I am helping some volunteers create videos for funeral homes, and one of the DVD video software tools (FuneralOne) that they use requires a DVD to be burned each time.

In many events, we don’t want a DVD burned then, but rather want to get an ISO to someone else in a different part of the country so that they can then burn the image to a disk.

Is there a driver that I can load on the Windows machine that will emulate a DVD disk and “trick” the DVD program to simply burn an image rather than waste a DVD?

Once it's an ISO, then the people at the other end can easily open with VLC to check out the video, and if it’s cool, then burn it. Rather than having to burn a DVD each time this is done.

  • Could use a rewriteable DVD-RW, at least it wouldn't "waste" a dvd-r disk
    – Xen2050
    Commented Sep 11, 2015 at 8:10
  • If you have the files and simply want to make an ISO, you can use a program like ImgBurn to create an ISO from files. You could then upload the ISO to some cloud storage for someone to download. You could also use a daemon like DaemonTools to mount a virtual drive and it should be able to play the file, without burning it to a disk. Hopefully I understood your question correctly and this answers your question.
    – DrZoo
    Commented Sep 11, 2015 at 8:17
  • Xen2050, unfortunately I cannot. That was the first thing I tried!
    – Roger
    Commented Sep 11, 2015 at 13:41
  • Dr Zoo, unfortunately it doesn't work like that. The DVD video program from FuneralOne only is a project file (with pictures). When you run it, it simply takes those pictures, adds music, and then automatically spits out a DVD (non RW). I'm trying to "trick" the program into simply outputting an ISO so I don't burn a DVD until I am ready to.
    – Roger
    Commented Sep 11, 2015 at 13:42


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