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dwallersv
24th January 2006, 02:58
Daemon Tools is awesome! I'd been using an unsupported hack I got from the M$ site to mount ISO images, but DT works much better in many many ways.

Now, the ultimate solution would be a similar tool that can "mount" an ISO image and simulate a CD/DVD recorder with writable media (CD-R, DVD-R, etc.), and allow you to "burn" to the ISO file.

Anyone know of such a beast?

While I have a variety of ways to create ISO files, it would be very convenient to be able to do it with a simulated drive -- this would enable me to skip the step of having to burn a real DVD+RW, then turn around and rip it back with something like Roxio's Disc Copier. I go through this pain all the time to back up batches of data through Windows backup utility, which can't write an ISO file.

setarip_old
24th January 2006, 03:09
this would enable me to skip the step of having to burn a real DVD+RW, then turn around and rip it back with something like Roxio's Disc Copier. I go through this pain all the time to back up batches of data through Windows backup utility, which can't write an ISO file.You could use NERO (With the drive selection set to "Image Recorder") to save your data to your hard drive as an .NRI (ISO) image file - and subsequently use either NERO or DVD Decrypter or IMGBurn to burn your DVD...

auenf
25th January 2006, 13:21
any burning app will let you write to an image which then can be mounted in DT or other similar apps.

imgtool (classic) is specifically created to create an image from a VIDEO_TS folder

Enf...

Booji Boy
25th January 2006, 17:55
any burning app will let you write to an image which then can be mounted in DT or other similar apps.

That's not true.

Take EAC and Burrrn for instance, they are rather specialised software with which you can burn non-compliant Audio-CD rips (=non-compliant cuesheet + multiple files, instead of one image file + a compliant cuesheet)

I too, would like to know about an image mounting software for windows, that supports writing. Because I have ripped a lot of my Audio CDs with EAC in a non-compliant way (which most audio/burning software does not understand, only exceptions are EAC and Burrrn which do not support writing an Audio CD to an image file...). The "easiest" way so far would be to re-rip the CDs, but it takes quite long (15-25 minutes) to rip an Audio CD with EAC, multiply this with ~100 and add the amount of time for the normal manual pre- and postprocessing work. It would be much easier for me if I could "re-rip" the Audio data virtually only on my HD. A re-rip would only take less than 2-3 minutes and a "burning" to a virtual drive with EAC's writer even less than a minute.

Shinigami-Sama
26th January 2006, 04:51
alcohol 120%?
you can do lots with the images

Mr_Odwin
26th January 2006, 10:47
I've often thought that this would be a good idea. If set up so that the data sent by any application trying to write to a drive is actually caught and sent to an iso instead would be cool. Never seen anything that can do it though.

twist3d
26th January 2006, 10:49
Because I have ripped a lot of my Audio CDs with EAC in a non-compliant way
I have been using eac for a couple of years now and never heard of this "non-compliant way" what do you mean? .wav files? :sly: