Trying to open an ISO on iPhone
“I’ve download an ISO file. It gives me the option to open it with OneDrive, Av player, Documents and TDownloader however none of them work. I read that the file can be opened with vlc but the “open in” isn’t giving vlc as an option. I’ve trie importing them to each app then seeing if I can open them with vlc but no luck. Is there any app that will open and play an ISO or how do I add vlc as an option? I only have an iPhone, no computer…”
What is ISO file and why fail to play ISO on iPhone?
ISO is a CD or DVD image, also commonly referred as disk image. It is actually an archive file which is used to backup CDs, DVDs. You can mount it into virtual drive using various ISO mounting tools and also burn it. But what if you have backed up your DVD movie into an ISO image and want to play it on iPhone.
Some people try to open ISO files with VLC player for iOS, however, VLC can only play ISO files as long as the DVD structure is intact (it also means that the ISO file must have the exact same folders that are in your DVD such as Video_TS folder). If the directory structure of ISO image is not similar to that of DVD, you will fail to play the file on VLC.
Solution to get ISO files played on iPhone
If you are looking for a more reliable way to get ISO files played on iPhone, then we highly recommend our best ISO Ripper – Pavtube ByteCopy to you. The program has perfect loading suport for ISO files ripped from CD, DVD and Blu-ray disc. Before performing the ripping process, it can assist you to bypass the copy protection equipped on ISO files and then efficiently rip ISO to iPhone playable digital file formats such as MPEG-4, H.264 or even H.265 file formats.
The program supports hardware encoding acceleration, you can get up to 30x faster H.265 codec encoding speed as long as you run your computer on a graphic cards that support Nvidia NVENC technology or up to 6x faster H.264 codec encoding speed as long as you run your computer on a graphic card that supports Nvidia CUDA or AMD App technology.
For Mac users, you can switch to download Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac to perform the ripping process on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, etc. (Tips: Hardware encoding acceleration only supports on the Windows version.)
Step by Step to Rip ISO for iPhone Playing
Step 1: Load ISO files.
Initiate the program on your computer, on the main menu bar, click “File” > “Load IFO/ISO” to import ISO files to the program.
Step 2: Define output file format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of iPhone playable digital file formats such as “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category. You can also choose other formats according to your own needs.
Step 3: Enable GPU Encode Acceleration.
Click “Tools” > “Options”, in the opened “Options” window, click “Acceleration” menu, then check “Enable GPU Encode Acceleration” otpion so that the program will accelerate converion speed when encoding ISO to H.265/H.264 codec.
Step 4: Begin the conversion process.
After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from ISO to iPhone supported H.264 formats with fast ripping speed.
When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files.