Alternatives to WinCDEmu 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, *.mds/*.mdf, *.iso, *.b5t, *.b6t, *.bwt, *.ccd, *.cdi, *.cue, *.nrg...

    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 onto a virtual drive from your hard-disk or from a network drive...

    Free Windows

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  • 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 also handles DVD image files. If you need to know how to make a CD image or need to edit an ISO...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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 these files with internal virtual drive. It can process almost all...

    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 CDs as images on your computer, so you can call them up at the...

    Freemium Windows

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    • 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.
  • 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 disk, RAM Disk, floppy or CD/DVD drives using image files or system memory. The install package installs...

    Open Source Windows BSD

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  • ImDisk Toolkit icon

    ImDisk Toolkit

    Here is the ImDisk Toolkit. This all-in-one package includes the ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver and several tools and interfaces to mount many formats of image files and make a RamDisk available at Windows startup.

    Open Source Windows

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  • 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 back, as well as make ISO file from DVD/CD-ROM or hard disk, 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.
  • 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 then analyze the disk image file with PassMark OSForensics by using the mounted volume's drive...

    Free 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 fuseiso, AcetoneISO will let You mount typical proprietary images formats of the Windows world such...

    Open Source Linux

  • 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 project, which was started by Robert Penz.

    Open Source Linux BSD

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  • 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 the file system as virtual folders. Pismo File Mount Audit Package...

    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 utility for the Gnome Desktop Environment. Features ...

    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 as CD or DVD). After mounting virtual burner for the first time...

    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 virtual drive.

    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.
  • 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 command and is written using PyGTK and Glade. Virtual disc access rate is about 200 times faster than...

    Free Linux

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  • 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 (cdfs), Joilet (jo), Rock Ridge (rock), UDF (udf), and any standard iso format. For anyone unfamiliar...

    Free Windows

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  • 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 created by DVDFab and other programs. For example, if you want to play a Blu-ray ISO image file...

    Free Windows

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    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 the ability to burn ISO files.

    Free Windows

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  • Gizmo Drive icon

    Gizmo Drive

    Gizmo Drive is a virtual device simulator which allows you to create password protected hard disk images with its proprietary GDRIVE format. Gizmo Drive also supports a number of standard image formats including: ISO, VHD, BIN, IMG...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.7.9, released in May 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • WinArchiver icon

    WinArchiver

    WinArchiver is a powerful archive utility, which can open, create, and manage archive files. It supports almost all archive formats, including zip, rar, 7z, iso, and other popular formats. WinArchiver can also mount the archive to a...

    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 as mounting with Disk Image Helper. Any normal application will see the disk as a real drive and you...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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  • Gmount

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

    Open Source Windows Linux

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  • FuseISO

    FuseISO is a FUSE module to mount ISO filesystem images (.iso, .nrg, .bin, .mdf and .img files). It currently support plain ISO9660 Level 1 and 2, Rock Ridge, Joliet, and zisofs.

    Open Source Linux

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  • 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, NRG, CUE images, extract content of ISO, NRG, BIN and CUE images, mount ISO, NRG, BIN and CUE...

    Free Windows

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    gISOmount

    gISOMount is a simple graphical interface to enable the mounting of ISO's with ease. Useful for if you are involved with beta testing of isos and need to quickly mount them wo check which version they, or to grab files off isos...

    Open Source Linux

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  • 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 images and access the them as if it were burned to CD or DVD. This free program can also quickly create...

    Free Windows

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  • FireStarter FX icon

    FireStarter FX

    FireStarter is a pure Cocoa, Mac OS X only burning application which will allow you to duplicate all kind of CDs (even those that other Mac OS X applications won’t), burn VCDs and SVCDs, and have access to unique features such as...

    Free Mac

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    • Discontinued The website is down. Last version, 1.0rc1, was released on July 2008. It can be still downloaded from MacUpdate.com
  • 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 useful for users who work with ISO images and need to mount multiple virtual disks at a time. It...

    Free Windows

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  • discmage

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

    Open Source Linux

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    • Discontinued Official site/app unavailable.
  • Kiso icon

    Kiso

    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 easy as possible to: * Open ISO and NRG images. * Create an ISO image from CD. * Easy and...

    Open Source Linux BSD

    • Discontinued Last version, 0.8.3, was released on December 2005. It is still downloadable from Sourceforge
  • VirtualDrive

    FarStone CD/DVD emulators are the perfect CD management solution for families with small children, gamers on the go, small businesses with disc-based programs, and schools with disc-based educational material.

    Commercial Windows

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  • Explore&Burn icon

    Explore&Burn

    Explore&Burn is a free CD/DVD burning application with intuitive and easy to use interface, integrated with Windows Explorer. It is the easiest and fastest way to burn files and ISO images on your computer to CD or DVD....

    Commercial Windows Windows Explorer

    • Discontinued last official update: Friday, January 18, 2013

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 ;).

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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.

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

Comment by tabakis
about WinCDEmu Jun 2011

the Portable version is a lifesaver. http://wincdemu.sysprogs.org/portable/

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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.

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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.

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