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    • #238612 Reply

      witp
      AskWoody Lounger

      Do you know / use any?

      Someone still uses optical discs, and I have to help that poor girl that sometimes spends two days swapping DVDs in and out ‘laptop-style’ writer, to produce material compilation for one officials or another.

      I’ve found two: BurnAware Pro and Nero Burning ROM.

      It has to run on Windows and allow commercial use.

      Thanks in advance!

    • #238752 Reply

      mn–
      AskWoody Lounger

      Um.

      Do you mean software that can drive multiple physical writer devices simultaneously, or something that can make multiple projects concurrently and queue them on a single writer device?

      Because, those two things may require substantially different tools, it’s a question of workflow… I’d expect that for material compilations one would first assemble everything on random-write media (a folder on the hard disk, say) and then burn the whole collection to sequential-write media (DVD)? Sure, that usually requires an image generation step immediately before writing to DVD, but that shouldn’t be a very long one on anything even sort of resembling modern hardware…

       

      At least crdtfe ( https://cdrtfe.sourceforge.io/cdrtfe/index_en.html ) should be able to drive multiple writers simultaneously, and traditional command-line tools (which cdrtfe is a frontend for) should have no problems running multiple concurrent copies of the program as long as they’re writing into different devices or files.

      As for commercial use – it’s open source with no restrictions in that regard. Distribution of working copies of those tools by themselves may potentially involve a weird legal problem regarding the definitions of “collective work” and “derivative work” between different open-source licenses that apparently no one bothers to take to a court, but everyone agrees that as source code it’s freely distributable…

    • #238912 Reply

      witp
      AskWoody Lounger

      Thanks for swift reply!

      I should be more specific. I meant burning DVDs to some writers simultaneously.

      Will try cdrtfe, and, as you correctly guessed, I needed some open source alternative. I think that girl’ boss will finally shell out for Nero. I don’t plan to distribute these tools, just give her free tool that could speed up her work.

      Thank you once again!

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