1. appmy's Avatar
    Is there a media player app for Android that will play .ISO files?
    crowntoy99 likes this.
    05-12-2010 05:40 PM
  2. Cory Streater's Avatar
    Not that I'm aware of. You'll need to convert it with Handbrake or some other program.
    05-12-2010 05:53 PM
  3. xaronax's Avatar
    .iso files are images of CDs/DVDs created by ripping them to HDD. You need a mounting program on the desktop to use them such as MagicISO (MagicDisc), Alcohol, or PowerISO. No way you're going to get this to work on your phone, as they have no reference point for optical media. Use a combination of MagicDisc, DVDShrink, and Handbrake.
    05-13-2010 08:56 AM
  4. pyrilampes's Avatar
    It takes one small line of code to mount an iso file to view it on any linux distro. why can't it be mounted and played on the android platform?
    # mount -o loop disk1.iso /mnt/disk
    bigk likes this.
    09-24-2010 04:45 PM
  5. jdbower's Avatar
    You can try one of the VLC variants, I think they can play ISOs without needing to mount them on the desktop versions.
    09-24-2010 06:00 PM
  6. 911acalltoaction's Avatar
    Oh well gee thanks for telling us to try a "VLC" variant. What the heck is a VLC.
    01-18-2011 05:12 AM
  7. MowDownJoe's Avatar
    Let me google that for you
    01-18-2011 09:53 AM
  8. John9Tim's Avatar
    can not play iso files on android, android tablet/phone not support .iso format, you need use converter
    04-22-2011 02:42 AM
  9. John9Tim's Avatar
    I am using Handbrake, DVD Catalyst and fox real DVD converter, there are all can convert dvd iso files.
    04-22-2011 02:44 AM
  10. cloak.n.dagger's Avatar
    I heard today that some of the new LCD TVs are coming with embedded android that have the ability to mount iso files. Haven't found a reliable source to confirm this though. Looking forward to this kind of capability in Android.
    12-09-2011 12:07 AM
  11. doctordawg's Avatar
    A big point is being missed, I think. I need to mount a DVD iso, not to watch a movie, but to use a multimedia DVD video that has menu choices with sub menu choices for things like language lessons or travel tips from DVDs with dozens of menu buttons.

    Ripping them all to separate video files would be pointless, and MOSTLY would be impossible to project out the HDMI port onto a big projector screen, a fantastic corporate presentation tool.

    Linux will do it. How 'bout Android?
    04-11-2012 01:46 AM
  12. RickInHouston's Avatar
    This has been the Holy Grail for my tablet needs. I have 100s of iso files on an UnRaid server and stream them to a Popcorn Hour to my tv. Would love to sit on the bed, sofa or ... and watch movies from the server. No transcoding, no uploading, just stream.

    MX Player Pro and E S Explorer is 'getting there'. My original Xoom couldn't handle it. My wife's Nexus 7 can but it does take quite a few seconds to load. There are minor hiccups at times. I hope the Nexus 10 can do it but wonder if the screen may be too much for it to work.

    Navigate to your server via E S Explorer. Dial down to the iso you want to play. Long press on the iso file. Tap 'open with' or 'video' and pick MX Player Pro. It will take awhile, but it should load.

    I'm thinking 2013 generation tablets will really make this workable, fast and easy.
    11-27-2012 11:50 AM
  13. doctordawg's Avatar
    Jebus, than you! Everyone on planet earth with a computer knows you can rip a dvd and play a video. I've been searching for months for a DVD ISO player because I need the menus to work. Dozens of little ripped videos are worthless without the navigation features of a DVD ISO file. I produce multimedia DVDs with random navigation buttons from anywhere to anywhere on the disk at any time. This is a stable, flexible and powerful way to give business presentations and sync multimedia with performance artist's shows. Powerpoint won't do this, everything has to be premeditated. Linux plays ISOs, why not Android?
    01-13-2013 07:04 PM
  14. Jonathan Hodges's Avatar
    I installed Plex on my computer and stream movies to my Nexus 7 with the Plex app for Android.
    05-01-2013 05:20 PM
  15. porten's Avatar
    The app "wondershare player" by "Wondershare Software Co., Ltd." sounds like it is pretty close to what you're trying to achieve.

    It cannot play ISO or IMG files straight up, but can play the exploded directory structures (AUDIO_TS + VIDEO_TS). So instead of copying the ISO itself, just copy the contents into a subdir. The subdir name will then show up as a sort of disc-image in the player.

    The player comes with DVD menu navigation, subtitle and audio selections etc. All in all, it looks like a full fledged DVD player. I've got no idea how it works regarding h/w acceleration, power consumption etc. The interface is a bit clumsy, but fully usable.

    The app is free, and I'm not in any way affiliated with the app or company behind it, so don't blame me if it turns out to be an elaborate scam delivery system
    07-08-2013 12:26 PM
  16. ostbey's Avatar
    I also have a lot of media files (mostly .ISO, some as Video_TS and Audio_TS copies,
    some as .MKV, others as .MPG or .MP4) on a NAS which I would love to be able to
    watch on my Android phone. Converting them to other formats is out of the question
    for (storage) space and (conversion) time considerations.

    VLC media player (just enter "VLC" into Play Store, choose the Beta) can play ISO files natively.
    However, the first ISO file I tried yesterday with a menu was also the first file to fail to play:
    I cannot press any of the buttons of the main menu to actually make it play the video.
    Is it just me (or the wrong version of VLC?) or does VLC not support this (yet)?

    ISO files without menu or from DVDs which normally start playing by default are no problem.
    Also my TV recordings on my NAS (in MPG format) play without problems (the NAS being mounted
    thanks to the ES Explorer, also to be found on Play Store).

    I still have to try recordings in HD (.TS files) and the other formats.

    Thanks a lot for any further hints on what works and how one can get it to work!
    07-31-2013 07:52 AM
  17. Shiraz666's Avatar
    I've just bought an Android media player running version 4.2.2. No bloat ware over the top at all. The native file manager opens the file structure of iso files without any dramas. The other media apps can then play the video files. But it won't play an image file of a movie dvd . It seems that this version of Android would meet the needs of those of you wanting to open and access files within an iso image. I'll follow up on some of the tips given, as I want to find an app that will play the image of a movie dvd. If I have any luck I'll report back.
    Eduardo Briones likes this.
    09-03-2013 02:45 AM
  18. gordfacekiller's Avatar
    XBMC but you need to download ir from their web site.
    12-23-2013 12:00 PM
  19. Shaun Jackson's Avatar
    Is there a media player app for Android that will play .ISO files?
    yes here it is here

    Now Alive likes this.
    02-24-2014 12:36 AM
  20. naji7000's Avatar
    i just tested on my Samsung Tab S 8.4 LTE with MX Player Pro.

    use some file manager to open your ISO file, use "open as movie".........."MX"can play movie ISO file directly.
    11-15-2015 07:24 AM
  21. TwoMountains's Avatar
    MX Player Pro really nice work for play .ISO files.
    11-16-2015 12:57 PM