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:
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.