View Full Version : Networked Cd Burner?

06-04-2004, 06:32 PM
I have a desktop with a cd burner and a laptop with a DVD player, I need to make a back up of a DVD to a cd-r (using some software) but as you can see the cd burner is on the desktop so is there any way to make it so i can use the burner on my laptop (with lan) ???? (using Nero 6)

06-04-2004, 06:38 PM
Tell the app you use to write a CD image. Then copy the image over to the desktop and burn it there.

06-04-2004, 07:25 PM
but theres no way to burn straight to the burner over the network, by way of say, mapping the drive?

06-04-2004, 07:35 PM
Will maping work?
(like still have the side bar buttons to burn and stuff)

06-04-2004, 07:40 PM
Nvm it no work, I would ISO but only 1 Gig left (untill i get new HDD)

06-04-2004, 08:03 PM
If you could fool it to allow burning over the network, you would probably only get coasters anyway.

The burner needs the file locally cached. It cant survive on the in-built buffer memory and the data transfer over the network is too lumpy. It would run out of data at critical times.

07-04-2004, 12:46 AM
This sounds just like what you're after:



07-04-2004, 01:39 PM
Personally I would'nt try it, one bad packet on your network when burning and you have just made a coffee cup mat.

07-04-2004, 03:20 PM
Why not? It worked fine for me. Just make sure you have good quality cables and you should be peachy!

Check each burn, you can set Nero to verify written data after each burn!


07-04-2004, 04:37 PM
TCP handles error correction so file corruption won't be a problem. They probably use an additional layer of checksums too.

And for the delay caused by any resends, the burning portion of the program will be heavily caching the data (perhaps even the entire image).

08-04-2004, 02:11 PM
I thought the Buffer Underrun technology (Burnproof etc) of current writers meant you could "get away" with temporary drops in the data transmissions until the cache had built up again.
Personally I write DVD's with the data being on a remote NW server (Still 10mb Full Duplex) without any problems at 4x.