What is an ISO. file?

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im currently downloading a torrent and the file is an ISO. file.
what exactly is this, and do you think i will be able to watch it?

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You need to burn it to cd.. or use program like "daemon tools" to make virtual cd.
So answer is, ISO files are cloned cd's :)

Edit: I'm not sure but i think its sometimes possible to extract data from ISO same way you do from ZIP files.. programs like winrar or etc should do the job if im right.

  • Jan 20, 2005
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Well an ISO is bassicaly a CD image, you will need to use a program such as Daemon Tools, Alcohol120% etc to run the file

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ISO files are basically image files. Check out the link for more info: http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/index.php/id;1066672400;fp;1024;fpid;3 Have fun. Later... ;)

  • Jan 20, 2005
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Yes ISOs are CD images you can burn with Nero or some other programs /i would recomend Nero/.

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Daemon tools would probably be best though if you don't wish to burn cds when playing...I guess I don't have to explain what the iso is anymore but let me explain what daemon tools does to make you feel more comfortable with it you could say...daemon tools can be found here
http://www.daemon-tools.cc
What is does is basically after installation it'll allow you to make your computer believe you have an extra cd/dvd (virtual) drive when in actual reality you don't...from there you can "mount" iso files using the program and what that'll do is it'll look like you just put a cd into the virtual drive and from there on the "disc" will load...hope that helps

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  • Jan 20, 2005

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Quote by HikariSoranoYes ISOs are CD images you can burn with Nero or some other programs /i would recomend Nero/.

Hey now I remember what an ISO is, i knew it sounded familiar to me ( because my cd burner get broke i've forgotten all that terms XP) I used nero too so i think it could be a good option :)

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Let me explain why Daemon-tool is the best. Although Nero and Alcohol120% does offer the choice of 'ignoring' the copyright, Daemon-tool does that the best. Even Alcohol can't emulate the copyright perfectly.

  • Jan 20, 2005
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ISO's are nice because you don't have to waste a CD on them to install software. Just use Daemon Tools (or Alcohol, but I use Daemon for almost everything) to mount the ISO as a virtual drive, and your computer thinks you have a plastic disk spinning away -- when you don't.

Install away! Don't forget, once you mount the ISO, run a quick virus scan on the disk just to make sure it's squeaky clean.

(Oh, and if this is an "evaluation" version, make sure you read the .NFO file, readme.txt, or other similar file using Notepad. It will let you know if there are any specific instructions needed to make the software work.)

  • Jan 20, 2005
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well, guess there 's nothin more to say...I recommend Deamon Tools too

  • Jan 20, 2005

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I recommend the loopback device!

mount -t iso9660 -o ro,loop whatever.iso /mnt

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