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4wd

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Re: CD archive and copying
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2009, 07:24:48 PM »
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Just a suggestion: DAEMON Tools Lite (Free for non-commercial use.)

It can image an audio disc and also mount it, as well as other formats.

Daemon Tools Lite can mount images, but it can not create them.

Umm, no offense but I think you should check out the latest version which does allow you to create images....or it could be that what it just did on my computer, (create an audio CD image), was a figment of my imagination.....

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Key features

   * creates *.iso and *.mds images;
    * compresses images;
    * protects image with password;
    * emulates up to 4 virtual CD/DVD drives;
    * performs image mounting and unmounting;
    * supports *.b5t, *.b6t, *.bwt, *.ccd, *.cdi, *.cue, *.nrg, *.pdi, *.isz;
    * offers powerful command line interface.

Just remember to turn off the toolbar installation and browser homepage stuff.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2009, 07:26:44 PM by 4wd »

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Re: CD archive and copying
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2009, 09:59:59 PM »
For a few $$, this may do the trick.
http://www.farstone....are/virtualdrive.htm

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Re: CD archive and copying
« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2009, 12:33:30 AM »
For a few $$, this may do the trick.
http://www.farstone....are/virtualdrive.htm
Fine for data CDs, but do they have decent audio-ripping code?
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Re: CD archive and copying
« Reply #28 on: July 02, 2009, 01:35:46 AM »
Umm, no offense but I think you should check out the latest version which does allow you to create images....

This must be a relatively new addition to the Lite product - the product page (http://www.daemon-to.../eng/products/dtLite) mentions that Lite can create images, but the comparison table (http://www.daemon-to...eng/products/compare) indicates that it can't.

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Re: CD archive and copying
« Reply #29 on: July 02, 2009, 02:06:40 AM »
This must be a relatively new addition to the Lite product - the product page (http://www.daemon-to.../eng/products/dtLite) mentions that Lite can create images, but the comparison table (http://www.daemon-to...eng/products/compare) indicates that it can't.

If by new you mean 6.75 months old, then yes, it's been there since 4.30.2, 10.12.2008 - of course that could be 8.75 months if I knew whether the date was in normal or American format :)

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10.12.2008, 15:06
DAEMON Tools Lite V. 4.30.2 is released

What's new (compared to DT Lite 4.30.1):

What's new:
- CD/DVD/BluRay imaging ability;
- Images mounting from image catalog in menu;
- Auto update functionality;
- Preferences dialog;
- Some GUI improvements;
- Languages updates.

It's actually had the ability to make ISO images since 03.05.2008 using a plugin.
« Last Edit: July 02, 2009, 02:11:05 AM by 4wd »

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Re: CD archive and copying
« Reply #30 on: July 02, 2009, 10:44:08 AM »
Interesting....learn something new every day. Thanks for pointing that out.

But how do you actually do it? I don't see any menu options to do it.

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Re: CD archive and copying
« Reply #31 on: July 02, 2009, 07:44:11 PM »
Interesting....learn something new every day. Thanks for pointing that out.

But how do you actually do it? I don't see any menu options to do it.

Right click the tray icon and select DAEMON Tools Panel , the panel will popup down the bottom of the desktop, then click the icon that shows a CD overlaid by a floppy disk.  It's about the second icon from the search box on the left.

If you hover your mouse over it, it tells you 'Disk Imaging' or something like that.

EDIT: Corrected operation procedure.
« Last Edit: July 02, 2009, 10:03:57 PM by 4wd »

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Re: CD archive and copying
« Reply #32 on: July 03, 2009, 01:46:15 PM »
That explains why I didn't see it. I don't use the Daemon Tools Panel at all. Silly me, I thought everything that was in the Panel was also in the tray menu.

Thanks for the step-by-step, 4wd.

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Re: CD archive and copying
« Reply #33 on: July 06, 2009, 09:01:47 PM »
f0dder, as far as I recall, it's a binary image of the CD and I think compression of image is optional.
When you mount the CD, it's just as if  a CD is inserted in your CD player and any configured autoplay apps kick in.
With regard to whether a standard codec is used, somehow I doubt it.

For a few $$, this may do the trick.
http://www.farstone....are/virtualdrive.htm

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http://www.farstone....are/virtualdrive.htm
Fine for data CDs, but do they have decent audio-ripping code?
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Re: CD archive and copying
« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2009, 09:12:03 AM »
NigelH: yes, it's obviously going to be a binary image of the disc, the problem is that because of the way data is stored physically on CDs (error correction and positioning information), data can be read accurately while audio cannot - so you need special audio ripping code to get proper results.
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