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Upload ISO Files to Google Drive for Accessing on Smartphone or Tablet

Google Drive, a virtual file-sharing service from Google, lets users upload, share and access their files from anywhere, either on their computer (on both PCs and Macs) or on a mobile device. If you are looking for a safe place for all your ISO files and puts them within reach from any smartphone, tablet, or computer, Google Drive will be your best choice. The article below will walk you through the steps to upload and share ISO files on Google Drive for accessing on smartphone or tablet.

Files you can store in Google Drive

These are the most common video types you can view in Google Drive (from Google’s official website):

WebM files (Vp8 video codec; Vorbis Audio codec)
MPEG4, 3GPP and MOV files - (h264 and mpeg4 video codecs; AAC audio codec)
AVI (MJPEG video codec; PCM audio)
MPEGPS (MPEG2 video codec; MP2 audio)
FLV (Adobe - FLV1 video codec, MP3 audio)

We can see that Blu-ray/DVD ISO image file is not the accepted format by Google Drive. That's to say, you might fail to copy large ISO files to your Google Drive. Or, find that target device can't recognize the ISO files from the Google Drive after putting ISO to Google Drive successfully. What's more, almost all mobile devices can't play ISO files natively. So, the best way to add ISO file to Google Drive is to convert ISO file to digital formats that Google Drive supports.

Play ISO files on Smartphone or Tablet from Google Drive

To convert ISO files to Google Drive and mobile device compatible file format listed above, an ISO converter is needed. Here, the powerful tool - Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is highly recommended for you. This program not only deals with ISO file, but also commercial Blu-ray disc/BDMV folder, DVD disc/Video_TS folder and any other video formats, you can swiftly convert ISO files to Google Drive supported video formats such as MP4, AVI, WMV, etc.

Compress ISO image file for Google Drive

As all cloud storage services didn’t offer a lot of storage, you may need to compress the ISO file size with our program in the following ways: 

- Output a file format with better quality and small file size such as MP4 
- Lower the output video resolution 
- Lower the bit rate 20-50% of the default to get small files 
- Lower the frame rate of the video to 15 or 10 fps can reduce the file size by as much as 1/2 or 2/3

- Trim or cut video length to remove unwanted parts or segments from the video 
- Crop video to get off the black edges or unwanted area from the video 
- Split your large video into equal small clips by file size, length or count 

The program is cross-platform and are available on both Windows and Mac, you can perform the same conversion with Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac on macOS High Sierra, MacOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, etc.

How to Convert DVD ISO files to Google Drive for watching on mobile devices?

Step 1: Load ISO file into the program

Start the ISO converter on your computer, click "File" > "Load IFO/ISO" to import ISO files into the application. It supports batch importing so that you can add as many ISO files as you wish.

Step 2: Set output format

Click on "Format" bar to select output format. Here you can choose one of Google Drive viewable file formats listed above. For space saving, you can output "Common Video" > "WMV 2 (WMV8)(*.wmv)" file format.

Output Dropbox supported file formats

If you plan to view the files on iPhone, iPad,etc with the Google Drive mobile app, you can then output Apple device best favorable file formats such as "Common Video" > "MPEG-4 Movie(*.mp4)" format.

Output iPhone dropbox app previewable file formats

Tip 1: Trim video to shorten video length

Open "Video Editor" window and switch to the "Trim" tab, you can drag the slider bars to include the segment you want to remain, click the left square bracket to set start point, and click the right square bracket to set end point when previewing the video or directly input specific values to "Start" and "End" box.

Tip 2: Compress video file size

Click "Settings" to open "Profile Settings" window, you can change video resolution to a suitable file size. 640 x 480 is more preferable by many portable devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android phone and tablet, lower the bit rate 20-50% of the default to get small files or lower the frame rate to 15 or 10 fps.

Editor's Note:

1. The Maximum resolution for Google Drive is 1920x1080. Audio and video lengths should be the same, which means audio and video should start and end at the same time.

2. If you want 5.1 sound for Google Drive, make sure you have 6ch as the source and you'd better select AAC or AC3 as the output audio encoder and set the channel to 5.1 Channels. Because we are not sure how the Smart Fit actually works for us, and MP3 as far as know, does not support 6 channels.

Step 3. Start converting ISO to Google Drive

After the above three steps, go back to the main interface and click the "Convert" button to begin converting ISO movies to Google Drive highly compatible video files. Then you can add converted files to your Google drive and even watch them directly from your drive. Enjoy!

Steps to upload video to Google Drive from computer

1. Go to drive.google.com.
2. On the left, click “New”.
3. Select “File upload”.
4. Select file you want to upload from. To select multiple files, press “Ctrl (PC)” or “Command (Mac)” and click all the files to upload.
5. You’ll see a box that shows the progress of your file upload. To open the file, click the file name. To close the box, click the “X”.

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