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dwestmike
25.07.2003, 09:34
Hi,

I have two applications on my laptop that will only let me burn directly to a CD. I could make use of an emulated CD-RW device.

The two applications are Rhapsody (pay money d/l music and burn) and Audible (pay money and download books on tape and burn.)

Anyon else run across any others?

Mike

Warren_G
12.09.2003, 21:55
How about burning to a CD-RW and then ripping them with EAC (Exact Audio Copy). You can find this here:
http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/
Emulating a CD-RW would be futile, as all driver work a little bit differently. To do something like this would require cooperation with CD Burning Apps to support it, and if they only support writing to CD, why would that do that...
Either way, this method will work.

johngalt
13.09.2003, 11:42
Hi,

I have two applications on my laptop that will only let me burn directly to a CD. I could make use of an emulated CD-RW device.

The two applications are Rhapsody (pay money d/l music and burn) and Audible (pay money and download books on tape and burn.)

Anyon else run across any others?

Mike

If you are using XP, you might try enabling WinXP's native cd burning ability - it lets you cache files for burning later by selecting the device and copying files to it. Might work in this case as well, since I believe it creates temp folder for you to burn the items with, and has a couple of other features as well.

That is about the only thing that I can think of that might solve your problem, other than Warren's suggestion. Of course, the drawback there is that RW speeds are usually less than half regular burning speeds....

Warren_G
15.09.2003, 18:28
The only thing I can see with johngalt's idea is that the last time I used WinXP's CD burning func. it only let's you write the files to a cd if you drag/drop the files into a window, or maybe use some sort of Add Files... feature. The Prob with that is windows will not let another program cue files to burn like that. Even more than that is WinXP only lets you burn Data CD's and he's talking about Audio CD's. Correxct me if I'm wrong, but even if you could get it to cue them, you cannot get them out of teh cache anyway. I don't believe it will work, but by all means try, and if it does, let me know so that I won't steer womeone else wrong.

johngalt
16.09.2003, 06:16
thought about these aspects myself when I posted, especially the fact that native XP burning is for data files as opposed to Audio CDs. However, I did not research their application and thus do not know for a fact if the CDs created are standard audio format CDs or if they are data CDs with the appropriate content. Therefore, I made the suggestion to give it a shot.

dwestmike - obviously, both Warren and myself are interested in the results of the test, so if you could please reply back with an answer regardless of success or failure.