Alternatives to PowerISO for all platforms with whatever licence

Platforms

Show 9 less popular platforms

PowerISO Comments

Comment by SpawnHappyJake
about PowerISO · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful News report as junk e-mail

I wealthy person SERIOUS beef cattle with this program. One and only of the few programs I accept encountered that is heterosexual person up bad.

First, it does Not emulate a CD drive. I candidly don't cognise WHAT it's doing. It sole makes a cause alphabetic character display up - no emulated hardware behind it. This is THE Solitary iso climber creature that I cognize of that does not emulate a CD lector (hardware), former than Unix pseudo-devices, which are ok because they're a different case. It makes iTunes think a blank CD was inserted, which shows that it's doing something screwy.

Trust me, I'm commonly not a troll, but this is the peerless course of study I hate (along with KernSafe Amount Mounter).

Also, when you tell it to setting a floppy disc image, the bestride looks the likes of a CD, and it claims to be able to edit out CD images, which I'm pretty certain isn't possible. It believably saves the changes you deficiency to make to an image, extracts parts of the project file, edits those parts, builds a fresh image, and so replaces your bang-up one. NEVER Exchange THE ORIGINAL!

Wherefore not consumption VirtualClone Crusade or WinCDEmu for mounting?!? And maybe ImgBurn for other needs? If you deprivation an adapted interpretation of a CD, good extract the components, and rebuild it, care with ImgBurn or something, without a 300 MB bound and for free. Wherefore does it not emulate ironware wish CDemu, VirtualCloneDrive, MagicDisc, PhantomCD, Daemon Tools, Gismo Manager, WinCDEmu, or anyone else?

I choose Linux, and just economic consumption CDemu when actual emulation is required.

answer
Comment by DevilishVicious
about PowerISO · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Paper as spam

Well, even with the unfreeze alternatives I can´t discovery myself lease go of this commercial message software. It merely has all that I demand to mount, convert, redact and bite all kinds of image/ISO files. I've tested interchangeable applications but no early seems to do exactly everything this unitary does. Been exploitation it for days now, and I believe it volition be that agency for geezerhood to come. For me it's the c. h. best software of this kind. Recommended!

response
Comment by fell
about PowerISO · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful Report as junk e-mail

42 multiplication barge than Nero, 3 times faster than Daemon Tools.
You've been told now.

answer

@hide (and everyone else): Hush doesn't emulate hardware!

Figured I should delicately arrest by for a sojourn to breaker point come out that I haven't been told; it's been so hanker since I've flamed this program, lol.

Yeah, the speed/lightweightness is aplomb Hide; thanks for the statistics. But it's upright also unsettling for me knowing that it's not actually emulating hardware, all the same responds to approximately computer hardware checks (probably barely enough to antic game CD/DVD checks). Sir thomas more unsettling is that it does something fairly damn wonky. Never seen anything else comparable it. Not emulating hardware, as yet responding to certain calls? Making a drive show up without emulating hardware or evening clean handling of the virtual filesystem (like the subst command, or something a little thomas more sophisticated, maybe corresponding the unix-like class of OSs' "mount" command)? Making iTunes call back a blank shell disc was inserted? What is departure on here!

By "not emulating hardware" I mean that it doesn't shuffle ironware bear witness up in the name of computer hardware reported by Windows. Pull up Device Manager and attempt to find the practical optical driveway emulated by PowerIso. It's not there because it doesn't exist! Or unfold WMIC and aspect in there. Won't uncovering it. Assailable whatever software package that lists the visual drives of your system: ImgBurn, Nero, VLC, iTunes, whatsoever of them. They won't number it, because it's not there. At once effort that with Virtual CloneDrive, Gizmo, Daemon Tools, WinCDEmu, KernSafe Total Mounter, or whatever Windows ocular driving emulator, and it will demo up on all of those.