ISO Recorder Power Toy v1

Last updated 11/17/04

 

  

This download is strictly for Windows XP "Gold" and SP1. If you are looking for ISO Recorder v2 for Windows XP SP2, you can find it here

Description

ISO Recorder Power Toy is a UI component that allows to use CD-Recording capabilities of Windows XPr to record ISO images and copy CD to CD - a piece of functionality missing in Windows XPr

The ISO Recorder itself does not record CDs but instead uses existing OS features. Some of the interfaces it uses are not fully documented by Microsoft and as such are subject to change in the future.

This software works on Windows XP only . It was tested with retail build of Windows XP (Home and Professional)

 

Download

ISO Recorder can be downloaded here

  

 

License

Copyright (c) 2001-2006, Alex Feinman
All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in binary form, without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

         Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT OWNER BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

Installation and Setup

ISO Recorder is distributed as an .msi file - ISORecorderSetup.msi. To install it download the file onto your computer, right-click and select "Install".

To uninstall ISO Recorder use Control Panel/Add Remove Software.

Usage

Recording ISO images

Right-click on an ISO file and select "Copy Image to CD". The wizard will open up. The file name should appear in the "File name" edit box. If, for some reason, wizard cannot use currently selected file or CD recorder, an error message will be provided and "Next" button will be disabled.

Press the "Next" button. Recording operation can be terminated by pressing "Cancel". Note that terminating the actual recording operation can take up to several minutes.

When copy is completed, the wizard will display the "Finish" page.

Creating ISO images

Right-click on a CD drive icon in My Computer and select "Copy CD to Image File". The wizard will open up. Select the target file. Press the "Next" button. Wizard will copy the CD into an ISO file.

When copy is completed, the wizard will display the "Finish" page.

Copying CDs

Right-click on a CD drive icon in "My Computer" and select "Copy Disk to CD". The wizard will open up. The source CD letter should be selected automatically. If, for some reason, wizard cannot use currently selected CD drive or CD recorder, an error message will be provided and "Next" button will be disabled. Note that CD currently cannot be copied "in-place", i.e. using CD-Recorder as both source and destination.

Copying of Audio CDs is not supported either.

Release history

2.0 (08/30/04) First beta release  with XPSP2 and Server 2003 support

1.0 (11/10/01) First "open" release.

New features:

1. When copying ISO file to CD the temporary file is not created anymore.

2. Added "Copy CD to Image File" feature. Allows to create ISO file out of existing CD. Also usable when you need to copy a CD but only have one drive.

3. Added support for Windows XP themes.

 

0.5 (10/20/01) Pre-release. First GUI build.

Known problems

1.      Does not work on Windows XP SP2 and Windows Server 2003

2.      No "in-place copy". Although there should be no problem with copying CD using the recorder drive as both source and destination, this scenario is not yet supported. It is planned to be supported in the future. Canceling the recording process takes a long time, sometimes several minutes. This is an inherent problem. It appears that standard XP recording component just works like that.

3.      4. No support for Video CDs and Audio CDs

Warranty and disclaimer

There is no guarantee, express or implied, associated with this software. Use it on your own risk. Author shall not be liable for any damage resulted from the use of this software including but not limited to the blank CD media rendered unusable ("coaster").

 

 

Copyright (c) Alex Feinman 2001-2004