.iso file extension
- Image of a CD, DVD or blu-ray.
A .iso file is based on the ISO 9660 CD-ROM file system standard. The .iso file contains an image of a CD, and most CD writing software will provide the option to burn a CD using a .iso image.
Many CD/DVD drive emulators exist which will also allow you to take a .iso file and mount it so that you can browse the .iso file as though it were mounted in a CD/DVD drive.
For more information see:
- www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/how_to_play_iso_or_img_files.cfm - Article on how to play .iso files.
- www.imgburn.com - Free program which will burn .iso images to CD.
- www.trustfm.net/divx/SoftwareFolder2Iso.php - Folder2Iso, a freeware Windows application which will convert the contents of a folder into an .iso file.
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