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First post, by appiah4

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Are there any decent software for burning CDs and DVDs in MS-DOS and/or Windows 3.1x?

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Reply 1 of 10, by Warlord

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Well back in the day I tried this. It has a mouse driven GUI
https://web.archive.org/web/20120110121310/ht … oast/index.html

I never used these
https://web.archive.org/web/20110816081450/ht … om/freeware.htm

Reply 2 of 10, by keropi

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and now for the bad news, it works with specific scsi controllers/drives or something so it's not as usable as you think

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Reply 3 of 10, by appiah4

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keropi wrote on 2020-01-17, 08:52:
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and now for the bad news, it works with specific scsi controllers/drives or something so it's not as usable as you think

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A500:Rev6|+512K|ACA500+|C1084S
i386:Am386SX25|4M|GD5402|ES688
i486:U5S33|8M|GD5428|YMF719
i586:P133|32M|T64V+/MX2|V1|CT3980/32M
i686:K6-2/500|128M|Banshee|CT4500/32M
S370:P3-1200|384M|GF4-4200|MX300
S754:A3700+|2G|X800XTPE|SB0350

Reply 4 of 10, by Dominus

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Back in the day I used "Gear" from http://www.gearsoftware.com . But honestly, you better use a modern burner on a modern OS. It was always a chance that if you looked at the screen oddly the burn would fail. And you better don't use the system for anything while it is burning or the burn was likely to fail.

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Reply 5 of 10, by xjas

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Yeah, I was a fairly early adopter of CD-burning when the price came down to consumer level (I had one of the first internal IDE ones on the market - a 2x Mitsumi or something like that.) I remember the pain of buying CD-Rs for $3 each and having ~30% of them end up coasters due to buffer underruns. And that was on a K6(-2??) running Win9x.

I can't imagine trying to burn anything on a machine you'd want to run Win3.1 on would be a very good experience. I guess there's a few reasons to do it, but no WAY would I go out of my way to unless I absolutely had to.

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Reply 6 of 10, by derSammler

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keropi wrote on 2020-01-17, 08:52:

and now for the bad news, it works with specific scsi controllers/drives or something so it's not as usable as you think

That's quite a common issue with burning software. I own tons of original copys of WinOnCD, Nero, etc. - but all OEM versions. And that's what you find mostly for download, too. OEM versions only have limited hardware support. Makes me wonder what happened to the retail versions.

Anyway, there are quite a few tools for CD burning under DOS. I'd try DosCDroast first, it should be the most comfortable one if it works for you. It's based on the CDR package by Golden Hawk for DOS, whose Windows version "CDRWin" most people probably know.

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Reply 7 of 10, by appiah4

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Oh yeah I used to use CDRWin with my first CD Burner.. I think it was an HP 8x CD-RW back in.. Gosh, I can't recall - I'm fairly certain I had that CD-RW when I bought my first DVD-ROM in 2000, but I can't be sure if it was before I upgraded to a Pentium II in 1998 or before that.

A500:Rev6|+512K|ACA500+|C1084S
i386:Am386SX25|4M|GD5402|ES688
i486:U5S33|8M|GD5428|YMF719
i586:P133|32M|T64V+/MX2|V1|CT3980/32M
i686:K6-2/500|128M|Banshee|CT4500/32M
S370:P3-1200|384M|GF4-4200|MX300
S754:A3700+|2G|X800XTPE|SB0350

Reply 10 of 10, by Fujoshi-hime

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Dominus wrote on 2020-01-17, 11:02:

Back in the day I used "Gear" from http://www.gearsoftware.com . But honestly, you better use a modern burner on a modern OS. It was always a chance that if you looked at the screen oddly the burn would fail. And you better don't use the system for anything while it is burning or the burn was likely to fail.

I'd have to go with this. Disc burning is AMAZING on modern systems. I was once burning files from my storage server it suffered an issue, stopped providing data, my burner buffer underran... So it just kept spinning the disc until it could fill the buffer again and resumed right where it left off, the disc passed verification and the file in question was fine.

2020 CD burner is basically coaster free so long as you don't outright lose power while burning. Not to mention, if burning CDRs, it takes a a modern drive a whopping 2mins to do an entire disc. 😜 Though closer to 1h50m when I'm burning 128GB BluRay discs...