Alternatives to UltraISO in Linux

by Garrett Genet

Linux offers a variety of disc image management software in addition to UltraISO. Many open source and otherwise free applications are available; they can offer you additional functionality, or simply suit your preferences more effectively.

Disc management software is commonly used for creating images of DVDs and CDs. It can also create virtual disc drives, into which you can then mount those images.

AcetoneISO

AcetoneISO is a complete software package; it includes just about everything you need when it comes to working with disc images. You can convert them to and from various formats, create them from existing discs, or simply mount them in a virtual drive using the software.

UIF2ISO

UIF2ISO converts UIF (Universal Image Format) files created by MagicISO into various other formats. This allows you to use them with applications that may not have the capability to read UIF files. It can be used directly from the command line.

CDemu

CDemu is a CD/DVD ROM drive emulator for Linux. With it, you'll be able to create a virtual drive that you can mount disc images to. This saves you the hassle of having to burn an image to physical media, while still retaining all the benefits.

Nrg2Iso

This is a Linux utility specifically designed to convert images created by the Nero Burning ROM program, into ISO images. It works for both DVDs and CDs.

About the Author

Hailing from upstate New York, Garrett Genet has been writing articles from tech to health to entertainment since 2001. He's been published in the "Worcester Telegram & Gazette" and websites like "digg.com" and "slashdot.org". Genet has a degree in network security & system administration from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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