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I've recently installed raspbmc into a Raspberry Pi v2, which has an external hard drive hooked up through a USB hub. When I boot the Raspberry PI, I can navigate to the hard drive and see couple of *.ISO files store there.

My experience with unix commands is limited, so I need detailed help on how to install VLC and set it up in such a way so that when I launch the *.ISO files, the VLC launches and plays the *.ISO files.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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You say .iso files. Do you mean OS's, or simply random disk images? Also, there is no such thing as a Raspberry Pi v2, are you talking about the model b or a? –  xxmbabanexx Apr 13 '13 at 6:08
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Basics

  1. First off, you need to install the vlc package.

    sudo apt-get install vlc
    

    You should see a few things show up on the terminal, and then a Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Click Y.

  2. Next, you need to make VLC the default application to open these types of files. Right-Click on one of your .iso files. Click on Properties. Then go to Open with: and select VLC.

  3. If the above did not work, you can always open these files manually. Go into the console, and type VLC. A window should pop up. In the toolbar select Media > Open File and navigate to the desired .ISO.

OMXPlayer Alternative

If you don't like VLC, you can use the GPU accelerated omxplayer. Below is a link on Github.

https://github.com/huceke/omxplayer#readme

Learn more

I have compiled a set of links. They will give you more information about this topic.

Is it possible to install VLC?

How to create a VLC playlist at startup

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