Welcome to webCDwriter
webCDwriter can be used to make the CD- and
connected to a Linux box available
to all users in your network. It consists of the server
CDWserver and the clients webCDcreator and rcdrecord.
CDWserver stores the files transmitted by the clients,
reserves the CD-writer and controls the CD-writer using cdrecord.
webCDcreator is a Java applet that runs within your
browser, assists you when putting together a CD
and transmits the files.
Finally rcdrecord is a command line client
that tries to offer the functionality of cdrecord over
the network (not complete yet).
In addition to this there are several extensions like using
MP3s for audio CDs and adding files to a data CD made easy
by the command files2cd.
multi user support
the client webCDcreator can run as a
JavaTM Web Start application
or as an applet within your browser
fully web-based - no installation on the clients
supports data CDs, audio CDs and multisession
use the image of a bootable floppy to make a bootable CD for PCs
the ISO image of data CDs is created while burning
(saves time and disk space)
MP3 decoding for audio CDs using
- multi writer support (connected to the same server)
burning independent sessions
- export of server directories
- verifying the CD after writing it (optional)
copying a data CD in a CD-ROM drive on the server "on the fly"
to the CD-writer
- user accounts
- upload the files from one machine and burn them by another one
- command line client rcdrecord
messages in webCDcreator
If you get empty boxes instead of the characters, try to
your font.properties file.
Note: Chinese and Korean support is still experimental.
I need feedback on this!
Red Hat Linux,
Slackware 8.1 package
available (thanks to Eric Hameleers)
protection against writing files of different users to one medium
status output while waiting for a writer
link the files that are already on the server instead of copying them
use all writers available to burn several copies of a project
DVD+R/+RW/-R/-RW support by running Andy Polyakov's excellent
the server was tested on Mandrake Linux 9.0
at least 800 MB of free disk space on the server for one session
- mkisofs sometimes fails to build an image
- Netscape fails to run webCDcreator on Mac OS
- webCDwriter requires cdrecord-1.10 if used on Linux kernel 2.4
- mpg321-0.1.5 (Red Hat Linux 7.2) runs into an endless loop
- perhaps a MD5 based backup system