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Play iso on PS3 using Windows media

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I can currently play mpg movies and music on my PS3 via Windows media player on my PC.  Can I play .iso files somehow?
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If the .iso contains media files then you could mount it on your computer and point your mediaserver at the mounted image then stream the files as normal.

If this is a game .iso then we're into the whole copyright, hacking, modding issue with the Playstation.
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They are iso's of movies.  I don't want to have to mount an iso everytime I want to watch something.  I'd like to select it from a list like my other videos.
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Even if not mounting you will need to "open" the .iso before your mediaserver can see it.
7zip (free) and WinRAR (paid) compression tools will do this but both need to be running in the background to allow the .iso contents to be used.

There are also utilities that will integrate with WMC and when an .iso is selected automatically mount and play the content but the process is still the same, just happening in the background.
http://wiki.mymovies.dk/(S(rv0uj145zsytkq55oxobao55))/Playing%20ISO%20Images.ashx

PS3Mediaserver also unpacks DVD .vob from .isos so if you are really only streaming to the console may be worth looking at. http://www.ps3mediaserver.org/

VLC can also unpack .isos in the background.
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PS3Mediaserver also unpacks DVD .vob from ISO's so if you are really only streaming to the console may be worth looking at. http://www.ps3mediaserver.org/

To add to Masqueraid's good tip, PS3MediaServer also streams .vob contents directly via mini-ISO from a DVD folder in the media server's shares. I use this all the time to rip a DVD to raw folders then stream to the PS3.

Although, ISO's have the benefit of being one file instead of a folder of files. I like the DVD folder method because I don't have to merge custom subtitle files into an ISO before streaming it. The media player can selectively force those custom srt files on the fly.
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