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ISO Creators

Creating an ISO to be burned on to a disc can come in handy when needing to install certain legacy software or for friends or family members running older computer hardware or operating systems that need to install certain content by running an ISO off of a disc. Software supporting ISO creation includes MagicISO and AcetoneISO.

  1. ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application (39 languages) that everyone should have in their toolkit. ImgBurn supports a wide range of image file formats. It can burn Audio CDs from any file type supported via DirectShow / ACM.

    Discontinued

    The last version 2.5.8.0 is from June 2013.

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  2. 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 image file, UltraISO is the tool you need.



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

  4. The burning expert Rip, copy, burn and protect data.

  5. 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 click of a button.

    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.

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  6. 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 CD-ROM image files including ISO and BIN.

    Bundleware

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

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  7. 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 handle bootable information at meanwhile.

    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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  8. Burn is a free optical disc authoring application with a simple interface that offers a lot of advanced options. The program supports the creation of data, audio and video discs, and is capable of copying data and audio discs.

  9. AcetoneISO, is a feature-rich and complete software application to manage CD/DVD images.

  10. ISO Workshop is a free Windows desktop application specifically designed to facilitate ISO image management and conversion, as well as CD/DVD/Blu-ray Disc burning and copying operations.

  11. Cubic features an integrated command line chroot environment to make the customizations and permits effortless navigation, backward and forward, through the ISO generation steps. You can create new customization projects or modify existing projects.

  12. Folder2Iso just creates an iso from any kind of folder (with the subfolders).

  13. Disco allows you to burn optical media discs, and makes it an fun and amazing software experience.

    Discontinued

    As of July 2011 development and support of Disco have been officially discontinued. Last version, 1.0.3, released in February 2008, is still downloadable for free from the official website.

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  14. Distroshare Ubuntu Imager is a shell script for "re-mastering" your current installation. This means that the script creates and installable distribution for your current system. It excludes your home directory and any personal files.

    Discontinued

    This was a very promising alternative to remastersys (which gave rise to Pinguy Builder, Bohdhi Builder, and Linux Respin). Unfortunately, the last update to the code was in September 2015. See https://github.com/Distroshare/distroshare-ubuntu-imager

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  15. Lightweight and very easy to use CD/DVD burning application with wizard-style interface.

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.0, released in 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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