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An '''ISO image''' is a file containing an image of an optical disc (CD, DVD, etc.), which can be stored and transferred on other media. It is an uncompressed image containing all the data on the CD. (However, audio CDs are unable to be stored in this format because of technical differences in that format; the [[DDP]] or [[CUE and BIN]] formats can be used instead.) It usually uses the [[ISO 9660]] filesystem, but [[UDF]] may also be used.
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An '''ISO image''' is a file containing an image of an optical disc (CD, DVD, etc.), which can be stored and transferred on other media. It is an uncompressed image containing all the data on the CD. (However, audio CDs are unable to be stored in this format because of technical differences in that format; the [[DDP]] or [[CUE and BIN]] formats can be used instead.) It usually uses the [[ISO 9660]] filesystem, but [[Universal Disk Format|UDF]] may also be used.
  
 
Many operating systems permit "mounting" of an ISO file where it is treated as if it were a disk drive. Also, many [[archiving]] programs will open ISO files and let you extract the files contained within.
 
Many operating systems permit "mounting" of an ISO file where it is treated as if it were a disk drive. Also, many [[archiving]] programs will open ISO files and let you extract the files contained within.
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For details, refer to the article about the specific filesystem:
 
For details, refer to the article about the specific filesystem:
 
* [[ISO 9660]]
 
* [[ISO 9660]]
* [[UDF]]
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* [[Universal Disk Format]] (UDF)
  
 
== Links ==
 
== Links ==
 
* [[Wikipedia:ISO image|Wikipedia article]]
 
* [[Wikipedia:ISO image|Wikipedia article]]
 
* [http://pcsupport.about.com/od/termsi/g/isofile.htm About.com page on ISO images]
 
* [http://pcsupport.about.com/od/termsi/g/isofile.htm About.com page on ISO images]
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* [http://blogs.perl.org/users/peter_martini/2014/08/the-chimera-quine-or-the-iso-pdf.html The Chimera Quine; or, the ISO PDF]
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* [https://pthree.org/2011/09/26/how-to-properly-create-and-burn-cddvd-iso-images-from-the-command-line/ How To Properly Create And Burn CD/DVD ISO Images From The Command Line]
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* [http://qanda.digipres.org/1076/incomplete-image-after-imaging-rom-prevent-and-detect-this?show=1131 Incomplete ISO image after imaging CD-ROM - how to prevent and detect this?]

Latest revision as of 02:52, 18 January 2017

File Format
Name ISO image
Ontology
Extension(s) .iso, .isoimg, .cdr
MIME Type(s) application/x-iso9660-image
LoCFDD fdd000348
PRONOM fmt/468

An ISO image is a file containing an image of an optical disc (CD, DVD, etc.), which can be stored and transferred on other media. It is an uncompressed image containing all the data on the CD. (However, audio CDs are unable to be stored in this format because of technical differences in that format; the DDP or CUE and BIN formats can be used instead.) It usually uses the ISO 9660 filesystem, but UDF may also be used.

Many operating systems permit "mounting" of an ISO file where it is treated as if it were a disk drive. Also, many archiving programs will open ISO files and let you extract the files contained within.

For details, refer to the article about the specific filesystem:

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