Solved

CD-R Emulator

Posted on 2013-11-14
8
45 Views
Last Modified: 2016-07-10
Hello Experts,

I have a voice mail program which record calls all incoming calls.  After some time the oldest calls are deleted to conserve space.
it has a function to archive to a CD-R.  I'm wondering if there's a program out there that acts as a CD-R but actually saves to file.  An iso or something.
0
Comment
Question by:PLA_LTM
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
8 Comments
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
Michael Dyer earned 100 total points
ID: 39649642
Hi,

You can try this application:  Original CD Emulator

http://www.ztekware.com/product.htm

It supports virtual CD-R and they have a free trial so you can test it before you buy.
0
 
LVL 70

Assisted Solution

by:Merete
Merete earned 100 total points
ID: 39649770
Hi, I'm curious about your perception of a CD-r to my knowledge that's just backing up to a CD disc
there is also DVD-r or RW or +R
does it say what format it is saving the folder in?
An ISO?
The problem with CD is the amount of space, 750 megs but if files are burnt as a data disc you can fit a lot a more.

What a virtual drive would have to do with this?
A virtual drive or CD emulator is enabled so we can mount an image
it is used to open ISO or bin and cue files from a disc or a storage location off the hdd.

Say if we compress a lot of files to a Bin cue and mount that cue file in the CD emulator
you'll see a folder that you can either play or use.
Say for example Daemon tools, I've used this since back in the 90's  it may have  upgraded since then with a newer version than I have.
http://www.daemon-tools.cc/downloads
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daemon_Tools
I would compress all files,  especially games/ video movies/ anything really, it is compressed as an ISO or bin and cue burnt to disc or USB drive then reload the device in to a CD emulator? or virtual drive.
here's a basic guide but if your familiar with them you open a drive and then mount the image then go to your computer and open the Virtual drive
Daemon tools how to.
youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA2jcpxVwq4
guide
http://www.digital-digest.com/articles/mount_watch_iso_files_page1.html

My prefered storage now is to use a 1 terabyte USB HDD
Could you copy your recordings folder and simply paste them over to a USB drive very simply way to do it.
No need to compress it to an ISO or bin cue files just use as is.
Endless space really and you can use many USB drives for storage.
Could you set the recording directory to a USB drive keep it permanently connected.
Your thoughts.
0
 
LVL 54

Assisted Solution

by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
Joe Winograd, EE MVE earned 100 total points
ID: 39649835
Here's a good article that talks about it:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-cd-emulator.htm

And here's a link to its Quick Selection Guide:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-cd-emulator.htm#Quick_Selection_Guide

I haven't personally tried any of these products, so can't vouch for them. I simply pass them along for your consideration and testing/evaluation. Regards, Joe
0
DevOps Toolchain Recommendations

Read this Gartner Research Note and discover how your IT organization can automate and optimize DevOps processes using a toolchain architecture.

 
LVL 54

Expert Comment

by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
ID: 40017945
Hi PLA_LTM,
I'm trying to clean up a number of open questions, and it's been more than five months since the last post on this one. Please provide an update. Thanks much, Joe
0
 
LVL 54

Expert Comment

by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
ID: 41701994
The question is "if there's a program out there that acts as a CD-R but actually saves to file". The answer is yes, with these posts pointing to programs that create an emulated CD drive:

https:#a39649642
https:#a39649770
https:#a39649835

They all deserve to be solutions, imo. Regards, Joe
0
 
LVL 54

Expert Comment

by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
ID: 41702340
Thank you, eenookami — much appreciated!
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

All of the resources available today make learning a new digital media easier than ever-- if you know where to begin. This is a clear, simple guide to a few of the basic digital art mediums and how to begin learning them on your own.
This article was originally published on Monitis Blog, you can check it here . If you have responsibility for software in production, I bet you’d like to know more about it. I don’t mean that you’d like an extra peek into the bowels of the sourc…
Viewers will learn how to use the Hootsuite Dashboard.
XMind Plus helps organize all details/aspects of any project from large to small in an orderly and concise manner. If you are working on a complex project, use this micro tutorial to show you how to make a basic flow chart. The software is free when…

740 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