How can I make an .iso file of a cd?

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  1. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    I have some programs I want to make .iso's of, but don't know how. What software will do this for me?
     
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    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    Nero does this. Just where you would select a drive, pick the one called Image Recorder.
     
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    Only problem with using Nero's cd image recorder is that it only makes nrg files which can only be used by Nero.

    WinISO is a good choice.
    I also use Alcohol 120% and Blindwrite
    All of these can make ISO, Alcohol 120% and Blindwrite can also do CUE/BIN.
     
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    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    why would I want to create two separate files (.bin .cue) when I could just have one file (.iso) is there any benefit?
     
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    I thought nrg's were just ISOs with a different extension. *googling* Oh, yes, that's the case for ISO9660 compliant nrg images only, apparently. It won't work for VCDs and non-standard formats. However, in the compliant cases, I guess you can just rename them to change the extension and it seems fine.

    It drives me batty that one might have to pay for software to make ISOs -- pretty standard for Windows-based software. On linux you can just do something like: dd if=/dev/cdrom of=cd.iso (I've heard that you can actually do this under cygwin on Windows too, but have never tried it.)
     

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