View Full Version : [ubuntu] wierd movie q

July 23rd, 2008, 04:30 PM
i dont have a dvd drive on my linux machine. i was wondering if i had a dvd and make and iso out of it, if i could port the iso to the linux machine, mount it, then watch it.

July 23rd, 2008, 04:32 PM
if you make an ISO of the dvd movie you can actually open it in VLC without mounting it

July 23rd, 2008, 04:33 PM
Yes you can watch it, or just mount in the ISO from terminal :)

July 23rd, 2008, 04:33 PM
sure you could but how are you going to make the iso without a dvd drive?

Instead of making an iso I would rip the movie to another format like Xvid. Much smaller format and plays on many devices

northern lights
July 23rd, 2008, 04:34 PM
Sure. Gmount-Iso for instance provides a neat little gui.

sudo apt-get install gmountiso to install.

July 23rd, 2008, 04:35 PM
i have another comp with a dvd drive. so what formats work well with linux. note im asking about movie files not hard disk dvds