Firestarter FX
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Create backups of CD/DVDs to burn to another media.   Free
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FireStarter FX is a cool new application for making backups of your CDs and DVDs and burn them back to another media.

It's also a very easy way of burning disc images from the PC world: It handles perfectly well cue/bin files, which are so common on Windows, and which were very hard to burn with other tools.

FireStarter FX is not a tool to back up DVD-Videos, nor a transcoding tool to encode your videos in other formats such as MPEG4, MPEG2, MPEG1 or DivX
What's New
Version 1.0rc1:
  • FireStarter FX 1.0RC1 has been redeveloped from scratch and now supports officially only Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. It is a universal application from ground up. It hasn't been tested on previous versions of Mac OS X and we are not intending on supporting them.
  • All the previous functionalities are available, in a more robust and hopefully user-friendly version.
  • A major new feature has been implemented in this release: automatic split and burn of data folders bigger than the size of the media inserted, as requested by many users.
  • I hope you will like it, as we tried to put as much coolness as possible in the application. Please think about giving if you like and use the software, it simple, efficient, environmentally green and brings good karma!
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Version 1.0rc1:
  • FireStarter FX 1.0RC1 has been redeveloped from scratch and now supports officially only Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. It is a universal application from ground up. It hasn't been tested on previous versions of Mac OS X and we are not intending on supporting them.
  • All the previous functionalities are available, in a more robust and hopefully more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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Project:omega (developer) commented on 26 Mar 2008
CALABAR_BEAN, sorry but you are past the line... rating a software that you haven't even tried, and specially, rating its functionality poorly and backing them with wrong assertions is simply unacceptable.
Specially when considering that you have obviously been using for free this software which required a considerable amount of work.

FYI: This is a major new version, rebuilt from scratch, and no expiry date.
[Version 1.0rc1]

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MacCentric replied on 15 Feb 2009
It may not expire now, but it just quits on launch for me.

Too bad, looks promising.
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bgarlock replied on 04 Jun 2009
Hi,

Is FireStarter-FX dead? It was the only GUI that used 'cdrdao' that I could find for OS X. Would like to see the broken links fixed to D/L the RC1, and know if this project is dead or not.

Many thanks,

Bruce
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bgarlock replied on 04 Jun 2009
@MACCENTRIC: Run it in Rosetta (RT click on the Icon, choose 'Get Info', and check the 'Open using Rosetta' checkbox, and it should launch. Mine crashes on startup as well.

I also did a little detective work, to find a working link for the RC1 build, which is not time limited:

http://bit.ly/193p5D

It seems like this is dead though. I got lucky finding this link, which only had a link to 1.0b12, which won't even launch because of the date expiration:

http://bit.ly/dhOZ6

(The link to b12 is close to the bottom of the page, and the entire page is in French)

I just love this app, because it integrates the best (I think) command line CD burning software out there; 'cdrdao' -- Open Source, at sourceforge.net
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cbx322 reviewed on 25 Mar 2008
crapware

If you'd like to run into expiration dates and be forced to update and to wait for a new version which is not available...

It's a no go.
[Version 1.0rc1]


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cougarblue commented on 05 Feb 2008
The best way to kill your software is to get too cute with restrictions, codes, or expiration dates. I've been a Mac user since 1986, beta-tested 100's of games and utilities, and assembled shareware/freeware discs for user groups. Take a good look at the software products to make it from the beta stage to successful sales and I don't think you could name one that made it to retail shelfs that played the expiration game. Limit the features, whatever you think best, but once you make a small utility hard to use, the Mac world runs away from you. After I noted that you misbranded your product as freeware, I decided against even downloading it.
There are too many comparable products that do the same thing, to charge either an unreasonable high price or make it difficult to install and use.
One of the very best freeware efforts ever is 0.50 Senuti. I have had a great experience using the software. If the developer made it to version 1.0 and charged $19, or added features and charged up t0 $29, I'd pay for it in a heartbeat. If the German guy who developed similar product priced at $49 to start; sold a hundred copies, I'd be shocked.
Sadly you have chosen to get fancy and shoot yourself in the butt, by making the process more trouble than the products worth.
[Version 1.0b12]


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RobK commented on 29 Sep 2007
Why are you putting an expiry date on the software?
Are you thinking of making this product sharware after the Beta?
[Version 1.0b12]


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otranvex commented on 13 Jul 2007
We need the new beta!!! come on!!!
[Version 1.0b11]


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Joshmunkey commented on 01 Jun 2007
fantastic, the beta cancelled a day early for me. i love the app and have used it countless times, but what a kick in the pills that is.
[Version 1.0b11]

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bruseth commented on 18 Jun 2007
Like I told the other poster -->
Just go to your date and time preference panel and put your date back a year or so and then start the program and you will be able to use it. Not an elegant solution, but one that works in a pinch. good luck.
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Kotos11 commented on 20 Apr 2007
Simply the best for burning bin/cue files on a Mac.

Runs perfectly.
[Version 1.0b11]


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nglester reviewed on 10 Dec 2006
Not working at all.
No matter what i drop into the box, it just won't show up anything at all. Won't start burning, or did anything.
The only button which works was "Donation"
[Version 1.0b11]


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cbx322 commented on 08 Jun 2006
Please drop the beta expiration!!!

Instead add "check for update".
[Version 1.0b11]


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Marc Eichstaedt commented on 14 Dec 2005
Nice implementation of cdrdao. But please drop the beta expiration. It is just a nuisance.
[Version 1.0b10]


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Version Downloads:14,718
Type:Utilities : Backup
License:Free
Date:25 Mar 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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FireStarter FX is a cool new application for making backups of your CDs and DVDs and burn them back to another media.

It's also a very easy way of burning disc images from the PC world: It handles perfectly well cue/bin files, which are so common on Windows, and which were very hard to burn with other tools.

FireStarter FX is not a tool to back up DVD-Videos, nor a transcoding tool to encode your videos in other formats such as MPEG4, MPEG2, MPEG1 or DivX


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