"Hi, I sideloaded Kodi yesterday onto my Fire TV Stick and it works fine on all my files from NAS apart from the DVD / Blu ray iso files i have there. Not too worried about the Blu Rays as doubt the wireless transfer rate will be fast enough to play properly, but given it will stream a 12gb 1080p .mkv file fine makes me wonder if the DVD .iso image issue is something else. They're between 4-8gb in size btw. Any help gratefully appreciated as I'm bamboozled here."
Why ISO files not played on Amazon Fire TV via Kodi?
With Kodi installed on Amazon Fire TV, you can stream even more content from the Internet, but also watch local media or even play games. From Kodi Wiki official page, we have found the information that Kodi can play DVDs ISO image file. However, the Amazon Fire TV where Kodi app installed has excluded ISO files from its formats support list:
Video: H.263, H.264, MPEG4-SP, VC1
Audio: AAC, AC-3, E-AC-3, HE-A, PCM, MP3
Transcode ISO for Kodi and Amazon Fire TV
Therefore, the best way to fix this issue is to transcode ISO files to both Amazon Fire TV and Kodi compatible file formats. Here, we would like to recommend you a simple to use application with nice interface called Pavtube BDMagic for Windows(best Blu-ray Rippers Review)/Mac, the program offers a free trial version with full functionality, so that you can test the final result before you decide whether to buy it or not.
The program has support for ISO image files created from both Blu-ray & DVD disc, you can easily fix ISO files not playing on Amazon Fire TV issues by converting ISO files to Amazon Fire TV and Kodi playable H.264 HD MP4 video codec and audio codec.
How to convert ISO files for watching on Amazon Fire TV via Kodi?
Step 1: Load ISO files to the program.
Launch the application on your computer, on the main interface, click "File" > "Load IFO/ISO" to add Blu-ray/DVD ISO files to the program.
Step 2: Pick output file format.
Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down option, select both Amazon Fire TV and Kodi supported video format by following "HD Video" > "H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)".
Step 3: Customize to output Kodi and Fire TV playable audio codec.
Click "Settings" to open "Profile" settings window, in "Audio" section, click "Codec" drop-down list, select Kodi playable AAC codec to output.
Step 4: Start the conversion process.
Go back to the main UI and click "Convert"button to start to convert ISO files to Kodi and Amazon Fire TV supported file format conversion process.
After the conversion, add converted files to Kodi on Amazon Fire TV for streaming to TV for watching.