Active@ Data CD/DVD/Blu-ray Burner. Screenshots

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Active@ Data CD/DVD/Blu-ray Burner Screenshots

How to write files and folders to the CD/DVD/Blu-ray disk. Screenshot

To burn files and folders to the CD/DVD/Blu-ray disc

Step 1. Specify files and folders to be burned.

  • Click Add File toolbar button Add File pic to add a single file, or several files (multi-selection supported) to a collection using the standard Open File dialog.
  • Click Add Folder toolbar button Add Folder pic , or press Insert key, to add a single folder to a collection using the standard Browse for Folder dialog.
  • Choose Create New Folder menu item from drop down menu of Add Folder toolbar button, to create a new folder within a tree.
  • Use context menu over File Tree area to execute the same commands.
  • You can also Drag and Drop files and folders to the File Tree area from the Windows Explorer

Step 2. Choose a Target, or burning device and transport: SPTI, SPTD or ASPI:

  • SPTI - This transport is preferable for NT-based systems (NT4/2000/XP/Vista). It can't be used for Windows 9x (95/98/ME) systems. Under Vista allows to burn user without Admin's rights. XP and earlier systems – Admin's rights required.
  • SPTD - This transport is preferable for NT-based systems (NT4/2000/XP/Vista). It can't be used for Windows 9x (95/98/ME) systems. Requires special drivers to be installed and machine reboot is needed. If drivers installed properly - allows any local user to burn (without Admin's rights). Look into Active@ Data Burner installation folder for files SPTDinst-v162-x64.exe and SPTDinstv162- x86.exe to install SPTD drivers on x64 & x86 plathform respectively.
  • ASPI - Intended for Windows 9x systems (98/ME). For others still supported in compatibility mode, but requires winaspi32.dll in the application directory.

Step 3. In Options - specify burning preferences:

  • Disc Label - by default it is a current date.
  • File System - select either UDF (Universal Disc Format) or ISO9660+Joliet
  • Speed - select one of available speeds supported by burner and media combination.
  • Erase Media - for Read-Write (RW) media type - erases it first before burning starts
  • Burn in Test mode - simulates burning process, but laser is turned off
  • Verify Data - after burning is complete - verify how data has been written, check for reading errors
  • Eject Media - after burning is complete - eject CD/DVD/Blu-ray
  • Quit Burner - after burning is complete – exit an application
  • Shutdown PC - after burning is complete – shut down and turn off the personal computer

Step 4. Insert a blank CD/DVD/Blu-ray disc into the CD/DVD/Blue-ray disc drive and click the Burn Data button.

Step 5. See the progress. To cancel data burning you can click the Cancel button.

Automation of burning data to CD/DVD/Blu-ray

Command line syntax:

[/QUIT] [/SHUTDOWN] [/BURNER=[1,2…]]

Software accepts command line parameters to automate burning process:
/ADD=FOLDERPATH - adds a folder to the list of items to be burned. FOLDERPATH parameter is a full path (i.e. "C:\Program Files\My Folder\") to the target item to be burned. Must be in quotes if contains spaces.
/FILE=FULLPATH - loads a tree from a collection being saved previously. If item exists in collection, but not on disk, it just being ignored. FULLPATH parameter is a full path (i.e. "C:\Program Files\My Folder\My Collection.cdb") to the saved collection. Must be in quotes if contains spaces.
/ERASE - erases RW media before burning starts. Ignored if media not RW.
/VERIFY - file tree verification after burn process has completed.
/EJECT - ejects media after burning.
/TITLE=LABEL - sets a label for a disc to be burned. Must be in quotes if contains spaces.
/BURN - process of burning data CD/DVD starts automatically right after program launch. If some command line parameters not specified explicitly, last used parameters will be loaded for the command execution.
/EXIT-IF-OK - if command is successfully completed, program auto-exits. If errors detected - you will see error messages on the dialog (no auto-exit).
/FS=[0-CDFS, 1-UDF] - specifies which file system to use. Zero sets ISO9660, One sets UDF.
/QUIT - application exits after burning is complete
/SHUTDOWN – turn off the personal computer after burning is complete
/BURNER=[1,2…] – specifies target burner to use. One is first detected (displayed in combo box).

Note: You cannot use parameters /ADD and /FILE all together.


To burn Data CD/DVD automatically from command line and exit the program after successful burning, run:

C:\> DataBurner.exe /ADD="C:\Temp\My Folder" /VERIFY /EJECT /BURN /EXIT-IF-OK /FS=1 /
TITLE="My Album"

This command adds a content of folder "C:\Temp\My Folder" (with all its content - recursively) to the list of items to be burned, sets a label "My Album" and starts burning immediately after loading using UDF file system, verifies data when burning is complete, ejects media, and exists if no errors detected.