Virtual CD-RW
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Virtual CD driver.   Demo ($29.95)
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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
What's New
Version 1.2.0:
  • Updated to work with Mac OS X 10.8
  • Display version number in CD icon menu
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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Virtual CD-RW User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Amano_jyaku commented on 03 Mar 2014
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.
[Version 1.2.0]


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Ochre reviewed on 01 Mar 2014
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.
[Version 1.2.0]


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Andyvn22 reviewed on 03 Jan 2014
Works exactly as advertised! Fantastic for "burning" iTunes CDs. Super easy-to-use; flawless operation.
[Version 1.2.0]


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Emmanuel_a3f43eb2 reviewed on 23 Mar 2013
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
[Version 1.2.0]

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BobBobson7027 replied on 10 Apr 2013
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 ;)
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Rikly reviewed on 17 Dec 2012
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.
[Version 1.2.0]


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ahildoer reviewed on 03 Aug 2012
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.
[Version 1.1.4]


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Thomas Thaler reviewed on 18 Sep 2011
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
[Version 1.1.4]


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Pirx commented on 15 Jul 2011
https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Loop_device
[Version 1.1.4]


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Lvdoc commented on 14 Jul 2011
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.
[Version 1.1.4]


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jafowac reviewed on 26 Mar 2011
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.
[Version 1.1.2]

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Burning Thumb Software (developer) replied on 13 Jul 2011
It could be you simply need to Quit from the menu and relaunch the App again from the Applications folder.
There are currently no troubleshooting comments. If you are experiencing a problem with this app, please post a comment.


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MarkD7628 rated on 19 Aug 2013

[Version 1.2.0]



Jimmysultan rated on 12 Dec 2012

[Version 1.2.0]



Spunk rated on 11 Sep 2012

[Version 1.1.4]



maesco rated on 20 Jul 2012

[Version 1.1.4]



Ralf Honold rated on 17 Jun 2012

[Version 1.1.4]



mjoanos rated on 12 Apr 2012

[Version 1.1.4]



fmu11 rated on 07 Apr 2012

[Version 1.1.4]



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Cheboorushka rated on 17 Feb 2011

[Version 1.1.2]



hide_20093je rated on 29 Dec 2010

[Version 1.1.2]



Pjacobs rated on 27 Dec 2010

[Version 1.1.2]


Downloads:40,751
Version Downloads:9,902
Type:Drivers : CD-ROM
License:Demo
Date:04 Dec 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $29.95
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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 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.

Using Virtual CD-RW you can:
  • Burn to a virtual CD to bin/cue format
  • Insert and read from a virtual CD in bin/cue, iso, or cdr format
  • Erase a virtual CD


Virtual CD-RW is easy to use. Most operations can be completed in these easy steps:
  • From the CD menu choose either New Media or Existing media
  • The new or existing virtual CD will appear on your desktop
  • Read from the virtual CD just like a standard CD
  • Burn to the virtual CD just like a standard CD from any application including the Finder or iTunes.


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.


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