RE: CD ROM creation software

Subject: RE: CD ROM creation software
From: Emru Townsend <etownsen -at- Softimage -dot- com>
To: "'techwrl'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 14:17:39 -0400

I use Easy CD Creator quite a bit, for custom music CDs and archiving
material on CD-R and CD-RW. I haven't gotten around to upgrading to version
4 yet, because despite some rough edges version 3 does what I want with few

To address some specific points raised:

> However...
> (there's always a
> caveat) burning each CD took a while. (I forget how long, but
> I had time to
> make tea, putter around, and read for a bit.)

It depends on the speed of the CD-R. My 4X drive gets a full CD done in
about 15 minutes; I'd estimate that an 8X drive would cut that down to 9 or

> I don't remember the software offering any
> automation
> (make the next 49 like this one), but don't remember clearly
> enough to be
> sure.

There's an option for copies.

> How much is your time worth? Don't
> forget--when you burn CDs, your computer is tied up and you can't
> do your regular work!

That's not always true; it depends on how disk-intensive your regular work
is. While I prefer to let CDs burn while I'm doing something else, I've
lost a grand total of one disc by working on something else at the same time
(I accidentally opened a large Photoshop document -- ouch!).

Emru Townsend, Information Developer | etownsen -at- softimage -dot- com
Softimage, Inc.
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