Virtual CD 9 is a powerful utility that offers users quick CD/DVD access without a physical drive. Users can use this application to virtualize their CDs, DVD, HD DVDs and Blu-ray discs by creating images of these optical media and thence accessing their data locally or over the network without using the physical medium. This application will be useful to protect and save a copy of users’ data in the event the physical optical media is damaged due to some reasons such as scratches, cracks, etc. Virtual CD 9 supports Windows XP and Windows Vista but not Windows 7.

Some of the key features of this application include:

Image Creation

  • Reading out geometry data for improved CD emulation
  • Verifyingeach sector
  • Automated creation of images using the job function
  • Incremental image creation
  • Comparison Wizard for comparing image to original
  • Copying of templates for saving customized copying profiles
  • Copy assistant for virtual CDs
  • Support of “Quick Copy”-files
  • “Automatic Copy”-mode
  • Creation of ISO-images
  • Creation of ISO images using copy templates
  • MixedMode Virtual CD editor Direct creation of virtual CDs from any Explorer directory Free choice of names of audio tracks that are stored as filesIdentification of titles, albums, interpreters of audio CDs (CDDB)


  • Support of Up to 22 virtual burners for CD/DVD/BD/HD DVD
  • Burning of virtual CDs and ISO images
  • 1:1 copies of CDs and DVDsCreation of Smart virtual CDs on USB flash drives
  • Creation of Smart Virtual CDs/DVDs


  • Encryption of virtual CDs
  • Password protection for virtual CDs
  • Preventing unauthorized use of physical CD drives

The latest version Virtual CD 10 which is compatible with Windows 7 costs $34.95 to buy. If users are comfortable with its predecessor, Virtual CD 9, and intend to give it a try, they can grab a free copy via the promotional package offered by CHIP Magazine. CHIP Magazine via its promotional offer is giving away free license keys of Virtual CD 9 to users. Users who want to get a free copy can go to the promotional page and fill in the name (Nachname) and email (eMail) and click on to “Weiter”. At the next page, click on the “Absenden” button. Users will thence receive an email which contains the Virtual CD 9 serial license key.

Tip: All people will receive the same license code for Virtual CD 9, which is VCD9-uVKw-Gu*h-@z@R-DdSz.

Users can download the Virtual CD 9 application and key in the valid serial license key to enjoy the full Virtual CD 9.