Newbie needs help

vbimport

#1

:confused: i just bought a LG cd-rw recorder which came with recording software, including easy cd creator, direct cd. my friend who installed the new cd-rw took out my old plain cd-rom so i now only have a cd-rw installed. now i think we should have left it in because when i try to copy a cd, it is asking for the source drive and the destination drive, and it looks like it wants two separate ones. i have tried to just cut and paste the cd i am trying to copy onto the hard drive but its not playing any song when i open up that file on my hard drive. now dont laugh, i am a real newbie at this and dont know what i am doing. any help from patient people would be much appreciated. thanks.


#2
  1. get off that sh*trecording software!
  2. install nero burning rom
  3. make an image on your hd
  4. write it to cd

Or you can copy “on the fly” (cd to cd) when you install your old cd-rom. Please note you need a FATST cd-rom to do this otherwise you will get buffer underruns (if writer has no burnproof/justlink feature)

have anymore questions, feel free to ask

have fun :cool:


#3

WELL YOU CAN USE EASY CD-CREATOR TO COPY A CD WITH NO NEED OF EXTRA CD DEVICE. JUST OPEN COPY CD FROM EASY CD-CREATOR AND WHEN YOU ASKED FOR SURCE AND DESTINATION DRIVE GIVE THE SAME LETTER. LETTER OF YOUR CD-RW. FOR E.X. D:\ THEN SOFTWARE WILL DO THE REST AUTOMATICLY. BUT BETTER BUY AND USE AND A CD-ROM DEVICE SO NO NEED TO USE YOUR CD-RW WHEN YOU PLAY GAMES OR READ A CD DISK. THAT WAY YOUR CD-RW CAN LIVE LITTLE LONGER. :)AND I THINK NO NEED TO BUY NERO-BURNING , CAUSE AFTER ADAPTEC BAUGHT CE-QUADRAT, THE COMPANY THAT CREATES THE PROGRAM WIN-ONCD, HAS THE APROPRIATE KNOWLEDGE TO MAKE A STABLE AND GOOD PROGRAM. ALL VERSIONS OF EASY CD CREATOR FROM VERSION 3.5 AND AFTER ARE GOOD. FOR ME WIN ONCD IN VERSION 3.7 IS THE MOST STABLE PROGRAM EVER FOR WRITE CD’S. BUT EASY CD CREATOR IS GOOD TOO. ESPECIALLY IF YOU CAN FIND THE PRO VERSION OF EASY CD CREATOR. HAS MANY TOOLS TO HELP YOU BURN CD’S. ESPECIALLY AUDIO CD’S. I BURNED CD’S FROM 1995 ESPECIALLY AUDIO CD’S, CAUSE I HAVE A RADIO STATION AND WITH WINON CD HAD NEVER DAMAGED A CD DISK. THERE WERE DAYS THAT BURNED OVER 30 CD’S WITH NO PROBLEM. AND 1995 BEST RECORDER WAS IN 4X SPEED. WELL FIRST FEW LINES ARE THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION. OTHER LINES ARE AN ANSWER WHY YOU DON’T NEED ANOTHER SOFTWARE. ALSO AN ANSWER TO DIGITAL MAYHEM. HOPE WITH THIS I HELPED YOU. :slight_smile: :slight_smile:


#4

Who said anything about buying biggeo :cool:
download it at www.ahead.de and use keygen or something…


#5

Even though you get burner software bundled with a cdrw, usually it is less than a full version of the burner software.

I feel that it is worth the extra bucks to get the documentation that comes with the full version of burner software, particularly if it is EZCD 5. Their documentation is excellent. Unfortunately, that is where Ahead (Nero’s maker for those who may not know) falls down.

Nero is great software, but I have to agree with biggeo. Roxio has made great strides with their version 5 and it is as good for the average burner as anything on the market. Those who say that it is not good software have not worked with the latest version and are simply going on past experiences, someone else’s word or those overblown news reports of a few months ago. Listening to those news accounts is akin to believing everything the National Enquirer reports.

it is even more interesting that people will tout what a great software package something is and then rip that company off. If you really think that a company is doing a great job, you ought to try to support them. I own copies of both nero 5.5 and EZ CD 5 (retail packages) and although buying nero’s retail version is a waste of time compared to downloading it (their printed documentation is the one of the worst examples I’ve seen), I still think that you ought to support them. I know that the software is not inexpensive and maybe ahead and roxio could cut out some useless features such as hard drive backup and virus check and reduce their prices some. However, if you want to have plentiful choices in the future, you need to support your choices with your hard earned money in the present.

I really think that is one reason that nero is so popular. A large percentage of its users are doing so for free. Now whether one chooses to pirate software or not is a moral issue for the individual. It does, however, have economic ramifications as the companies that survive are going to be those that have people who are willing to pay to use their software, not just use it.

Moreover, many companies do not offer demos for fear that people will rip them off. I’d like to see more companies willing to take a chance and offer demos ( I might be willing to buy more software packages if I knew that they benefitted me), but you can’t really blame them for not doing so. Particularly, if they read posts on the bulletin boards such as the one above. The choices are ours.

Good luck, amethyst. if you need more help, there are many fime people on this forum who can provide excellent support for you.


#6

I AGREE WITH YOU RUNNER. I COULD SAVE ABOUT 50$ IF I PURHASED MY CD-RW WITHOUTH THE BUNDLE SOFTWARE, EVEN IF I HAD THAT SOFTWARE FRO MY OLDER CD-RW DEVICE. BUT PREFARED TO PAY AND PURHASE THE SOFTWARE COMES WITH DEVICE, TOO. AND IT’S GOOD TO PAY FOR A SOFTWARE CAUSE THAT WAY GIVE THE COMPANY OR THE PROGRAMER TO MAKE A NEW MORE IMPROOVED RELEASE OF A PROGRAM, AND LET THEM TO GIVE OUT THERE PROGRAMS IN DEMO OR SHAREWARE VERSION, SO ALL WE CAN USE THE PROGRAM BEFORE WE BUY IT. I KNOW IT’S EASY TO CRACK THE PROGRAM IF YOU ARE A PROGRAMER, OR TO FIND A CRACK IF YOU KNOW WHERE TO LOOK, BUT THAT WAY COMPANIES OR PROGRAMERS NEVER GIVE OUT A DEMO OR SHAREWARE VERSION OF THE PROGRAM AND NO ONE CAN KNOW IF THAT PROGRAM IS GOOD OR NOT. MANY USEFULL PROGRAMS DISSAPEARED FROM MARKET CAUSE OF THIS.