I used to use both alcohol and Virtual CD. Alcohol is the king for creating and burning image files. VCD is really good at making 1:1 copy cd's .. Then so are others like blindwrite, clone cd, and yes alcohol. With alcohol though you have to download an extra utility to set the program to the proper copy type. Where as with VCD you don't have to, it will copy anything you throw at it. Blindwrite will not copy all copy protection though. Then no prog will, with all the updates they make it's tough to stay caught up to them .