X-CD-Roast
X-CD-Roast
0.98a15

4.8

X-CD-Roast free download for Mac

X-CD-Roast0.98a15

31 January 2004

CD/DVD burner app.

Overview

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 audio CDs, DVD writing without special software and more...

Please keep in mind that this is software that has grown over 6 years. It's not at all Apple-like. It might be confusing at first, so please read the popup help on each button. (Hover your mouse a few seconds over an item to get help.) The text documentation is installed into /usr/local/lib/xcdroast-0.98/doc, so you might take a look.

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8 Reviews of X-CD-Roast

4.5
Djimn Hovenberg
01 February 2004
Version: 0.98a15

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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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Semplicita
26 November 2017
Version: 0.98a15
Application uses PowerPC code, so it won’t run on 10.7 Lion or later.
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Gerhard-H-
29 March 2006
Version: 0.98a15
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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4.5
Nicka
13 March 2006
Version: 0.98a15
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
20 September 2005
Version: 0.98a15
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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5
Anonymous
28 June 2005
Version: 0.98a15
Nice port.
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Anonymous
23 March 2005
Version: 0.98a15
Useless since this uses cdrecord which is a crappy open source program that give totally unhelpful errors.
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Anonymous
14 February 2005
Version: 0.98a15
*** 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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4.5
Djimn Hovenberg
01 February 2004
Version: 0.98a15
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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