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ISO file to USB flashdrive?

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Maybe an odd question but I got curious and want to know if this would work. Would one be able to write a bluray ISO file to a USB flashdrive? And if so, if you then plugged that drive into your bluray player, would it just play like a bluray? or would the player likely just not recognize the file? The thought occurred to me that this might be a cool way to store movies, but thought I’d ask more technically knowledgeable people before giving it a go myself.

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You can write any data file to a USB flashdrive. You will have to check your Bluray players specs to see if it will recognize the format and play it.

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Most Players don’t do ISO iirc. But just extract it, and copy the BDMV folder over. SHould work.

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If you don’t have a Blu Ray player, you can use your computer to play the Blu Ray ISO.

You would have to “mount” the ISO file, make that file into a virtual (disc) drive. If you have Windows 8 or higher, you can simply right-click on the mouse, and select “Mount.” Otherwise, you would have to download a free third-party software, like Virtual Clone Drive, and do the same thing. Either method you use, you can access the m2ts files—play, copy, etc. To un ”mount” the file, right-click the mouse and select, “Eject.”

If your computer has a HDMI output port, you can play the ISO through your computer and send the signal to your TV.

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I do have a bluray player. I was just curious if I could play the file through the player but off of a USB instead of a disc.

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in my experience it has to be extracted to a folder structure, no support for iso directly.

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Note that a FAT32 formatted drive can’t take files larger than 4GB, so you’d have to use NTFS or exFAT if one of those two is supported by the player you’re trying to play it on.

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