Phantom CD is another daemon tools free alternative, it allows you mount disk image as a virtual CD/DVD ROM, you could mount image file via the main window or by right clicking ISO/BIN/CUE file and selecting “Mount in Phantom CD” in the menu.
Phantom CD supports only one virtual drive, and a reboot is needed after installation.
Below is a comparison between the different free virtual CD/DVD drive emulators:
MagicDisc supports up to 15 virtual drives, and supports the following image formats: BIN, IMA/IMG, CIF, NRG, IMG/CCD, MDF/MDS, VCD, VaporCD, P01/MD1/XA, VC4/000, VDI, C2D, BWI/BWT, CDI, TAO/DAO, PDI.
Virtual CloneDrive supports up to 15 virtual drives, and supports most mainstream cd/dvd image formats including ISO, BIN, CCD.
WinCDEmu supports simulating up to 20+ virtual cd/dvd drives simultaneously, and supports these image formats: ISO, CUE, NRG, MDS/MDF, CCD, IMG.
WinArchiver Virtual Drive supports up to 23 virtual CD/DVD drives, and supports these image formats as well as compression file formats: iso, bin, cue, mdf, zip, rar, 7z, cab, gzip, tar, mzp, 001, arj, bz2, bzip2, cpio, deb, gz, lha, lzh, rpm, split, swm, taz, tbz, tbz2, tgz, tpz, wim, z, daa, mds, ashdisc, bwi, b5i, lcd, img, cdi, cif, p01, pdi, nrg, ncd, pxi, gi, fcd, vcd, c2d, dmg, bif, ima, flp, uif.
ISODisk supports up to 20 virtual drives, it only supports the iso format.
Phantom CD works on Windows7 / Windows XP / Windows Vista. ( 32 bit & 64 bit )
Phantom CD is available at the developer’s website