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BatchBurn (OS/2 only) is a set of freeware batch files for using the freeware commandline programs CDRECORD and MKISOFS to burn CD-ROMs.

CDRECORD is a very good CD writing software, but tedious to use. I used it for several years but always forgot the commands. Then I wrote batch files, but forgot how to use the batchfiles. Now these batchfiles are really simple to use -- and there's no excuse for forgetting the usage anymore: just type CDHELP.

BatchBurn 2.0 now supports creating music CDs. Data CDs are always written in Multi-session mode. The BatchBurn archive file contains DO.EXE, which is used by a number of BatchBurn batch files.

Here you can download BatchBurn 2.0 for OS/2 BATCHBURN.ZIP (72 kB). The EMX runtime library is required.

First, you will run CDINIT to define the write speed, the name of the image file and of the directory, where you will place the data to burn. Then type CDFIRST if you want to burn an empty CD or type CDADD if you want to add data to an already existing CD. CDFIRST always writes "multisession" CDs, so you can later add data with CDADD. When using CDADD, the CD to which the data is to be added must be in the CD drive. Then simply type CDREC to burn the CD.

CDHELP shows this help text:

BATCHBURN 2.00 Freeware batch file set for CDRECORD, by Martin Vieregg January 2005

CDHELP shows this help text CDAHELP help for burning Audio CDs and creating MP3 files CDINIT edit your system specific settings CDINFO shows the system specific settings currently selected CDZIP NAME creates a zipfile of the current directory and places it into the directory with the data to burn CDZIPX same as CDZIP, but excludes some file extensions CDSPACE shows information about free hard disk space CDFIRST creates an image file for recording a new CD CDADD creates an image file for recording to a previously-used CD (multisession CD) CDADDDIR X:\MYDIR like CDADD, but makes image from specific directory CDREC burns the CD with the image file created by CDFIRST or CDADD CDFIRSTREC, CDADDREC runs CDFIRST+CDREC, CDADD+CDREC one after another CDDEL deletes the burn data from harddisk (directory and image file) CDTEST, CDNOTEST enables/disables test mode (does not really burn CDs) CDOPEN, CDCLOSE opens and closes CD tray

If you enter CDAHELP, you'll get the Audio help screen:

BATCHBURN 2.00 Freeware batch file set for CDRECORD, by Martin Vieregg January 2005 CDHELP shows main help text CDAHELP shows this help text about burning Audio CDs CDAREAD reads CD audio tracks and creates WAV files in the current dir CDAREAD2 same as CDAREAD, but reads from second CD/DVD drive CDAREAD NAME uses filenames NAME_01.WAV ... instead of AUDIO_01.WAV do not use spaces in NAME ! CDAWRITE burns all WAV files from the current dir to a new CD CDGOGO converts all WAV of current and sub dir to MP3 (gogo required) ----------------------------------------------------------------------- HOW TO COPY AN AUDIO CD 1. make an empty directory current 2. make sure that no AUDIO_*.WAV files are in the current directory, because they are deleted without warning by CDAREAD 3. place the source CD into the CD drive (same drive as burning) 4. type CDAREAD and wait until the drive opens automatically 5. place a new empty CD into the CD drive 6. type CDAWRITE and wait until the drive opens automatically 7. continue with step 5 if you want to make several copies

The Program GOGO.EXE is a very fast MP3 converter. The "CDGOGO" command solves two problems you normally have when using GOGO.EXE alone: First, the priority is too high to use the computer while encoding. Second, you have to execute GOGO.EXE for every single file, because GOGO does not understand wildcards.

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