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WinCDEmu Alternatives

WinCDEmu is described as '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' and is a very popular ISO Mounting tool in the cd/dvd tools category. There are more than 25 alternatives to WinCDEmu for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, BSD, Mac and FLATHUB. The best alternative is ImgBurn, which is free. Other great apps like WinCDEmu are DAEMON Tools, Virtual CloneDrive, CDBurnerXP and UltraISO.

WinCDEmu 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 WinCDEmu.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows
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WinCDEmu is an open-source CD/DVD/BD emulator - a tool that allows you to mount optical disc images by simply clicking on...

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    ImgBurn

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightImgBurn consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Discontinued

    The last version 2.5.8.0 is from June 2013.

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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/.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeDAEMON Tools supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionDAEMON Tools can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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    Virtual CloneDrive

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Virtual CloneDrive works and behaves just like a physical CD/DVD drive, however it exists only virtually. Image files of various formats (.iso, .

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    Discontinued

    last updated: Feb 28th 2020, 15:16 GMThttps://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/Virtual-CD-DVD-Rom/Virtual-CloneDrive.shtml

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    CDBurnerXP

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    CDBurnerXP is a free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to burn and create ISOs, as well as a multilanguage interface. Everyone, even companies, can use it for free.

    ⚫︎ PortableCDBurnerXP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceCDBurnerXP either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Discontinued

    The last version (4.5.8.7128) is from November 2019.

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  5. 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.

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    Brasero

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • GNOME

    Brasero is an application to burn CD/DVD for the GNOME Desktop. It is designed to be as simple as possible and has some unique features to enable users to create their discs easily and quickly.

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  7. 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.

    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionImDisk Virtual Disk Driver can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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    Alcohol

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableAlcohol can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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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.

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    ImDisk Toolkit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

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    PowerISO

    • Windows
    • FLATHUB
    • Linux
    • Mac

    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.

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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/

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