Forbidden for hardware to play .iso's

Discussion in 'High Definition Hardware' started by SubImp555, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. SubImp555

    SubImp555 Member

    So, I was looking for a new standalone BD player that would also support .iso files. It turns out that it is forbidden for any hardware manufacturer to construct a player that supports .iso files. (And yes, I know that there are media players such as Dune that actually do support .iso's, but I'm not looking for such a device.) Is there anyone that can clarify why and by whom it is forbidden for, let's say Sony, to implement .iso support?
     
  2. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    With respect to ISO playback on officially licensed players I would expect that the BDA and AACS LA are respsonsible for it not being allowed. Upset those two powers that be and a company could run into licensing & certification issues with their devices which would would be a very big deal.