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Cdrdao records audio or data CD-Rs in disk-at-once (DAO) mode based on a textual description of the CD contents. Command line tool.

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1.2.4 (May 15, 2018)


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This is cdrdao 1.2.3 :

- Many bug and compile fixes.
- Added native linux SCSI backend, now used by default over libscg.
Change Log:

oBy default, cdrdao tries to build with a native SCSI interface. Use "--with-libscg" to use bundled libscg library. (Denis Leroy)

oComplete rewrite of native Linux SG driver for SG 3.0 using SG_IO ioctl. That should make it behave better with ConsoleKit based permissions environment. (Denis Leroy)

oAdded support for new FIRST_TRACK_NO keyword to allow a CD to start with a track number other than 1. (Edgar Fuss)

oAdded native interfaces for Irix, Mac OSX and NetBSD. (Edgar Fuss)

oFixed old pregap length off-by-one error, see bug #604751 (Thomas Vander Stichele)

oFixed bug in Toc file parser track length computation. (Denis Leroy)

oMan page typo fixes. (Denis Leroy)

oCygwin compilation fixes. Other various compilation warning fixes. (Denis Leroy)

oSome scsilib fixes for FreeBSD, 32-bit and 64-bit SPARC. (Marius Strobl)

oSome makefile changes to avoid conflict with installed system libs. (Marius Strobl)

oAdded patch to fix ARM and MIPS scsilib compile (Kedar Sovani, Debian)

oAdded man pages for toc2cue and toc2cddb, from Debian.

oMove privilege drop earlier in main flow (based on Debian patch)

oCommited Gentoo patch for CD-TEXT track check fix (Grant, Peter Alfredsen)

GCDMaster changes:

oPreferences now stored in GConf, exports schema file (Denis Leroy)

oAdded simple Preferences dialog to change temporary file directory (Denis Leroy)

oFixed GCC 4.3 compilation issues (Denis Leroy)

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CDRDAO is the open source CD burning project. Although the command line tools themselves are somewhat difficult to use, there are now numerous GUIs for this program.

As a burning app, it is actually pretty well featured, but there are some significant limitations. Although it supports essentially all new internal IDE CD-RW drives (through MMC-3 instructions), it does not support ANY external drives (be it USB or Firewire). With external drives being increasing popular, this is a serious limitation. This problem is mostly due to the fact that CDRDAO does not contain its own ASPI drivers and on the Windows platform, relies on the Adaptec set --> if installed properly (which too can be problematic) it works great with internal drives but not with external.

Furthermore, CDRDAO only burns two image formats, namely CUE/BIN and the TOC format. Although I'm not entirely sure, I'm fairly certain that it may not be able to burn multisession discs (e.g., CD-Extra).

However, it is free and you can't ask much more than that. If the developers of CDRDAO could make it independent of 3rd party ASPI layers, it would be an enormous boost.

Using a GUI like VCDEasy or XDuplicator under Windows is highly recommended.

Review by vitualis on Aug 9, 2003 Version: 1.1.6 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 7/10

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