Can I play a Bu-ray .iso on my TiVo?

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  1. David Platt

    David Platt Mouse Master TCF Club

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    I just obtained an .iso of a Blu-ray bootleg concert that I would like to watch on my TV instead of my computer. I don't have a Blu-ray burner, so what would be my next-best option for getting it to my TV? Is there a way to transfer it with pytivo?
     
  2. smbaker

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    Personally for DVD ISOs, I use something called a CinemaTube. It's a relatively cheap box, under a hundred bucks, and plays ISO images with full menu support which is still not that common for media playing devices. I used it in conjunction with a fileserver to create a large virtual DVD jukebox.

    I don't doubt pyTivo could play the content, but you may need to convert it to something more friendly for ffmpeg first.
     
  3. Chris Gerhard

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    I don't know what an .iso of a Blu-ray bootleg concert is but assuming it uses one of the supported Blu-ray codecs, it should be either MPEG2, AVC (MPEG-4) or VC-1 and may include DTS-HD MA or Dolby TrueHD audio. It may require a conversion for TiVo to play it but I would I could play it with a Blu-ray player accessing the file over USB or after it has been written to disc.
     
  4. David Platt

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    Turned out to be much easier than I anticipated-- no conversion necessary. I just opened up the folder structure of the .iso and found the video file, which indeed was an AVC file. I transferred it to one of the folders I have set up for PyTiVo, and it transferred without a hitch. Took nearly all day, but it's there. Thanks for the advice, guys!
     
  5. pmiranda

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    What did you use for that? Virtual clone drive, or something else?
     
  6. David Platt

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    I use Daemon Tools to mount my .iso files.
     

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