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Jedi_Vogel
06-30-2004, 01:09 PM
I've been using Roxio Easy CD Creator until recently when drag and drop no longer functions.

ANd yeah, windows XP Home... my CD writing software worked (ironically) on win ME but not so good on winXP.

Wanted to know what you people use to back up/copy CDs (as I need to do a huge myDocs backup very soon) cos I think I'll need some new software.

Thanks in Advance :)

--ZeeMan--
06-30-2004, 06:09 PM
umm..i use nero which came when i bought my burning drive. but it's fairly simple to use although might be hard to come across a working copy.

Anthony
06-30-2004, 06:32 PM
Nero is the best. But the thing that comes with toshiba is awesome too

MennoniteHobbit
06-30-2004, 06:37 PM
Nero costs money. ;)

Ummm I use the software that came with our CD burner, which is some HP CD creator.

Google's your friend also. ;)

Jedi_Vogel
07-01-2004, 04:53 AM
Google's not normally my friend :lol: but I don't mind paying for some software if it's gonna work :D

Back to Google then... lol

Darth Groovy
07-01-2004, 05:28 AM
Give Musicmatch a try. Although the current version 9.0 is MEGA CRAPOLLA! :rolleyes:

Jedi_Vogel
07-01-2004, 05:34 AM
It's not just for backing up my music though it's for Document backups and such but if that's your opinion of the software, I'll look elsewhere :lol:

IG-64
07-01-2004, 05:39 AM
Most of the time, I use windows explorer.

Works like a charm :p

Jedi_Vogel
07-01-2004, 05:50 AM
Really? You can't drag-drop though can you...you have to "prepare" the thing and then command it to "write" yeah?

Darth Groovy
07-01-2004, 05:52 AM
Originally posted by MennoniteHobbit
Nero costs money. ;)

Ummm I use the software that came with our CD burner, which is some HP CD creator.

Google's your friend also. ;)

That program is pretty small, and easy to use. It works good for making back up cds also, yes.

IG-64
07-01-2004, 05:54 AM
Originally posted by Jedi_Vogel
Really? You can't drag-drop though can you...you have to "prepare" the thing and then command it to "write" yeah?

i'm not too sure of what you mean by drag and drop. :confused:

all I know is theres a window and you drag your files into it and hit the "write" button.

Sabretooth
07-01-2004, 05:59 AM
That is Impossible!!!! (He's pulling your leg, Vogel)


NERO burning ROM.

Nuff said. :p

Jedi_Vogel
07-01-2004, 06:02 AM
Originally posted by IG-64
i'm not too sure of what you mean by drag and drop. :confused:

You know, like you would with a good old floppy disk, open the window, drag and drop, wait for it to write and voilà done! :)

I'll see what this Nero thing is, how much it costs and if that's bad then I'm lumped with XP *shudders* oh well...can't win 'em all :p

[edit] And I'll look at Groovy's suggestion as well :)

Thanks people :)

Sabretooth
07-01-2004, 06:26 AM
You must be having some program that came with the drive, right?

If it is Roxio, bonk me on the head with an electric nightstick covered with pizza and drool :barf:

Jedi_Vogel
07-01-2004, 06:31 AM
Originally posted by sabretooth
You must be having some program that came with the drive, right?

If it is Roxio, bonk me on the head with an electric nightstick covered with pizza and drool :barf:

*bonks you on the head with an electric nightstick covered with pizza and drools*


It's Roxio :lol:

Sabretooth
07-01-2004, 06:44 AM
Ow... That hurts...


Try www.download.com, something might come out...

*faints*

Jedi_Vogel
07-01-2004, 07:05 AM
Been doing that for a while... :/ lots of stuff claiming to do the job... I'm not very trusting when it comes to software :/

toms
07-01-2004, 08:12 AM
Nero is pretty much the standard, although there may be some stuff that is better in certain areas out there.

Try looking around on http://www.videohelp.com/tools

Jedi_Vogel
07-01-2004, 08:16 AM
I just checked out the Nero websitevand it's pretty expensive :/

I think I'll try and manage with just windows and if I get too frustrated (which is likely :D) then I'll invest in a copy of Nero. *nods*

Alegis
07-01-2004, 08:24 AM
Nero burning ROMe
hahaha...hehehe...

go to download.com, lotsa burners there
get a spyware thing on the way

Jedi_Vogel
07-01-2004, 08:30 AM
Originally posted by Alegis Gensan
Nero burning ROMe
hahaha...hehehe...

go to download.com, lotsa burners there
get a spyware thing on the way

lol

I already have 2 spyware programs, so I'll hava look again and see if I can trust SOMETHING they have on offer lol

Astrotoy7
07-01-2004, 08:37 AM
vogel, I use roxio 6, best damn writing software, for what I use it for anyway. I gotta admit, I dont use drag n drop, and my toshiba notebook has a program for that too, like egg destroyer said. Im sure theres a reason your roxio doesnt work(after it orginally did in ME), check out their site for an update.....

mtfbwya

Jedi_Vogel
07-01-2004, 08:46 AM
Yeah I loved Roxio, worked a treat on ME :(

I DID go to their website and I DID download the update but it didn't change anything. :/

Pie™
07-01-2004, 01:16 PM
Originally posted by Jedi_Vogel
I just checked out the Nero websitevand it's pretty expensive :/

I think I'll try and manage with just windows and if I get too frustrated (which is likely :D) then I'll invest in a copy of Nero. *nods* Get the Nero Trial, you should be able to burn cds for free for a while ;)

[edit] I need an effective and fast cd ripping program, to rip my (legal) cds to mp3s... anyone know any good ones?

MennoniteHobbit
07-01-2004, 01:39 PM
CDex (http://cdex.sourceforge.net or something like that) has been said to be good. And if you bought a CD burner, MusicMatch Jukebox has a pretty good built in CD ripper.

Samuel Dravis
07-01-2004, 01:57 PM
Nero burning ROM doesn't work so great for me...it stalls up, then starts working again...continouosly. Ugh. I looked through all the configs for it, and nothing fixed the thing. I don't like Nero. :mad:

acdcfanbill
07-02-2004, 02:56 AM
nero is great, blindwrite/read is great for backing up copy protected things, and for buring audo cd's w/o neros crappy 2 sec delay, i use CD-Mate, its a lil out of date and unsupported but i can make exact audio cd copies out of my mp3's.