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MagicDisc Virtual DVD/CD-ROM 2.5.74



Released:2006-10-02
License:Freeware
Publisher:MagicISO, Inc.
Language:English
Platform:Windows
Requirements:PII 400 64M
Install:Install and Uninstall
Downloads:19702
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Publisher's Description:

MagicDisc Virtual DVD/CD-ROM - MagicDisc Virtual CD/DVD-ROM is very helpful utility designed for creating and managing virtual CD drives and CD/DVD discs. MagicDisc can create virtual CD and DVD, Mount ISO image and CD/DVD images as virtual DVD or CD. Encrypts ISO image and Compresses ISO image and CD/DVD image with Universal Image Format(UIF), Make CD/DVD image from CD/DVD. Supports up to 15 virtual drivers. you can use magicdisc to make password protection for your private CD/DVD image. You can run games, software, see movies(VCD,SVCD,DVD), and hear music directly from your hard disk without inserting and swapping CDs and DVDs. for anyone who deals with CD-based programs – it is a MUST. MagicDisc allows you to use almost all CD/DVD image without burning them onto CD or DVD in order to easily access your favorite games, music, or software programs ---- It works like a real CD/DVD-ROM: You can run programs, play games, or listen to music from your virtual CD-ROM. Allowing you to run your game images at over 200x faster than from a conventional CD/DVD-ROM. MagicDisc is a powerful utility that uses a unique combination of options to ensure a perfect back-up every time. Partner with MagicISO, Your original games/program discs can be safely stored away, MagicISO mean that you always have your expensive media stored safely as CD/DVD image file on your hard drive, and use them with MagicDisc just like using the original discs. At the office: Program discs and many other applications generally require the original disc to be in the computer's CD-ROM drive. This restricts the amount of people in your office who can have access to the same software at the same time without the cost of additional discs. MagicDisc virtual drives resolve that problem for you. No more hunting around the offices for that elusive disc you need to run your application, everything you require is just a click away.Support Windows XP/Server 2003 x64 Edition.

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Version 2.5.74 from 2006-10-02

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Latest User Reviews:

Rohinbanerji 2011-04-10 07:47:43 #
Version: 2.5.74

Works! Works! Realy easy once you do it a few times. Get it - use it.



My Raven 2011-01-19 00:16:09 #
Version: 2.5.74

Works fine mounted images to install and play M$ Combat Flight Sim 3.



Riffkin0 2011-01-06 08:19:42 #
Version: 2.5.74

Works great. Easy install and pretty self-explanatory to use.



Mahesh Dba2009 2010-12-21 22:20:59 #
Version: 2.5.74

very good S/w that too a freeware......



Rlj213 2009-10-16 21:22:33 #
Version: 2.5.74

Hello,
I downloaded some software from the MSDN Acedemic Alliance web site. It comes as an ISO image and I wanted to burn it to a virtual DVD so I downloaded MagicDisc. However, I couldn't figure out how to do it with what I got from the MagicDisc installation. When i ran the software, the help screen didn't look anything like the software that was running on my machine. So I uninstalled the software and just burnt it to a DVD.



Mohanad Akel 2009-07-16 18:53:19 #
Version: 2.5.74

I tried it, and I think it is wonderfull, but to be honest I used it 3 or 4 times, but I think it is great, thank you very much.



Angus 2009-07-13 03:13:56 #
Version: 2.5.74

Just what I was looking for! Easy to use interface - mounted my DVD ISO images in Vista without problem.



The Sexy Penguin 2009-06-12 16:46:36 #
Version: 2.5.74

Although it took a little while for me to work out how to use it for what I wanted to do, it mounted the two disks I had on seperate "drives" and installed my game perfectly. A good, simple program.



Joe Schmo Dude 2009-05-30 19:20:47 #
Version: 2.5.74

The MagicDisc was a really great program. It allowed me to do what I needed and it was really easy to understand and follow. I don't think I could have asked for a better program.



Rafa Pasto 2009-05-12 19:11:54 #
Version: 2.5.74

for windows i like poweriso best... but i used ut before and it is nice.



Tj West 2009-03-21 17:13:10 #
Version: 2.5.74

Easy to use CD/DVD emulator. I find emulators faster than actual disks. A must for backing up software/music



Maxrichards 2008-08-20 03:14:59 #
Version: 2.5.74

MagicDisc

Great product - easy to download and install. Excellent user interface. I'll certainly be back for more!!



Molvik 2008-08-08 01:09:03 #
Version: 2.5.74

Good program

exactly what i'm after.. Not too much of interface, but it's ease of use.. ANd it's also working at Vista..



Fairmanh 2008-08-01 08:07:09 #
Version: 2.5.74

Worthy resource

Good bit of software. Nice to not need those pesky optical disks!



Microwave 2008-07-02 00:58:05 #
Version: 2.5.74

Doesnt work for me:(

I was unable to get software to work for my system.



Divinecorps 2008-06-09 00:19:29 #
Version: 2.5.74

Great!

This is a great product. In fact it allows us to create virtual drives very easy, without consuming much time!
Thanks!



Djmecher 2008-05-28 09:43:24 #
Version: 2.5.74

thanks for MagicDisc Virtual DVD/CD-ROM 2.5.7

I found it usefull cause I had to view a UIF file. I tried another software vithout success. Thank you all.



Tedbiech 2008-05-26 05:44:22 #
Version: 2.5.74

Very Useful

I have found MagicDisc Virtual DVD/CD-ROM very useful for my work---I often need several disk images mounted for quick access and MagicDisc Virtual DVD/CD-ROM does the job perfectly.



Rcampbel 2008-05-24 08:54:54 #
Version: 2.5.74

Success

Works as described! I had tried another executable which failed. Magic Disc worked first with little setup and learning curve!



adrian 2008-05-08 00:39:27 #
Version: 2.5.74

MagicDisc review - An excellent product

I was looking for a product that would help me get rid of my stack of Software and Data DVD / CDs, as I travel for business with only my laptop with me. In addition I was looking for compression, password protection, mounting, and an "open" product with an image format that can be used by alternative programs. I am using XP and not intending to switch to Vista until there are real benefits for me.

I found that product in MagicDisc.

MagicDisc is currently freeware. Among the image formats it can make is UIF, a compressed ISO format that can be password protected. UIF can be used by other programs. Creating UIF images generally goes fast. Mounting these images is very fast. Images are verified before mounting them. One can have up to 8 virtual DVD / CD drives - more than enough. How often do you need 8 DVDs at the same time? The compression is good, better and faster than RAR-ing an iso. I have been using it now for several days and have created and mounted images for about 30 software CD / DVDs, without problems. To give an impression, the 30 CD / DVDs take less than 10 GB on my laptop. I have encountered no conflicts, errors or instability. Some older CDs take a bit longer.

Right-click to get menu some people maybe need to get used to.

Functionality I maybe looking for is to edit and recompress the images, as to get rid of obviously unneeded parts and save further space. But this is not an absolute must-have.

It seems the edit functionality is in the commercial version MagicIso, which now also can handle DAA format. I would be interested in finding out any advantages of DAA over UIF and vice-versa.

Altogether I can definitely recommend MagicDisc




Tanay 2008-05-06 11:42:36 #
Version: 2.5.74

Great app.

Great app. Small and light weight. Does it's job as claimed.



Zoe Abidin 2008-05-02 01:51:49 #
Version: 2.5.74

Nice thing

It's nice thing and I can enjoy with my works and games



Stranger 2008-03-18 11:03:54 #
Version: 2.5.74

Well done.

Although I have not extensively used the program yet, it did exactly what I wanted (UIF conversion) without any hassles.



Tried it and it work 2007-07-26 16:50:40 #
Version: 2.5.74

Excellent Product

Very good and easy to use. Ran well on Win XP Home.



Brent G 2007-07-03 03:17:33 #
Version: 2.5.74

It needs to be part of the OS!

Such a beautiful little program... use it to create disk images (in several formats)... store them on DVD or hard drive... then use MagicDisc to virtually mount disk images as if they were the actual CD/DVD. Makes it so easy to back up a multi-disk installation! And I've performed all tasks through a simple menu handily available from the system tray icon. It's like finding a missing part of the OS.



Other 2007-07-01 22:10:34 #
Version: 2.5.74

Problems with Vista

I could not properly test MagicDisc because it caused problems with my Vista computer. Upon installation and use, the system froze. Restarting failed to boot windows and windows could only be booted by switching to a previous configuration without MagicDisk installed.



KalvinClimb 2007-05-24 21:08:03 #
Version: 2.5.74

Won`t work with Vista (Enterprise)

Used MagicDisc on other systems but it failed to install properly on the Vista system. Wasted 2 hours trying to get it to work. Found other product to work.



Maurizio Pescara 2007-05-18 16:57:13 #
Version: 2.5.74

Windows Vista compatibility issues

I was not able to use it due to compatibility issues during installation on Vista environment.
Regards



nello 2007-04-05 13:13:19 #
Version: 2.5.74

NOT VISTA COMPATIBLE

A problem as this program is Not compatible with VISTA.



tplux 2007-02-07 00:46:56 #
Version: 2.5.74

Froze the computer

The program was very easy to use, although it froze up the computer and made it restart in protected mode. So I uninstalled it...



TE 2006-12-14 16:30:21 #
Version: 2.5.74

Works fine with Vista

I was a litte worried this program could get me trouble with Vista but it works fine. Really nice not to have to burn out all programs to install them (I am an MSDN subscriber).

Really good program, recommended!
/T



Tallis 2006-09-22 16:50:57 #
Version: 2.5.74

First Look

Application: I am currently testing a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) built on a 32 bit Windows Vista box. It was very important that I am able to mount virtual drives for some of the software applications that I use.

MagicDisc enabled me to accomplish the installation tasks I needed, and thus I am very pleased. In Win Xp, I used Alcohol 120%, which is much more expensive, and currently does not support Vista RC1. I do miss the ability to mount more than one virtual disc simultaneously--if this feature is available in MagicDisc, I was unable to find/use it (mind you i was rushed and impatient).

The only issue I have with MagicDisc, was difficulty installing. The install process went smoothly, but after the restart, the error message, "Cannot find the driver" for the virtual disk would flash. The work around was to just run the installer again, and then the app would work. I am not sure this problem is due to MagicDisc, or Vista RC1 UAC settings -- I have had problems with other software installations, some of which have benn resolved since disabling the UAC.

I will keep this app around. That means that I do dig it! Small and does what I needed it to do. I rarely keep apps. My hope is that MagicDisc will evolve to the point where the user can mount and remount multiple virtual drives and asign custom drive letters to them all.

Thanks for the help, hope this review helps you with the development of your product.

Cheers,
Tallis




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