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Suggestion for virtual optical drive emulation software

  1. #1


    Posts : 66
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64bit

    Suggestion for virtual optical drive emulation software


    Hello,
    I've used Daemon Tools Lite recently but due to some conflicts with my OS I was suggested to uninstall it. I however need a virtual CD emulation software. Which would you recommend me? My requirements are
    - 100% CD/DVD media emulation, some virtual drives don't emulate hardware drive fully. I meet this problem about 2 years ago with UltraISO's virtual drive. Didn't use it's emulation since then but I assume nothing changed.
    - Support for all common image formats (ISO, CCD, CUE+BIN, NRG, MDF) and for compressed formats (ISZ) as well as support for split images of big DVDs and BluRays
    - Non-intrusive interface, no deep system integration and launching only on demand
    - Freeware would be better but commercial is ok too
    - If possible small one-purpose application, not any allinone suite of CD burning/ripping/whatever
    - Support for protected media emulation is not required

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Here's a list
    Best Free CD-DVD Emulation Software

    I don't use virtual drives often. Others with more experience will likely have some ideas to add.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 66
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64bit


    I quickly overviewed the list and it probably is not compete because DT missing. I'm thinking about WinMount, the supported formats list is large enough, how good is it with DVD emulation reliability and mounting of split images?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    I don't use virtual drives often. - me
    Gizmo's site is a good starting place for the best Windows freeware. Perhaps others here who make more use of virtual drives will answer your question. If you give them a bit of time I'm sure they'll chime in.

    Edit: Also as a rule it's a good idea on Gizmo's site to read the comments. Often a user comment will have a recommendation for excellent software that is not yet widely known.
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