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  • Need to find a command line burning utility

    It seems there's no lack of them available. http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...urning+program

    I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations or preferences on what to use.
    Regards,
    Jeremy

    Network Consultant/Engineer
    Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
    www.gma-cpa.com

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    Re: Need to find a command line burning utility

    What sort of options are you looking for? What are you looking to use it for? I've used the one at http://www.commandburner.com/ before. It works.

    MePH
    "All technology should be assumed guilty until proven innocent." ~David Ross Brower

    CCNA, MCSE, MCSA, Security+, A+

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    • #3
      Re: Need to find a command line burning utility

      Originally posted by mephitic View Post
      What sort of options are you looking for? What are you looking to use it for? I've used the one at http://www.commandburner.com/ before. It works.

      MePH
      I'm looking to schedule a script that will burn some files to a CD.

      I had taken a look at Command Burner earlier today and was going to test it out tomorrow.

      Thanks MePH.
      Regards,
      Jeremy

      Network Consultant/Engineer
      Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
      www.gma-cpa.com

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      • #4
        Re: Need to find a command line burning utility

        It's easy enough to script with it. Good luck.

        MePH
        "All technology should be assumed guilty until proven innocent." ~David Ross Brower

        CCNA, MCSE, MCSA, Security+, A+

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        • #5
          Re: Need to find a command line burning utility

          Not tried it my self but this looks promising too; CreateCD utility is designed as a command-line-based alternative to the
          GUI-based CD-Recording process in Windows XP and Windows 2003
          http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/CreateCD.htm

          Or, if you have Nero, it has a commandline program called NeroCmd.exe

          alternatively, you can use ntbackup to create a backup file in, or use xcopy to copy files to, the user's folder...\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\CD Burning ('fullpath' = value of: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Exp lorer\Shell Folders\CD Burning). After that, by right-clicking the "CD write" icon -or- the right-clicking 'cd-drive' and selecting "Write these files to CD" the burning process starts.
          This whole thing can be automated by using a Vbscript, a few different examples can be found on the internet.
          - using 'sendkeys': http://groups.google.co.uk/group/mic...b767e531560715
          - using 'namespace("driveletter")' and 'InvokeVerb': http://groups.google.co.uk/group/mic...e241ba3547434e

          On the msdn site you can find much better script examples using the 'IMAPI objects' to burn optical media, but that is supported by Windows Vista only.

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          • #6
            Re: Need to find a command line burning utility

            Well I tested out Command Burner today. The documentation is horrible. The functionality is there.... you just have to use logic and some educated guessing.

            -If everything isn't right it doesn't give an error, it just doesn't run.

            Undocumented:
            -if you want to tell it to burn to a specific drive the syntax is cmdburn burn [driveletter:] /f filename.ext
            - /d is for burning a directory... I think. I haven't tested it fully (I only had two blank CD-Rs in the room with me... I'll grab a an RW tomorrow)
            -I either screwed up on the label syntax or it doesn't work (/l)
            -you need to either specify the full path to the executable or add it's directory to the command path.

            I did get it to burn what I wanted and it's a free tool so I guess I can't really complain.

            Rems, I'll check out CreateCD to see if I like it better. I saw it yesterday but haven't downloaded as of yet.

            I'll have to check to see if I have Nero. (I think I do...)
            Regards,
            Jeremy

            Network Consultant/Engineer
            Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
            www.gma-cpa.com

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            • #7
              Re: Need to find a command line burning utility

              Originally posted by JeremyW View Post
              It seems there's no lack of them available. http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...urning+program

              I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations or preferences on what to use.
              windows server 2003 resource kit command line utility cdburn.exe (which will run on XP of course)








              C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools>cdburn
              Usage:
              cdburn <drive> -erase [image [options]]
              cdburn <drive> image [options]
              Options:
              -erase Erases the disk before burning (valid for R/W only)
              -sao Writes the image out in "session at once", or cue
              sheet, mode (default is "track at once")
              -speed Speed of burn, or 'max' for maximum speed
              -imagehaspostgap Use if your image already contains a 150 sector postga
              p
              The [image] must be provided unless the -erase flag is set.
              If both an image and -erase are provided, the media will be
              erased prior to burning the image to the disc.

              C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools>
              VCDX3 #34, VCDX4, VCDX5, VCAP4-DCA #14, VCAP4-DCD #35, VCAP5-DCD, VCPx4, vEXPERTx4, MCSEx3, MCSAx2, MCP, CCAx2, A+
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              • #8
                Re: Need to find a command line burning utility

                Originally posted by jasonboche View Post
                windows server 2003 resource kit command line utility cdburn.exe (which will run on XP of course)
                Hmm, I was under the impression that it only could burn an image. I'll give it a shot too.

                Thanks.
                Regards,
                Jeremy

                Network Consultant/Engineer
                Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
                www.gma-cpa.com

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                • #9
                  Re: Need to find a command line burning utility

                  The original question asked for a command line for burning CDROMs. Sorry, I didn't read the rest of the replies. If you need flexibility with the tool, cdburn.exe may not be for you.

                  By the way, there is also a dvdburn.exe variant of the tool in the resource kit.

                  Jas
                  VCDX3 #34, VCDX4, VCDX5, VCAP4-DCA #14, VCAP4-DCD #35, VCAP5-DCD, VCPx4, vEXPERTx4, MCSEx3, MCSAx2, MCP, CCAx2, A+
                  boche.net - VMware Virtualization Evangelist
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                  • #10
                    Re: Need to find a command line burning utility

                    Another option MAYBE : Cheetah

                    Haven't tested it myself, but heart some good stuff of it.
                    It's a trial though.

                    Greetings

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