Play ISO file on iPad
I am trying to find an app for my iPad that can play .ISO files that have been ripped from a dvd. I am not interested in reencoding them to x264 or anything using handbrake, only looking to play the file in its most lossless form with DVD menus if possible. The iPad is jailbroken so if there are no other alternatives it is possible for me to load 3rd party apps through Cydia if there are any that can do the job. Thank you for your time and insight.
Update: VLC for iOS is unable to play ISO files due to issues with audio codecs used in DVDs
Best tool to rip ISO to iPad with no quality loss
Can't find any third-party video player for iPad to play DVD Ripper ISO files, but also unwilling to re-encoding the ISO to another file format since you don't want to want to suffer any quality loss during the file transcoding process. Is there any program can cater to your great demand to perform a lossless ISO file converting? After much online searching and testing, we find that you can losslessly rip ISO files to a multi-track MKV format which can store multiple video/audio tracks with all meta-information and preserve chapters with a program called Pavtube ByteCopy (review). And there are many video players for iPad that can play MKV files with no problems.
Besides ripping ISO to lossless multi-track MKV format, the program also gives you the chance to output ISO to Multi-track MP4 or MOV format for playing on iPad, iPhone or other compatible devices or media players with your desired audio tracks.
For Mac users, you can turn to download the Mac version - Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac to rip ISO for iPad playback on Mac OS X El Capitan and macOS Sierra.
Step by Step to Rip ISO to Lossless Multi-track MKV for iPad Playback?
Step 1: Load ISO files into the program.
Run the program on your computer, click "File" > "Load IFO/ISO" to load ISO image file into the program.
Step 2: Output lossless Multi-track MKV format.
Click the format bar to follow "Multi-track Video" and "Multi-track MP4 (*.mp4)" because it will contain multiple subtitle languages, audio tracks and chapter markers in the output video.
Step 3: Adjust multi-track settings.
Click "Settings" on the main interface to open "Multi-task Settings" window, all audio and subtitle tracks from the source files are checked and to be saved in the output MKV container by default, if there are some audio tracks or subtitle streams you don't like, uncheck and remove them under the "Audio" and "Subtitle" tab.
Step 4: Start ISO to lossless multi-track MKV converting.
After finishing all the settings, go back to the main interface, press the right-bottom "Convert" button to start Blu-ray to MKV with multiple audio tracks and subtitle languages conversion process.
When the conversion is completed, click "Open output folder", a window will pop out with all your converted files. You can then enjoy them on your iPad with no quality loss.