You may have downloaded some internet movies which are .iso files. Yet, in Windows 10, you found no programs to play the ISO movies. No worry. This article here will show you how to play an ISO video file on Windows 10 with a free ISO player. Moreover, it provides a dedicated DVD ISO extractor to help you extract ISO files to common media files for regular media playback. Read on for more details.
Michelle | Nov 16, 2022

An ISO file is a disk image that contains the exact data on an optical disc. Software and game companies usually distribute apps and games in this format without needing to make costly physical media copies. And in Windows 10, you can easily mount and open a software or game ISO image by double-clicking on the file. But to play DVD ISO files Windows 10, with no DVD Player pre-installed, you cannot play the ISO movies.

Unfortunately, Windows 10 has removed the Windows Media Center required for DVD file playback. Instead, it offers a new Windows 10 DVD Player that you can buy for $14.99 in the Microsoft Store. But the purchase isn’t necessary as many good free DVD ISO players are available to help with your ISO playback. In the following, we will show you how to play ISO DVD on Windows 10 with the best ISO player. Please read on.

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How to Play ISO Movies on Windows 10?

Besides the paid Windows DVD Player, we can use a free DVD ISO player like VLC Media Player to easily play ISO files. And there are many ways to play ISO in VLC. Here are the detailed how-tos:

Step 1. Install VLC Media Player at the official website:

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.

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DVD ISO files are usually large and contain ads, trailers, and many other irrelevant things if all you care about is the main movie. If you want to save the main DVD movie with little storage occupation, try extracting/ripping the movie from ISO with an ISO extractor. Meanwhile, if you wish to play ISO on mobile phones, tablets, smart TVs, or other devices, you can also convert ISO to a digital video file, 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 and converter in the next part.

How to Extract and Convert ISO to Common Video Files?

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Step 1. Start the DVD program on your Windows 10. Click the middle ISO Image to load your ISO file into the program.

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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