I have this new video camera Sony that records on mini DVDs, and I got a video from my daughter dancing for the mother’s day, I copied it as an image to the hard disk of my Linux Operating System machine

cat /dev/dvd/ > $HOME/video.iso

But now how to play that iso image from my disk with out using my DVD player?

These are the simple commands needed.

sudo mkdir /media/iso

To create a mount point

sudo mount -t iso9660 -o loop /home/ggarron/dvd_video.iso /media/iso

To mount the iso as a DVD

sudo aptitude install gxine

To install the player

gxine dvd://media/iso/video_ts/

To play the DVD movie.