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Playing ISO Images

Modified: 2014/08/05 10:42 by admin - Uncategorized


Besides playback of all media files supported by Windows Media Center, My Movies also lets you play back DVD, HD-DVD or Blu-ray titles stored as ISO images.

This feature requires installation of SlySoft Virtual CloneDrive, which My Movies uses to mount the ISO images. When playing back a title stored as an ISO image, My Movies will mount the file via. the ISO mounter software, and Windows Media Center's autoplay feature will pick up the disc insert, just as if you inserted a disc into a drive.

Notice! We recommend using VIDEO_TS folder structures for DVD's, and BDMV folders for Blu-ray. Users of HD DVD can choose between HVDVD_TS folders or ISO files without differences. Using folder structures will by their direct file access gives several options that ISO files does not.



To allow ISO file usage in My Movies, download and install Virtual CloneDrive 5.4 or later from My Movies will automatically detect CloneDrive after you have installed it.


Common problems

  • By default, My Movies requires one folder per movie title. Users using ISO images often store multiple ISO files in one folder, causing My Movies to mount the first ISO image from the folder on playback. Users must either store one ISO file per movie folder, or use the Collection Management program to manually point a titles disc directly to the ISO file instead of to a folder.
  • Playback of ISO images rely on Windows Media Centers autoplay feature to pick up the disc. If nothing happens when playing back a title stored as an ISO image, the user should minimize Windows Media Center and confirm that the ISO is mounted as a drive in "My Computer". Should the ISO image be mounted correctly, but playback does not start automatically, the problem is likely that autoplay is disabled for the machine, or for the Virtual CloneDrive drive specifically.
  • Playback of Blu-ray and HD DVD titles from ISO files requires the ISO file to contain a fully valid Blu-ray or HD DVD disc. If nothing happens when playing back an HD title, the ISO image may not contain all the content of the original disc. An example is a Blu-ray disc that only contains the "BDMV" folder of the original disc, and not the "Certificate" folder which is also required for the disc to be valid.