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Encyclopedia > Disk image emulator

A disk image emulator is computer software designed to emulate a disk image, usually of a CD or DVD, on a local hard drive. The emulation is usually done by creating a virtual drive on the system, that to the operating system looks like an ordinary disk drive. A screenshot of computer software running in Windows XP. Software fundamentally is the unique image or representation of physical or material alignment that constitutes configuration to or functional identity of a machine, usually a computer. ... A disk image is a computer file containing the complete contents and structure of a data storage medium or device. ... CD may stand for: Compact Disc Canadian Forces Decoration Cash Dispenser (at least used in Japan) CD LPMud Driver Centrum-Demokraterne (Centre Democrats of Denmark) Certificate of Deposit České Dráhy (Czech Railways) Chad (NATO country code) Chalmers Datorförening (computer club of the Chalmers University of Technology) a 1960s... DVD (Digital Versatile Disc, often incorrectly explained as Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... Typical hard drives of the mid-1990s. ... A virtual drive is a term used with respect to computers when a drive is emulated in some fashion. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Disk Drive is the afternoon show on CBC Radio Two. ...


In short, it puts a permanent copy of a disc on a hard drive, making the disc accessible when the disc isn't in the computer.


Some operating systems such as Mac OS X and Linux have this functionality built-in (although OS X's built-in Disk Copy software can not fool the OS into believing that the mounted image is a real drive,) while others such as Microsoft Windows require additional steps. Mac OS X (IPA pronunciation: ) is a line of proprietary, graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Computer, the latest of which is pre-loaded on all currently shipping Macintosh computers. ... Linux (also known as GNU/Linux) is a Unix-like computer operating system. ... Microsoft Windows is a family of operating systems by Microsoft. ...

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Uses

  • Enables users to avoid constantly switching out discs, which can be a nuisance.
  • Helps prevent scratching, which can cause permanent damage to a disc.
  • Provides a backup copy of a disc, in case the original becomes damaged, lost, or stolen.
  • Enables users to carry large disc libraries without the physical burden of the discs.
  • Emulates multiple disks, which is useful for installing or using software that shipped on multiple disks.
  • Can make a disc accessible to users on a network, which is very practical when it is impossible to distribute the discs to all of the users on a network.
  • Allows programs that can normally only work with optical discs (like some DVD-Video applications) to access data on a hard drive.
  • For often-used CD and DVD discs, where simply copying the disc to a hard drive won't work.
  • A CD/DVD master used to burn physical discs.

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Copyright infringement of software

While this kind of software does have legitimate uses, some use it to aid copyright infringement of software by simply distributing the disc images over the Internet. However since the software itself does not usually promote copyright infringement, it is typically immune to legislation such as the DMCA. It has been suggested that counterfeit software be merged into this article or section. ... The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a controversial United States copyright law which criminalizes production and dissemination of technology that can circumvent measures taken to protect copyright, not merely infringement of copyright itself, and heightens the penalties for copyright infringement on the Internet. ...


Disk image emulator software

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Disk image emulator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (400 words)
A disk image emulator is computer software designed to emulate a disk image, usually of a CD or DVD, on a local hard drive.
The emulation is usually done by creating a virtual drive on the system, that to the operating system looks like an ordinary disk drive.
To curb the act of copyright infringement, which often is illegal in many countries, the authors of emulation tools usually state that they do not endorse copyright infringement and that their tools should not be used for that purpose.
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