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Author Topic: CD/DVD burning service vs download  (Read 3473 times)

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CD/DVD burning service vs download
« on: November 29, 2005, 02:44:04 PM »
I've had some great service recently from some folks who offer a CD/DVD burning service. In the past I could only get three out of four from 1) wide selection, 2) reasonable price, 3) fast delivery, 4) pay using PayPal. On-Disk has it all making copies from URLs you supply. http://on-disk.com/request.php

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Re: CD/DVD burning service vs download
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2005, 03:26:20 PM »
Sounds quite interesting, I just don't know (yet?) what to use it for. Any ideas?

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Re: CD/DVD burning service vs download
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2005, 03:56:34 PM »
Hi everyone!  Sword told me he had posted here and I see there is a question that I may be able to answer. 

People who request downloads do so for a few reasons.  Most commonly they need something that would take days to download over dial-up.  Think OpenOffice or a Linux OS. 

People also request downloads when their browser is hosed.  Downloading a new browser can be a real pain if your current browser is in-operable. 

Then there are those who would download something that needs to be burned and they don't have the means.  Think, something huge that would best be on a DVD ROM.  Knoppix games for one. 

The other users of On-Disk.com do so through the Developers portal at http://portal.on-disk.com It allows digital media and software developers to offer a CD or DVD to offset their costs and reduce bandwidth usage without reducing users. 

Thanks for letting me Chime in,
Karlie Robinson
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Re: CD/DVD burning service vs download
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2005, 12:18:41 AM »
Downloading a new browser can be a real pain if your current browser is in-operable. 

I'm not trying to dis you or anything, but FTP is 100% able to pull down a browser without a browser installed.  I know;  some people didn't know the internet existed before Internet Explorer.
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Re: CD/DVD burning service vs download
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2005, 06:18:08 AM »
Yes, I know, but there are many... many... people barely able to operate basic functions on their computer. I would even wager you know more than one.  That alone is 90% of the reason help desks exists. 

Not to mention that about 40% of Americans only access the internet with low-band connections. 

But beyond needing IE5.5SP2, On-Disk has the ability to produce individual downloads to CD/DVD, or give an independent software developer the chance to off set development costs by adding their work through he Developers Portal. 

We've also have a personal service coming soon.  It will be for those that need something produced and shipped but it's not a download or something for the general public to purchase. 

Something we could do this time of year ... What if you gathered up all of last years digital pictures, came up with a spectacular, full-color image for the CD, and wanted it mailed to everyone on your Holiday card list. 

If you can produce it, we can print it, burn it, and ship it. 

~Karlie

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Re: CD/DVD burning service vs download
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2005, 02:23:22 PM »
The other users of On-Disk.com do so through the Developers portal at http://portal.on-disk.com It allows digital media and software developers to offer a CD or DVD to offset their costs and reduce bandwidth usage without reducing users. 
Welcome Karlie and thanks for the details, this sounds very interesting!

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Re: CD/DVD burning service vs download
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2005, 03:03:20 PM »
Thanks for the worm welcome, Brother!  I should thank Sword too.  After all, without his kind words about our little service, here at DonationCoder, we may not have met. 

Please feel free to contact me if you think you have something I can help you with.  I've added my full contact info to my profile here. 

Our Burn-on-demand technologies can do a lot, and make us very flexible in meeting the needs of Developers and users alike.