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DVD-R on a LAN

By ghelsing ·
How can I write to a DVD-R connected to a LAN running Windows 2K?

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by Securitytech In reply to DVD-R on a LAN

Other than the obvious, using it from the PC it is in, I don't think you can use a DVD-R that way. I believe a RW/+RW can with the right writer package.

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by ghelsing In reply to DVD-R on a LAN

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by RCOM In reply to DVD-R on a LAN

First I'm going to ask if the burner is in the computer that your using and not on another PC out on the network? The reason I say this is because of the way the question is worded. It seems like you want to remotely burn to a drive that's not physically installed in your computer.
This would be a strange way to burn CDs but it could be done. You could use something like PC Anywhere for the remote connection.

Go to the PC with the DVD-R and insert a blank CD then you need to have the software to remotely operate that PC waiting for a connection. Then go to the computer you want to use and connect to the other PC and just run the burning software and hope the disk comes out OK. If the process fails as it often does you'd have to go back to the PC and insert another blank.

Now, having said all that, here is an answer for what I think you mean. This isn't very hard to do. You have to have access to the files you want to burn. If you need assistance with setting up file shares then let us know and that issue will be addressed. Most CD burning software uses a split-window format basically the same as Explorer. You have a window showing the source files and then there's a window where you put your selections using drag and drop. So if you have access to shared files on another computer then you can easily select those to save to the CD just like any of the local files.

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