Richard Kaufman wrote:What's an "iso"?
I know this was answered, but I doubt it was clear why I find this important. An iso is an image of
a dvd and can be played as a virtual dvd by most programs like VLC just like a physical DVD. Over a network you can use Kodi to play the file.
This way, you have full access to the DVD menu, which makes DVDs like these much easier to navigate than single file formats like an MP4.
When I buy a DVD I generally create an iso and put it on my local server. The original DVD is put away for backup. I throw away the packaging and can store a lot in a very small space.
If the DVD menu is not particularly important I convert to a single stream, as it is much smaller. Again, I store the original DVD. I’ve been burnt too many times by failed web sites to depend on them in the future.
The iso requires a virtually flawless DVD, as it is capturing everything. This is seldom true for computer burnt DVDs.