Alternatives to WinCDEmu for all platforms with any license

  • Virtual CloneDrive

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  • 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...

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  • AcetoneISO

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  • DVDFab Virtual Drive

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  • 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...

    Freemium Windows

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  • 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...

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

    Free Open Source Linux

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WinCDEmu Comments

No audio track support

Comment by Anamon
about WinCDEmu and DAEMON Tools · Aug 2016 · Helpful Not helpful 5 Helpful Report as spam

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.


Exactly. It is its only annoying limitation. If you want to mount a .cue with data + audio tracks of an old game (e.g. Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure, Activision 1995) you can't with with WinCDEmu (Apr 2019).

Comment by MOYcano
about WinCDEmu · Feb 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

Works great on everything but Windows 10.

Comment by olof_
about WinCDEmu · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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

Comment by filip007
about WinCDEmu · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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

Comment by tabakis
about WinCDEmu · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful -2 Helpful Report as spam

the Portable version is a lifesaver.