CDemu has been updated recently to version 2.0.0 bringing more new features and changes. As a reminder, CDemu is a software suite that allows users to mount disk images (CD/DVD) in Linux-based systems. It has  some similarities with DAEMON Tools for Windows. CDemu consists of a daemon, kernel module, library, and a GTK client.

For easier use of CDemu, Cdemu Tray has been created which is a GUI that allows users to mount/unmount disk images like you do in DAEMON Tools:


Also, For Ubuntu Unity you can use the gCDEmu Indicator that will help you mount your ISO's from the upper panel with support of notifications:



Here are some of the changes in CDemu 2.0.0:

Autotools is replaced with CMake 
Adding DMG, CSO, and  ISZ file filters 
Adding support  for the GBI format 
Support for GObject introspection 
Better caching 
Support for GZIP and XZ compressed images 
 Support for ECM'ed files was added 
The CIF parser was improved 
 Mode setting was fixed 
 Partial support was provided for (one track) MDX images 
 gCDEmu can now act like a Unity indicator 
 GVFS support was improved

The release notes of CDemu 2.0.0 can be reviewed here. Here are the disk images supported by CDemu:

  • Cdrdao TOC files
  • PowerISO direct access archives
  • CCD (CloneCD) images
  • NRG images (Nero Burning Rom)
  • ISO images
  • CUE images
  • MDS (Media descriptor) images
  • BlindWrite 5/6 images
  • CIF (Adaptec Easy CD Creator) images
  • C2D (CeQuadrat WinOnCD) images
  • X-CD-Roast TOC files
  • CDI (DiscJuggler) images
  • READCD images
CDemu Installation

First, if you have an older version of Cdemu, you have to remove it before installing a new version. To do this, issue this command:

sudo apt-get purge cdemu*

To install CDemu in Ubuntu 12.10/12.04 or Linux Mint 14/13, open the terminal and enter these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cdemu/ppa 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install gcdemu cdemu-client

Note: PPA installation for version 2.0.0 is only available for Ubuntu 12.10/Linux Mint 14 currently, and it will be available for other distros soon.
 
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