Alternatives to WinCDEmu 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

  • 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


    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

  • OSFMount icon


    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

  • AcetoneISO icon


    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

  • CDemu icon


    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

  • 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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  • TotalMounter icon


    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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  • BurnCDCC icon


    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

  • 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

  • WinArchiver icon


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

    Commercial Windows

  • ToastMount icon


    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

  • 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

  • AVS Disc Creator icon

    AVS Disc Creator

    Perform various burning tasks with AVS Disc Creator. Burn audio, video, images easily. Make ISO images and create boot discs. Burn DVD...

    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 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

  • ISODisk icon


    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

  • FireStarter FX icon

    FireStarter FX Discontinued

    FireStarter is a pure Cocoa, Mac OS X only burning application which will allow you to duplicate all kind of CDs (even those that...

    Free Mac

  • 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

  • Explore&Burn icon

    Explore&Burn Discontinued

    Explore&Burn is a free CD/DVD burning application with intuitive and easy to use interface, integrated with Windows Explorer. It...

    Commercial Windows Windows Explorer

WinCDEmu Comments

No audio track support

Comment by Anamon
about WinCDEmu and DAEMON Tools Aug 2016

WinCDEmu currently doesn't support mounting images with CDDA/Redbook audio tracks, not even in uncompressed format. So far, plans of contributors to add this to the source have not manifested.

This is just a note to everyone who mentinos this software as an alternative to DAEMON Tools. As far as I know, DAEMON Tools is currently the only (at least the only free) software that is able to mount audio tracks.


Nice. 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by wildweasel
about WinCDEmu Apr 2016

Installation is quick and painless and didn't require a reboot on Windows 8.1. Compared to Daemon Tools Lite, mounting images is similarly painless, requiring no idiotic "launcher app," and the mounter even lets you choose which drive letter the image occupies.


Fantastic Open Source app

Positive Comment by trekeyus
about WinCDEmu May 2015

I had been using Virtual CD But this is much lighter and much better then that paid app ever was.


Better than DT

Positive Comment by Apaosha
about WinCDEmu and DAEMON Tools Sep 2012

Beautiful open-source alternative for DAEMON-Tools. Because I disliked DT's ad-aware behaviour in their installers since ages, I tried and tested WinCDemu. Well, and I stick with it :). Lightware, simple, clean, multi-language, open-source, everything's just fine.
Nice! And the portable WinCDemu can be really a lifesaver ;).


Neat, Clean and Fast Program

Positive Comment by Reekdeb
about WinCDEmu Mar 2012

It's really nice small program. Just click and mount. Good feature is it doesn't occupy drive letters when not using it. Previously I used DAEMON Tools Lite which now bloated and slows down workflow for license checking. Though one thing I don't like about WinCDEmu, i.e. it's installer doesn't ask me file type association and overwrites them while installing. Overall, it's neat, clean and fast program.


the Portable version is a lifesaver. http://wincdemu.syspro ...

Comment by tabakis
about WinCDEmu Jun 2011

the Portable version is a lifesaver.


since a while now is a signed version avalabile, and Bisbit ...

Comment by olof_
about WinCDEmu Jun 2011

since a while now is a signed version avalabile, and Bisbite's problem solved
really good and simple program.


Just click and you're done...before i use PowerISO but this ...

Comment by filip007
about WinCDEmu Jun 2011

Just click and you're done...before i use PowerISO but this WinCDEmu is shaguar no question about that.