Whether you access the files directly through the File Explorer, or download them through the web browser, we recommend that you use VLC Media Player, to have the same menus and interactive options as when using the original DVDs. VLC Media Player can be downloaded for free here. Please note that it is already installed on all the school computers!
To make sure Windows will open the Media Server .iso files with VLC from now on, do the following:
Enter the "Movies" section, for example, and choose a movie. Right-click on it, select "Open with", then "Choose default program..." (click on the image to see it larger):
You will now see a window that lets you select which program to use. Click on the little arrow pointing down to see other programs.
Scroll down until you see VLC Media Player, select it, make sure that the option "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" is active, and click OK:
After a few seconds, the VLC Media Player window will open, and you should see the DVD start playing, most likely the main menu. From now on, simply double-clicking on any other DVD .iso file will open it with VLC automatically.
You can use the mouse to click on the DVD menu options, or the keyboard arrow keys and Enter key (like a DVD player remote control) to start the movie.