An ISO file is a disk image that contains the exact data on an optical disc. Software and gaming companies often distribute applications and games in this format without making expensive physical media copies. In Windows 10, you can easily mount and open software or game ISO images by double-clicking the file. But to play DVD ISO files on Windows 10, without a DVD Player, you can't play ISO movies.
Unfortunately, Windows 10 removed Windows Media Center, which was required to play DVD files. Instead, it offers a new Windows 10 DVD player that you can buy for $14.99 at the Microsoft Store. But there's no need to buy one, as there are many good free DVD ISO players that can help you play ISOs. Below, we'll show you how to play ISO DVD on Windows 10 with the best ISO player. Read on.
Besides the paid Windows DVD Player, we can use a free DVD ISO player like VLC Media Player to easily play ISO files.
VLC Media Player is a free and open source media player that is powerful and can play almost all types of media files, including digital video and audio, URL and DVD files. It supports DVD ISO images and can play most ISOs effortlessly. There are many ways to play ISO in VLC. Here's how to do it in detail:
Step 1. Install VLC Media Player at the official website: https://www.videolan.org/vlc/.
Step 2. If you have Auto-play enabled in your Windows 10, you can double-click on the ISO file and the content will be opened with VLC automatically. Or you can right-click on the ISO file and choose open with VLC Media Player.
Alternatively, you can open VLC Media Player after installation. Then, click Media > Open File, and load your ISO file into the VLC program. Drag-and-drop is also supported.
Step 3. Now, play the ISO file like how you play the DVD. You can click on the menu option to start watching your movie.
DVD ISO files are usually large and contain commercials, trailers, and lots of other DVD-related content. If you only care about the main movie, try using an ISO extractor to extract/rip movies from ISO so you can save space. At the same time, if you want to play ISO on mobile phones, tablets, smart TVs and other devices, you can also convert ISO to digital video files, such as MP4, for regular media playback. You can learn the detailed steps to rip and convert ISO to common video formats with a fast ISO ripper in the next part.
WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro is a professional program for ripping DVDs. It can decrypt and rip various DVD files, including DVD ISO images, to more than 300 formats and devices. In addition, it also supports extracting only the main title/main movie of DVD files and exporting them as MP4, MKV, AVI, MOV, MPG, etc. Most importantly, it can compress while extracting DVD files with good quality preserved.
Step 1. Start the DVD program on your Windows 10. Click the middle ISO Image to load your ISO file into the program.
Tips. After the DVD videos are loaded, you can click the Play button on the DVD video to play it instantly.
Step 2. Click on the right-side format image to open the output format page. Next, head to the “Video” section and select your preferred output format. You can also go to the “1:1 Quick Copy” section to choose a 1:1 format for fast, original-quality video export. If you are extracting ISO for playing on a certain device, you can explore the “Device” section and choose the target device profile as the output format.
Step 3. When everything is ready, click the bottom three-dot to set an output folder and click “Run” to start the process.
That’s all I want to share about how to play ISO video files on Windows 10 and the tips to extract ISO to normal videos. Hope you can find this article helpful. Thanks for reading. Have a good day!
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