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post #1 of 6 Old 07-05-2010, 07:16 PM - Thread Starter
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For a variety of reasons my DVD collection is ripped to my hard drives as .iso files.

I run Ubuntu and have the ubuntu-provided mplayer from apt.

I used to just do mplayer mymovie.iso. Then I would have to seek through the menus and the extras and then into the middle of the movie and then go back to try to find the beginning. This is suboptimal of course, but at least it worked.

Now, I'm finding that this technique doesn't even work with many dvds...I can never navigate to the main feature and get caught in the menus.

I've tried mounting the iso to a directory and then running mplayer dvd://1 -dvd-device but that doesn't work either a lot of the time. I still get stuck in the menus.

And all of this is not very wife-friendly at all.

Short of ripping my whole dvd collection to .mkvs, is there any software I can use to play .iso files that works reliably?
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Have you tried XBMC?
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XBMC is a good option but if you just want a DVD player software (not a full media center) then I'd suggest xine.

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Yeah, I'm really just looking for something so that my wife can click on a .iso file and have it play, and in such a way that she can get the main DVD feature going, perhaps by navigating the DVD menu. You say Xine works? I will give it a try. I seem to remember trying Xine on some problematical DVDs and having it fail, but maybe these DVDs are copy protected extra specially or something (The Dark Knight in particular).
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Xine works great, and you can associate .iso files with it. If you come across something that is protected then you can probably rip it with dvdfab.
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I use VLC for a lot DVDs... just another option. xine works well too.
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