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You might ask why one might want to use this? Apple shipped Mac OS X with diskburner to create data CDs and iTunes to create audio CDs...

Well... it's nice to have some UNIX burning software running on your Mac and X-CD-Roast uses the cdrtools as burn engine. It's completely independent of the Apple provided CD-burning drivers and 100% freeware.So it's very possible that X-CD-Roast works just fine with a writer that is not supported by Mac OS. Also X-CD-Roast has a lot of interesting options - like overburning support, creating real UNIX/Joliet CDs, multisession, CD-Text, high quality audio-extraction of even most copy-protected more...

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Mac OS X 10.3 or later, X11 Windowing Environment.

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managed to run Xcdroast ( 0.98alpha15 )on tiger (10.4.5)
- made an "alias" on the desktop, double click on it starts X11 which opens Xcdroast - it´s so simple.
Only problem is to make xcdroast visible, so you can make an alias because Mac OSX hides certain folder and files.
Make folder visible by running the following in a terminal window:
defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
now you can locate xcdroast ( /usr/local/bin/xcdroast ) and make an alias.
then run
defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles No
because you don´t want to see all these unix folder and files all the time.
that´s it
now i go and try to find out why MissingmediaBurner isn´t running (although i changed the Main.scpt and findDrives.scpt as recommended by jla320af and Norbert W.)
Gerhard H.

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Tiger (OS X 10.4) might seem to have broken x-cd-roast, but it actually works fine.

Install as usual (the most recent version -- currently the Panther version).
Ignore the helper app for starting the program -- this doesn't work in Tiger (because of an Apple bug, apparently).
Start X11. (In Applications>Utilities).
An x-term (i.e. terminal in X11) window will appear.
In this window type '/usr/local/bin/xcdroast' (without the quotation marks). That will launch x-cd-roast.

Many thanks to the developer for the information. (The usual disclaimer: I am not associated with him in any way except that he answered the email I sent him asking for help.)

This is a fantastic application: it will make an exact copy of an audio CD. And it is free.

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Anonymous
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It could be this is good, but I cannot get it to work.
I had to write the key myself, and I think it's quite annoying that it's so long, because copy-and-paste does not share the same clipboard as Aqua. :(
It doesn't save settings either.
I'm not rating it, as I can't get it to work.

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Anonymous
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Nice port.

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Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Useless since this uses cdrecord which is a crappy open source program that give totally unhelpful errors.

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Anonymous
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*** caution for burning DVD ***
To burn DVD media,xcdroast uses cdrecord-prodvd. "X-CD-Roast 0.98a15" includes "cdrecord-prodvd-2.01a24-powerpc-apple-macosx1.4", which is a alpha binary that is more than a year old. So, now you can't burn DVD using this package because of the expiration.

You should download the release version cdrecord-prodvd binary (http://ftp.berlios.de/pub/cdrecord/ProDVD/cdrecord-prodvd-2.0.1-powerpc-apple-macosx1.4), and replace the alpha binary (/usr/lib/xcdroast-0.98/bin/cdrecord.prodvd) with this.

Thanks.

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Anonymous
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If you use the old relase vesion binary of cdrecord-prodvd, you need to run xcdroast from terminal with -n option.
For example, "/usr/local/bin/xcdroast -n"

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xcdroast gives you complete control when you burn a CDR. You can optionally define headers like Joliet or Rock Ridge, you can manually control overburning if you want, and you get fine-grained control over disk layout. You also get cdrtools, which are sometimes helpful in ripping marginal CDs.

xcdroast has a fairly steep learning curve. The 0.98a-15 package has new content to help with that - a startup script and a well-organized manual.

If you have experienced any frustration with the integrated Apple tools for CDR burning you may find xcdroast a good adjunct, or you may wind up preferring it to all other burning tools because you have such good control over the process.

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Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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By "steep learning curve", do you mean the learning is acquired very quickly? Or did you mean to say "flat learning curve"?

Think about what you really meant to say, then you might attain a higher level of learning in... the English language.

Responses will include: "Oh you're just being pedantic!" - but then, you're just being wrong!

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Anonymous
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Mate, looks like you are the one who needs the English lesson (and yes, you are quite correct about being pedantic, not to mention wrong.)

Steep learning curve means that the rate of learning is steep, this usually indicates that new users should expect to encounter a large amount of new information to absorb in a short period of time.

aldorr
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American Heritage Dictionary (according to http://dictionary.reference.com/)
steep:
adj. steep·er, steep·est

1. Having a sharp inclination; precipitous.
2. At a rapid or precipitous rate: a steep rise in salaries.

I suppose anonymous-dude was thinking downwardly steep as opposed to upwardly steep.

But a quick look at: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/library/Grammar/Learn-curve.html gives us a little grammar lesson partaking somewhat in the history of exactly these words. This web-page denotes that the modern use of "steep learning curve" is a misunderstanding. It is apparently incorrect, but the most widely accepted understanding.
So saying that the software has a steep learning curve is correct if you mean it is difficult to learn and if you are addressing a layman audience, which the macupdate readership probably is... except for a few people who are out to massacre unsuspecting grammar criminals.

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Downloads 14,876
Version Downloads 7,444
Type Utilities / Backup
License Free
Date 31 Jan 2004
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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