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Iso Files, How Do I Use Them?


Willard M

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I am trying to learn exactly what ISO files are and how do I use them.

 

I created a test movie in My DVD. I then clicked on Burn and checked the box for creating an ISO file and put it in a file and folder I created. I then deleted the test movie from My DVD thinking that the ISO file is a duplicate of my test movie.

 

I then went to Windows Explorer and located my test movie ISO file. I tried to open it in My DVD and got the message, "Bad file type only dmsd supported. I then tried to open in Video Wave and got a message, "Bad File Type"

 

When trying to open the file from Explorer the file wanted to default to my old Easy CD Creator 5 where I was allowed to burn the movie if I so desired. I have kept this program on my computer as it is the only program that will allow me to see my older CD backup indexes.

 

I then changed the default to Roxio Creator 9 and I got a screen that allowed for burning the ISO file. I could not open it as a movie to see if it was all there.

 

Am I correct in concluding that ISO files are exact duplicates of the original but can only be used for burning copies of an original?

 

I have EMC 9

 

Thanks

 

Willard M

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I am trying to learn exactly what ISO files are and how do I use them.

 

I created a test movie in My DVD. I then clicked on Burn and checked the box for creating an ISO file and put it in a file and folder I created. I then deleted the test movie from My DVD thinking that the ISO file is a duplicate of my test movie.

 

I then went to Windows Explorer and located my test movie ISO file. I tried to open it in My DVD and got the message, "Bad file type only dmsd supported. I then tried to open in Video Wave and got a message, "Bad File Type"

 

When trying to open the file from Explorer the file wanted to default to my old Easy CD Creator 5 where I was allowed to burn the movie if I so desired. I have kept this program on my computer as it is the only program that will allow me to see my older CD backup indexes.

 

I then changed the default to Roxio Creator 9 and I got a screen that allowed for burning the ISO file. I could not open it as a movie to see if it was all there.

 

Am I correct in concluding that ISO files are exact duplicates of the original but can only be used for burning copies of an original?

 

I have EMC 9

 

Thanks

 

Willard M

 

An iso file is an image of your production. You use Disc Copier to burn it to a DVD. Disc Copier is part of the EMC 9 suite.

 

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I went ahead and burned the ISO file to disc and replayed it. It played perfectly as the original although the audio sounded scratchy. I don't fully understand the purpose of the ISO file. Why would one want to burn to an ISO file as opposed to just keeping the original movie on one's machine? They appear to be the same size.

 

Willard M

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I went ahead and burned the ISO file to disc and replayed it. It played perfectly as the original although the audio sounded scratchy. I don't fully understand the purpose of the ISO file. Why would one want to burn to an ISO file as opposed to just keeping the original movie on one's machine? They appear to be the same size.

 

Willard M

 

An iso image file is an "image" of a DVD and as such is not a video file which can be played through a standard software player. I would suggest you do a google search on "iso image file" to learn more about this. The iso file is not a duplicate of the original source file, in fact it most likely is even a completely different format. The iso contains the complete DVD structure including menus, etc as well as your rendered movie. If you are making multiple copies of a movie via myDVD it is convenient to burn to an iso file since rendering has to be done only once. Copies can be quickly made with an iso file.

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