Mount a DVD movie ISO file

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Date: 2012-02-07 16:50:00 00:00

I have some movie DVDs, that I bought some time ago, I noticed that some of the started to degrade, specially because my boy plays with the DVD as if it were a toy.

So, what I need was to create an ISO file from them and store them on my computer, then I can play them on my PC for them:

In case you don't remember how to create an ISO file from a DVD, here is how.

sudo dd if=/dev/cdrom of=cd.iso

Now that you have the DVD image on an ISO file, it is time to mount and play the movie.

mount -t iso9660 -o loop cd.iso /media/iso

You have had to create the "/media/iso" folder first.

Now we can play the movie in the ISO image with:

vlc /media/iso/video_ts/

You may also want to install 'libdvdcss' to play encrypted DVD images.

Enjoy the movie.

Remember that you should not distribute the images, and you may not be able to make multiple copies of the image, so keep the image only as a backup to recreate a new DVD in case you loose or damage the original one.