I have a program that will burn an audiobook to CD, but I don’t really want a CD. I want .isos, or something like that. I could use a RW disk, and copy them over in a separate process, but that would take much longer.
Is there any software that will present itself as a CD burner to Windows, but will just create image files instead of burning to disk?
This is Windows XP in Parallels on a Macbook, so the virtualization may present a problem, but I’m hoping it won’t.
For creating .iso files, I use LC ISO Creator. Small, fast, no-frills, gets the job done.
But what you’re talking about sounds more like ripping audio CDs into audo files (e.g. .wav or .mp3). For this, I really really like CDex. It’s free, has tons of options, and generally Just Works.
Also, any decent CD burning software should be able to do this for you. I use Nero 5, which is no longer supported but is more hassle-free than the current Nero 8. Note that this is shareware, but the free evaluation version should give you an idea of what it’ll do for you.
I also have had people recommend InfraRecorder and DeepBurner - both are free, and both have no-install run-right-after-unzipping versions.
Thank you for all the suggestions, but that’s not quite what I need.
The audio files are in some stupid format, and, while I can burn them to CD, I can only do it using a particular program, which will only burn to cd.
So what I need is a program that presents itself to Windows as a CD-Recorder, but instead of writing bits to a CD, it writes them to a cd image file, which I can then load up in iTunes or whatever and rip to mp3.
I suppose you could burn them to CD (I’m assuming the software makes Red Book standard audio CDs), then rip the audio tracks. But then you’d be out a CD. Actually upwards of a dozen CDs if the audiobook is a decent length.
What’s the DRM-infected software you’re forced to use?