I love movies like most people, but I tend to keep my collection on backup files rather than using DVD or Blu-Ray.  It is quite easy to back up your DVD and Blu-ray collection to ISO image files.  An ISO is a file, which is an exact image of a disk, whether that is a DVD, Blu Ray or HD-DVD.

If you have a media PC it is a great way to store your movie collection.  You can watch Blu-ray movies on HDTV without quality loss and you can also burn a Blu-ray disc easily as well.

Blu-Ray ISO File creation and viewing is easy with Daemon Tools Lite and PowerDVD.

Blu-Ray ISO File creation and viewing is easy with Daemon Tools Lite and PowerDVD.

It isn’t very difficult to create and play Blu-ray ISO image files on a Media PC.  If you don’t know what to do this is a quick guide to help you out.  First of all you will need a powerful enough Media PC that is hooked up to a HDTV and a Virtual Drive setup and media player software such as PowerDVD.

Step 1: Add Blu-ray ISO image.
Download and install Daemon Tools Lite.  Once installed run the application and Click the plus icon to add the Blu-ray ISO file into virtual drive: Select the ISO file you want and then click “Open”.

Step 2: Mount Blu-ray ISO image to a virtual drive.
Right click on the file name and select ‘Mount’ then ‘Device’.

Step 3: Find Blu-ray ISO image file in the virtual drive.
After the Blu-ray ISO image file is mounted into virtual drive now click close. The ISO image file will show in your BD-Rom Drive.

Step 4. Play the Blu-ray ISO image file from the virtual drive.
All you need to do now is use a media player like PowerDVD to play the file.  PowerDVD is a quality application for Blu-ray playback on a Media PC. You can use it to open the Blu-ray ISO image files from your virtual drive and play it just like standard Blu-ray disc.

You can download both PowerDVD and Daemon tools lite from FileHippo.com today.

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