ISO file, also known as ISO image file, is a disk image of an optical disc. In other words, it is an archive file that contains everything that would be written to an optical disc, sector by sector, including the optical disc file system. ISO image files bear the .iso filename extension. ISO file is basically a digitized disc file, so it can do everything that an optical disc can do. You can install program from an ISO file, you can store files in an ISO file or you can save and play a movie with an ISO file. So how do we create an ISO in Windows 7? Today let’s talk about how to create ISO image Windows 7 in different ways.

Part 1: How to create an ISO in Windows 7 from file

Not only can you create ISO file in Windows 7 from a disc, but also create an ISO file from file, or say, a movie. As we all know, DVD and Blu-ray discs are constructed in a complicated structure, the DVD structure or Blu-ray structure is really confusing and hard to understand. Does that mean it’s also hard to create a Blu-ray or DVD ISO file from a file or movie? No, it’s not. In fact, all you need to make an ISO image file from a movie is a program called Leawo DVD Creator. This program can make your movie, whatever format it is in, into an ISO image file or a folder and organize the structure automatically. Here is how you can do it easily.

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DVD Creator 

☉ Convert videos like MP4, AVI, MKV to DVD format fast.

☉ Create DVD-5, DVD-9 disc, folder or ISO image without quality loss.

☉ 1-click operation to create photo slideshows and burn to DVD.

☉ Easily editable effects, 2D to 3D conversion support.

☉ Built-in menu templates and edit disc menu with personal preferences.

Step 1: Download and install Leawo DVD Creator.

Step 2: Launch Leawo DVD Creator, and add source video file to the program. You can import MP4 videos in two ways, click the “Add Video” button to load videos, or directly drag and drop files to the program.

Step 3: After importing the video, you can choose a menu template to create a DVD menu for your DVD. The menu templates are on the right. choose your desired one and click on it to edit the testure, picture and other parameters.

Step 4: You can also edit the video by clicking the edit button on the video. After you have done all the settings and editings, click the green button to call out the burning panel

Step 5: Because you want to create an ISO file, so once you have called out the burning settings panel, make sure you check the box “ISO File” under “Burn to”, so that the program will create an ISO file of the film for you. Once you have done that, set an output directory and click the “burn” icon below to start creating ISO file.

Video guide on Leawo DVD Creator

Part 2: How to create an ISO in Windows 7 from a disc

Because ISO is a digitized disc file, it’s also possible to create ISO file Windows 7 from a disc. To create ISO in Windows 7 from disc, you need a program to help you do the job. The program that I use the most and trust is Leawo DVD Copy. Leawo DVD Copy can make copies and backups of your Physical discs to a digitized ISO file or another optical disc, and it’s easy to use the program to create an ISO file. Here are the detailed steps of how you can create ISO Windows 7 with Leawo DVD Copy.

Step 1: Download and install Leawo DVD Copy

Step 2: Insert your disc, then launch Leawo DVD Copy, and click “Add Blu-ray/DVD” to load the disc that you want to make into ISO file.

Step 3: After loading your video, you are allowed to manually choose what content to copy. You can easily set the program to copy all the content in the disc by selecting “Full Movie”, you can use “Main Movie” mode to copy the main movie, or use “Custom Mode” to copy whatever chapter you want to copy. You can also select subtitles and audio tracks you want to include here.

Step 4: Finally, click the green “Copy” button to call out the copy settings panel, check the box “ISO File” under “Copy to”, so that the program will create an ISO file of the film for you. Once you have done that, set an output directory and click the “burn” icon below to start creating ISO file.

Part 3: How to play the ISO file

As an image file, ISO file cannot be directly played by regular media players. To view the content in it, you have to own a virtual CD-ROM and mount the ISO image. However, there is a media player that can directly play the movie in an ISO file, with the original quality retained, and that program is called Leawo Blu-ray Player.

Leawo Blu-ray Player is a professional Blu-ray/DVD and video player, it can play all kinds of video formats as well as Blu-ray/DVD disc, folder and ISO files. With Leawo Blu-ray Player, you can play your ISO file just like any other video files, with a single click, the movie in the file will be played with the original quality.

Video guide on Leawo Blu-ray Player