write to CD-RW - is there something special about it?

Hello,

I have an application which needs to write to CD-RW, and I wonder if there is something special to know about it...

Usually it is not possible to write to a CD-RW as to a normal harddisk, so of course I wonder which additional components/drivers etc. I need...

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Lee_NoverCommented:
nothing free as far as I know

Magic CD/DVD Burner
it's a vcl component and you can get it from:
http://www.binarymagics.com/html/magic_cd_dvd_burner.html

I also had an ActiveX component free for noncommercial use, but I can't find it nor can remember the site
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DragonSlayerCommented:
You can write to it as a normal hard disk if you installed some packet writing software, such as Adaptec DirectCD.
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delphiheavenAuthor Commented:
okay, but without packet writing software I need some additional software/component/drivers like Lee Nover mentioned..? Right?

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DragonSlayerCommented:
Yeah... for CD-RW you must ensure your component supports multisession burning, otherwise the contents will have to be wiped off before new files are added.
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fire_flyCommented:
As an aside, avoid Adaptec CD writing software like the plague!  They have had some serious bugs with their software in the past, with the only solution being a complete reinstall, and their response to bug reports etc has been a cold "We don't care, the software's selling."
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