Thread: Direct CD vs. InCD
December 7th, 2002, 01:06 PM #1
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Direct CD vs. InCD
I use DirectCD quite often to transfer files such as applications,
drivers, etc. to upgrade or install on PCs. I love the drag and drop feature.
Just got the Yamaha 44x burner, and looking at the Nero documentation concerning Nero's InCD, I'm wondering just what the differences are? InCD is the Nero equivalent of packet-writing software, but the documentation says that it will only work on CD-RW disks, not CD-Rs, which is disappointing news to me.
So does that mean I will just be using the "Data" transfer mode? And what essentially is the difference,(pros and cons), between burning files,(incl. MP3 files), via packet-writing software like DirectCD vs. using the "Data CD" feature to burn files to CD-R disks?
Thanks, as always, for your input.
December 7th, 2002, 01:14 PM #2
i stopped using direct cd but that's a good feature of adaptec/roxio.
in nero you can just make multisession cd's and you can keep adding to the disc after you burn it, works great for me.
ive never heard on incd and im curious as well.
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December 7th, 2002, 08:12 PM #3
S.D.Willie --- Today I lost a CDR using Nero multisession feature. After adding new data, none of the CDROM devices can see the old data. How can I get see the old data . I have the latest Nero Express software.
December 7th, 2002, 08:24 PM #4
If you have Nero, you should be able to also install the InCD download from the Ahead site and get the full version.
Anyway, I've used both and they largely do the same thing. In my opinion, they both generally suck. While DirectCD is quite a bit slicker, I'd have to say that InCD sucks in ways which are far more acceptable.
I believe that the latest version of InCD also includes Mount Ranier support, which should make the use of CD-RW a bit less painful.
December 7th, 2002, 11:37 PM #5
I just burn stuff to CDRW's like a regular CDR, and then when I'm done with the data, I just erase the CDRW.
I've found that packet writing software takes up too much space on the disk for formatting. After formatting, you usually only get about 540Mb or so of space from a 650Mb disk
Along with the space loss, you also have to install UDF reader software on a disk if it doesn't already have it.What did a tornado sound like before freight trains were invented?
December 8th, 2002, 07:05 PM #6Today I lost a CDR using Nero multisession feature. After adding new data, none of the CDROM devices can see the old data. How can I get see the old data . I have the latest Nero Express software.
look under the multisession tab options to see what im referring to. also, you could try using your burner to browse for the data rather than a regular cdrom(not likely the problem).
if all else fails maybe the cd is toast.
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