CDemu enables you to use disc images that contain more than a standard ISO-9660 filesystem, like .bin/.cue, .nrg, or .ccd images. It's needed only because
mount can only directly handle .iso disc images, which can only contain a single filesystem, but many CDs have multiple sessions, mixed data/audio tracks, etc. In short you can mount nearly any kind of image file with ease using cdemu.
Due to upstream developer's decision cdemu no longer uses and instead utilizes dbus session message bus for communication with . This broke package which currently lacks maintainer and caused creation of AUR in AUR. See FS#26534 for additional details.
Loading a single image to first device:
# cdemu load 0 ~/image.mds
Loading multiple-file image to first device:
# cdemu load 0 ~/session1.toc ~/session2.toc ~/session3.toc
Loading a text-based image in non-ASCII/non-Unicode encoding:
# cdemu load 0 ~/image.cue --encoding=windows-1250
Loading an encrypted image with password provided as an argument:
# cdemu load 0 ~/image.daa --password=seeninplain
Unloading first device:
# cdemu unload 0
Displaying device status:
# cdemu status
Displaying device mapping information:
# cdemu device-mapping
Setting daemon debug mask for the first device:
# cdemu daemon-debug-mask 0 0x01
Obtaining library debug mask for the first device:
# cdemu library-debug-mask 0
Disabling DPM emulation on all devices:
# cdemu dpm-emulation all 0
Enabling transfer rate emulation on first device:
# cdemu tr-emulation 0 1
Changing device ID of first device:
# cdemu device-id 0 "MyVendor" "MyProduct" "1.0.0" "Test device ID"
Enumerating supported parsers:
# cdemu enum-supported-parsers
Enumerating supported fragments:
# cdemu enum-supported-fragments
Enumerating supported daemon debug masks:
# cdemu enum-daemon-debug-masks
Enumerating supported library debug masks:
# cdemu enum-library-debug-masks
Displaying daemon and library version:
# cdemu version
Available on the AUR
GTK/GnomeAUR: Provides a GNOME panel applet.
KDEAUR: Standalone program and integrates with Dolphin's Actions menu when right clicking an image file.