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Posted: 7/1/2001 3:41:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/1/2001 3:51:51 PM EDT
We've had a big go-round at work on this issue. We settled for Easy CD Creator 5 as it has all of the upgrades and from our experience works well creating CD's that can be used by a variety of machines. Only drawback is you have to pay for it. Some discounters were letting it go for ~$70.00. See Roxio.com HTH....Geno
Link Posted: 7/1/2001 3:52:52 PM EDT
Not downloadable, but I have Roxio Easy CD creator 5. I found the software at Office Depot. About $50, if remember right. Easy to use, at least for my limited skills.
Link Posted: 7/1/2001 3:54:15 PM EDT
I concur with Easy-CD 5.0
Link Posted: 7/1/2001 4:10:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/1/2001 6:22:37 PM EDT
Striker, Do a search for Nero ver. 5 , its a freeware prog with the normal restrictions of only 1x. You can also find the Fozi version out there if you look. Ai
Link Posted: 7/1/2001 6:28:26 PM EDT
I 2nd the vote for Nero. Over that last few years I've used most CD-R burning programs and Nero is superior.
Link Posted: 7/1/2001 6:34:22 PM EDT
I have heard good things about nero, but have never used it. Ez Cd creator is very good also, you may be able to find a copy of 4 if you chack out the bargin bins ( I use v.4.51c on a nearly daily basis and it is very stable). If you have Win2000 or have any plans to go to it, however, you will want to get ver 5....
Link Posted: 7/1/2001 6:44:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/1/2001 7:49:28 PM EDT
I use CDRWIN. Look at the supported devices section to see if your burner is supported [url]http://www.goldenhawk.com[/url] It is $39 bucks if you want it.
Link Posted: 7/1/2001 10:43:59 PM EDT
You guys will probably laugh at me, but I've been burning CD's for 6 years using a Philips 2600 external SCSI burner and the original CD Creator on a Pentium 90 with 64 MB RAM running Windows 95. Never had a buffer underrun in 6 years. How's that for old fashioned?
Link Posted: 7/1/2001 10:53:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/1/2001 11:01:00 PM EDT
NERO is the King! And Hotburn is bundled with Sony products now. The last upgrade I ran across was 2.1. go to Sonys site and look around for an upgrade.
Link Posted: 7/2/2001 5:18:35 AM EDT
Another vote for Easy CD Creator 5. If, you suspect your Acer burner might be part of the problem, and your thinking of a new burner, the Yamaha 16/10/40 comes bundled with Easy CD Creator 5: No more coasters. Jay Arizona
Link Posted: 7/2/2001 5:26:25 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/2/2001 5:59:50 AM EDT
I concur with Troy. When you absolutely need to make a backup copy for offsite storage of a difficult to copy CD, Clone CD gets the vote. In addition to Plextor, HP CD Writers are also capable of reading subchannel data mask. A Panasonic or a Toshiba will skip right over it and your backup copy won't work.
Link Posted: 7/2/2001 6:04:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/2/2001 7:45:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/2/2001 1:41:50 PM EDT by Wadman]
Striker, It wasn't so much the type of R/RW as it was the brand. The Panasonic was an ATAPI R/RW and skipped right over it. In fact, my Toshiba 32x CDROM skips right over too so I had to use the HP for both functions. You'd need a drive capable of both reading and writing the subchannel. Apparantly, two brands capable of reading it are HP and Plextor. You'd need to use that drive to both read it to disk, then put in your blank and begin writing. Oops, in reading the following replies, I now undstand what you were asking. Okay, all my burning has been done using ATAPI drives. Easy Creator would not allow for subchannel reading/writing and neither would the Panasonic ATAPI burner.
Link Posted: 7/2/2001 8:12:32 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/2/2001 11:43:36 AM EDT
Yeah, but at the time buffer underruns were a common problem using 2x writers on IDE systems. If you had SCSI you were okay, but IDE could not feed the writer enough data -- not even for 2x.
Link Posted: 7/2/2001 12:21:59 PM EDT
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