BYE BYE NERO YOU BLOATED PIECE OF SH*T!!!
My apologies to dziubek who requested this and I dismissed without proper investigation!
To those who (like myself) have been too Nero-addicted to consider Infra Recorder, it is by no means perfect (yet) but weighing it's imperfections against "at least 50Mb and 500+ reg keys worth of resource-hungry BLOAT" it is a small compromise I am more than happy to accomodate. As far as I can tell it is basically a front-end GUI for the most excellent Open Source CDR-tools collection.
Included in this pack is the Infra Recorder mp3 (lame) plugin, shell menu and file association with the programs own project file extension *.irp ONLY. And also an extra shortcut to Infra Recorder Express in %allusers%\StartMenu for quick lazy access to the wizard utility when required and all currently available language files.
A disclaimer about the install/uninstall for this regarding shellex. Because of the ridiculously stupid way that windoze handles it's file types I decided to install ONLY the shellex for the irproject class - because that's the only shellex I can guarantee a clean removal of. Some of you will understand why I had to do it this way and won't require an explanation - and those who don't understand already wouldn't understand my explanation if I could be bothered to write one. But what it means for you as the end user is that if you CHOOSE to manually add shellex in the program config then my uninstaller won't give you a clean uninstall.
And my other disclaimer is that I did not create or remove any reg keys for Cygnus Solutions (cygwin1.dll), firstly because the program creates them on first run anyway with no set value, secondly cos too many other CD-DVD utlities create this reg key anyway (and also with no set values LOL), and thirdly.... I have never actually SEEN any of apps actually write a real value under this key anyway - but "just in case" there actually exists one that DOES I thought I better not remove the useless damned thing ((((sigh))))
Also please note that I've configged the program to scan for devices on startup (which you will need to do to find your own media devices anyway) but you can disable that behaviour manually after 1st run if you choose (which I do). OK, I think that exhausting amount of release information covers everything you need to know.... so last but not least....
Please direct your thanks to dziubek for making us aware of this utility (even though we didn't listen at the time)
Infra Recorder v0.43.1
SIZE: 2.77 MB
Description: A free CD-DVD burning solution for Windows
Op System: Windows 2000, XP & 2003 (x86 only)
Title: Infra Recorder
License: Open Source
Installs to: "%programfiles%\CD-DVD\InfraRec"
Uninstaller: Removes program files, shortcuts, shell menus, reg entries, personal settings and user app data (log files)
Infra Recorder is a free (GPL) CD/DVD burning solution for Microsoft Windows. It offers a wide range of powerful features; all through an easy to use application interface and Windows Explorer integration.
* Create custom data, audio and mixed-mode projects and record them to physical discs as well as disc images.
* Supports recording to dual-layer DVDs.
* Blank (erase) rewritable discs using four different methods.
* Record disc images (ISO and BIN/CUE).
* Fixate discs (write lead-out information to prevent further data from being added to the disc).
* Scan the SCSI/IDE bus for devices and collect information about their capabilities.
* Create disc copies, on the fly and using a temporary disc image.
* Import session data from multi-session discs and add more sessions to them.
* Display disc information.
* Save audio and data tracks to files (.wav, .wma, .ogg, .mp3 and .iso).
Death to commercial bloatware!!!!!!! Long live lean, clean, free open source!!!!!!