X-CD-Roast
X-CD-Roast 0.98a15
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CD/DVD burner app.   Free
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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
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later, X11 Windowing Environment.









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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Sep 2005
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 reviewed on 28 Jun 2005
Nice port.
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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Mar 2005
Useless since this uses cdrecord which is a crappy open source program that give totally unhelpful errors.
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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Feb 2005
*** 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 commented on 14 Feb 2005
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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Gerhard H. had trouble on 29 Mar 2006
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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nicka had trouble on 13 Mar 2006
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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Date:31 Jan 2004
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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 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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