SOAK: CD-R/DVD-R Emulator for Windows?

Discussion in 'DVD TiVo Units (Archive)' started by Dan203, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. sWampy

    sWampy New Member

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    I have been looking for one of these to no avail, to quickly convert my audible audio books to mp3's so I could actually listen to the books I paid for without having to spend hours burning them to dozens of cdrws.
     
  2. Mike Wells

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    I was going to say that I think Alcohol 120 does this, but I went to the site to verify and found that it is no longer on the market. Oh well.
     
  3. Cletus

    Cletus ****tard

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    No, Alcohol 120 doesn't emulate a CDR(W). It only emulates a CD-ROM. No R or RW.
     
  4. mkazen

    mkazen Tivo Geek

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    Alcohol 120 is gone?
     
  5. mkazen

    mkazen Tivo Geek

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    No, you can still get it: http://www.alcohol-soft.com/

    But their distributor has pulled out... Can still get it directly from them.
     
  6. Mike Wells

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  7. mkazen

    mkazen Tivo Geek

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    Yes, Alcohol software (the distribution company) will not sell it anymore, but you can still get it from the developing company Alcohol-Soft... About as clear as mud...
     
  8. mkazen

    mkazen Tivo Geek

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  9. SimonSez07

    SimonSez07 New Member

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    the product you are looking for is called "Original CD Emulator II" and is available from ztekware dod com

    this took me about 10 minutes of googling to find. unfortunately this utility will only emulate CD-RW and not DVD RW. i could not find one that is able to do both but if anyone comes across something like that, do post here.

    what i dont understand is why it took a gazilion posts for your question to be answered. it seems as if people just like to conversate and no one gets any real answers : )
     
  10. dappertje

    dappertje New Member

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    You guy's never heart of a program isobuster or ultraiso?
    With this programs you can put all your files (for burning to cd/dvd) in a iso file and
    save it. Then you can put the iso file in a virtual cd/dvd, and you're done.
     
  11. 4u2ges

    4u2ges New Member

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    Completely agree. There are plenty of CD-RW emulators out there but none of them would emulate DVD-R. I need this for Nero to be able to create a DVD image from .avi without actually having a DVD burner installed. But Nero doesn’t present a DVD-Video choice in Vision Express to complete this task. I just don’t believe there is no solution to the problem. :confused:
     
  12. mf_2

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    Hello. Sorry to dig out this old topic, but I have exactly the same problem as the poster I quoted.
    I want to use a very powerful Athlon XP computer as my DVD encoding machine, however it lacks a dvd burner. And with it only having a CD burner, both Nero Burning ROM and Nero VisionExpress hide the DVD burning options from me. So I can't even use the Image Recorder that comes with Nero. Is there any virtual DVD burner that makes Nero think I have a real DVD burner? Then Nero would give me access to the DVD creation portion of the program and I could still use the Nero Image Recorder as a recording device.
     
  13. mkazen

    mkazen Tivo Geek

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  14. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Actually, your problem isn't as dire as the original poster's -- or mine.

    You'll find your Nero-specific solution on the Ahead.de webisite:
    • I have Nero/Nero Express installed and a CD recorder connected to my system. Is there any way to create a DVD image on this system to burn it with a DVD recorder later?

      Yes.

      From within Nero Burning ROM go to 'File > Preferences > Expert Features'. Go to the bottom of this page and enable the option for ‘Enable Image Recorder for all supported recorder formats’.
      From within Nero Express go to 'More > Configure > Expert Features' and enable the same option.
      Now, go to the Compilation window and select the DVD image recorder.
     
  15. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Ok, I'm in the same boat -- although unrelated to any media or DRM issues.

    I have a DR/backup application that can write DR (disaster recovery) images directly to a DVR-R/RW drive, but I don't want to have to sit in front on the computer swapping discs in the middle of the night. I need an application that will present itself as a DVD-RW drive to my DR/backup application, and will create ISO images on-the-fly as additional "disc" media is needed by the DR app.

    Later, I can copy these ISO images to another system where I have a DVD burner installed, and burn them to DVD-R.
     
  16. mbarlowm

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    This is an old thread, but for what it's worth I found a program that does what the OP was looking for.

    Can't post urls. Search for "Virtual CD" from "H+H Software GmbH"

    For $40 you get a nifty program that will create a Virtual CD/DVD Drive/Burner. First you insert a Virtual Blank Disk (creates a proprietary format .vc8), then select the Virtual burner drive from any program that burns discs. When it's done you have a Virtual Disc File, which can be "loaded" into another virtual drive similar to Daemon. With Nero, or Roxio, you could then create an ISO from this, or burn it right to a physical disk.

    I'm not using this for Tivo, but to make backups of my hard drive. The program I use burns right to a disc, but my laptop doesn't have a burner. Now I have this virtual burner, that writes the backup to the network. It's pretty cool!
     
  17. guptasuneet

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    Original CD Emulator works only for MP3 files, i.e. it can be used as a virtual CD writer only for music writing software, e.g. Windows Media Player, iTunes, etc. It does not enable a generic CD-RW drive. Note-Burner is also a virtual CD-RW for mp3 files that directly converts the burned virtual CD into MP3 files. I have still not been able to find a truly and totally functional CDRW emulator after much searching on Google.
     
  18. mk678

    mk678 New Member

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    Awesome reviews
    Thanks for sharing!!
     
  19. kevinmitnick

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    Okay it's really simple... why did this thread digress into such a loss of topic?

    NOTEBURNER.

    You're welcome.

    It's SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED for this exact task.
    Run noteburner.
    Run iTunes
    grab a list of music (sorry only 700mb at a time. that's an iTunes restriction)
    right click "burn selections to disc"
    watch in amazement as it all happens automatically.
    it "burns" the disc. then 3 seconds later a bubble pops up from note burner
    "ripping virtual image to mp3"
    it even names the tracks for you.....

    have a good day...

    I wish people clicking reply would actually think about replying to the fing questions posted!!!!

    He didn't ask "Do you think my wanting to rip my music to mp3 has moral implications?" or "Is it wrong of me to bypass the design of iTunes?"

    here's the fact street lawyers...

    PER RIAA and ITUNES agreement:
    User may take items in their paid library and record them to CD-R
    User may convert paid items to other formats for archival purposes or device use purposes only. Specifically using these rights to share the paid items with other entities is strictly prohibited.


    What he is doing is taking paid items, recording to cd-r and then ripping the cd to mp3. This is perfectly acceptable.

    MUSIC is not device married. I don't have to buy an apple product to buy michael jackson's greatest hits. I am buying the right to listen to and possess the means to listen to that music. There's nothing in there that says I have to have an iDevice. So, I buy my music from apple since it's cheap, I rip to CD and listen wherever the hek I please... as long as it's a cd player. OR I can rip those to mp3 and listen on my zune or creative zen, etc etc

    You are all arguing that he has no right to listen to "apple branded music on an non-apple device" and that's absurd and quite ignorant.


    I know I did the same as what I complained about but I am sick of people taking threads off topic and putting in their NON HELPFUL two cents.

    If I had seen this thread when he posted "NOTEBURNER."
    and done....
     
  20. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Well-Known Member

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    That'd be pretty impressive since it appears the NOTEBURNER wasn't made avalible until 4 1/2 years after Dan asked his question. :D

    (And based on the earliest comments on the linked page it seems like it had some significant issues in its early days)
     

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