What is ISO Format
What is ISO
ISO is the abbreviation of International Organization for Standardization originated from Greek "ISOS" which means "Equal". Though non-governmental, ISO is still a very important global organization.
In reference to video, ISO refers to a file format of an optical disc such as CD, DVD or Blu-ray Disc. ISO actually owned its name from the ISO 9660 file system and is used together with CD-ROM media.
What is ISO Image
ISO image, or called an ISO file, is the image of an entire CD or DVD, the whole contents of which can be completely duplicated and contained in a single ISO file. ISO image is an image file produced by copying all information in an optical disc. Therefore, ISO image is qualified to be the genuine digital copy of the original. It usually has a file extension of .iso and might contain a UDF (ISO/IEC 13346) file system. One can create ISO image from optical disc, or further create optical disc using specific software.
ISO image file can be played by 5KPlayer, VLC, MPlayer, KMPlayer, SMplayer, and Splayer, etc.
Under Windows OS,
* ISO image file can be read by: WinRAR, WinMount, WinRAR3.0 or above
* ISO image file can be operated only by: WinISO, WinImage, Daemon Tools, Alcohol 120%, and WinMount, etc.
Related ISO Resource: How to Clone DVD to ISO Image and Mount DVD ISO
The usage of ISO Image
* Replicate CD/DVD by use of CD/DVD mastering programs, namely, further create a CD/DVD disc therefrom;
* Write the disc image to hard drive once, and record the same several times to different CD/DVDs to save processing time. Simply speaking, it is only necessary to duplicate the CD/DVD once before creating DVDs from ISO file as many times as possible;
* Create a disc image file to be written to CD/DVD on another system (UNIX, Macintosh);
* Backup CD/DVD data. More actually, all data and contents can be copied such that ISO file can be taken as a backup;
* Act as a virtual CD/DVD drive. ISO image file can be mounted to a virtual drive as if a physical disc was loaded in the drive or treated as a regular Compact Disc inside a computer while maintaining the original structure of CD/DVD, which is convenient for further DVD burning;
* Transfer CD/DVD images over the Internet.
The Advantages of ISO Image
* One single file merged with multiple files
* Easy to burn
* Virtual disc acting like a physical one
The Disability of ISO Image
* Unable to store and recreate CD-Audio discs
* Unable to be mounted to a USB flash drive
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Related External Source
ISO Image - An ISO image (International Organization for Standardization) is an archive file (also known as a disc image) of an optical disc, composed of the data contents of every written sector of an optical disc...
UDF - UDF (Universal Disk Format) is an implementation of the specification known as ISO/IEC 13346 and ECMA-167 and is an open vendor-neutral file system for computer data storage...
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