How to Watch an ISO File Movie

By J.M. Chanel

When downloading videos from the Internet, you may run into a file type known as ISO. These files are not videos but contain the full information of a DVD disc for convenient burning. If you have downloaded a DVD movie that is an ISO file, there are two ways to watch the video contained inside of the file. You can either burn it to a DVD-R disc or install a third-party program that will allow you to open the ISO file and watch the video contained inside.

Burn the ISO image to a DVD-R

Step 1

Insert a blank DVD-R into your DVD burner drive.

Step 2

Open the DVD burning program you have installed on your computer. Most burning programs, including Nero Burning Rom, should be able to open and burn ISO files.

Step 3

Click "File" and select "Open."

Step 4

Locate the ISO file in the browser window that appears. If it is not available for selection, click the arrow beside "File Type" and select "All Files."

Step 5

Click "Open."

Step 6

Adjust burning speed settings and then click the "Burn" button.

Insert your DVD-R disc back into your DVD drive after it finishes burning. You will now be able to open the video files contained inside of the ISO file using a DVD video player program.

Open Video Files With a Media Player

Step 1

Install a media player that is capable of opening ISO image files. Popular free choices include VLC Media Player, Total Video Player and SUPER (see Resources).

Step 2

Open VLC Media Player (or another video player with ISO file capabilities).

Step 3

Click "File" and select "Open File."

Locate the ISO file you are trying to watch and click "OK."