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PowerISO is an application used to create, open, mount / emulate, compress, encrypt, and otherwise manipulate CD / DVD image files. It is most commonly known for its proprietary DAA disc image format. Other supported formats include ISO, BIN, NRG, and CDI. PowerISO is able to modify all supported CD images formats, most notably ISO. The trial version cannot create or edit images greater than 300 megabytes, but can burn files of any size to disc. The maximum file size PowerISO can process is 256GB.

PowerISO is a powerful CD / DVD / BD image file processing tool, which allows you to open, extract, burn, create, edit, compress, encrypt, split and convert ISO files, and mount ISO files with internal virtual drive. It can process almost all CD / DVD / BD image files including ISO and BIN files. PowerISO provides an all-in-one solution. You can do every thing with your ISO files and disc image files.  

DAA file (Direct-Access-Archive) is an advanced format for image file, which supports some advanced features, such as compression, password protection, and splitting to multiple volumes

This tutorial is designed for those guys who wish to install the PowerISO application on their Ubuntu system. So follow the instructions given below.

Features of PowerISO
  • Support almost all CD / DVD / BD-ROM image file formats (ISO, BIN, NRG, CDI, DAA and so on).
  • Open and extract ISO file. You can extract ISO file with a single click.
  • Burn ISO file to CD, DVD, or Blu-Ray disc. PowerISO is a professional burning software. With this tool, you can create Audio CD, Data CD, Data DVD, Video DVD or VCD. PowerISO also supports Blu-Ray burning.
  • Burn Audio CD from MP3, FLAC, APE, WMA, or BIN files.
  • Rip Audio CD to MP3, FLAC, APE, WMA, or BIN files.
  • Create ISO file or BIN file from hard disk files or CD / DVD / BD discs.
  • Edit ISO image file directly.
You can also check out other features and details about PowerISO on their Official Website.

Step Wise Installation of PowerISO on Ubuntu

Step 1 : Before beginning the installation, Open the terminal by pressing CTL + ALT + T from your keyboard. When the terminal opens, run the following command in the terminal to download the PowerISO tar file by using wget command on your Ubuntu system. 
$ wget -O poweriso-1.3.tar.gz http://www.poweriso.com/poweriso-1.3.tar.gz
Step 2 : Next, run the following command in the terminal to unzip the downloaded tar file in the /usr/local/bin directory on your Ubuntu system. 
$ sudo tar -xzvf poweriso-1.3.tar.gz -C /usr/local/bin
Step 3 : Next, run the following command in the terminal to provide the permission to the downloaded poweriso package on our Ubuntu system.
$ sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/poweriso
Step 4 : You can also run the following command in the terminal to know more about how to use PowerISO on your Ubuntu.
$ poweriso -?
Step 5 : For Example, If you want to extract an ISO file found in your home directory using PowerISO, then run the following command in the terminal on your Ubuntu system.
$ poweriso extract  ~ /ubuntu11.10.iso -od ~/oneiric
Step 6 : Or in any case, If you wish to convert .daa file to .iso on your Ubuntu system, then run the following command in the terminal for the conversion.
$ poweriso convert file.daa -o file.iso -ot iso
That's All and now enjoy the features of PowerISO on your Ubuntu system.

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