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How to Copy DVD ISO Files to USB Drive to Play ISO Videos Conveniently

Learn how to copy DVD ISO files to USB flash drive, and then you can play ISO files on HDTVs, laptops, tablets or other devices via USB drive.

Some people opt to back up DVD as ISO file to save physical space and protect DVD disc from damage. Afterwards, they would choose to copy ISO files to USB drive because of the following reasons:
It is a convenient way to back up movies;
They can carry the files with them while away from home;
It is possible to play them on smart HDTVs, other computers, laptops, tablets or other USB-compatible devices via USB thumb drive.

However, you might fail to copy large ISO files to your USB flash drive. Or, find that target device can't recognize the ISO files from the USB disks after putting ISO to USB successfully. So in this post, we will show you how to copy DVD ISO file to USB disk without trouble, and make the ISO files accepted by your device.

DVD ISO File USB Drive

How to Copy ISO File to USB Drive Easily?

Use WinX DVD Ripper Platinum to convert DVD ISO file to a USB friendly format like MP4. Then, you can play the ISO video on any USB-compatible device via the USB drive.

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is the perfect example of a decent DVD ripping software that works well both for advanced and amateur users. - Editor's Review from Download3K

The Best Way to Copy ISO File to USB Drive on PC/Mac

Dragging and dropping ISO file to USB drive is the direct way. However, it isn't recommended. Not to mention that you may fail to copy large ISO file to USB drive because the flash drive is formatted with the FAT32 file format, a large amount of memory will be occupied (an ISO file always takes up several gigabytes). What's more, almost all devices can't play ISO files natively. So, the best way to copy ISO file to USB drive is to convert ISO file to a USB flash drive friendly file format and a widely-accepted format, like MP4.

How to Convert ISO File to a Friendly Format for USB Drive?

It is an easy work if you have an ISO converter in hand. If you don't have one, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum could be a good option. This software can convert any DVD ISO files to MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, 3GP, MKV, MPEG, HEVC, FLV and more popular file formats on Windows 2000 and later, including Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and Windows 10. It features No. 1 fast converting speed thanks to Multi-core CPU use, optimal configuration for newest CUDA and i5 i7 CPU, Super Encode Engine based on MMX- SSE & 3DNow! and Hyper-threading technology. No need to worry about quality loss, since the built-in High Quality Engine ensures crisp videos.

Copy ISO to USB

The steps are very easy to follow. Download and install it on your computer (Mac users should turn to its Mac edition). Then, launch this tool and do as follows.

Step 1. Tap the ISO Image button to load the ISO file you want to convert and transfer to USB. This software will import it quickly, and at the same time tick the main title for you and pop up the Output Profile panel automatically.

Step 2. Select the output profile. In general, MP4 format is preferred.

Step 3. Set the destination folder to store the converted ISO file. You can insert the USB flash drive into one of your computer's USB ports, and then specify the USB drive as the location.

Step 4. When all settings are done, you can hit RUN to begin converting and copying ISO file to USB drive. After that, you can watch the ISO file on any USB-supported devices via the USB drive.

Know more about the ISO converter – WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

* Rip any regular and copy-protected DVD disc and DVD folder to hard drive, USB drive, etc;
* Directly rip any DVD, ISO file, DVD folder to iPhone 6S, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, HTC One M8, Sony Xperia Z4, WP8, and more popular smartphones, tablets and game consoles;
* Rip DVDs for uploading DVD video to YouTube, Vimeo and other video-supported websites;
* For more details, you can refer to WinX DVD Ripper Platinum product page.

Related External Source:
ISO image[wiki]: An ISO image is an archive file of an optical disc, a type of disk image composed of the data contents from every written sector on an optical disc, including the optical disc file system....

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