Alternatives to CDemu for all platforms with any license

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  • DAEMON Tools icon

    DAEMON Tools

    DAEMON Tools Lite is an advanced application for Microsoft Windows which provides one of the best optical media emulation in the industry. You can mount *.mdx...

    Freemium Windows

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    • Bundleware Lite installer contains ads. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
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    Virtual CloneDrive

    Virtual CloneDrive works and behaves just like a physical CD/DVD drive, however it exists only virtually. Image files of various formats (.iso, .bin, etc) can be mounted...

    Free Windows

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  • PowerISO icon

    PowerISO

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

    Commercial Windows

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    • Bundleware The installer contains ads. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • Alcohol icon

    Alcohol

    Alcohol is a powerful Windows CD and DVD burning software that makes it easy to create backups of DVDs* and CDs. In addition, the program lets you store your most used...

    Freemium Windows

    • Bundleware The free version of Alcohol 52% contains an optional adware toolbar bundled. It also installs Smart File Advisor without allowing you to uncheck this option during setup.
  • MagicISO icon

    MagicISO

    MagicISO is a powerful CD/DVD image file creating/editing/extracting tool. It can open / create / edit /extract CD/DVD image files, and it can convert bin to iso and...

    Freemium Windows

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 5.5(build 281), released in February 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    AcetoneISO

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

    Open Source Linux

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    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 then analyze the disk image file...

    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 Set and Private Folder files to...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • Furius ISO Mount  icon

    Furius ISO Mount

    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, BIN, MDF and NRG Image management...

    Open Source Linux

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 0.11.3.1, released in January 2011, can be still downloaded from Softpedia
  • 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 file, not to an optical disk (such...

    Freemium Windows

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  • WinMount icon

    WinMount

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

    Freemium Windows

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, V3.5.1018, released in October 201, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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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