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  1. kaikow

    Linux

    Does Roxio have any products that run in Linux, not under Wine, that do the equivalent of Drag to Disc? Is there a program with a GUI for creating/modifying UDF in Linux Or does this have to be done via a, ugh!, command line?
  2. THanx. The drive is a Matsushita BD-CMB UJ-120 ATA device. Do you mean "Hardware iD"? If so, that's 1.0.1 I just got th computer on 31 May, so I'm not used to the drastically differnt Vista GUI. I wrote it on a Windows 2000 system using EMC 7. According to that article, the problem was fixed in EMC 6, and I have EMC 7.
  3. I purchased an HP notebook on 31 May 2008. OS is Vista Premium. Today, I tried using DVD drive for first time. Drive will not record CD-RW, but is supposed to be able to read them. Created a CD-R and a CD-RW on another system. No problem reading the CD-R in the DVD drive. Using DVD-R media, was able to write on the DVD via Windows. When I try to read the CD-RW, Roxio pops up and asks to install some Easy Write critter. After doing so, when I try to see the files on the drive, all I see is the UUReader stuff, not the actual files. This is essentially the same issue I saw back with Win 98 and Easy Creator 5. How do I see the files on the CD-RW? The software is the pre-installed Roxio Creator. Do not know the version. I'm creating Recovery DVDs now so I do not want to check the version until after the recovery DVDs have been created. I thought that Vista had built-in software for reading UDF???
  4. kaikow

    Mounting An .iso Image

    No, it's retail 7.1.1.189. Did I miss an update? I stated
  5. kaikow

    Mounting An .iso Image

    Thanx. Disk Copier 7 does not offer those options. I do not want to preview the .iso, I would need to MOUNT it. When I get a chance, I'll boot to my OS that has Nero and see whether that works.
  6. kaikow

    Mounting An .iso Image

    Thanx I'm trying to do this without installing additional software. PC is multiboot. On another OS on the PC, I habe Nero 6.*, which, I believe can do the deed. Indeed, when I build my new PC, I'll have to make the choice between Nero 7 and Roxio and ... .
  7. kaikow

    Mounting An .iso Image

    I cannot find in 7. Does the loader actually assign a drive letter to the .iso image?
  8. Does EMC 7 have the capability of mounting a .iso image as a volume with a drive letter? If not what version of EMC has this capability? I'm running Windows 2000. Purchased Windows XP last week, but will not install until I build a PC for the critter.
  9. Is there a document that compares the FUNCTIONAL differences, including Vista compatibility, between EMC 9 and Nero 7 Ultra Edition Enhanced? Ner0 7.5.0.9A claims to be Vista compatible. I'm asking ONLY about FUNCTIONAL differences, and Vista compatibility, NOT about the interface, performance, system resources, or bugs.
  10. kaikow

    Drag 2 Disc and Vista

    In a few cases, stupidity might be the problem, the real problems are: 1. The educational system has failed to teach folkes HOW to OBJECTIVELY read, be it a standard, or any other document. 2. Few of those folkes claining to be able to read objectively actually can. 3. When a standard has an ambiguity, or eror, few even know how to go about getting a proper interpretation from the relevant standards folkes. Even then, there can be problems due to the stupidity of folkes. A well known case was many years ago. In the USA, there is/was a COBOL validation test administered by an agency of the US gummermint. A validation test can address ambiguities in ONLY two ways: a. Omit testing the feature. b. Test the alternatives, just to report the result, but do not fail a product based on the tests. Well, in the case of the COBOL standard, there was a wll-known ambiguity. The COBOL standards committee had agreed on a clarificationfor the next version of the standard, butt, and I use butt here intentionmally, the guy in chrge of thevalidation tests decided to use his own interpretation. Talk about abuse of power! Since products had to pass the COBOL validation to sell to the gummermint, and even to some private organizations, implementations were forced to implement according to this single individual's interpretation. When I asked a particular COBOL developer why he had implemented according to the COBOL committee's interpretation, he said "Because I felt like it". 4. Few folkes even know whoto contact to get proper interpretations of a standard. And even when they do, they still screw up. For example, 20 years ago, or so, a number of major vendors called me to ask about particular features of ISO 9660. In one case, Ihad a lengthy discussion explaing something that was clear in the standard, but the guy still implemented it incorrectly. About a year later, another individual had taken over the project, and called me to confirm that the other guy had done it wrong. I ASSuME that the implementation was corrected. Ah shucks, I can go on and on, but I'm done! Other than finding out whether Drag 2 Disc is necessary in Vista, there's no point in discussing this other stuff.
  11. kaikow

    Drag 2 Disc and Vista

    The problem is not the packet-writing standards, the problems are: 1. Implementors do not know how to read/use a standard. Similar problems occurred in early teats of ISO 9660. Indeed, some well known implemmentations INTENTIONALLY improperly implemented ISO 9560. 2. ISO/IEC 13346, on which UDF was based, had many errors, technical and otherwise, when it was first published. I will not go into the diry laundry that caused this, but I will state that the standards process has great flaws that permit technically incorrect standards (with known problems) to be published. These errors have exacerbated the issue. Heck, back when ISO 9660 was first published (April 1988), ISO made a gross typesetting error. I was able to convince them to fix this, resulting in the September 1988 re-release of ISO 9660 The re-lease include several fixes that I made, but ISO would NOT allow me to make one more editing pass, so ISO 9660 is also not error free. But, ISO 9660, the error(s) have obvious solutions, and the format is a lot less complex than ISO/IEC 13346. so we have overcome the problems. The problem is not with the packet-writing, tho I guess there is firmware that screws that up, the problem is the improper implementation of the volume and file structure.
  12. kaikow

    Drag 2 Disc and Vista

    Implementations are the problem, just as inept implementations were the problem in the early years of ISO 9660. I'll respond further in another reply.
  13. kaikow

    Drag 2 Disc and Vista

    THe manual states: I am guessing that "Windows 2000" should have been "Windows Vista". And packet writing is not at all unreliable, it is the incompetent implementations that have made it appear so, FYI, I was one of the architects of ISO/IEC 13336, on which the UDF spec is based. The problem is not packet-writing, that's straightforward. The implementations are just bad and/or incompatible. See more and yet more.
  14. kaikow

    Drag 2 Disc and Vista

    My recollection is that Vista was supposed to include native packet writing software. Does it? If so, is Drag 2 Disc even needed under Vista?
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