View Roxio UDF CD without installing reader

Posted on 2004-11-18
Last Modified: 2006-11-17
How do I view images burned to a CD without installing the Roxio UDF Reader?
Question by:mrichmon
    LVL 95

    Expert Comment

    by:Lee W, MVP
    I doubt you can.  UDF is a format that is not natively supported by most operating systems.  Without the Reader, Windows doesn't know how to read the disk.
    LVL 33

    Expert Comment

    What he said.
    LVL 2

    Expert Comment

    Leew is right... its a pain in the butt isnt it....
    LVL 87

    Expert Comment

    Windows XP has some sort of support to copy files to a cd, and I believe this is based on UDF, so you may be able to read disks  with that OS. You will still have to "mount" such a drive.

    You can also close UDF CD's, that converts the file system to normal cdfs and then you should also be able to read the disk on any system which is cdfs compatible.

    Linux can have direct UDF support as well.
    LVL 95

    Accepted Solution


    Assisted Solution

    Have you tried Isobuster?

    Fantastic for CD/DVD recovery even when disc has errors. Full details can be read on their website, bit too much too copy and paste here. :)
    LVL 35

    Author Comment

    well turns out the cd was corrupt anyway so amybe that is why I was having problems.

    Thanks for the comments.

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    How to improve team productivity

    Quip adds documents, spreadsheets, and tasklists to your Slack experience
    - Elevate ideas to Quip docs
    - Share Quip docs in Slack
    - Get notified of changes to your docs
    - Available on iOS/Android/Desktop/Web
    - Online/Offline

    Hello to users to the new age of computers. There are so many products to choose from nowadays that you maybe confused to understand which product is the correct product for you. Let me explain briefly what should be the idea product for your best n…
    Great sound, comfort and fit, excellent build quality, versatility, compatibility. These are just some of the many reasons for choosing a headset from Sennheiser.
    Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
    In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor ( If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

    759 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    11 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now