Virtual CD-RW
Virtual CD-RW
2.0.6

0.5

Virtual CD-RW free download for Mac

Virtual CD-RW2.0.6

13 May 2020

Virtual CD driver.

Overview

Virtual CD-RW is an easy to use virtual CD driver. Because it 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 a virtual drive like the one created by Virtual CD-RW.

Virtual CD-RW installs a CD icon on the Mac OS X menu bar and you use the CD icon in the menu bar to interact with the Virtual CD-RW:

  • Burn to a virtual CD to bin/cue format
  • Insert and read from a virtual CD in bin/cue, iso, or car format
  • Erase a virtual CD

And its free to try. Simply download Virtual CD-RW and try it free for 15 days. During the trial period, Virtual CD-RW is fully functional with no restrictions on its use.

What's new in Virtual CD-RW

Version 2.0.6:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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25 Reviews of Virtual CD-RW

0.5
tomhormby
17 May 2019
Version: 2.0.5

Most helpful

Doesn't support DVD images
(2)
0.5
tomhormby
17 May 2019
Version: 2.0.5
Doesn't support DVD images
(2)
0.5
Larry-R
25 March 2019
Version: 2.0.5
Never could get it to work properly because of license issues. Not worth the time.
(1)
Dude-s
26 November 2014
Version: 1.2.0
Crazy expensive for what it does. The price on the official site is now $25, so down from the original $30 quoted here on MU, right? No! Sneakily, they turned it into a subscription and if you read the purchase terms carefully it now says "$24.95 USD for each year". Why does a simple kernel extension like this need recurring payments?? Thanks, but no, thanks.
(4)
Amano-jyaku
03 March 2014
Version: 1.2.0
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.
(1)
4
anonymous-mollusk-5346
01 March 2014
Version: 1.2.0
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.
(1)
5
Andyvn22
03 January 2014
Version: 1.2.0
Works exactly as advertised! Fantastic for "burning" iTunes CDs. Super easy-to-use; flawless operation.
(0)
1.5
Emmanuel-a3f43eb2
23 March 2013
Version: 1.2.0
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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1.5
Rikly
17 December 2012
Version: 1.2.0
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.
(2)
2.5
ahildoer
03 August 2012
Version: 1.1.4
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.
(1)
3
Thomas-Thaler
18 September 2011
Version: 1.1.4
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
(0)
Pirx
15 July 2011
Version: 1.1.4
https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Loop_device
(0)
Lvdoc
14 July 2011
Version: 1.1.4
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.
(1)
0.5
jafowac
27 March 2011
Version: 1.1.2
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.
(2)
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0.5
Cheboorushka
17 February 2011
Version: 1.1.2
Registration Does Not work!!!!!!
(2)
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Dameian
19 December 2010
Version: 1.1.2
Just an aside: Perhaps the developer could proactively prevent some of the misconceptions about Virtual CD-RW if they were to create and post a few tutorial videos on the benefits the software offers as well as how/why people would want to use it.
(2)
4.5
Dameian
19 December 2010
Version: 1.1.2
This software seems to be misunderstood, unfairly judged, or both. I'm not rating this software based on what I wish it did or what think it should do. I'm rating it based on what it does compared to what I was promised, and whether it did it well or not. Quite simply: It does what it says it does, is easy to use (just follow the included instructions,) and for me it did it without any stability issues. I am not too keen on the pricing or licensing terms, but that is only 1/4 of the review equation. If you want to be able to create a virtual cd of DRM protected music, here is what you do: Per the included instructions: 1. Install the app. 2. Restart your computer. 3. Select "New Media" from the menu bar icon. A new, blank virtual cd will now be mounted and visible on your desktop or in the finder sidebar. Next make sure iTunes is properly set up: 1. Open iTunes and go to Preferences 2. Under the General tab, click the "Import Settings..." button. Make sure to set format to MP3 if you want to be able to burn MP3 data discs. 3. Close preferences. 4. Add the DRM protected songs you want to burn to the virtual cd to a playlist just as you would to burn to a regular music cd. 5. Right click the playlist, select "Burn Playlist to Disc." 6. In the dialog box, select "Virtual CD RW" as the Disc Burner dropdown menu. Make sure Audio CD is selected below. Click Burn. It will take all of 10 seconds in most cases to create the virtual music CD. When it is one, you'll see your new virtual music cd show up under "Devices" in your iTunes sidebar. Right click it, select "Import CD." Done. My music is now DRM free. It literally took me less than 3 minutes and I encountered no problems. Apologies for any typos or grammatical errors. I'm writing this quickly. EOL
(3)
0.5
Mextex
19 December 2010
Version: 1.1.2
Excerpt from the"Read First.pdf" of this app: "Virtual CD-RW is licensed on a per computer basis. You need to purchase a license for each computer. If you purchase a new computer you will also need to purchase a new copy of Virtual CD-RW." NO WAY! I even did't install the Trial. Why should I? I'm going to buy a new Mac next year. A licensing model like this is very rude against every user! ------ My rating is about the licensing and not the software itself... -------
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Alambiccus
29 September 2010
Version: 1.1.2
it does not work at all: please, tell me where I could find the virtual cd! poor appl
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Architoupeti
13 March 2010
Version: 1.1
Creating a virtual *DVD* would be a nice addition, a daemon tools for Mac is missing.
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qwerasdf
01 March 2010
Version: 1.1
The software looks excellent, any chance of including support for more disk image formats like DMG and ISO?
(3)
Burningthumb
01 March 2010
Version: 1.1
I should also mention that there is still a lot of DRM protected music out there, and we have thousands of customers per year still for our DRM Dumpster software, that will make use of a Virtual CDRW if it is mounted instead of a real CDRW.
(1)
1
Mullin
18 February 2010
Version: 1.1
I tried Virtual CDRW it did nothing, no bounce nothing. I'm using PPC 10.4.11
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
14 February 2010
Version: 1.1
Virtual CD-RW 1.1 would be a good tool for stripping DRM from old iTunes Store protected AAC files without actually having to waste a CD in the process. Too bad this wasn't available years ago when DRM protected music was the norm. Now it could be useful for games that require a disc be inserted in order to run. No doubt it would improve game performance as you wouldn't be delayed by the spin-up/spin-down cycle of actual optical media. This is one of those "why didn't they think of it years ago" kind of things.
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Kewl
22 January 2010
Version: 1.0
The option of creating a virtual *DVD* would be a great addition.
(5)
anonymous-heron-1581
22 January 2010
Version: 1.0
Perhaps I'm missing something about what this utility does, but why would someone need to spend $30.00 on this when they can create a disk image (i.e "virtual disk") for free using Disk Utility that is included with all versions of Mac OS X?
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$24.95

0.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later
License: 
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