I know, linux user's list. If, however, you're stuck using windows, for
whatever reason, and you'd like to burn cds/dvds, i'm here to report
that it's possible to do so in an open source fashion. Cdrtools, which
i'm sure most of ye are familiar with on linux, are available for win32
(via cygwin), and have been for some time. However, cdrecord has never
been the easiest program to use. Enter cdrfe
(http://demosten.com/cdrfe/). Not surprisingly, the name stands for
CDRtools Front End, and it's for win32. I won't bore ye with the
details, but from what i can see, it works well (and still allows you to
get your hands dirty with cdrecord options if you like).
In order to burn dvds, you'll need to grab a copy of cdrecord-prodvd for
cygwin (google brings me straight to here:
http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/utils/schilling/cdrecord/ProDVD/). Add the key
from the README to the enviroment, and bing. It works.
That's it. I've been looking for a bit for a free cd/dvd burning
solution for windows, and it looks like i've found a decent one. Thought
it might be useful to some other linux users in similar situations.
ctrl panel->system->advanced->enviromental variables->user
variables->new->name = CDR_SECURITY, value = whatever the key is.
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