CDRWIN 4.0H for Windows

by Golden Hawk Technology

Avg. Rating 3.7 (229 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.9 MB
License Shareware, $34.95
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 87,954
Publisher Golden Hawk Technology
Homepage CDRWIN

Publisher's Description

CDRWIN allows you to create almost any type of Data, Audio, Mixed-Mode, or Multi-session CD, giving you complete control over the disc layout and track spacing. Disc-at-once is perfect for creating masters that are ready for commercial replication, as well as many other more common uses for CD recordable technology. It also features track-at-once recording, ISO9660 disc mastering, as well as containing a powerful disc backup utility.

Latest Reviews

bonzobonzo

bonzobonzo reviewed v4.0H on Jan 20, 2011

Very nice program for burning CDs from cue files. UNFORTUNATELY for some time it does not seem to have been updated to cater for new burners AND e-mails sent to tech support (techsupport@goldenhawk.com) have started to bounce (Remote host said: 550 Mailbox unavailable).

ghammer

ghammer reviewed v4.0H on Dec 4, 2010

Ah, the old days. Gee, if I had a Win95 machine, maybe I'd pay this price.

Windows 2000/2003/9x/XP / Shareware; $34.95

cricri_pingouin

cricri_pingouin reviewed v4.0G on Mar 4, 2008

I used to be a CDRWin fan when CD writers were the new top notch technology. Unfortunately, CDRWin has not evolved quickly enough, has been overtaken by the competition years ago, and is now several laps behind. Today, any other competitive product will give you a better deal in terms of both price and features.
I give it a 2 purely by nostalgia and in recognition to the services rendered in the previous millenium.

echohead

echohead reviewed v4.0G on Mar 4, 2008

old as hell, but still works.

McAleck

McAleck reviewed v4.0G on Mar 4, 2008

great, great stuff! always been! a big fat five

gehtnix

gehtnix reviewed v4.0G on Mar 4, 2008

no support for vista i don't care about.
BTW: it burns dvd

quota from gh.com:

What's new in versions 3.9?

* More than 1500 different CDROM and DVD recorder models are now supported. Please see Supported Devices for a complete list.

* Support for DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, and DVD+RW discs.

* Support for the UDF and UDF-Bridge filesystems.

* Multi-recorder support (record multiple discs at the same time).

i rate it 5 for being one of the most stable burning apps. could be beaten by imgburn in a few months...

raindrop

raindrop reviewed v4.0G on Mar 4, 2008

It's year 2008 and no support for Windows Vista.

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v4.0G on Mar 3, 2008

We have in year 2008 and this apps need at last DVD support, the age of CDs its slowly passing away.

gehtnix

gehtnix reviewed v4.0F on Aug 23, 2007

Despite the discussion about stolen code and not really being updated (besides of blacklisting stolen keys / keymakers plus adding new devices) i recently bought a license...finally, after years of extended trial periods. Why? Because cdrwin never ever gave me a coaster since i used it from v.3.7 on my Mitsumi 4802 TE. Though i don't need the unique features like the karaoke thing i still rate the burning dinosaur 5.

Accused

Accused reviewed v4.0F on Jul 4, 2007

Ahhh.. Been using this for years and years and I still use it today for the majority of my burning tasks. It's simple, not bloated, cue sheet support ( which is a big bonus for me since I like my audio ripped into one file with a cue sheet to control track changes and also using cue sheets maintains the overall sound quality for all tracks since it is just one file), gapless audio recording, DAO, and all that other stuff in a tiny little package that is very fast and dependable. I have never had a problem with it at all and I will continue to use it as I can.

Avg. Rating 3.7 (229 votes)
Your Rating
bonzobonzo

bonzobonzo reviewed v4.0H on Jan 20, 2011

Very nice program for burning CDs from cue files. UNFORTUNATELY for some time it does not seem to have been updated to cater for new burners AND e-mails sent to tech support (techsupport@goldenhawk.com) have started to bounce (Remote host said: 550 Mailbox unavailable).

ghammer

ghammer reviewed v4.0H on Dec 4, 2010

Ah, the old days. Gee, if I had a Win95 machine, maybe I'd pay this price.

Windows 2000/2003/9x/XP / Shareware; $34.95

cricri_pingouin

cricri_pingouin reviewed v4.0G on Mar 4, 2008

I used to be a CDRWin fan when CD writers were the new top notch technology. Unfortunately, CDRWin has not evolved quickly enough, has been overtaken by the competition years ago, and is now several laps behind. Today, any other competitive product will give you a better deal in terms of both price and features.
I give it a 2 purely by nostalgia and in recognition to the services rendered in the previous millenium.

echohead

echohead reviewed v4.0G on Mar 4, 2008

old as hell, but still works.

McAleck

McAleck reviewed v4.0G on Mar 4, 2008

great, great stuff! always been! a big fat five

gehtnix

gehtnix reviewed v4.0G on Mar 4, 2008

no support for vista i don't care about.
BTW: it burns dvd

quota from gh.com:

What's new in versions 3.9?

* More than 1500 different CDROM and DVD recorder models are now supported. Please see Supported Devices for a complete list.

* Support for DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, and DVD+RW discs.

* Support for the UDF and UDF-Bridge filesystems.

* Multi-recorder support (record multiple discs at the same time).

i rate it 5 for being one of the most stable burning apps. could be beaten by imgburn in a few months...

raindrop

raindrop reviewed v4.0G on Mar 4, 2008

It's year 2008 and no support for Windows Vista.

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v4.0G on Mar 3, 2008

We have in year 2008 and this apps need at last DVD support, the age of CDs its slowly passing away.

gehtnix

gehtnix reviewed v4.0F on Aug 23, 2007

Despite the discussion about stolen code and not really being updated (besides of blacklisting stolen keys / keymakers plus adding new devices) i recently bought a license...finally, after years of extended trial periods. Why? Because cdrwin never ever gave me a coaster since i used it from v.3.7 on my Mitsumi 4802 TE. Though i don't need the unique features like the karaoke thing i still rate the burning dinosaur 5.

Accused

Accused reviewed v4.0F on Jul 4, 2007

Ahhh.. Been using this for years and years and I still use it today for the majority of my burning tasks. It's simple, not bloated, cue sheet support ( which is a big bonus for me since I like my audio ripped into one file with a cue sheet to control track changes and also using cue sheets maintains the overall sound quality for all tracks since it is just one file), gapless audio recording, DAO, and all that other stuff in a tiny little package that is very fast and dependable. I have never had a problem with it at all and I will continue to use it as I can.

hell0

hell0 reviewed v4.0F on Jun 27, 2007

Except for adding support of new writers, the application hasn't changed in years. That being said, it's still a solid burning software that is great at doing what it's intended for. Of course, it will be bashed on this site since it's not a freeware or open-source even though it has nothing to do with product quality.

CDRWin is light, portable and is stable. After all these years, I still use it for some burning tasks.

HelgeFossmo

HelgeFossmo reviewed v4.0F on Jun 27, 2007

Many years ago this software was the best for certain tasks. For example it used to be the only burning program that could successfully write Playstation 1 game isos. This was 5-6 years ago and the UI looked the same back then. Today I can't see why the program are kept up to date.

The UI was outdated many years ago and nothing has changed. Burning suites like Nero can do everything that CDRWIN can and many many more things, and Nero is also much more user friendly.

mharvey

mharvey reviewed v4.0F on Jun 27, 2007

Wow. A blast from the past. I bought this program way back when I got my Ricoh 6201S 2x burner. It was the best thing for burning audio CDs since you could do DAO and get gapless recordings. I still have the program but I have not used it in a LONG while. The best thing about CDRWin is that it is very simple to install (just copy the files to a directory) and it does not depend on loads of DLLs in the windows directories. I am sure that it is still a great program and does the job.

sashka

sashka reviewed v4.0F on Jun 26, 2007

do they still make it? i think there are a lot of freeware apps which will do better then cdrwin does. but years ago it was great. crappy interface, but did it job.

comeoffit

comeoffit reviewed v4.0F on Jun 26, 2007

This thing sucked years ago, and today...LOL is right!

Point Zero

Point Zero reviewed v4.0F on Jun 26, 2007

Can't do else than ..... LOL

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v4.0D on Jan 30, 2007

I thought this thing was dead and buried?

It just doesn't compare to other offerings - but I'll give it a 3 cause it's "Average" by comparison.

ProngZ

ProngZ reviewed v4.0C on Nov 29, 2005

I still love using CDRWin in fact in the Karaoke authoring community we have to use one of 2 programs: CDRWin or MTU's Microstudio and MTU is rather pricey but CDRWin get's the job done.

Unless you want to go though an hours work and complicated steps to fool Nero into writing the CD+G subcode so that your graphics fil it written to the disc to creat the CD+Graphics to display on televisions.

and since v3 and above work just fine there is no need too keep upgrading....

kashin

kashin reviewed v4.0C on Aug 30, 2005

Somebody put this lumbering dinosaur to sleep already. The original developer has left this software behind many years ago, much the same way the developers of Winamp have done recently. That is why CDRWIN will always remain the same and only minor updates will be issued to support new hardware. Other than that, don't expect any major improvents such a re-design of the interface or any additional features. The only reason this software remains is because Golden Hawk Technologies is determined to squeeze every last penny of profitability out of it. As far as I'm concerned this thing has long outlived it's usefulness and there are far better alternatives. Don't waste your time and money on this piece of junk.

pyridox

pyridox reviewed v4.0C on Aug 30, 2005

Nice, and it works, but it's antiquated. They need to update the interface to include DVD format. If you just need a CD copy program, this will fit the bill. Otherwise you will need a package like Nero, which does all formats, such as DVD & audio.

dougau

dougau reviewed v4.0C on Aug 29, 2005

Well, I tried it and pretty much the same review for 4.1b because it’s pretty much the same as 4.1a.
Ancient Interface and poor support. Wont back up copy protected CD’s like Alcohol or Blindwrite. No DVD support like Nero or easy CD Creator. I bought this program around four of five years ago and they wanted me to pay full price every year to continue to get updates. Not anywhere near worth the money when compared to other CD and DVD copy tools available today.

Pandoriaantje

Pandoriaantje reviewed v4.0A on Jul 19, 2005

Best bin/cue ripper/burner there is!

One of the few that doesn't choke on SubIndex information and really preserves them.

raw read/write, gap preservation for audio tracks (as opposed to some full featured suites like alcohol 120% a.o. wich just ignore gaps).
clean gui, stable engine...

hkm

hkm reviewed v4.0A on Jul 19, 2005

I agree with below reviewer -- this proggie's time has come & gone. Cool to have come up with BIN-CUE, but it's time to get a good product going to compete with lots of good freeware alternatives.

Ulmo

Ulmo reviewed v4.0A on Jul 19, 2005

- It's old and does not everything
- It's not free

But this soft is easy and will never crash a burning is your media can be written.
It's probably useless if you have new hardware, but if you don't, it will work faster and safer than any other burnin soft.

husky87

husky87 reviewed v4.0A on Jul 19, 2005

does the job perfectly

and to be honest when burning most .cue files other burning programs Sh#$ themselves where cdrwin burns without error :)

I-Be-wAx

I-Be-wAx reviewed v4.0A on Jul 18, 2005

I agree with Orbiting234 ... at one time it was THE cd burning software. Before the days of overburning and buffer overrun protection it was flawless ... never a coaster. I use it to this day for any and all bin/cue burning. I'll admit, $39 a year for just a cd burning util is asking a lot, and not adding DVD ripping/burning is unexcuseable. I gave it a 5 because it does what its coded to do flawlessly. Can't say that about very many pieces of software these days ... especially the OS's we run.

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v4.0A on Jul 18, 2005

They've got to be kidding. Even CDBurnerXP is better than this rag, and CDBurnerXP is totally FREE!

First, they want you to pay full price once a year for it, the interface is horrible, it's limited to CD's only.. on and on. Have you ever tried to navigate and create custom and burnable images? Without a road map and instructions, it's pretty horrendous. All for the privilege of pretty much paying once a year to rent it, rather than own it.

Alcohol120% absolutely blows this cr@p away, as does Sonic Record now, Nero, Fireburner, CDBurnerXP, and pretty much every burning package out there. Avoid this... it's simply not worth it. Anyone giving it more than a 1 or 2 is leading a VERY sheltered life. I'd give it a zero if I could.

Oh and by the way... I have used this software (much to my own chagrin) and my opinion is based all on experience with this and the other software that I wrote about.

dougau

dougau reviewed v4.0A on Jul 18, 2005

Ancient Interface and poor support. Wont back up copy protected CD’s like Alcohol or Blindwrite. No DVD support like Nero or easy CD Creator. I bought this program around four of five years ago and they wanted me to pay full price every year to continue to get updates. Not anywhere near worth the money when compared to other CD and DVD copy tools available today.

JeRrYFaR

JeRrYFaR reviewed v4.0A on Jul 18, 2005

I used to love this program until I bought it a couple of years ago.. Their support center is a joke.. I was having a problem burning (with some error).. turned out to be a software conflict..

They told me to "get another burner" and then hung up on me.. very poor support.. I wouldn't recommend this program just due to that.. :-P

Someone reviewed v3.9K on Feb 14, 2005

This program is small, simple to use, efficient and *FINALLY* Supports my Plextor PX-716A! I use Nero for almost everything, but sometimes CDRWin performs the tasks that I am trying to accomplish a lot quicker than the navigation pain in the #&*(# of Nero. I honestly prefer CDRWin to burn images and extract tracks, it's just much easier to navigate for me, but to each their own.

keekles

keekles reviewed v3.9K on Feb 14, 2005

This is ancient software. Use a free alternative like burnatonce.

pyridox

pyridox reviewed v3.9K on Feb 13, 2005

This program was very hot, a couple of years ago. But since then, there are programs now that do much more like Nero. Thr author hasn't really changed much since the program originally came out.

httpd.confused

httpd.confused reviewed v3.9H on Oct 7, 2004

CDRWIN was great in 1792 when optical discs were a thing of awe that people sat around and stared at in amazement. Today, CDRWIN is a piece of crap with a horrendous interface and a sorely lacking feature set.

Inray

Inray reviewed v3.9H on Oct 7, 2004

I have to agree with previous reviewers that CDRWin is actually abandoned by its author. He just added new devices, blacklisted pirated serials and asks subscription fees from registered users (like me).
Those are the bad points, but there are also good ones.
CDRWin as a burning utility, works great, creating less coasters than any other burner application ever used. It's very stable, and fast, sometimes even faster (marginally) than professional applications like DiscJuggler.
So i rate it with 5 although i cannot suggest it as a full blown burnering app.

fbecke

fbecke reviewed v3.9G on Jun 28, 2004

I know all you burners out there look for fancy features, including other than simply burning. As for me, I want a program that burns and burns on the first blank inserted. I'm tired of trying more than once... Thus, I'm trying this out... Listening to the first one now...three tracks, so far no problem..

file_sys_guy

file_sys_guy reviewed v3.9G on Jun 18, 2004

Let me just say that I *was* a registered for quite a long time. Yes, the UI could have been improved, but CDRWin did what it was designed for and left a very small system footprint. My main CDRWin gripes include an ISO image creation engine that has occasional flaws in its handling of large collections of files and directories and its lack of recording support for Panasonic/Matsus***a DVD Multi (LF-D521/SW-95x1/SW-95x2/UJ-81x series) drives. This last deficiency really puzzles me, as these drives (which can all write to CD-R\RW), have been available for several years. Not an encouraging sign from CDRWin's author...

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v3.9G on Jun 17, 2004

This was a favorite and must have for a long time. For bin/cue it was tops. Everything below this review is right on the mark, and so I add my two cents worth to say that it's over guys. Unless you can incorporate some other features, an easier to use interface etc etc yada yada... give it up. And, oh, by the way... it costs too much for what you offer.

rotjong

rotjong reviewed v3.9G on Jun 17, 2004

At one time this CDRWin did it's job and did it well [enough]. I've always felt the GUI was piss poor but it worked where other software had issues many years ago. Time has passed and other programs have evolved and improved. Where I once had issue with Bin/Cue files and Nero I no longer do and I will use Nero instead of CDRWin. I have simply no reason to have CDRWin on any system I use or own because it's antiquated. The addition of DVD support is a feeble addition to keep this program current. Updating the supported drives is nice but... it's time to throw in the towel. CDRWin's days have passed.

Lokheed

Lokheed reviewed v3.9G on Jun 17, 2004

Completely agree Bootblock. One of the reasons I know use Nero. I am not in favour of the bloat that comes with it, but CDRwin just doesnt cut it anymore. There arent really any other alternatives with a nice GUI to Nero.

What is the point of new releases for CDRwin? Added support for new drives and added serials to the blacklist. There hasnt been any new features added and I still wonder how they could actually want money for this program. In the past 4 years NO new features have been added (maybe burn-proof and support for DVDs). Why on earth would you pay for something that statistically proven will never add a new feature or change problematic features.

Small and light but certainly nowhere near user friendly.

roj

roj reviewed v3.9G on Jun 17, 2004

This program has seen its day. With freeware applications such as burnatonce on one side and Nero on the other, there is little use for an application such as this (and at its price point) with an interface only a mother could love.

Time has definitely passed it by.

BootBlock

BootBlock reviewed v3.9G on Jun 17, 2004

Very bad listview design methodology: does CDRWin include the full paths you've added, or does it include just the content "below" them? Who the hell knows until you've done a few test burns to see how it works. It should use a treeview and the root node should be the actual disc compilation itself (its label) and not a stupid included path. CDRWin hasn't changed for six years, and counting. Used to rule (for protections, anyway - generation compilations was a weak point even back then), but now.. oh dear.

Zedy

Zedy reviewed v3.9F on Jan 29, 2004

CDRWin is one of those rare programs.
It just keeps on working and working well.
Unlike the huge NERO it doesn't suffer from the constant bugs introduced with every upgrade.
The only upgrades it ever requires are those needed to support newer devices.
The program itself is easy to use and you would need to be a total idiot for it not to burn exactly what you want. Selecting the correct settings you require are extremely easy to do.

The Faceless Master

The Faceless Master reviewed v3.9F on Jan 29, 2004

It still doesn't support my drive (Lite On LDW 440D)

I remember in the 20th century this app was GREAT, but oh how the mighty have fallen.. it saddens me.. i just use Nero or Alcohol now..

Error404

Error404 reviewed v3.9E on Sep 7, 2003

Some DVD-r support finally!

Tylenol

Tylenol reviewed v3.9E on Sep 5, 2003

Oh how the mighty have fallen.

BootBlock

BootBlock reviewed v3.9D on Jun 14, 2003

I originally used CDRWin back in 1998 and.. it hasn't changed. At all. As per usual, Goldenhawk provide absolutely *no* change log whatsoever (I'd wager that they only blacklisted yet more serials in this new version.. as usual), even their website is 100% the same and hasn't changed over the course of 5 years except for the addition of the words "Windows 2000" and "Windows XP". The files list for creating CDs is very poor and just weird - the number of times I've written a CD only to find out that CDRWin has included the full path within the directory structure or has splattered all the files into the root of the CD is AMAZINGLY ANNOYING. I expect updating CDRWin's interface to be beyond Arnold's capabilities. In summary: CDRWin used to be good, now it isn't. Not even close.

ssb

ssb reviewed v3.9D on Jun 13, 2003

Excellent !!!
My favourite CD utility. Mastering, copying, burning in a small, fast and stable package.

Perezoso

Perezoso reviewed v3.9C (2/15/03) on Mar 17, 2003

Incredibly small and simple. The best for BIN/CUE. I use Nero for the other formats.

muka3d

muka3d reviewed v3.9C (2/15/03) on Feb 17, 2003

Incredible, stable, and very useful program. Gets better with every release! Good work Golden Hawk!

raindrop

raindrop reviewed v3.9C Updated on Feb 9, 2003

Golden Hawk Technology, updated CDRWIN 3.9C again (for the third time, from 665 kb to 666 kb and now 667 kb) but didn't update the product number (they could do: 3.9Ca, 3.9Cb etc...)

ssb

ssb reviewed v3.9C on Jan 13, 2003

Big leader for people who know nothing on computers and a small utility drives them to the edges of their poor brains.
I have no objection that Nero is a nice prog, regardless the nationality of it's authors. But it's not a utility program like CdrWin. Nero is a full application but at twenty MB installed does the same as CdrWin (1MB). Nero uses over than thirty (30) dll, exe, ocx files while CdrWin is single exe.
This is a BIG difference if you know what i mean :)
And by the way i have nothing against Germans it they DON'T stole names, trademarks and programs.

netean

netean reviewed v3.9C on Jan 12, 2003

I have an external USB (1) driver, which seems to be generally unsupported by the big cdwriting apps like nero and roxio. Tried this and to my suprise it found my cdrw drive, unfortunately there the happiness ended as it was so flaky, would get a little way thru burning anything then forget about the drive, I'd have to restart the app to get it find it again.
Wasted litereally dozens of cdrs before I gave it the boot.

(now use stomp record now max, which although isn't as good as nero/roxio, at least works every time)

avoid cdrwin, it's pants

Rob2771

Rob2771 reviewed v3.9C on Jan 12, 2003

First off 4.0 was a BETA version only and never became anything other than that (It was intended for SCSI drive use only). GoldenHawk Pulled the 4.0 beta and put the multirecorder support from 4.0 in versions starting at 3.9a.

This software has been nothing but stable for me and has always done an excellent job. SHAM = NOT!!!!!!!!!

Pennan

Pennan reviewed v3.9B on Sep 22, 2002

There's no sham.
I bought a key over a year ago and it still works with any version released within that timeframe.
For obvious reasons it does not work with versions released after my key exipred.

dougau

dougau reviewed v3.9B on Sep 20, 2002

This company and software is a sham. You get to rent the software for $39.00 for one year. After that, your key quits working with both new and old versions of the software. If you want to use any version after that it will cost you $19.00 a year for a new key. You should skip this junk and go with Nero.

DVation

DVation reviewed v3.9B on Sep 20, 2002

first of all CDRWIN 5 is not made by goldenhawk...thats another company alltogether...secondly this is the only app I use to burn and make bin/cue...it rocks

bongburger

bongburger reviewed v3.9A (6/25/02) on Jun 26, 2002

To start I'm reviewing CDRWin5 (5.02.000)(Beta¿?¿), yes it dose exist it’s just very rare to find.
A lot of work has been put in to CDRWin 5, with a brand new interface, DVD support (but I haven’t been able to test this as I don’t own a DVD writer), virtual CD/DVD support, (S)VCD support, Nice little Label editor, online/local cddb support, burnproof and alike support. The big let down is that the image format has changed from .bin’s & .cue’s to .cdr, and as of yet I have not been able to find away to force cdrwin5 to create images in the old format

In all a good program and it should be out soon, i hope...

klumy

klumy reviewed v4.0A Beta (2/19/02) on Feb 20, 2002

very powerful program, but the interface is brutal

jwjw1

jwjw1 reviewed v4.0A Beta (2/19/02) on Feb 20, 2002

Jeff does not have change logs..and there seems to be no change's...Jeffs Tactics are well known that the only thing he does is change the software to Blacklist Keys...he won't give up and they wont either...this new version does nothing but give the BSOD...Jeffy Boy has now step into Malious Tampering with the Personal Computer..I give this Software a ZERO....and think Jeff is a Loser

kizer

kizer reviewed v4.0A Beta (2/19/02) on Feb 20, 2002

Can we say nero?
Is it me or does it get annoying with apps like this come out yet nothing is really mentioned in what updates have been made and 4.0a has been out for a long time. From the interface we can all tell its never been updated. I do like the ease of operation, its great at making images and its failure rate on burning images is pretty good. When it all comes down to it nero does everything this thing will ever do and more, until cdrwin adds more well, Im personally sold on nero burning rom.

ABCStore

ABCStore reviewed v4.0A Beta (2/19/02) on Feb 19, 2002

Add VCD/SVCD for example

franzj

franzj reviewed v4.0A Beta (1/27/02) on Jan 28, 2002

Rock solid burning ends at CDRWin. I love it.

xer0

xer0 reviewed v4.0A Beta (12/27/01) on Dec 28, 2001

running win2k,
made my computer restart

lordcyber

lordcyber reviewed v4.0A Beta (12/27/01) on Dec 27, 2001

incompatible with my nec 8x4x32 cd-rw drive, but it's definately usefull for rolling your own ISO images. I used it to make a bootable sp2 integrated version of my retail win2k cd so I wouldn't have to keep installing SP2 everytime I reloaded my machine.

unless I'm lucky enough to get a free full copy of win2k professional sp3 integrated at the conclusion of win2k sp3 beta I'll most likely being creating a new sp3 integrated version for my own personal use and destroying my SP2 integrated copy.

Wyojake

Wyojake reviewed v4.0A Beta (11/28/01) on Dec 17, 2001

Downloaded, installed, caused Xp home edition to continually reboot when starting the program. Uninstalled crap incompatible program.

eje_s

eje_s reviewed v4.0A Beta (10/13/01) on Sep 26, 2001

Some people says is buggy... Might the same ppl maybe use hacked serialz?
It often causes cdrwin to burn incorrectly.
I've seen the results of some burnings with that symptom, i.e. audio-cd with one track, no valid filesystem and so on.

I have to admit that the 2x-speed demo thing sucks but
other than that CDRWin is THE best program for burning .iso:s!
and not for mentioning cue- & bin-files...
You have to believe me on that point, sice i've tried a lot of programs, including Nero, Discjuggler and blindwrite. Some iso:s only worked with CDRwin.
The new version of fireburner remains untested however.

Deep_X_Blue

Deep_X_Blue reviewed v4.0A Beta (8/13/01) on Aug 16, 2001

Hmmm know what I Don't understand is that I've had this release for quite some while know (at least half a year)!!! So why do they start writing about it know!?!?

But the prog is very nice, and its the only cdrwin that works with my burner (hp 8200i)

dragonelf

dragonelf reviewed v4.0A Beta (7/8/01) on Jul 17, 2001

Uh the thing has HORRORIBLE demo what the heck is the 2x speed thing about???? Really dumb... Get fireburner it's free and it's so MUCH better. And none of that SPEED capping.

Tylenol

Tylenol reviewed v4.0A Beta (7/8/01) on Jul 9, 2001

If you have Nero, copy the WinAspi32.dll file from your Nero folder to WinNT/System32 and it will work fine. If you dont have Nero, hunt around for Aspi_Me and install that. You will need to roll back your date to sometime in 98 for that to install.

A WORD OF WARNING. For some reason ASPI_Me makes same of your programs think you're running Windows NT and may cause some problems.

winxp_user

winxp_user reviewed v4.0A Beta (7/8/01) on Jul 9, 2001

Anyone know where to get the aspi drivers for Windows XP Pro RC1 or what do I need to do to get that driver install on XP RC1 so I can run CDRWIN 4.0 beta or 3.8 right on it?
Any help would be appresicated. Thanks

mcazabon

mcazabon reviewed v4.0A Beta (5/21/01) on May 22, 2001

CDRWIN 3.8a-e beta has been out for over a month, I don't know why everyone is shooting down. I have a Plextor 16X burner with burn proof tech and it rules with CDRWIN. Not one coaster

Peter Gozinya

Peter Gozinya reviewed v4.0A Beta (5/21/01) on May 22, 2001

I think its very nice. My wife and I use ErieX for our Internet access and being able to check our ErieX mail from this is a great feature.

TWReX

TWReX reviewed v4.0A Beta (5/21/01) on May 22, 2001

Good proggy, when it works. It had its hay-day. Problem is, they don't support what they sell. If you can't find your problem in their FAQ on the site, give up. I made the mistake of buying it. I won't upgrade when my year is up.

Tylenol

Tylenol reviewed v4.0A Beta on Apr 17, 2001

Umm.. yea. Back in the day, CDRWIn may have been all that. Unfortunately Goldenhawk and more specifically Jeff Arnold does not care about their customers. Hey Jeff, where is the cue sheet editor promised back in version 2??!! We're still waiting. I paid high dolar for this program and continued to pay outrageous upgrade prices waiting for new "features" that never came. That all ended some time back. I got fed up of recieving 0 technical support for my money and basically no new originiality being introduced into this program. Same drab interface this program has been wearing since day 1 almost. Do yourself a favor and get Fireburner instead. Hey Jeff, you suck.

bbroussard

bbroussard reviewed v4.0A Beta on Apr 17, 2001

Gets the job done. The interface is not very intiuitive and the help(less) file is worthless, but it accomplishes the task at hand with little or no fuss.

For those of you having problems with "winaspi" problems under 2k, copy the winaspi from your windows sytem folder into the same folder where you installed CDRWIN and things should be all good...

Have fun...

felix

felix reviewed v4.0A Beta on Apr 17, 2001

Terrible user interface. I prefer Fireburner over CDRWin.

tem0

tem0 reviewed v4.0A on Feb 19, 2001

CDRWIN is the bar.

jinno

jinno reviewed v3.8D on Dec 6, 2000

First, if your CDRW is Atapi/ide drive, you need to download
forceaspi_17. or aspi!.exe you must do FTP search for this.
If your CDRW is SCSI, then, go to Adaptec and download
aspi32.exe (which happens to be exactly the same file for
W98 and NT).
As for programs, if your main purpose is to burn CD with bin/cue from Newsgroups, this is the program you need.
Fireburner frequently dies under Windows 2000. ( I don't know why. It was my choice under NT4.)
Or you get much more sophisticated programs like
WinonCD or Nero. NTI CD Maker Pro .on the other hand, does not work well. (3 machines..could not find supported CDRWs,
2 machines..yes. All CDRWs were listed in supported devices.
So batting average became very bad.)

paul587

paul587 reviewed v3.8C on Sep 25, 2000

if you have adaptech easy cd creator 4.01 install this first on 2000 and it will install the rquired aspi drivers for you to use cdrwin all versions.

marsf

marsf reviewed v3.8C on Sep 23, 2000

ok program. sometimes it stops burning, nodody knows why, but thats the only problem i found.
Concerning ASPI drivers in W2K, what i did is ugly but works; I copied the wnaspi32.dll which is in Nero installation dir to winnt\system32 dir, and it works fine.

lpt1com1

lpt1com1 reviewed v3.8a - 4/03 on Jun 15, 2000

If you need Win2k support for ASPI, look for a program called ASPI32.EXE
It is for NT, but works very well on win2k. This file is made by adaptec, go search their site for ASPI32 NT 4 and you should be able to find it.
If you can't find it, let me know and I'll see if I can get you a URL for it. lpt1 (at) cyber-wizard (dot) com

tecknotot

tecknotot reviewed v3.8a - 4/03 on May 1, 2000

Does anyone know to get the ASPI layer and this program working under Windows 2000? The program won't work cuz it keeps asking for the ASPI layer which is not installed on my system, any help would be appreciated.

TheMatrix

TheMatrix reviewed v3.8A - 3/22 on Apr 1, 2000

Ya masterjedi im having the same problem. Im running windows 2000, on a celeron 500 with 256 ram. I also think the link is bad or the person that uploaded the new version did not upload a good version

masterjedi

masterjedi reviewed v3.8A - 3/22 on Mar 25, 2000

(BIG RED X)"Windows cannot run this program because it is in an invalid format" followed by: (Error Starting Program)"The C:\CDRWIN3\CDRWIN.EXE file was not compiled for a CPU that is compatible with this version of Windows. Contact your vendor for a newer version"
What BS is this? I have Windows98SE running on a P3-550@733 with 192MB ram. I used the link here on this page to download.

marc

marc reviewed v3.8A Beta on Feb 18, 2000

An excellent program. Small easy to use (although the GUI is ugly).no coasters at8x for me anyhow.
PS for audio (and only audio) you could also try Feurio (www.feurio.com)

Phutile

Phutile reviewed v3.8A Beta on Feb 18, 2000

yaaaaaayyyyyy! ATI is finally puting out drivers for 2000. But I can't complain, other companies won't or will take forever for this to happen. I'm glad to see ATI isn't lagging behind...I can't wait until the multimedia center finally gets done...cuz I really can't stand to go into windows 98 SE anymore...even for the multimedia stuff.

GlassVial

GlassVial reviewed v3.8A Beta on Feb 16, 2000

This is another beta of this same version number, not the same old beta. I believe this is his 4th beta of the same version number if I've been counting correctly. I'm glad to see the webmaster got some smarts and put a listing for the new FIREBURNER beta which doesn't make coasters like CDRWin does :)

tigika

tigika reviewed v3.8A Beta on Feb 15, 2000

Excuse me? it has been 3.8a for like 3 months now!!

Nom_

Nom_ reviewed v3.8A on Jan 30, 2000

What's all this Coaster stuff ???
Burner software should hardly ever make coasters - if it does, then something's f*cked on your system.
Nero & CDRWin, or CloneCD are the only burner progs you need to copy anything.
Not Fireburner, cos there's things it can't copy that the others can.

SelloutMoFo

SelloutMoFo reviewed v3.8A on Jan 27, 2000

CDRWIN! is evil and causes world famine and war. Fireburner is the best it comes with a new Ozone layer replenisher feature that automaticaly rebuilds the ozone layer when you use it, thus saving the whole human race. Plus it costs way less than CDRWIN! so buy it now! Get new and improved Fireburner for whiter whites across the whole wash!

PS me and GlassVial are not in the pay of, or sleeping with the author of Fireburner (its grrrreat ;)

GlassVial

GlassVial reviewed v3.8A on Jan 23, 2000

CDRWin (properly registered) makes coasters at 8x, whereas fireburner (new version 1.05 available now at www.fireburner.com) burns BIN files PERFECTLY at 8x (I just burned one last night)...CDRWin has to be dropped to 6x in order to not make a coaster. Poor coding, crappy beta.

Innuendo

Innuendo reviewed v3.8A on Jan 22, 2000

CDRWin is a lean, mean burning machine...I'm a registered user. I registered even before he dropped the price & I felt it was worth every penny. Contrast that with Fireburner which wigged out on a BIN file of a near-80 minute CD...fired up CDRWin and it made short work of that image: a perfect CD.

lecatpuke

lecatpuke reviewed v3.8A on Jan 22, 2000

CDRWin never burns coasters for me.. and for the ignorant that don't know better, if you enter a blacklisted unlock key, you'll STILL register, but it will coaster most every CD you make.. perhaps that's why people dislike it? :) (If you're gonna pirate CDRWin it takes some brains ;p)

Maxpowa

Maxpowa reviewed v3.8A on Jan 22, 2000

Quit it with the fireburner commercials here. CDRWIN is a very competent piece of software. It didn't give me a single coaster till this day. It has a weird interface, but everything is in place. Haven't seen a better application for working with ISO files. It's fast, small & does the job the way it should, no fuzz, no buls***.

Endzeit

Endzeit reviewed v3.8A on Jan 21, 2000

I still prefer Nero to any other burning app.
CDRWin's GUI is simply horrible and it still can't automatically convert MP3s to an audio CD - so what?

Ian@CDRLabs

Ian@CDRLabs reviewed v3.8A on Jan 21, 2000

Works with my Yamaha 8424 and thats listed as not supported too!!!

kowrek

kowrek reviewed v3.8A on Jan 21, 2000

What's new? This is the same version I've had for over a month. Anyone know what's up?

ruccus

ruccus reviewed v3.8A on Jan 21, 2000

I used to love CDRWIN, until I tried Fireburner. I have used Fireburner with my brand new HP 9100+ 8x burner for almost 1 month now, and I have NOT made a coaster of a single cd. NOT ONE SCREW UP. It's amazing, and it'll burn BIN/CUE and ISO format. Kudos to this program, check it at http://www.fireburner.com/

dolaiemo

dolaiemo reviewed v3.8A on Jan 21, 2000

CDRWIN will release the support for Plextor 8432 at early Feb and hopefully they won't delay the progress.

seiiya

seiiya reviewed v3.8A on Jan 21, 2000

Does anyone know yet this CDRWIN supports Plextor 8432A(8x Write,4x Re-write,32x read)? If not, when cdrwin going to release this supported device?
thanks,

edber

edber reviewed v3.8A on Jan 21, 2000

Who buys MITSUMI Drivers? Yamaha or Plextor are the only real CD/CD-R's on the market.

derra

derra reviewed v3.8A on Jan 18, 2000

GShep,
Hi all I too have used cdrwin for several months. Great program. Like ANY program it Cannot possibly do everything everyone wants. However it is very easy to use and has power features to spare. :)

eMpTy

eMpTy reviewed v3.8A on Dec 30, 1999

Between this and Nero you can do anything you ever wanted to a cd...EZCD is for lightweights...

Big Daddy

Big Daddy reviewed v3.8A on Dec 29, 1999

I have used cdrwin for almost 1 year, I found betas of 3.8 to be very nice up until the last 3 builds which for some reason won't work with my Panasonic 7502. Before this problem it was my favorite burning software. The strange thing is that the documentation still says it supports my burner??

kpn

kpn reviewed v3.8A on Dec 29, 1999

Kickass program from Goldenhawk....CDRWin Rocks :)

MaZe2ooo

MaZe2ooo reviewed v3.8A on Dec 29, 1999

doesnt support my burner :P

SAV2880

SAV2880 reviewed v3.8A on Dec 29, 1999

I can dispute what the above person said. While it's not freeware ($20 Shareware), online registration is available. Apparently this previous reviewer didn't do his homework.

GuANu

GuANu reviewed v3.8A on Dec 27, 1999

no support for Mitsumi 2801TE which after asking around, seems to be a popular burner.

DJWesley2K

DJWesley2K reviewed v3.8A on Dec 27, 1999

IF you want perfect CD copies and don't need more "coaster burns", then download this program! Need coasters? use Adaptec EZCD, the best program for that!

Thank you very much ...

quakelord

quakelord reviewed v3.8A on Dec 19, 1999

CDRWIN IS A GREAT LITTLE PROGRAM, BUT I PREFER ADAPTEC EASY CD CREATOR 4.0 WHEN I WRITE AUDIO CDS BECAUSE IT ALLOWS YOU TO BURN AUDIO RIGHT FROM MP3.

russachini

russachini reviewed v3.8A on Dec 19, 1999

Works fine for me (Win 98se). It has more stations that Microsoft I think. Don't complain so much that it pops up errors and stuff. That's what you get when you run beta software!

kowrek

kowrek reviewed v3.8A on Dec 17, 1999

It does exact CD copying very nicely, however, it doesn't burn audio CD's from MP3. Use NERO, a much better program for this. Also found at betanews.
-Kody

asaenz

asaenz reviewed v3.8A on Dec 17, 1999

I gave this program 3 stars but it showed up as 1. I also meant to mention if would be nice if the program updated the system time clock at user selected time intervals and if the time, and maybe date, could be displayed iin a different format(s).

kerbo

kerbo reviewed v3.8A on Dec 15, 1999

Although not free like FireBurner, this is a case where you get what you pay for. The depth of features goes far beyond simply burning images or copying an existing CD. The program is simple enough for average users but also has the extra features hard-core techie-types really like to see. It is the extra features that sets CDRWIN apart from the others.

squidly

squidly reviewed v3.8A on Dec 14, 1999

I like CDRWin, but since I tried Fireburner (http://www.fireburner.com) from the creator of Binchunker,
I changed my mine it costs you half of the price and you get a BIN burner and the Binchunker in bonus! Thats why I give CDRwin a 2! :)

Dartanian_Mozambique

Dartanian_Mozambique reviewed v3.8A on Dec 14, 1999

I also use Easy CD Creator for some things, but CDR-Win can't be beat for perfect DAO backups(especially backing up your Playstation games).

certz

certz reviewed v3.8A on Dec 9, 1999

It's a very good program, but it is NOT freeware like it says up above, you must purchse a license code to use it an any other speed besides 1x. I perfer Easy CD Creator for the eye candy and mp3 tech.

DVAR

DVAR reviewed v3.8A on Dec 5, 1999

dbotr

dbotr reviewed v3.8A on Nov 29, 1999

All I can say is GoldenHawk has taken a wonderful product and made it even better.

hilbe

hilbe reviewed v3.8A on Nov 29, 1999

Best solution to burning .BIN and .CUE. Great CDR support and error handling. The feature of overburning is also great for those larger CD images.

rodbegbie

rodbegbie reviewed v3.8A on Nov 28, 1999

A superb wee program. Not as intuitive as something like Easy CD Creator, but it has the power to do everything you need (as long as you're willing to dig a little!)

david

david reviewed v3.8A on Nov 28, 1999

Would be nicer with a graphics update but still fun, it is about time someone counters all the Windows bashers that the Mac Platform has.

Takki

Takki reviewed v3.8A on Nov 28, 1999

I don't know what's wrong with this (I == Author :) ). I am just trying to fix these FileForum bugs. If I can't fix them, visit http://www.shoran.com and download the file there. Sorry :/

jadsantos

jadsantos reviewed v on Nov 28, 1999

ide support

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