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Is there a way to make Windows Media Center 7 to play iso images? I have many DVDs ripped to iso. Right now I just play them by navigating to them in Windows Explorer, right-clicking an selecting open with VLC. It be nice to have access to these from the nice Media Center GUI.

Anyone have a way for MediaCenter to recognize and play these like VLC or any other nice user interface way of navigating and playing my iso dvd rips?

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You'll need Daemon Tools Lite and mceDTools to allow integration into Windows Media Center 7. Check out the complete guide here.

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did you EVER get mceDTOOLS to work properly? i gave up on it, it's a royal PITA :) ... IF you're a fan of Daemon Tools, try myLoader. –  Molly7244 Sep 29 '09 at 17:29
    
Yea I can not seem to get mceDTOOLS working either –  CT. Sep 29 '09 at 19:48
    
Didn't Daemon Tools start bundling spyware with their distribution? I vote for MagicDisc from MagicISO. –  Brian Reiter Oct 19 '09 at 17:27
    
Bundle? Yes. Require? No. –  Aeo Sep 27 '10 at 18:57
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mount the image with WinCDEmu.

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Will this solution require me to mount each iso before playing it? If I have to use Windows Explorer to locate each iso and mount it before playing it in Media Center I might as well just right click the file and have it play in vlc. I am mainly looking for a good user interface solution to browse through my ripped dvds –  CT. Oct 1 '09 at 13:21
    
i'm afraid this is not possible. Windows Media Center does not support ISO files and i don't know of any plugins that work the way you want it without the inconvenience of mounting the ISO first. –  Molly7244 Oct 1 '09 at 16:23
    
Just because you don't know of anything doesn't mean it's not possible. –  MDMarra Nov 12 '09 at 5:08
    
-1 WinCDEmu is unstable and crashes –  kinokijuf Mar 4 '12 at 17:34
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I would suggest using MagicISO - not necessarily for video specifically, but it does quite nicely for me. http://www.magiciso.com/tutorials/miso-magicdisc-overview.htm

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I use Shark007s codec pack, which lets me play ISO files from inside media center. I use media Browser usually to view them with, so I don't know if it works from the standard videos section

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+1 for the media browser reference -- that looks like a great add-in. –  ericvg Oct 20 '09 at 15:57
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I have returned to share my success in looking for the same thing;

My Movies is THE solution, the sites clear enough to explain but basically aslong as you install the slysoft 'virtual clonedrive' (freeware) your sorted, and it organises and presents the films beautifully in WMC.

Just to confirm, it can show you all of your iso's with artwork, info, special features AND play them - All Inside WMC. Also stumbled across media center studio which i'm happily using to customise the start menu.

Hope this helps someone [*1st time post only allows 1 hyperlink]

slysoft.com/da/download.html/

adventmediacenter.com/

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Use XBMC MediaCenter that plays ISO files out of the box.

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