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2 Preliminarily manual for X-CD-Roast 1.19
5 *** Please see the file "FAQ" for further information. ***
7 There is also an (old) online manual at:
11 A PDF-version of that manual is available as the file "xcdroast-manual.pdf".
12 Thanks to James C. Geneva <firstname.lastname@example.org> for the conversion.
15 This file only states some very basic usage of X-CD-Roast.
17 I put a lot of effort in making this release "fool-proof".
18 After you installed and started X-CD-Roast (see README)
19 you are prompted to enter the setup-menu.
21 All buttons and controls provide tooltip (bubble) help, when you
22 rest the mousepointer more than 2 seconds above it. This should
23 help you in most cases. Options greyed out are currently not
24 implemented. These will come in future snapshots.
26 In most cases all your devices (e.g. DVD-Writer) are detected
27 correctly automatic. Refer to the FAQ to more exotic setups.
29 In setup you have to specify at least one image-directory.
30 Pick all directories you want to store images in and put them
31 in the image-partition-list in the HD-Setup. You can only
32 add exactly one directory on each physical partition on your drive.
33 (This makes it easier to calculate the available disk space.)
35 When you have more than one image-directory you can tell X-CD-Roast
36 to add all the space in them to store much more data as possible with
37 only one directory. X-CD-Roast will distribute all read tracks
38 automatically to the available directory in case it would run out
39 of space otherwise. However, it won't break up big images - so a
40 600 MiB image cannot stored when you have 400 MiB free in one directory and
41 500 MiB free in the other. You will get a "disk full"-warning when you try
42 to start to read the track. On the other hand an audio-disk with 10 tracks
43 needing about 70 MiB disk space each can stored easily. The first 5 tracks
44 would fit it the first directory and the other 5 in the second.
46 Sounds complicated, but it actually very easy and quite a nice feature.
48 You may now wonder how you know where the track have been stored.
49 The answer is simple - you dont have to know. X-CD-Roast keeps track
50 of that. For each CD read, X-CD-Roast will create a .toc-file
51 (Table-Of-Contents) which has stored which tracks belong to which CD and
52 where exactly all fitting tracks are saved.
54 So when you want to burn your CD you just have to pick the .toc-file and
55 X-CD-Roast handles the details.
57 When you delete the tracks after writing you simply can double-click
58 on the .toc-file and all the tracks belonging to that CD will be automatically
59 selected. Therefore its easy to keep track even when you stored lots of
60 CDs in your image-directories. You have always only exactly one file
61 to watch: The .toc-file.
64 One more thing: You can double-click on any of the devices in the
65 device-scan-screen in setup to get a detailed output of the device
66 properties. (Gives for a MMC-writer a real informative output).
69 Ok...this is all you need to know to copy or create your CDs.
70 Please be sure to check the "README" and "FAQ"-file first before mailing me
71 any questions.
73 04.06.2017 Thomas Niederreiter <email@example.com>