Alternatives to PowerISO 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

  • CDBurnerXP icon

    CDBurnerXP Bundleware

    CDBurnerXP is a free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs.

    Free 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

  • Brasero icon

    Brasero

    Brasero is a application to burn CD/DVD for the Gnome Desktop. It is designed to be as simple as possible and has some unique features...

    Open Source Linux

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Nero Burning ROM icon

    Nero Burning ROM

    Nero Burning ROM, commonly called just Nero, is an optical disc authoring program. As of version 6, the program has been a part of...

    Commercial Windows

  • cdrtfe icon

    cdrtfe

    A small open source CD/DVD burning application for Windows. cdrtfe is a win32 frontend for the cdrtools (cdrecord, mkisofs, readcd...

    Open Source Windows

  • 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

  • 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

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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...

    Open Source Linux

  • AnyBurn icon

    AnyBurn

    AnyBurn is a light weight but professional CD / DVD / Blu-ray burning software that everyone must have. It provides a free and...

    Free Windows

  • AnyToISO icon

    AnyToISO

    [Lite version is totally free but it cannot deal with files greater than a regular CD size (870 MB) ]. As the name suggests...

    Freemium Mac 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

  • 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

  • WinISO icon

    WinISO

    WinISO is a CD-ROM image file utility that can convert BIN to ISO, extract/edit/create ISO files directly, make bootable CDs and as a...

    Commercial Windows

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  • CDemu icon

    CDemu

    CDEmu is a CD/DVD-ROM device emulator for linux, licensed under GPL v2 or later. It is a from-scratch rewrite of the legacy CDEmu...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Iso Master icon

    Iso Master

    [You need a C compiler to install it from source.] ISO Master is an open-source, easy to use, graphical CD image editor for Linux...

    Open Source Linux

  • CloneCD icon

    CloneCD

    It uses to get Image from any CD or DVD, Copy them or Burn an Image on a CD or DVD.

    Commercial Windows

  • ISO Workshop icon

    ISO Workshop Bundleware

    ISO Workshop is a free application designed to facilitate disc image management, conversion and burning operations. It supports a wide...

    Free Personal Windows

  • 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

  • ISOburn icon

    ISOburn

    ISOburn can directly burn your ISO and CD/DVD image file to CD-R,CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW,HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc, it write...

    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

  • Nero MediaHome icon

    Nero MediaHome

    Nero MediaHome is the media manager for your photos, music and videos. The complete, all-in-one source lets you find, organize, edit...

    Freemium Windows

  • Astroburn icon

    Astroburn

    The best choice for those who want to have quick and easy-to-use home program with essential features to perform disc burning. A....

    Free Personal Windows

  • Roxio Creator icon

    Roxio Creator

    Roxio Creator NXT is the ultimate software suite for DVD burning, video capture, video editing, photo slideshows and more! PHOTO ...

    Commercial Windows Windows RT

  • DoISO icon

    DoISO Discontinued

    DoISO - free ISO CD/DVD image maker and CD/DVD burner for Windows.

    Open Source Windows

  • DVDFab Virtual Drive icon

    DVDFab Virtual Drive

    DVDFab Virtual Drive is a virtual emulator for both DVD and Blu-ray. It can emulate 18 drives and mount DVD/Blu-ray ISO image files...

    Free Windows

  • Gmount

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

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Gizmo Drive icon

    Gizmo Drive

    Gizmo Drive v2.7.7 • Mount ISO, BIN, CUE, NRG files to a virtual CD-ROM drive • Mount VHD files, used with Microsoft Virtual PC •...

    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

  • ISO Recorder icon

    ISO Recorder Discontinued

    ISO Recorder is an extremely light (<400KB) and easy tool (power toy) for Windows XP, 2003, Vista and Windows 7, that allows...

    Free Personal Windows

PowerISO Comments

Here are some Linux commands to get info that PowerISO tell ...

Comment by SpawnHappyJake
about PowerISO Jun 2011

Here are some Linux commands to get info that PowerISO tells you about ISOs and even more than PowerISO gives: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/getting-volume-information-from-cds-iso-images/#comment-55932 With those, CDemu, and ImgBurn in WINE, you shouldn't miss PowerISO at all. AcetoneISO has the same darn problem as PowerISO - doesn't actually emulate a CD drive...grrrrrr. The only functionality missing is compressing isos. Ironically, there is PowerISO for Linux and Acetone can compress ISOs. Grrrr. Grumble grumble grumble.

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I have SERIOUS beef with this program. One of the few progr ...

Comment by SpawnHappyJake
about PowerISO Jun 2011

I have SERIOUS beef with this program. One of the few programs I have encountered that is straight up bad.

First, it does NOT emulate a CD drive. I honestly don't know WHAT it's doing. It only makes a drive letter show up - no emulated hardware behind it. This is THE ONLY iso mounter tool that I know of that does not emulate a CD reader (hardware), other than Unix pseudo-devices, which are ok because they're a different case. It makes iTunes think a blank CD was inserted, which shows that it's doing something screwy.

Trust me, I'm usually not a troll, but this is the one program I hate (along with KernSafe Total Mounter).

Also, when you tell it to mount a floppy disc image, the mount looks like a CD, and it claims to be able to edit CD images, which I'm pretty sure isn't possible. It probably saves the changes you want to make to an image, extracts parts of the image file, edits those parts, builds a new image, then replaces your old one. NEVER REPLACE THE ORIGINAL!

Why not use VirtualClone Drive or WinCDEmu for mounting?!? And maybe ImgBurn for other needs? If you want an altered version of a CD, just extract the components, and rebuild it, like with ImgBurn or something, without a 300 MB limit and for free. Why does it not emulate hardware like CDemu, VirtualCloneDrive, MagicDisc, PhantomCD, Daemon Tools, Gismo Manager, WinCDEmu, or anyone else?

I prefer Linux, and just use CDemu when actual emulation is required.

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42 times lighter than Nero, 3 times faster than Daemon Tool ...

Comment by hide
about PowerISO Jun 2011

42 times lighter than Nero, 3 times faster than Daemon Tools.
You've been told now.

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Well, even with the free alternatives I can´t find myself l ...

Comment by DevilishVicious
about PowerISO Jun 2011

Well, even with the free alternatives I can´t find myself letting go of this commercial software. It simply has all that I need to mount, convert, edit and burn all kinds of image/ISO files. I've tried similar applications but no other seems to do exactly everything this one does. Been using it for years now, and I think it will be that way for years to come. For me it's the best software of this kind. Recommended!

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