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    Alcohol Alternatives

    Alcohol is described as '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'* and is a very popular app in the cd/dvd tools category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Alcohol for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, BSD, Mac and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is WinCDEmu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Alcohol are DAEMON Tools, Virtual CloneDrive, UltraISO and ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver.

    Alcohol is mainly a ISO Mounting Tool but alternatives to it may also be DVD Burners or CD Burners. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Alcohol.
    This page was last updated May 2, 2022
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    1. WinCDEmu is an open-source CD/DVD/BD emulator - a tool that allows you to mount optical disc images by simply clicking on them in Windows Explorer. If you have downloaded an ISO image and want to use it without burning it to a blank disc, WinCDEmu is the easiest way to do it.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 4.1, released on September 29, 2015, can be still downloaded from GitHub

      WinCDEmu vs Alcohol opinions
      Most users think WinCDEmu is a great alternative to Alcohol.
      Mounts images well, fast, installs in seconds, no reboot required. Gets the job done with no hassle.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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      It is free, of course. And yeah it is easy to use, it is lightweight and yes, it is fast. However, I recently discovered a thing that this software can't do, which is, change an already mounted image with another image at the exact same drive letter, while it is in use.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    2. DAEMON Tools Lite is an advanced application 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, *.pdi, *.isz disc images to a virtual drive. Make .iso, *.mds/*.

      Bundleware

      Lite installer contains ads.

      Almost everyone thinks DAEMON Tools is a great alternative to Alcohol.


    3. Virtual CloneDrive works and behaves just like a physical CD/DVD drive, however it exists only virtually. Image files of various formats (.iso, .
      Virtual CloneDrive vs Alcohol opinions
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      Animalfox This program can't create iso files.
      Negative comment 11 months ago

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    4. 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.
      UltraISO vs Alcohol opinions
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      Animalfox Free version of program can not create iso files bigger than 300mb.
      Negative comment 11 months ago

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    5. 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 a console-mode control program called imdisk.
      ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver vs Alcohol opinions
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      Animalfox This program cant create ISO images.
      Negative comment 11 months ago

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    6. The burning expert Rip, copy, burn and protect data.
      Nero Burning ROM vs Alcohol opinions
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      Animalfox It's paid program. I can't use it.
      Negative comment 11 months ago

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    7. 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: Forum

    8. Lightweight CD/DVD burning software designed for Xfce, but it runs on Gnome, KDE etc as well. It can blank CDs and DVDs, burn and create ISO images and burn personal compositions of data. At the moment it is at heavy development.
    9. 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.

    10. 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.
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