I'm currently clearing out the detritus of my misspent youth - stacks of CDs I burnt, or cds that "might be useful" ... and are over 20 years old and belong on a museum. In some cases these happen to be somewhat unusual os images or other content I'd rather not 'simply' copy into folders.
I used to use imageburn for that sort of thing but the download pages are a confusing morass of wierd links that may either install imageburn, or infect my computer with all manner of nasty things. Imageburn is old anyway, even if it does work.
So here's what I need. One thing well. I need to take a cd or DVD . If its damaged, I need it to fail gracefully or try to recover as much as possible. It converts it to an ISO. I don't want anything more than that. I don't want to need to have to install wierd kernel drivers. I don't need to burn cds. I want to take this ISO, burn it again or stick it in a VM, and if the original was bootable, this should boot too.
I primarily run windows, and want a gui, but I suppose a linux option will do if nothing else meets my needs. I'm using a usb cd rom drive since optical media is so 90s.
I want it somewhat supported, and free of spam, malware, pickpocketing urchins, and other such things on the download page.
So does a beast exist?