To avoid damaging the CD or DVD due to the intensive use, Alcohol 52% creates virtual copies of CDs to run on an equally virtual drive.
Alcohol 52% is a free software that can create virtual copies of CDs to run on an equally virtual drive, which eliminates the need to systematically insert a CD to run a particular software or speeds up load times.
The interface is primarily based on a side panel in Windows XP, to create images from a physical disc and virtual drives to mount. The software manages the creation of 6 different units and it can handle up to 31 players simultaneously.
The application supports a variety of formats: CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, CD-ROM, Video CD, Multi-session, etc. Audio discs are also supported.
Virtual drives also offer a faster reading speed. They can reach a velocity of 200X , knowing that the real materials are usually 48X.