the playback of the video 7MC aborts, this is happening with both Daemon and the CloneDrive.

Any clue?

thx
Are are you playing mounting them? With a video library app or with the plugin I wrote?
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03 Sep 2009   #17
stereomind

W7 x86 RTM Final
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikinho View Post
Are are you playing mounting them? With a video library app or with the plugin I wrote?
Oh yeah! I'm using Media Browser, and already tested with the two mounting applications described above.


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04 Sep 2009   #18
UKMedia

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)
 
 

Did you upgrade to 7 or carry out a clean install? I needed to uninstall and reinstall the ISO mounting software (Virtual Clone Drive) and the DVD player (PowerDVD) before they would work correctly.

UKMedia
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04 Sep 2009   #19
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

I personally use bit-ripper with xvid codec.
Yes it takes about 2-2.5 hours. but like what was mentioned before.Would you rather a movie take up 4+Gbs of space or less than 1Gb at almost the same quality?
You can set daemon tools (Which does not have issues in win7) to when a file is clicked it auto mounts the file. That would make it easier on your family. If you use a MCE (media center extender) you cannot watch your iso files over it, were the .avi files you can.
It all comes down to personal preference, space, usability,time, and of course the user.

McKillWasHere
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06 Sep 2009   #20
masterB

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by greener View Post
so I've backed my purchased dvd's to disk saving to an ISO but WMP cannot play. What do I need to do? I can always use VLC but it seems messy.

Curious what Microsoft suggests as far as workflow as the need to play your dvd's that you have purchased and copied to hard drive is fundamental to a media center.

I can do it with Boxee and the interface is fantastic.

please help!
Just rip the dvd to a folder not ISO and any player can play the DVD content from there, WMP also.
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