Showing results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: .DAA .UIF Support And More Suggestion For DT Pro

  1. #1

    Default .DAA .UIF Support And More Suggestion For DT Pro

    I Think That Daemon Tools Have To Support UIF(MagicIso)
    And DAA(Poweriso)
    And I Seen That When Making Image Its Save As
    MDS(I Think Also MDF) .
    But Why There No Option To Save As More Like ISO/BlindWrite/
    Nero Etc..

    In Daemon Tools You Can Make Image only from disc..
    But In other softwares like Power/MagicIso,Nero Etc
    Its Possible To Make Image Files For Files And Folders.
    So Maybe You Do In Next Version Feature To Make Image File From File?

  2. #2
    New User
    Join Date
    10.09.2005
    Posts
    4

    Daumen hoch

    Hey NMDanny,
    I definately agree with you. I've been using Daemon-Tools for years and the fact that it doesn't support .uif or .daa format really urks me because I have to go and install MagicISO and PowerISO on my computer which is just extra stuff I would rather not download. I will continue to use Daemon Tools whenever I can, but it seems that most images that I obtain are of .uif or .daa format, so most of the time, I'm not using Daemon Tools anymore.
    It's true, that the images can be converted, but that's just an extra step for all of us.

    Anyone else with thoughts?

    Anyone at DT care to maybe let us in on some future release dates with these formats being supported?

  3. #3
    TRANSLATOR OFFICIAL TRANSLATOR

    Join Date
    11.09.2005
    Posts
    239

    Default

    This is another thread about things that are asked a lot!
    Use the search guys

    @Zepholos: Where do you get those images from?

  4. #4
    Master
    Jito463's Avatar
    Join Date
    24.05.2005
    Posts
    1,626

    Default

    Now, see, I never run across .daa or .uif. Ever. Maybe because all my images are self-created. But, I'm curious like crashoverraid is, on where you guys are getting all these odd images that require their own program to mount?

    I do SO hope that we're not talking about warez stuff here.

    Well, I'm sure everyone knows that this stuff is illegal and not supported here in the slightest, so I'm sure that can't be the case.

  5. #5
    New User
    Join Date
    23.02.2008
    Posts
    5

    Default

    The reason why you don't run across UIF is because everyone knows you can't use it in DT. And DT is the most commonly used prog for mounting, UIF is often overlooked. UIF is already compressed and can be compressed again. Hell a 700mb iso shrinks dramatically in UIF format. And then when you rar it, it gets even smaller. It would save alot of space archiving old isos....

  6. #6
    Master
    Jito463's Avatar
    Join Date
    24.05.2005
    Posts
    1,626

    Default

    If you can further compress a UIF file with WinRAR, then what that means is that it's not a very good compression algorithm. If it was good at compressing files, then WinRAR would not be able to shrink it further. Not to mention that DT Pro can create compressed MDF images now.

  7. #7

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jito463 View Post
    If you can further compress a UIF file with WinRAR, then what that means is that it's not a very good compression algorithm. If it was good at compressing files, then WinRAR would not be able to shrink it further. Not to mention that DT Pro can create compressed MDF images now.
    The fact that a compressed UIF can be further compressed might not mean it's doing a bad job. There's a tension between compression and being able to perform random access in files, so UIF might be sacrificing some compression to better support file I/O. This is one reason why NTFS compression is pretty mediocre. I'm not sure this is what's happening, but it's a possible legitimate excuse.

    I wonder if compressed MDF performs better in this regard (I'm not using compressed images, so I haven't a ready test).

  8. #8
    Master
    Jito463's Avatar
    Join Date
    24.05.2005
    Posts
    1,626

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mwb1100 View Post
    UIF might be sacrificing some compression to better support file I/O.
    Fair enough. I do have to wonder when we're going to see new formats stop popping up every other day. Sometimes, it's just as good an idea to use what's already there.

  9. #9

    Default

    Peoples Uses DAA Cause It Have Advanced Compression..
    But Im Not Sure That DT Can Support That Cause It Advanced Compression...

  10. #10

    Default

    Is 4 topics down too much for some people?

    http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/plea...nt-t13600.html

Bookmarks

Posting Rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •