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Two Methods of How to Solve Kodi ISO Playback Issue Easily and Effectively

Author by Rocabella

Updated on Aug 27, 2020

Kodi can be used to play almost all popular audio and video files in numerous formats. An ISO file is basically an archive file of an optical disc, so can Kodi play ISO files? Yes, in this article, I will show you 2 simple ways to solve Kodi ISO playback issue. Now, free download this ISO Ripper and Converter to get started!

Can Kodi Play ISO Files?

Q: Does Kodi allow me to play ISO files? I know there may be not many people out there, who still want to play DVD ISO images like I do. But I have a lot of them and really want to make full use of them.

A: Yes, Kodi has officially stated that Kodi can natively play DVD-Video movies stored in ISO and IMG DVD-images or DVD-Video (IFO/VOB/BUP) images.

If your ISO file cannot be recognized by Kodi, it is likely that the ISO file does not conform to the DVD-video structure. So, next, I will show you how to solve Kodi ISO playback issues easily.

Kodi supported formats: https://kodi.wiki/view/Features_and_supported_formats

How Can Kodi Play ISO Movies Easily?

Kodi is a multi-platform home-theater PC (HTPC) application that allows you to manage all media files systematically. To perform Kodi ISO playback, firstly, please download and install the latest version of Kodi then follow the steps below.

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Step 1. Classify all ISO files and move them to different folders.

Step 2. Run Kodi and click the Enter files section > Add videos, press the Browse button to add the ISO folder location, and here you can customize the name for this media source, then click OK.

Step 3. Click on This directory contains and select the appropriate category based on your ISO type. Here, for Movies, select the information provider, click OK and refresh the information. Kodi will scan your ISO movies using information provider database.

Step 4. After the scan is over, you will find in the main Kodi interface that your ISO movie has not only been sorted by Genres, but also displays the movie information and cover that's been downloaded.

Step 5. Click on the Movies category on the left to see all the ISO files imported for analysis. Click to pop up the built-in player for direct playback.

This process seems complicated, but in fact, it is very simple to operate, which is very similar to play DVD on Kodi.

Perfect Solution to Kodi ISO Playback Issue

Most ISO files can be played directly through the above steps, however, Kodi is not able to decrypt protected ISO images, which leads to ISO Kodi playback failure. At the same time, many users have reflected that Kodi cannot recognize TV series ISOs with multiple episodes. In this case, ripping video directly from the ISO is the best solution.

WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro not only decrypts and rips multiple episodes, but also removes useless UOPs protections, such as bothersome trailers, commercials, etc. Moreover, this software can reduce the size of the ISO video and save disk storage space to the most extent. Now, free downloadfree download this software to solve Kodi ISO playback issue once and for all.

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How to Rip ISO to Digital Video for Solving Kodi ISO Playback Issue

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Step 1: Load ISO File into the ISO Converter

Free downloadFree download, install and launch WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro on your PC. As you can see, the software is also capable of converting DVD discs and Video_TS folders. Click on the "ISO Image" button to load ISO files from your computer.

The software will automatically analyze, decrypt, and list all contents from the source and mark the main title. For TV show ISO files, you can manually check multiple titles.

Also see: Copy DVD to PC | Copy Protected DVD | DVD Folder to MP4

How to Convert ISO to MP4

Step 2: Choose an Output Format

Now, select the desired audio and subtitle track, and click on the Output Format section on the right. Then choose an output format such as MP4 under the Video tab for converting ISO to MP4 digital video format.

Also see: ISO to MKV | ISO to AVI | ISO to MP3

Finish ISO MP4 Conversion

Step 3: Initiate the ISO Conversion

Define the output path at the bottom of the interface, and finally, click the RUN button in the lower right corner to launch the ISO conversion.

Locate the converted video when the conversion finishes and import the video into Kodi for playback. Now, the problem of Kodi DVD ISO not working has been solved.

WonderFox does not promote any illegal ripping, please ensure that ripping ISO files is legal in your country. The ripped videos cannot be used for any commercial activity.

Related reading: Is It Legal to rip a DVD for Backup and Private Use in Your Country?

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The playback issue of Kodi ISO could be solved easily with the above introduced methods. If you still have questions about "can Kodi play ISO", or if you have a better solution, please contact us. We will keep it up to date. Of course, you can also share this article with more people.

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