webe123 -> RE: What kind of packet writing program do I use?? (8/28/2002 5:14:45 AM)
Originally posted by Peter Lu
So, it looks like InCD is able to set up a CDRW in either old UDF
or new UDF (Mt. Rainier) format on a Mt. Rainier drive. Hence, if
I wanted compatibility across all drives, until Mt. Rainier
"emulation" software is available, I just have to keep using old
UDF and take the 12-minute format hit.
Unfortunately, InCD doesn't seem to be able to do UDF (or UDF-like)
operation on a CDR, the way DirectCD could. Alas... perhaps I
can get InCD and DirectCD to co-exist, as someone has suggested.
BTW, Mt. Rainier seems to be called MRW, but is it also called
UDF version 2?
The other incompatibility I think is true is that old style CD
writers that did up to 4x CDRW writes seem not to be able to write
CDRW media geared for 8x or higher writing. Is this true across
the board, or only true for the two old 4x or slower CDRW drives
Thanks for any reply in advance.
Well to tell you the truth, Instant CD Craetor's DIRECT CD is the WORST Program I have ever used for packet writing! PERIOD! (never tried InCD, but then again all of my CD's are CD-R format for packet writing and InCD uses only CD-RW) The Direct CD program locks up in win 9x and xp and I have versions for BOTH!!(Version 4 for 9x and 5.1 for xp) If you want to wait for a software that supports this "Mt. Rainier" format, then that is up to you. But as for me, I am quite happy with my new Instant CD/DVD software BECAUSE IT HASN'T YET LOCKED UP ON ME! Direct CD has.... PLENTY of times I can tell you that, and in different hardware and OS configurations too!! So if you are looking for a packet writing, burning and DVD software all rolled into one, This software may be for you. If you are not, you can KEEP Direct CD! Because as far as I am concerned, it is JUNK! I am speaking from experience here, and have used it on two SEPERATE motherboards and cd burners and the result is the same....a bunch of lockups......no matter what OS or hardware you have! So as you can tell, I am not a big fan of Direct CD, the program is just too ustable for me.