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Open Source Alcohol Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Alcohol is WinCDEmu. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Alcohol and 12 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Alcohol are ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver, Xfburn, CDemu and AcetoneISO.

Alcohol alternatives are mainly ISO Mounting Tools but 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.
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  1. WinCDEmu icon

    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

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    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.

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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.

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  2. 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.

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    This program cant create ISO images.

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    Xfburn

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce

    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.

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    CDemu

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

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

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  6. Furius ISO Mount  icon

    Furius ISO Mount

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Furius ISO Mount is a simple Gtk+ Interface to Mount ISO, IMG, BIN, MDF and NRG Image files without burning to disk.

    Discontinued

    The official website is no longer available. Last version, 0.11.3.1, released in January 2011, can be still downloaded from Softpedia

    Python version of Furius ISO Mount with Drag n Drop Support
  7. Cdw

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    cdw is an ncurses front-end for command-line tools: cdrecord/wodim, mkisofs/genisoimage, growisofs, dvd+rw-mediainfo, dvd+rw-format, xorriso.

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    Silicon Empire

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Silicon Empire is set of tools to Burn, Copy, Backup, Manage and … your optical discs like CDs, DVDs and Blu-Rays. When you start working with silicon Empire Just feels everything done easily and quickly with high quality.

    Discontinued

    This software has been discontinued since 2013.

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    recorder

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Recorder is a graphical frontend of cdrkit/cdrtools, cdrdao, mkisofs and growisofs. It aims to be simple and easy to use, free of large configurations and useless options, following the KISS principle and offering a disc burning of quality, nothing more.

    Discontinued

    Recorder is no longer developed. Last update dates back 2009/05/06. The source code is still available

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    mybashburn

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Basically, it is no more than a Terminal User Interface (TUI) frontend based of the CD burning shell script called BashBurn for Linux®; this originally does not have the best eye-candy CD-burning UI, nevertheless, MyBashBurn uses dialog boxes/functions which draws (using...

    Discontinued

    Last update : 2008/12/23

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