Utilities


CD/DVD Tools


BurnRights
BurnRights is a lightweight and portable app that lets you modify users' access to CD, DVD and BD devices. It can be easily configured. The interface of BurnRights is represented by a standard window with a plain layout, where a list of all available CD/DVD devices is automatically loaded at startup. You can select any device from the list and establish user access. For instance, you can allow all users or just the administrators to burn a disc. The current access right details are shown on the bottom part of the screen, and they include the account type and access type, together with the domain. Applying the new modifications is done with the simple click of a button.
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gBurner Virtual Drive
gBurner Virtual Drive is a free utility designed for creating and managing virtual CD / DVD drives. For anyone who deals with CD/DVD-based programs - it is a MUST. gBurner Virtual Drive allows you to use almost all CD/DVD image without burning them onto CD or DVD in order to easily access your favorite games, music, or software programs - It works like a real CD/DVD-ROM: You can run programs, play games, or listen to music from your virtual CD/DVD-ROM.
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DVD Drive (icon) Repair
DVD Drive Repair is a useful application that allows you to restore the icon for a DVD Drive that is missing from your Windows operation system. In some instances, it can also help when certain programs do not recognize your DVD Drive; mostly when your computer encountered a hardware problem or a virus attack that prevents it from using the DVD Drive.
When your DVD Drive is not recognized by Windows even if it is functional, you normally consider reinstalling Windows or restoring it to a previously functional version using System Restore. However, this will not be necessary when using this tool. DVD Drive Repair intends to help you avoid taking radical measures that are time consuming and could cost you. Some even attempt to replace the DVD Drive with a new one when these errors occurs.
Before you attempt to repair your DVD Drive, please create a System Restore point first, just for in case something goes wrong. It is also recommended that you update the device firmware to the latest version before attempting to repair the drive.
To repair any DVD Drive errors is windows, download the DVD Drive Repair tool, extract the downloaded archive and click on the DVDRepair_x64.exe file to run the tool. On the main interface, click on the Repair DVD Drive button. Reboot your computer and check to see if your problem is fixed.
DVD Drive Repair can also reset the Autorun settings to default and protect your system from Autorun viruses by disabling some features for all removable drives. It does not remove the virus threat but it can help prevent them from infecting the computer by plugging in an infected USB storage device.
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CD2ISO
CD2ISO is a simple CD/DVD ripper. It will allow you to easily rip any data CD/DVD into an ISO file. The ISO file can be saved on disk as a backup copy, or burned to another disc to make an identical copy of the original disc. CD2ISO is very simple to use. Just select your CD/DVD drive that contains the disc to be ripped, then click 'Rip'. As it rips the data it will display a progress dialog.
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Cd2browse
Cd2browse allows you to easily create browseable HTML-based menus from ordinary directory structures, and publish these menus on CD or DVD. Cd2browse employs Javascript tree menus to provide a clean, easily navigated view of your files. Cd2browse analyses the file tree, extracts valuable information out of the files, such as title, size, age, and number of pages and creates a browsable html index out of it. Cd2browse creates thumbnails of images in the file tree - this can be switched off during creation also the size of the thumbnails can be defined.
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WinBin2Iso
WinBin2Iso converts BIN CD images to ISO images. Files over 2GB are also no problem. When it comes to a quick onvert, is exactly the WinBin2Iso conversion tool that you need. The first time that you use it the program it will present you with a license screen. The program is free and the license info is only displayed the first time (per PC). WinBinToIso does not have to be installed and can be executed easily from the desktop, and can be carried on a small USB-stick or other memory device.
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HandBrake
HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows. Supported Sources: Most common multimedia files that libavformat and libavcodec support. Any DVD or Bluray-like source which is NOT copy-protected. (removal of copy protection is not supported). Outputs: File format: MP4(M4V) and MKV. Video: MPEG-4 (ffmpeg), H.264 (x264), or Theora (libtheora). Audio: AAC, CoreAudio AAC (OS X Only), MP3, or Vorbis. AC-3 pass-through, DTS pass-thorugh (MKV only).
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VidCoder
VidCoder is a DVD/Blu-ray ripping and video transcoding application for Windows. It uses HandBrake as its encoding engine.
Calling directly into the HandBrake library gives it a more rich UI than the official HandBrake Windows GUI.
Features:
- Multi-threaded
- MP4, MKV containers
- H.264, MPEG-4, Theora video
- AAC, MP3, Vorbis, AC3 audio encoding and AC3/DTS passthrough
- Target bitrate, size or quality for video
- 2-pass encoding
- Multi-angle support
- Decomb, detelecine, deinterlace filters
- Batch encoding
- Instant source previews
- Creates small encoded preview clips
- Pause, resume encoding.
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TrayCD
TrayCD lets you eject and insert your cd-rom drives via a tray icon. Middle-click the tray icon to toggle the second cd-rom drive.
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CDBurnerXP
CDBurnerXP is a free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs.
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ISO Recorder
ISO Recorder is a tool (power toy) for Windows XP/2003/2008/Vista/7, that allows (depending on the Windows version) to burn CD and DVD images, copy disks, make images of the existing data CDs and DVDs and create ISO images from a content of a disk folder.
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