Daemon Tools Lite is a handy little tool for reading disc images in all their common formats. It eliminates the need for a dedicated CD/DVD drive and physical discs - just create an image, store it on a hard drive and mount it when you need it. No fuss, no muss!
"Mounting" is the Daemon Tools Lite equivalent of inserting a CD or DVD into a drive and reading the data on it. When you mount a disc image, you can explore the contents of that virtual disc or run any program which it contains, but without the hassle of dealing with an actual physical medium.
Absolutely! Daemon Tools Lite allows you to pony up as many as 4 virtual drives at a time. Just assign each of them a unique letter, upload the disc image to it, and dive into the goodies they have to offer.
Daemon Tools works with all the common disc image formats, including ISO, NRG, CCD, CDI, MDS, and BWT. This makes the program one of the best virtual device emulators on the market.
Yes, Daemon Tools Lite can emulate some common disc protection systems, which allows you to mount copies of your favourite music albums and play them effortlessly, simply without needing the actual disc.
Daemon Tools is a perfectly legal piece of software. However, using it to mount and use images of discs which you do not legally own constitutes a copyright infringement, just as copying and burning a commercially sold physical CD or DVD does. Therefore, only use Daemon Tools Lite with disc images you have created yourself, based on discs and data which you own legally.
Daemon Tools has been on the market for long enough to have an impeccable reputation for safety and reliability. The program itself is quite low-maintenance. However, mounting third-party virtual drives always carries a risk and is best avoided!
Daemon Tools cares about your privacy and data safety. That is why it has incorporated the feature to password-protect any and all your images. If you enable it, only you and whoever you share the password with will be able to mount and work with these specific virtual drives.
Daemon Tools Lite has you covered there, too, via the "Compress image data" feature. If you are running low on HDD space, make sure to select that before initiating the disc imaging procedure. Then enjoy all the benefits of a virtual drive without the hard disc jam.
Yes, Daemon Tools Lite is available for Windows and Mac.