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Windows 7: MS Burning ISO's is fine - why not a CREATE ISO func

18 Oct 2009   #1
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 
MS Burning ISO's is fine - why not a CREATE ISO func

Hi MS. (And I know a lot of MS employees DO read these Forums).

I'm glad you've added a nice fast SIMPLE burn ISO function to W7 -- works great and is a nice SIMPLE non Bloat app.

Why not just add the CREATE ISO function - I know one can do it with the CLI (Command Line Interface -- not via GUI) program makeisofs - but wouldn't it be great to have a nice SIMPLE BURN app embedded into the OS so I can finally get rid of having to use some of these bloated Burn DVD apps -- Nero used to be good but much too much bloat.

I'd also like to see some DVD AUTHORING functionality added to Windows Media Center and a better Database system for organising media -- I do it manually with a MySQL DB (and a WAMP server Windows, Apache, Mysql, PHP -- can't be bothered with IIS - too complicated for me ).

(Windows Port of makeisofs here)

http://www.student.tugraz.at/thomas.plank/index.html


I suppose the EU would rabbit on about competion here - but it DOES make logical sense - but I suppose Sense and the EU commission are contradictions in terms.


Cheers
jimbo


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18 Oct 2009   #2
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I'd also ask for the CREATE ISO to include making it bootable. In otherwords, CREATE BOOTABLE ISO.
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18 Oct 2009   #3
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

While not directly from MS (the author, Alex Feinman, is a Microsoft MVP), this ISO recorder has served me well since the days of XP:
ISO Recorder v3
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18 Oct 2009   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
...I do it manually with a MySQL DB (and a WAMP server Windows, Apache, Mysql, PHP -- can't be bothered with IIS - too complicated for me ).
A bit off topic... IIS 7 is too complicated for you? I never found a server so easy to setup and get running with PHP! And yes my main development language has been PHP for several years now...For me I would drop MySQL and use SQLite which is built right into PHP's extension, no extra service running. http://php.iis.net/
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18 Oct 2009   #5
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

two things -- IIS is not too difficult by itself but to get a decent server running with php and a database function WAMP is fine (especially if you are used to the equivalent Linux LAMP functionality).

With IIS you have to add a database and Php etc. the WAMP system is much easier as its essentially a 1-click install.

As for DB systems that's basically user preference -- I've used MySQL for ages -- works fast and is robust and stable.
Others might like SQlite, Ms sql server or whatever.

The other point -- Burning an ISO is not the problem -- the W7 does it fine

I'm talking about CREATING the ISO from a set of files in the first place.

Cheers
jimbo
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18 Oct 2009   #6
Jpeg9999

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I think that creating ISOs is associated too often with ripping copyrighted material. Now I know that every ISO isn't copyrighted, but M$ probably doesn't want to be involved with making it EASIER to rip DVDs and CDs (which may or may not be copyrighted).

This is just a possibility.
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