Best free ISO makers, readers, burners, converters, extractors and mounting assistants
BDlot DVD ISO Master will help you backup a DVD in ISO format, which you can also open and extract with several archive utilities. Backup any DVD to ISO without video or audio quality loss * Save regular and encrypted DVDs to ISO without support from a third party DVD decrypting software * Burn ISO to CD/DVD/Blu-ray disc * Save several DVDs to a Hard or USB Drive. BDlot DVD ISO Master supports all types of DVD discs including DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM, DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW, and DVD+/-DL. It usually takes no more than 7 min to backup a DVD in ideal conditions.
Bin2Iso will help when you need to convert a bin image file to the iso format – some cd burners may work only with iso images, some zippers won’t extract files from a bin but only from an iso image file, etc. The task of converting a bin image to iso is not difficult, and this free and small utility (300 KB) is also very easy and fast. It will convert a cd bin image (about 700 MB) to an iso image in less than a minute.
ISO Creator will let you create an ISO image to burn several copies of your Data or Audio CD. It will create ISO images from your files and folders, with a maximum size of 18 GB. It supports UDF/ISO CD DVD image files, Creation of ISO files at high speed.
ISO Workshop is a free (for personal and commercial use) and easy to use program that will let you convert and burn disk images. Features: make ISO images, extract specific files and folders from disc images, create disc backups by copying disc contents to an ISO or BIN image file, convert different disc image files into the ISO or BIN format and burn ISO and CUE images to blank discs, make bootable ISO images, Copy disc to disc image (including Audio CD), Supports common formats (ISO, CUE, BIN, NRG, MDF, CDI etc.), Supports CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD+R DL, BD-R/RE, Supports verification of written files.
ExtractNow supports ZIP, RAR, ISO, BIN, IMG, IMA, IMZ, 7Z, ACE, JAR, GZ, LZH, LHA, TAR, SIT archive formats; Drag and drop files or folders from Windows Explorer; Recursively search through folders for archives; Option to delete files or close the program after extraction; Windows explorer associations for all supported archive types; Extract files into current directory, named folder, or any folder of choice; System tray icon on Minimize and Always on top features; Integrates with Windows Explorer via special context menu items. ExtractNow provides also a monitoring function, you may find very useful.
WinCDEmu will allow you to mount one or more CD/DVD images by clicking on them in Windows Explorer. Images supported: ISO, CUE, BIN/RAW/IMG, SMB network shares. Each mounted image will be represented by a separate virtual CD device. There is no limit for the number of simultaneously mounted images.
To unmount an image, double-click the corresponding file in Explorer again, or eject the corresponding CD drive using its context (right click) menu.
7-Zip supports unpacking (not creation) of ISO files. Integration with Windows Shell; Localizations for 74 languages.
ImgBurn is a free CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning program, featuring several ‘Modes’ for performing different tasks: * Read a disc to an image file; Create an image file from files on your computer or network – or you can write the files directly to a disc; Write an image file to a disc; Check a disc is 100% readable. Optionally, you can also have ImgBurn compare it against a given image file to ensure the actual data is correct; Put your drive / media to the test! ImgBurn supports BIN, CUE, DI, DVD, GI, IMG, ISO, MDS, NRG and PDI image formats. There is an image queue system for burning several images (which you can automatically share between multiple drives if you have more than one) and an easy-to-use layer break selection screen for double layer DVD Video jobs. The Automatic Write Speed feature allows you to store your favorite burn speed settings on a per ‘Media ID’ basis, right down to a drive by drive level. ImgBurn is a solid trustworthy application.
AVStoDVD will let you convert various media formats to DVD compliant streams and burn them into a highly compatible multiple tracks DVD with customizable menus. ISO Image Building and DVD Burning using ImgBurn.
MagicDisc will let you create and manage virtual CD / DVD drives. All CD/DVD image formats are supported.
Virtual CloneDrive behaves just like a physical CD/DVD drive. Supports all common image formats such as ISO, BIN, CCD; Supports up to 8 virtual drives at the same time.
DVD Author Plus will let you create backups of your data, store movies, pictures and audio files. If you don’t want to burn a disc, the program will let you create ISO images of any DVD or CD. Backup any CD / DVD as ISO image file * Create CDs and DVDs from existing ISO image files * Import ISO sessions and edit existing file structure on disc.
IZArc supports a lot of archive formats like ISO. With IZArc you can open CD image files like ISO, BIN, CDI and NRG. It is also possible to convert such files from one type to another (BIN to ISO, NRG to ISO).
CDBurnerXP burns and creates ISOs. bin/nrg > ISO converter.
* Check this post if you don’t know how to convert SACD ISO images to MP3 audio, easily.