View Full Version : Copying Contents of CDs vs CD Images

08-12-2008, 10:59 AM
Which one is better? Legality reasons aside, i want to have a file server with all my cds on it, so i dont have a mess everywhere and i can just search for the CD over the network. Which method (copying the contents of the cds or using a CD Image maker ie Alcohol 120%) is better. Or are they both the same?

08-12-2008, 11:07 AM
I'd go for .isos. Always.

08-12-2008, 11:12 AM
yeah? Im not planning to reburn onto a CD (god i have way too many) I would hav thought if i need to use them its easier to have the cd contents copied.

08-12-2008, 11:13 AM
i use a program called virtualdrive pro , does a good job, so i can play old games of mine without the disc.

I'd imagine it would do what you are after.

08-12-2008, 11:20 AM
will look into it, cheers

08-12-2008, 11:24 AM
Alcohol 120%, Magic ISO, Daemon tools, any of those programs will allow you to use the images. ImgBurn is great for making and burning the images.

08-12-2008, 11:38 AM
alcohol can burn ISO's (or any other disc image) too

08-12-2008, 08:53 PM
Definetly iso's
If there's anything hidden I won't miss it.

And-most image burners/creators integrate themselves into the context menu anyways.

No fuss. Nice and Easy

08-12-2008, 10:01 PM
Actually, Alcohol 120% can make & burn them.. Alcohol 52% costs less, but doesnt let you burn the images ;)

I scored myself a free version off some magazine disc a while back, works a treat :)