To protect your precious disc media to be damaged or scratched, a lot of people choose to backup DVD or Blu-ray disc to ISO image file and later burn to a blank Blu-ray or DVD disc. You may find that the created ISO files can play fine on your computer by using a virtual drive, however, you won't get it played on your Vizio TV either from an external USB drive or Plex Media Server. The following article will walk you through the steps to get ISO files played on ISO files from USB or via Plex Media Server.
Play ISO Files on Vizio TV with USB
Many new Vizio TV models now includes USB port which allow you to play media connected it through a USB drive or external hard drive, to successully play media files on Vizio TV from USB, make sure that the USB drive has been formatted to Vizio TV compatible FAT32 or NTFS disk format. In addition, the file types must be included in Vizio TV supported formats list. A lot of online searching and testing shows that Vizio HD TV supports to play file formats encoded with H.264 video codec and AAC audio codec. As for Vizio 4K TV, only MKV container format with H.265/HEVC video encoding are supported. It is obviously that both Vizio HD and Vizio 4K TV lacks the ability to playback ISO files from USB drive.
Here, a perfect ISO converter - Pavtube BDMagic for Windows/Mac is recommended for you to easily encode Blu-ray/DVD ISO files or Vizio HD TV supported H.264 video codec and AAC audio codec or Vizio 4K TV playable H.265 MKV codec.
Stream ISO files to Vizio TV via Plex
For users who are using 2013 and newer model Vizio televisions, you will be able to stream and watch local movies to Vizio TV with Plex's beautifully organized interface. As we have stated above, ISO is not supported by both Vizio HD and 4K TV, therefore, you will need to perform a transcoding process with Plex, the bad news is that Plex also not handle ISO files. You will need to seek help from a third-party ISO conversion tool, here, you can still use our best ISO converter tool - Pavtube BDMagic to convert ISO to Vizio HD/4K TV playable file formats listed abov.
Besides converting ISO for Vizio TV, you can also use the program's profile settings window to adjust the output profile settings to make them more fit with the playback settings of Vizio TV's. For example, you can downsize or upscale the output file resolution to let it fill the display screen of Vizio TV, change output frame rate, bit rate, sample rate or channels for better playback effect on Vizio TV. To save more space for USB drive, you can also reduce your video file size without any quality loss by trimming or cutting off video to remove unwanted parts or segments or splitting large video into small parts by file size, count or length.
How to Convert and Stream ISO Files to Vizio TV from USB or Plex Media Server?
Step 1: Load ISO image file.
Launch the program on your computer, click "File" > "Load IFO/ISO" to browse ISO files stored on your local computer drive into the program.
Step 2: Output Vizio HD/4K TV playable formats.
Output Vizio HD TV supported file formats
From "Format" bar drop-down list, select Vizio HD TV playable "H.264 HD Video(*mp4)" under "HD Video" main category.
Tips: You can get Vizio HD TV supported AAC audio codec from the "Audio Codec" drop-list in the "Profile Settings" window.
Output Vizio 4K TV supported file formats
From "Format" drop-down list, scroll down to select "HD Video" > "MKV HD Video(*.mkv)" as output file format.
Then open "Profile Settings" window, set the output video codec as "H.265", audio codec as "AAC".
Step 4: Start the final conversion process.
Go back to the main interface, tap right-bottom "Convert" button to start the conversion from ISO to Vizio 4K HD/TV file supported formats conversion.
When the conversion is completed, you will have no problem to play ISO files on Vizio TV from USB or stream ISO files to Vizio TV via Plex Media Server.