Alternatives to CDemu for all platforms with any license

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  • DAEMON Tools icon

    DAEMON Tools Bundleware

    DAEMON Tools Lite is an advanced application for Microsoft Windows which provides one of the best optical media emulation in the...

    Freemium Windows

  • WinCDEmu icon

    WinCDEmu

    WinCDEmu is an open-source CD/DVD/BD emulator - a tool that allows you to mount optical disc mages by simply clicking on them in...

    Open Source Windows

  • Virtual CloneDrive icon

    Virtual CloneDrive

    Virtual CloneDrive works and behaves just like a physical CD/DVD drive, however it exists only virtually. Image files of various...

    Free Windows

  • UltraISO icon

    UltraISO

    CD image files are easily created with UltraISO. Duplicate discs to a CD image, create bootable CDs and audio CD images - and UltraISO...

    Commercial Windows

  • PowerISO icon

    PowerISO Bundleware

    PowerISO is a powerful CD/DVD image file processing tool, which allows you to open, extract, create, edit, compress, encrypt, split...

    Commercial Windows

  • Alcohol icon

    Alcohol Bundleware

    Alcohol is a powerful Windows CD and DVD burning software that makes it easy to create backups of DVDs* and CDs. In addition, the...

    Freemium Windows

  • ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver icon

    ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver

    ImDisk is a virtual disk driver for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 or Windows Server 2003/2008/2012. It can create virtual hard...

    Open Source Windows BSD

  • MagicISO icon

    MagicISO Discontinued

    MagicISO is a powerful CD/DVD image file creating/editing/extracting tool. It can open / create / edit /extract CD/DVD image files...

    Freemium Windows

  • AcetoneISO icon

    AcetoneISO

    AcetoneISO, is a feature-rich and complete software application to manage CD/DVD images. Thanks to powerful open source tools such as...

    Open Source Linux

  • OSFMount icon

    OSFMount

    OSFMount allows you to mount local disk image files (bit-for-bit copies of a disk partition) in Windows with a drive letter. You can...

    Free Windows

  • Pismo File Mount Audit Package icon

    Pismo File Mount Audit Package

    Pismo File Mount Audit Package is a Windows application that allows users to mount the contents of ZIP, ISO, Compact ISO, Compact File...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • Furius ISO Mount  icon

    Furius ISO Mount Discontinued

    Furius ISO Mount is a simple Gtk+ Interface to Mount ISO, IMG, BIN, MDF and NRG Image files without burning to disk. An ISO, IMG...

    Open Source Linux

  • TotalMounter icon

    TotalMounter

    TotalMounter is only free software that allows user to mount virtual CD/DVD burner that is allowing to directly burn data onto an ISO...

    Freemium Windows

  • Gmount ISO icon

    Gmount ISO

    GMount ISO is a simple tool for Linux that facilitates mounting ISO images as a virtual drive. GMount ISO is a frontend to the mount...

    Free Linux

  • WinMount icon

    WinMount Discontinued

    WinMount is a powerful archive and virtual drive tool. It can compress and decompress. It also can mount ZIP, mount RAR, mount MOU...

    Freemium Windows

  • Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel icon

    Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel

    This free program for lets you create a virtual CD drive on your hard disk. The "32k" program load ISO Images (iso), CDFS...

    Free Windows

  • BurnCDCC icon

    BurnCDCC

    This utility is used to burn an ISO file to a CD/DVD/BD disc. Many new systems come with a limited CD/DVD software package that lacks...

    Free Windows

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  • Gizmo Drive icon

    Gizmo Drive Discontinued

    Gizmo Drive is a virtual device simulator which allows you to create password protected hard disk images with its proprietary GDRIVE...

    Free Windows

  • FuseISO

    FuseISO is a FUSE module to mount ISO filesystem images (.iso, .nrg, .bin, .mdf and .img files). It currently support plain ISO9660...

    Open Source Linux

  • WinArchiver icon

    WinArchiver

    WinArchiver is a powerful archive utility, which can open, create, and manage archive files. It supports almost all archive formats...

    Commercial Windows

  • ISO Toolkit icon

    ISO Toolkit

    "ISO Toolkit" is a free ISO manipulation tool which allows you to create ISO image, copy ISO image from CD/DVD, convert ISO...

    Free Windows

  • gISOmount icon

    gISOmount

    gISOMount is a simple graphical interface to enable the mounting of ISO's with ease. Useful for if you are involved with beta...

    Open Source Linux

  • Free ISO Creator icon

    Free ISO Creator

    Free ISO Creator can easily create ISO image file from any files and folders. It is an ideal tool to create ISO file. Features of...

    Free Windows

  • VHDAttach icon

    VHDAttach

    This is small tool that adds Attach and Detach option to contextual (aka right-click) menu of Virtual disk (vhd) files. That enables...

    Free Windows

  • ISODisk icon

    ISODisk

    ISODisk is a free and powerful ISO disk image file tool that allows you to create up to 20 virtual CD/DVD drives, mount .ISO disk...

    Free Windows

  • Virtual CD icon

    Virtual CD

    With Virtual CD you can create compressed 1:1 copies (virtual CDs/DVDs/BDs) to your hard drive. You can then store your originals...

    Commercial Windows

  • ToastMount icon

    ToastMount

    Roxio Toast 5 and 6 for Mac OS X provide an extension to load a cd image (.iso) as a virtual drive on your desktop. This is NOT the same...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

  • gBurner Virtual Drive

    gBurner Virtual Drive is an application that lets you create and manage virtual drives on your PC. This application can be especially...

    Free Windows

  • discmage

    discmage handles all kinds of CD images. It does rip single tracks, mounts images or tracks using FUSE, repairs broken ISO tracks, and...

    Open Source Linux

  • Kiso icon

    Kiso Discontinued

    KIso is a graphical user interface for KDE 3.x for creating, extracting and editing of ISO-Images. It has the purpose to make it as...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Gmount

    Gmount is the program which helps you to mount images in Linux

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • VirtualDrive

    FarStone CD/DVD emulators are the perfect CD management solution for families with small children, gamers on the go, small businesses...

    Commercial Windows

CDemu Comments

Tip: add repository and then use Synaptic Package Manager t ...

Comment by SpawnHappyJake
about CDemu Jun 2011

Tip: add repository and then use Synaptic Package Manager to install it rather than compiling from source. You pretty much have to be Chuck Noris to compile this from source.
Love this program. There should be a 'love' button. Works great. GUI applet is a nice cherry on top. Think about it - it's an open source CD emulator that works on Linux, how awesome is that?
When I mount my Battle for Naboo iso with CDemu, I can play the game through WINE 1.3. I was bummed when I found out that 'sudo mount -o loop' only makes a pseudo-device, rather than actually emulating hardware. Then this program filled that void!
Speaking of open-source, people might make mod'ed versions of it...like, hey, maybe someone will add in virtual burning (burn to new image file instead of a CD where the user can have CDemu generate a blank and mount that blank and the emulated CD hardware appears to have a blank disc in it to which a burning program can see and write to just like any other blank CD - then you have an iso or bin instead of a real CD when you are done burning) to this program. You see, it's open source, so there's hope for things like this.

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