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Please note that the trial versions of Virtual CD does not provide the possibility to enter a license key. With the purchase of Virtual CD we will provide you a link to download the full version of Virtual CD. During the installation process Virtual CD will request the license key.

It is not necessary to uninstall the trial version before installing the full version.

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Virtual CD v10 30 days demo version

Version: 10.7.0.0 | Language: English/German | Size: 109 MB

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System requirements

  • PC with Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP (all 32/64 Bit)
  • Windows Scripting Host 5.6 or higher
  • 85 MB Hard disk space for the program installation plus enough space for the virtual CDs/DVDs

Note: Please install latest service packs for your CD-R software, Norton Firewall or Norton Antivirus before installing Virtual CD.

Virtual CD v10 - Updates and full version

Full version - 10.7.0.0 | En/De | 114 MB | Download
The Download of the full version requires a valid license key.

Update - Version 10.x to 10.7.0.0 | 78,9 MB | Download

System requirements

  • PC with Windows 10, 8, 7, XP (all 32/64 Bit)
  • Windows Scripting Host 5.6 or higher
  • 85 MB Hard disk space for the program installation plus enough space for the virtual CDs/DVDs

Note: Please install latest service packs for your CD-R software, Norton Firewall or Norton Antivirus before installing Virtual CD.

Version history enlarge view

10.7.0.0

New

  • Virtual CD 10 compatibility for Windows 10.

Behoben

  • Incorrect calls of different URLs from the programs.
  • Minor display problems.
  • Various texts have been modified.

10.6.0.0

Corrections

  • Minor changes for Windows 8 compatibility.
  • Sometimes after inserting a CD the Virtual CD functions are not shown in the Auto Play dialog.
  • On the 'Task Assignments' page of the settings, the values for 'Execute autorun' and 'Show drive properties' were switched in the CD Control Center.
  • When 'Always execute the action selected here on completion of a CD-burning process' was activated, the choice of subsequent action was not always saved correctly.
  • Errors in the script interface, which sometimes occurred while reading the image properties, have been corrected.

10.5.0.2

Corrections

  • Setup for Windows 8.1

10.5.0.1

Corrections

  • On Windows 8, accessing images that were stored on an NAS sometimes caused the system to crash.
  • Driver modified for emulation.

10.5.0.0

New

  • Virtual CD 10 is now officially "Certified for Windows 8".

Corrections

  • Under rare circumstances, it sometimes happened that the image data in the CD Control Center was deleted.
  • The Image Wizard did not load the drive speed correctly from the copy template. The drive speed was then set to "Max" regardless of what had been specified in the Copy template.

10.1.0.14

Corrections

  • The Smart Virtual CD Burner had always set the burn speed to the "Max" setting.
  • The Comparison Wizard sometimes crashed on exit.
  • The "Permit editing of CD labels" setting on the "Virtual CDs" page of the Settings program could be activated but not deactivated.
  • Various texts have been modified.

10.1.0.13

Corrections

  • The Conversion Wizard reported an invalid path if the target was entered without its directory in a share.
  • Some programs did not recognize the virtual burner as a burner.
  • Under some circumstances an inserted image was designated as a DVD-R, which sometimes caused problems with software from other manufacturers.
  • Some burner software attempts to write 0 sectors under certain circumstances. To ensure compatibility, this is no longer handled as an error.
  • Compatibility with BD burners has been improved.

10.1.0.12

Corrections

  • Faulty display of icons in the CD Control Center with Windows XP.
  • Selection of the Close the application after successful conversion option in the Conversion Wizard was not applied when the conversion started.
  • Problems creating folders in the CD Control Center eliminated.

10.1.0.11

Corrections

  • It was not possible to switch off the display of Virtual CD icons in the Explorer for VCD drives.
  • In rare cases, the conversion process failed to launch at the conclusion of burning in Sound File Mode.

10.1.0.10

Corrections

  • Rare incompatibilities with images that supply defective file information (such as invalid dates). This problem sometimes caused the Explorer to crash.
  • The %drive% variable in the image properties is now correctly supported as an argument for a program.
  • After burning a virtual blank, when another blank of the same type was burned, the second blank sometimes had a capacity of only 500 MB.
  • Various texts have been modified.

10.1.0.9

Corrections

  • The WAV and ACM output formats could not be selected for the sound file mode on some computers.

10.1.0.8

Corrections

  • The burning process with Smart Virtual CD Burner failed; output: error code 39.
  • An unexpected loss of the connection between Virtual CD Client and NMS Server was not noticed by the client.
  • Drive information for empty virtual drives (label and icon) are now stored centrally, so that they can be used independently of the logged-in user.
  • Various texts have been modified.

10.1.0.7

Corrections

  • Problems with Nero 10 compatibility eliminated.
  • Under certain circumstances, the Editor evaluated file systems incorrectly during preparation for CD burning, so that ISO or UDF could not be selected correctly.
  • In some circumstances, not all images were displayed correctly in the CD Control Center.
  • Some menu items in the CD Control Center were available even though the function itself could not be executed (e.g., "Open folder" for images that were not found).
  • With some drives, the drive speed was set incorrectly under certain circumstances when reading out data with the Image Wizard, which could make the read-out process take longer than necessary.
  • Under certain circumstances, empty BD-R DL were created as invalid images.
  • Various texts have been modified.

10.1.0.6

Corrections

  • Problem with the Explorer extension corrected.
  • Compatibility problem when reading out CDs circumvented (Samsung SH-D163B).
  • Rare emulation problem corrected.
  • In rare cases, the version number was detected incorrectly when checking for updates.
  • When the option for creating virtual blanks with multiple files was active and the size configured for sound file mode was greater than 2 GB, inserting the resultant blank audio CD caused an error.

Modified

  • When the Copy Wizard is used to move images on a single hard drive, the process is now carried out as a move within the folder structure.

10.1.0.5

New

  • • Icons for folders are now color-coded in the CD Control Center as follows: Local folders: yellow, Global folders: blue, Local and global folders in a mixed display: blue/yellow
  • The tooltip for folders now indicates whether the folder under the mouse cursor is local or global.
  • Working with a mixed display (local and global) has been made easier.
  • • The Virtual CD Editor now supports UDF 1.5, 2.5 and 2.6.
  • New option: "Emulation selection when an ISO image is inserted" on "the "Supported ISO Images" page of the Settings. -> See "Notes."
  • New option "Use alternative method for accessing image files" on the "Driver" page of the Settings. -> See Notes.

Corrections

  • Following installation of 10.1.0.0, the "Insert" and "Eject" buttons in Ribbon of the CD Control Center were not correctly activated (made available) when an image was selected.
  • When the image creation process had been cancelled while the Image Wizard was in progress, the image was shown in the CD Control Center with the icon that indicates an unfinished image. If the creation process was restarted later and the creation process completed successfully, however, VCD did not replace the icon with the CD's icon, but continued to show the "incomplete image" icon. In some cases the completed image continued to be handled by VCD as an incomplete image as well; for example, it could not be inserted by double-clicking on it.
  • When the drive letter of a virtual burner was changed in the Settings program, Virtual CD created an additional drive rather than changing the letter for the existing drive.
  • The Settings program crashed while storing changes if the setting for the "Permit selection when more than one match is found" option on the "Configuration" page had been changed.
  • On computers used by more than one person, the settings for the sound file mode (folder for audio files, output format, etc.) were not stored correctly for each user.
  • Memory overflow resulted when images were stored on an NAS. -> See "Notes."
  • Network Management Server ONLY: When a profile setting switched off the dynamic drive icons, icons were still shown for any physical media that had been in a drive at the start of the session.

Modified

  • Windows 7 ONLY: When creating an image file or burning data on a CD using the Virtual CD Editor, the countdown of process steps is now shown in the task bar exactly as it is in the Image Wizard (3...2..1..Done).
  • In the File Open dialogs (such as that for selecting an image file), the "vc10" extension for virtual blanks was missing. This has been added.

Notes

  • With some combinations of Windows versions and the access of images stored on an NAS, use of the images sometimes caused memory overflow. When reading a very large amount of data from an image, a reboot was sometimes required before the computer could continue to operate. In this case the memory remained blocked until the image was ejected. To solve this problem, an alternative method for accessing the data has been added to the driver. To activate this alternative method, the following option has been added to the "Driver" page of the Settings: "Use alternative method for accessing image files."
    IMPORTANT: The alternative method should be used only if the error described above occurs. This is not a general problem; it occurs only with particular combinations of NAS and various Windows versions.
  • Virtual CD supports various forms of emulation for ISO images: CD, DVD and BD. Usually Virtual CD selects the right emulation by evaluating the size of the ISO image, because ISO images do not indicate a CD type. In rare cases (for example, a Blu-ray with the capacity of a DVD), the wrong emulation is selected. To select the emulation manually, activate the new "Select emulation when an ISO image is inserted" option on the "Supported ISO Images" page of the Settings program. With this option activated, Virtual CD prompts selection of the emulation form when an ISO image is inserted. Please keep in mind that once you activate this option, this prompt opens every time an ISO image is inserted, until you deactivate the option again.

10.1.0.0

New

  • Introduction of videos in the Help program, to make operating steps even more accessible.
  • Publication of workshop videos. These videos are available on line, and can be accessed by selecting 'Video library' on the 'Information' tab in the Ribbon in the CD Control Center, or under 'Information and Help' in the Quick Start utility.
  • You can now pause the process while creating a virtual CD and pick up again later where you left off.
  • You can add various data (such as CD geometry) to a virtual CD without having to create the virtual CD all over again.
  • All programs that show a progress bar during processing now show the current percentage of progress in the program title bar.
  • Windows 7 only: Program progress is now indicated by a progress bar in the Windows task bar.
  • Windows 7 only: When the Virtual CD Starter is docked on the Windows task bar, you can execute all functions in the task list.
  • The filter functions in the CD Control Center have been expanded to let you filter according to CD type (e.g., CD-Extra).
  • The task assignment dialogs (for example, that open when you double-click on a drive in the CD Control Center) now present even more functions to choose from.
  • You can easily load images from the CD Control Center into programs that are already open.
  • The tooltips in the CD Control Center now show the default drive, as well as whether the image is write-protected, when you hover the mouse on an image.
  • The 'Details' view of images in the CD Control Center now includes a 'Read only' column.
  • The 'CD Search' tab in the Ribbon now has an 'Off' button that switches off the search function and returns to the previous display of images.
  • The title bar of the image properties window now indicates whether an image is write-protected.
  • The Virtual CD Editor has now been expanded in several areas. For example, you can now choose from several options after creating an image file or burning data on a CD.
  • On the 'Configuration' page of the Settings, the option 'Permit selection when more than one match is found' has been added to the 'Retrieval of information about audio CDs' section. This setting defines whether, when using the CDDB search function, only unique, unambiguous matches are shown, or a selection dialog opens when multiple possible matches are found. If you often use CDs you have burned yourself, we recommend leaving this option switched off; otherwise, 'matches' may be shown that do not actually match.
  • New option in the Blank Media Wizard: 'Automatically divide blank into multiple files.' Selecting this option causes virtual blank media to be divided into several files, either when the blank is created or when it is burned. Keep in mind that blank ISO media cannot be divided into multiple files, as the ISO standard specifies storage of the image as one file.
  • New option on the 'Burn' page of the Settings. The settings configured here determine the default settings in the Blank Media Wizard and define the method used when blanks are created automatically, e.g. using the Quick Start utility.
  • The dynamic desktop icons can now show various information in addition to the space available in a drive. You can choose from the following options: ‘Available disk space,’ 'Disk space in use,' 'Available out of total space,' 'In use out of total space,' and 'Space available and space in use.' Which value is shown can now be defined on the 'Display of Drives' page of the Settings, by selecting the desired option in the 'Information displayed' field.

Corrections

  • Problems when burning sound files using Windows Media Player in Windows 7.
  • Incorrect setting of virtual drives that had been defined during 'Custom' program setup.
  • In some circumstances it was not possible to deactivate all virtual burners and use only virtual drives.
  • The CD Control Center did not display certain newly added images.
  • In rare cases, physical CD burners were detected as normal drives in Windows 7.
  • When the Explorer extension was deactivated, the double-click function defined for an image no longer worked.
  • Virtual CDs could not be deselected for the dynamic desktop icons.
  • Various texts have been modified.

Modified

  • When deleting an inserted image file in the CD Control Center, you are now prompted to confirm first whether the image should be ejected. Previously, inserted images were displayed as write-protected in the 'Delete' dialog.
  • The improved License Monitor now shows the detected licenses in a list with columns that you can rearrange.
  • In most of the selection dialogs, the functions that are no longer available are not shown. (Previously they were grayed out.)

Notes

  • Please read the user manual supplement for version 10.1 for information on all of the changes.
  • Immediately following the update to v10.1, the 'Enable opening of folders in the Virtual CD Editor' option on the 'Explorer Integration' page of the Settings is deactivated. This option enters Virtual CD functions centrally in the Explorer, which causes problems in some computers. If you require this function, you can reactivate it in the Settings.

10.0.0.3

Corrections

  • Image Wizard: Verification of each sector took far too long with some CDs, and returned invalid results.
  • Image Wizard: With certain unusual hardware constellations, incorrect values were read from the drive, which in some cases led to a crash.
  • Image Wizard: Quick Copy files were not loaded correctly.
  • Image Wizard: New images were always added to the Local folder, even if the Global folder had been selected.
  • Sound files can now be burned successfully using Nero.
  • Error in creating scripts (English-language version only): When generating a script that inserts virtual CDs, two values were missing; with certain settings, this led to the creation of invalid scripts.
  • It was not possible to copy values (e.g., 'Comment' texts) from the image properties of a write-protected virtual CD.
  • When an image was selected in the CD Control Center and the "Insert" command called without a drive having been selected first, the command did not execute properly. In rare cases, this caused the CD Control Center to crash.
  • Physical DVD-RAM media could not be read into the catalog management program.
  • Compressed images cannot be stored in a file. The Image Converter did not detect this correctly, which led to an error.
  • The Copy Wizard permitted the copying of images that were not divided into multiple files onto media (e.g., flash drives) that use the FAT32 file system. With images that exceeded the maximum file size, this led to an error.

Modified

  • The list of drives on the 'Virtual Drives' page of the Settings is now sorted.
  • The command line program now inserts the image named on the command line, even if the '/i' switch is not specified. Exception: if the '/e' switch is specified, the image named is ejected.
  • The program history has been integrated in the Help program.
  • Additional messages have been integrated.
  • Various texts have been modified.

Notes

  • We have been informed of problems that occur when using the iTunes program to burn virtual images. Specifically, the burn process stops before all selected sound files have been burned. This is not due to an error in Virtual CD. Rather, the iTunes program terminates the burn process before it has sent all files to the burner. Similar behavior has been observed when using iTunes to burn physical media.
  • Previously, the user data contained in a new Virtual CD image was always stored in a single file. Diverse reports showed us that this led to a number of different problems. In particular, copying Virtual CD images onto USB flash drives or external hard disks presented a problem. These types of media are FAT32-formatted, which restricts file size. This is why the 'System' copy template has been replaced; starting with this version, the 'System' copy template causes Virtual CD to divide images into separate, 2 GB files. This means ISO images cannot be created using this template, because the ISO standard specifies a single file. You still have the option, however, of deactivating the 'Divide image into several files' option, either in the Image Wizard or in the Editor. Alternatively, when using the Image Wizard, you can create a copy template with the corresponding configurations to have this setting deactivated automatically.
  • Reports have been received indicating that a right-click causes the Explorer to hang. We have not been able to reproduce this problem, and have only been able to help using remote diagnosis. Thus the reason for this problem is not known, nor whether it is caused by the Virtual CD Explorer extension. The problem remains under observation. A number of changes have been made which have led to improvements where known problems have occurred:
  • One problem appears to be linked to an extension affecting folders in general, which Virtual CD adds to the Windows registry for loading files in the Explorer. The internal checks for this function have now been adapted. Furthermore it is now possible, on the 'Explorer Integration' page in the Settings program, to switch off the 'Enable opening of folders in the Virtual CD Editor' option. This removes the Virtual CD extension for folders from the Windows registry.
  • Deactivating the Virtual CD Explorer extension on the 'Explorer Integration' page now removes all entries that this program had added to the Windows registry; it is no longer necessary to call 'regsvr32' for this purpose.
  • Please keep in mind that the system must be rebooted after entries are removed from the registry, to ensure that all dependencies are eliminated from active programs.
  • With certain constellations, deinstalling the Explorer extension led to an error message. The corresponding entries have now been modified so that the deinstallation runs smoothly.

10.0.0.2

  • First release

Virtual CD manuals

Virtual CD v10 | Language: English | 10,1 MB | Download

Virtual CD v9 | Language: English | 7,3 MB | Download

Virtual CD v8 | Language: English | 4,1 MB | Download

Virtual CD v7 | Language: English | 4,7 MB | Download

Virtual CD v6 | Language: English | 3,6 MB | Download

Virtual CD v5 | Language: English | 2,5 MB | Download

Virtual CD v4 | Language: English | 750 kb | Download