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I have a folder on my drive, which I would like to try mounting as a iso9660 cd. I've tried

mount -t iso9660 131/ ~/mnt/ -o loop

but mount complains that it is a folder. Is there any way to fake it into thinking it's a dvd? The contents a friend of mine copied are in fact dvd contents from a dvd, and I'd like to be able to view without opening up the "vob" files.

Any way to convince mount that a folder is a cd?

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Most media programs will simply accept that a directory contains a DVD filesystem if you point them at it.

For example, VLC's "open DVD" can be used to browse to the folder and play it.

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No, there isn't. Use VLC to open the folder as a disc.

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