MagicISO Maker

MagicISO Maker

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 149 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.5 build 265
  • Total Downloads:
    2,054,606
  • Date Added:
    July 16, 2008
  • File Size:
    2.93MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,069
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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Though this promising disc-image creator has most of its tricks down pat, it still drops the occasional card from its sleeve. MagicISO Maker does a reasonable job creating burnable ISO disc images from DVDs and CDs. It converts files between ISO and BIN formats and transforms files in most other formats to ISO or BIN. In addition, it burns ISOs, converts several kinds of disc images to Nero's NRG format (though we did not test this feature), and creates CD and DVD boot discs. However, it can't handle audio CDs; its interface is far from ergonomic or elegant; and we discovered a bug that sometimes causes the application to hang when creating a custom data disk. Also, the 300MB trial restriction makes it impossible to fully test the program. In the end, performance issues and a good-but-not-dazzling feature set keep MagicISO Maker from a higher rating. We're hoping future editions will pull the rabbit out of the hat.
 
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User Reviews
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  • 4 stars

    "Downloaded from the MAGICISO Link via Google Search"

    April 15, 2014   |   By JohnDKruse

    Version: MagicISO Maker 5.5 build 281

    Pros

    -Installed quickly
    -No adware that I could see
    -Worked with my Win7 64-bit PC without problems
    -Downloaded from a MAGICIOS line found using Google Search rather than CNET since there were several comments about CNETs not working with Win7 and adware prevalent

    Cons

    None that I can tell yet

    Summary

    Works fine for me with Win7 64-bit.

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  • 1 stars

    "Full of Adware, doesn't work at all on Windows 7"

    April 14, 2014   |   By seanhaddy

    Version: MagicISO Maker 5.5 build 281

    Pros

    None that I can find... don't waste your time.

    Cons

    Full of Adware, doesn't work at all on Windows 7

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  • 1 stars

    "No key received. No response on my emails"

    January 07, 2013   |   By volkmardevries

    Version: MagicISO Maker 5.5 build 281

    Pros

    Program seems to work but with limitations

    Cons

    I bought the full version but didnot receive the username and key. Sent already several mails but no reply. Do not buy this program.

    Summary

    I bought the full version but didnot receive the username and key. Sent already several mails but no reply. Do not buy this program.

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  • 2 stars

    "only 300 MB"

    December 28, 2012   |   By cnetconrad

    Version: MagicISO Maker 5.5 build 281

    Pros

    Seems to work well.

    Cons

    You're limited to 300 MB, unless you buy the retail version.

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  • 1 stars

    "trial version limits size of image file"

    December 16, 2012   |   By incubus3612

    Version: MagicISO Maker 5.5 build 281

    Pros

    good if you want to back up a small video dvd

    Cons

    unrealistically small limit for trial version

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  • 1 stars

    "No support"

    August 15, 2012   |   By apportum2

    Version: MagicISO Maker 5.5 build 281

    Pros

    None. Non-existent support renders product useless.

    Cons

    Supposedly offers lifetime upgrades, On newest version, original registration key doesn't work. Sent 10 emails from two accounts over a six week period. No response. Rip-off.

    Summary

    Supposedly offers lifetime upgrades, On newest version, original registration key doesn't work. Sent 10 emails from two accounts over a six week period. No response. Rip-off.

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  • 2 stars

    "Customer service--negative stars, but the program works"

    July 23, 2012   |   By ParrotSlave

    Version: MagicISO Maker 5.5 build 281

    Pros

    It actually does create various format images; I had wanted uif since they are smaller in size, and I also wanted to be able to go into an iso (or uif) and delete non-necessary files (such as alternate language packs, or 800-year old versions of Adobe reader in an archived old program), and it does that, as well as mounting images. The weird thing is, in trying to do that, I discovered that the new file, with all the unnecessary stuff deleted, is actually bigger than my original. [I hadn't checked CNET before I bought it, so I stupidly queried their customer support as to why that was the case, but apparently they're on the Riviera taking advantage of the largess of myself and other customers. It's so much trouble to answer support requests....]

    Cons

    Non-existent customer support. It comes with a reg key that you have to merge that registers it to "Temporary License." They claim that they will send you a permanent key within a week, but none has appeared and, as others have stated, there is no response from customer support. The program is a little bit glitchy until you get used to it. You have to put in the file extension when you are creating iso or uif or other files, just as in QuickTime, which the lazy among us, such as myself, are not accustomed to these days. It took me a few minutes to figure out why my supposed "iso" or "uif" was only a "file" with no extension, a file that would kill Explorer when I clicked on it. Be very careful about messing around with it after making and saving your file, because, when you exit, it will ask you if you want to "save," which might make you wonder, since you already saved it, but then it can overwrite the file you just created with an empty file if you do click save.

    Summary

    I don't know if my "Temporary License" is going to keep the program functional for long; I used PayPal, though, so I may contest it with PayPal. Promising customer support as part of a sales solicitation, and then failing to deliver it--failing to even respond to requests and failure to deliver an activation key--would, in most places, such as Texas, constitute a violation of state Deceptive Trade Practices laws.

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  • 1 stars

    "Magic ISO Virus"

    June 27, 2012   |   By Humasima

    Version: MagicISO Maker 5.5 build 281

    Pros

    cnet2_setup_magiciso_exe. is infected by win32:Installcore-am. I will never download anything from this site again.

    Cons

    cnet2_setup_magiciso_exe. is infected by win32:Installcore-am. I will never download anything from this site again.

    Summary

    cnet2_setup_magiciso_exe. is infected by win32:Installcore-am. I will never download anything from this site again.

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  • 2 stars

    "Baloney Product"

    January 18, 2012   |   By RaveReviewer

    Version: MagicISO Maker 5.5 build 281

    Pros

    The free version is good enough. Use it to mount ISO's, but create them with other free software.

    Cons

    Look, this is really good software if you don't pay for it. If you do, then just like all the other people on here, you will be pissed. I usually read reviews really thoroughly before buying, and what happened? I didn't do that this time. This is a good product if you only use it for instance to mount already created ISO's. In that aspect, it does a phenomenal job. Just don't, for the love of everything holy, buy it. These people are scammers.

    Summary

    Don't buy!!!!

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  • 1 stars

    "Go elsewhere"

    November 30, 2011   |   By amJustSteve

    Version: MagicISO Maker 5.5 build 281

    Pros

    A commodity utility.

    Cons

    repeated emails to support are unanswered. Unethical folk behind this product. Recommending UltraISO instead.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 5.5 build 265
    Version 5.5 build 265 can open/edit/extract FAT32 disk image.
    General
    Publisher MagicISO
    Publisher web site http://www.MagicISO.com
    Release Date July 16, 2008
    Date Added July 16, 2008
    Version 5.5 build 265
    Category
    Category MP3 & Audio Software
    Subcategory CD Burners
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Me
    Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
    Download Information
    File Size 2.93MB
    File Name Setup_MagicISO.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 2,054,606
    Downloads Last Week 1,069
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations Image file size is limited to 300MB
    Price $29.95

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