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.iso file to .mp4/.mov WITH title screen intact?!

Apr 6, 2018 6:35AM PDT

I have an old home movie in which I ripped to my Macbook pro as an .iso (also have it in .cdr file). This home movie contains a title screen with moving background in which you would then hit "play"

As an .iso file I am only able to play it in the program
"VLC" where the title screen is present. Upon conversion, the title screen does not stay enclosed in the file.

Is there a way to convert this .iso (or .cdr) to a .mov/.mp4 in which this title screen would remain along with it's original function?

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Re: iso-file
Apr 6, 2018 6:45AM PDT

An iso-file is just a disc image (a copy of a CD or DVD), not a video file. You can't convert a disc image, only the file it contains.

Get the file (or files) out by mounting the iso (can be done natively in Windows 10, needs a virtual drive program in older versions of Windows), and try all conversion programs on that file(s) until, maybe, you find one that does pick it up. But it might be sufficient to find a program that plays it without converting.

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Re: iso-file
Apr 6, 2018 6:48AM PDT

The .iso file does indeed play in VLC as it was originally created, title screen and all. My concern is that I would like to be able to send the file to other family members without them having to also use VLC.

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The answer is simply no.
Apr 6, 2018 7:02AM PDT

But if you wanted to create a new video with a title screen that plays such as we see in YouTube then you can play it in VLC Player and record the screen to a new video.

Your question is the same as others that wanted a fully intact DVD playback but as a MP4 or such file. The answer for that is again no. MP4/MOV file players don't have the navigation and such in the players. VLC and many DVD, BluRay player software do and the ISO file is the transport and storage method to use today.

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Re: iso-file
Apr 6, 2018 12:39PM PDT

They can burn that iso to a DVD and use that in their DVD-player. But since VLC is free, what's the objection against using that to play the file itself?

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