TotalMounter is a free and commercial virtual DVD software for Windows that you may use to mount disc image formats on Windows.
We have covered quite a few virtual DVD drive programs in the past. Software like Clone Drive, Win CD Emu or Iso Disk allow you to create virtual DVD drives on a computer system that you can use to mount disc image formats.
Once mounted, those images function just like regular DVDs that you insert into a physical DVD reader.
Most programs that we have reviewed in the past are restricted to a few popular disc image formats like iso or bin.
Not so Total Mounter, the latest addition in the virtual DVD drive group of applications.
Total Mounter comes with support for many disc image formats including iso, bin, b5i, mdf, cdi, nrg, ccd, sub, img and raw.
Even better is the fact that the program does not have to be running after you have mounted a new image on your system which reduces its memory footprint and resource usage.While the driver needs to remain loaded for obvious reasons, terminating the program may help on older systems.
Up to eight drives can be emulated by the software program. Images can be mounted in the application's interface directly.
One interesting aspect of Total Mounter is the ability to create virtual CD-RW and DVD-RW drives that can be used to write date to a virtual CD or DVD drive.
Another interesting feature provided by the software is the virtual disk creation option. This enables you to create and mount virtual discs from within the application, and even use AES 256-bit encryption for protection.
TotalMounter will install a new driver on the computer system during installation which is required for its functionality.
It does offers the following niche features that may be interesting to some users. Those are only available in the pro version of the application though.
The program is easy to use and does support most image formats that are popular these days which makes it an excellent choice if you require support for some of these formats.
TotalMounter Free is a powerful virtual DVD software for Windows that supports all popular formats and up to eight mounted disc images at the same time. The free version has not been updated in a while it appears, but it still works fine even on the most recent versions of Microsoft Windows.
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