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Virtual CD-RW is an easy to use virtual CD driver.

Because Virtual CD-RW is a kernel extension (driver), it looks exactly like a physical drive to all applications running on the Mac OS. Because it is a virtual CD that is stored in a file on your hard disk it is much faster than a physical CD

This is completely different from a disk image (.dmg) file created by the Mac OS X Disk Utility because disk image files do not appear to be inserted in a real optical drive so many software programs that require the CD to be found in a real optical drive simply do not work with .dmg files but do work perfectly with more...

What's New

Version 1.2.0:
  • Updated to work with Mac OS X 10.8
  • Display version number in CD icon menu

Requirements

OS X 10.6 or later

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Amano_jyaku Member IconComment+1
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I completely agree with Ochre. I would be interested in a virtual cd driver as well, but not at that price. Make it available for half of that or do a promotion and you got yourself a buyer.

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Version 1.2.0
Ochre Member IconReview+66
Ochre
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This works as described, but is definitely too expensive for what it is. FWIW, I would pay €12/US$16 for this, but no more.

One issue: this interferes with the Eject button on computers with two optical drives already installed, preventing use of the Option-Eject keystroke to open/close the second drive.

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Version 1.2.0
Andyvn22 Member IconReview+3
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Works exactly as advertised! Fantastic for "burning" iTunes CDs. Super easy-to-use; flawless operation.

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Version 1.2.0
Emmanuel_a3f43eb2 Member IconReview+1
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Ok, so i read the reviews and decided to try this application. I was really rooting for this app but its unfortunately not as good as i had hoped. Another user mentioned that Itunes doesn't recognize it..well i can confirm that this is true. Unfortunately Itunes does NOT see the virtual disc despite the rest of the OS clearly showing that is mounted. This saddens me

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Version 1.2.0
BobBobson7027
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Hi. I can personally confirm that this copyprotection-trick is still working, though it appears as though it's not. Because of changes in iTunes 11 cdrw's no longer show up in the sidebar. To burn, create a playlist, select it and go to File > Burn to Disc. Hope this cheers you up ;)

Rikly Member IconReview+3
Rikly
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The software is good but licence too expensive and only valid for one computer. I need to buy another licence for my Macbook Pro. I'll wait for another software less expensive. I never buy two licences for my two computers.

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Version 1.2.0
ahildoer Member IconReview+0
ahildoer
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OK for creating file discs, but does not work as general system wide CD burner. For example, iTunes does not recognize the virtual drive. Also, if you have your system setup to ignore inserted blank media, then virtual cd-rw will lock up, not work again until after you restart.

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Version 1.1.4
Thomas Thaler Member IconReview+0
Thomas Thaler
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After changing the Mac, the registration process doesn't work anymore. Unfortunately, there is no email address on the website of the developer anymore.
Does someone know, how to contact the developers in this case?
Thank you for anyones replay.
Regards

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Version 1.1.4
Pirx Member IconComment+208
Pirx
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https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Loop_device

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Version 1.1.4
Lvdoc Member IconComment+535
Lvdoc
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What I need is a program like this, only for DVD. I have one of those kits that lets me remove my DVD drive from my MBP and replace it with a second drive. I now use an external DVD player/burner. But unless it's plugged in, Apple's DVD Player won't work. And I don't like VLC. If I could have a virtual DVD drive, it would probably solve that problem. Anyone know of any kind of program like that? Thanks.

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Version 1.1.4
jafowac Member IconReview+2
jafowac
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There are only two reasons why I leave reviews: either I love the product and want to preach its virtues or I hate the product and want to warn others.

I can honestly say that this is the first time I have felt ripped off by an OS X developer. In short, this software does not work for long. I downloaded the demo and that proved stable and functional. However, when I purchased the license, the app stopped working after about a week and reverted to the nag of "Buy Now" or "Quit" in the drop down menu. I contacted the developer who advised that I must have downloaded an "old" version (I had previously downloaded directly from their website). Reinstalled the app and that resolved the problem for about two days this time. Several re-installations later and the app just doesn't work. Very disappointing! I've given up and written it off completely.

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Version 1.1.2
Burning Thumb Software (Developer)
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It could be you simply need to Quit from the menu and relaunch the App again from the Applications folder.

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Version 1.2.0
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Jimmysultan
Version 1.2.0
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Spunk
Version 1.1.4
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Downloads 42,401
Version Downloads 11,176
Type Drivers / CD-ROM
License Demo
Date 04 Dec 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $29.95
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