What do you use to mount .iso in OSX?

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  1. NickM macrumors 6502

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    I've tried finding a good program to mount .iso files in OSX, but can't seem to.
    I found a thread where several people mentioned using the terminal and some mount command, but to hell with all that.
    Isn't there a decent program that I can do this?
    I have a very large DVD collection that I've made .iso images of, and I'd like to be able to view them on my new MacBook Pro.

    Coming from Windows, where I used Daemon tools, I don't think it is Mac compatible.

    So... what should I get?

    Or can OSX simply mount the .iso by itself??
    Honestly, I haven't tried yet... but I'm about to now.
     
  2. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

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  3. NickM thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cool, thanks. I will check it out.
    For some reason, I didn't think Toast dealt with .iso files.
     
  4. appleguy12 macrumors newbie

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    I am pretty sure you can simply double click on the .iso file and it should automatically mount.
     
  5. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    Am I missing something? I can double click .iso files from the finder and they will mount, just like a .dmg (and I just tested to make sure). No terminal or third party software required.

    FWIW, getting info on a .iso file shows it opens with DiskImageMounter.app.
     
  6. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Yes, you can mount ISOs by double clicking.

    But how do you want to view the video? If you're using DVD Player, you can open them from File -> Open -> select mounted ISO. If you want to use Front Row, you'd be better not using ISOs and saving the VIDEO_TS directories directly under the movie title in the Movies folder.

    So you'd have, e.g:
    Code:
    Movies
      |- Lord of the Rings
         |- VIDEO_TS
     
  7. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    OT, but I had no idea that front row could play VIDEO_TS folders. That's pretty nifty!
     
  8. plinden macrumors 68040

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    And I forgot - if you create a JPG of the DVD artwork, call it Preview.jpg and drop it into the Movies/<DVD name folder>, you'll get it showing up in Front Row instead of a random still from the DVD.

    And if you keep your DVD rips on an external drive, you can create an alias in Movies to the directory containing them, so you'd have:
    Code:
    Movies
      |- DVDs -> aliased to /Volumes/External/DVDs
        |- Lord of the Rings
           |- VIDEO_TS
     

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