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Giveaway of the day — CDRWIN 8

CDRWIN 8 is the ideal burning software package for starters and professionals.
$9.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 542 70 comments

CDRWIN 8 was available as a giveaway on January 4, 2012!

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$39.95
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Complete, reliable and fast Windows PC backup software for personal use!

CDRWIN 8 is concentrated and proven burning power for your CD-, DVD- and / or Blu-ray-writer with a diabolically new and modern interface, which offers the most important functions quickly and clearly arranged.

"Better arranged than e.g. Nero" is what our software is titled in edition 01/2011 of ComputerBild (Europe's biggest computer magazine)!

CDRWIN 8 highlights:

  • Direct copy of data-CDs/DVDs (incl. computer games) and audio-CDs
  • Burning and creation of ISO-, BIN- and XMD-images as well as Cue-Files
  • Authoring of Orange Book-compatible data-CDs (CD-ROM, CD-ROM/XA) as well as data-DVDs and Blu-ray discs. Also suitable for creation of MP3- and h.264/MPEG-4-CDs/ DVDs & Blu-ray discs.
  • Automatic setting of the platform-overlapping ISO 9660-file system and the Windows Joliet file system for display of long file names and complex directory structures.
  • Authoring of Red Book-compatible audio-CDs (CD-DA) in Disc-at-Once-mode with manually adjustable track breaks and CD-Text.
  • Support of Disc at Once (very important e.g. for standard-compliant creation of audio-CDs and when copying from CDs/DVDs), Track at Once (important in case data-CDs are to be extended retroactively) and Session at Once (CD-extra).
  • Ripping of audio-CDs in MP3/WMA or WAV. Supports the reading of CD-Text, freedb.org and the manual input of title information
  • and more...

System Requirements:

Windows 7/ Vista/ XP

Publisher:

Engelmann Media GmbH

Homepage:

http://www.engelmann.com/eng/cdrwin8.php

File Size:

41.2 MB

Price:

$9.99

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#70

Thank you :-)

Reply   |   Comment by yongwoo kim  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#69

In spite of the huge number of users who were unable to register this product (CDRWIN 8) yesterday, neither GOTD nor the software publisher took any action. In fact, and instead, in a desperate display of smugness and arrogance, a note was ADDED to tell those users that in spite of their much higher than usual numbers, THEY were at fault.

This simply isn't true. This is the FIRST time ever, in years of using this site, that I was unable to register the given program, even after three different tries, in which I got a message telling me an e-ail was on the way. It NEVER did come! Each of these issues should be dealt with individually by the publisher (Engelmann Media). They DO have our information. They should be duty-bound to honour the registration.

Perhaps you and your daily publishers should reconsider that time-honoured notion of "The customer is always right". Just because we are getting the software free, does not give us any less relevance, nor make us less worthy of dignity.

Reply   |   Comment by Ian MacPherson  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#68

Unable to install software after half a dozen tries. Installation takes me back to the give away page and says CDRWIN 8 activated - what next? but I never get an email with the activation code. I've looked in the jumkmail directory and tried using a different email address but nothing seems to work. Also, during installation it never provided me with a choice of where I wanted the software installed. I'd like to try this but I've wasted a lot of time trying to figure out how to get the install going and now the time is up.
Sorry, I would have like to check this software out in actual use.
Thanks anyway,

Cindy

Reply   |   Comment by Cindy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#67

@44 umaxy
My biggest concern is the online install for these "giveaways" which allows these people to plant whatever they desire in my computer.
eg. their toolbars and/or change my homepage to suit them.
Besides I'm not about to pollute my computer just to test their new releases for free.

For the last 15 years I always used the tried-and-true burning software that comes with the actual burner.
Initially it was Roxio and lately it's Nero, and both allow offline install and do everything I need done, perfectly.

Reply   |   Comment by FreebieHound  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

I gave up, no mail whatsoever, even after many attempts not possible to install the software. Propose to react in this forum and comment on any new software describing the mechanism chosen for installation e.g. password in install file OR (not preferred while not working !) via mail...... That way users will be warned BEFORE they lose time trying to install the files. Meanwhile CDRWIN is not a tested and thsu not preferred package.

Reply   |   Comment by JC  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#65

Get error when trying to install CDRWIN says unable to connect which is funny since I am online now at download page????

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#64

Burrrn supports CD Text. I've used it to make cds with both FLAC and MP3 files.

Reply   |   Comment by "V"  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#63

I much prefer KRyLack Burning Suite for its ease of use and simplicity.

Reply   |   Comment by Sparkles  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

Agree ImgBurn freeware is comprehensive. But ImgBurn is not very user friendly. You need to know what you are doing.
The entire installed folder of ImgBurn is only 3.1 MB.

#22:
it continues to perform as it always did; lightweight and problem-free
CDRWIN 8 download is 41.2MB. After installation, CDRWIN 8 folder size is 21.3 MB. Not really lightweight compared to ImgBurn.

CDRWIN 8 does not have packet writing [e.g. InCD (Nero) or DLA (Roxio)]. Now DLA is called Roxio Burn and they made it compatible with IE8. Packet writing allows user to use the DVD like a floppy disk to which they can add or delete files freely.

For many years, have been using ULead's excellent (paid) software named Burn.Now 1.5 for packet writing purposes.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#61

I think it is better to give the registration code in the read me text than asking for email address as it is causing problems to many users. Remember there is only 24 hours to activate the product. Those who don't get the registration code will be greatly disappointed. Pleagse try to rectify this problem

Reply   |   Comment by vvv  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#60

I'm frustrated by the fact I've yet to receive an activation email of any kind, although I've signed up for this. It seems many others have the same problem. Isn't GOTD going to help us out?

Reply   |   Comment by IrregularHonour  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#59

downloaded and installed with no problems. win7 32bit. worked fine for my basic needs. Did not like adding files first to the box then clicking on OK to add to the screen. Would like this to be a one step process.

Reply   |   Comment by Rosa  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#58

I can't use this program because i need WMVcore.DLL which means i need to have windows media player. well glad i didn't buy this program cause it wouldn't work =(

Reply   |   Comment by GuestForeverX  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#57

Okay Guys ... 292 for (50%) 292 against (50%) ... which is it???

Reply   |   Comment by rickster_02  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#56

For # 7......Dont let the door hit ya in the ***

Reply   |   Comment by Cherokee  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#55

Could somebody please post the address for the popup to ask for a code?
My computer crashed after installation before I could order one and the second time I installed I didnt get the winow.
Thanx
Adam

Reply   |   Comment by Adam  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

Doesn't compress movies to fit (DVD5), like 1Click Copy or DVD Cloner8.

Reply   |   Comment by mark holliwell  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#53

I tried copying a popular golf game and the software quickly created an image okay but my computer won't run the back up copy saying it's a back up copy and to insert the original disk, so unfortunately, it's a "fail". I will be uninstalling as I already have two burning programs, Nero and Windows itself.

Reply   |   Comment by Hrad  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#52

BTW, the normal price for this is 9.99 Euro, not USD. I think that's about $14.00. The newer version 9.0 is 19.99 Euro.

The most obvious suggestion for the program is to get a native English speaker to do your translations.

Reply   |   Comment by Godel  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#51

Installed, registered on 64bit Win 7 with no problem. Works as advertised, reasonable price considering the competition and virtually no learning curve even for the beginner crowd. I like it, thumbs up!

Reply   |   Comment by Dennis K  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#50

Not a bad program, But in my opinion any software that "recommends" turning off antivirus and firewall before installing is dodgy to say the least. Many other programs are able to be installed without turning off your security, so why not this? Just that reason gave it a huge thumbs down for me. As to the actual functionality, well it does nothing that the multitude of free burning applications out there do and has an absence of features that some free applications include so that is disappointing. Overall this software is mediocre and unimpressive. Maybe if they included more features, then that might make the $10 asking price more palatable. But for me this is a non starter and will not make it onto my system.

Reply   |   Comment by Scott  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#49

I’ve bought 3 programs from Engelmann and I can tell they are decent, as said before. However, to compete in media handling they will have to get professional quickly. They expose themselves too much before being ready for it. Freeware world is better and easier than dealing with amateurs, even when they are well intentioned.

@CompNetTeach (#41): I was here yesterday and still admire Giovanni very much. Many people, for sure, only come here to write his name in the ‘Ctrl+f’ field. Of course we also have ric, Fubar, mike, OldScotty, MikeR, papin, and few others to search for. But I believe he was the one that was most missed during the holidays. Yesterday’s accident does not give anyone a free go on criticizing him for no reason. He has the right to support softpedia, especially when helping all of us.

Reply   |   Comment by 1969born  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

# 41 ==> CompNetTeach


Giovanni seems to have a love affair with softpedia: visiting the author’s sites http://www.imgburn.com & http://cdburnerxp.se and then downloading from an official mirror helps to support the freeware author if you don’t wish to donate (increase google page / ad ranking, decrease bandwidth use).



LOL!! Softpedia is just a Software LIBRARY....and anyway you can reach the author site from SOFTPEDIA too (see link on software description): ever noticed it??

I usually post Softpedia links simply because, before releasing any download link, they always check out whether or not a certain software contains MALWARE...

So once a program is published on their vast library, you can be sure that it's 99.9999999% FREE from SPYWARE!!! As simple as that!!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#47

On xp sp3 everything work perfect.Program is verry good but not have active option multisesion perhabs because is to a low price.I like it because is simple.Thank.

Reply   |   Comment by Doru  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

I already had the last version from GAOTD . The new one appears to have used that registration. I hope it did anyway.
On testing it does notcreate an .ISO directly from an Audio CD .
I doubted it would but the information didn't say it wouldn't.

" Burning and creation of ISO-, BIN- and XMD-images as well as Cue-Files"
That is from data files not directly from an audio cd .
So if that is a feature you are looking for this program won't do it.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

This is not Golden Hawk's CDRWin.

But then again I can't even get Golden Hawk's website to work... do they still exist?

Reply   |   Comment by KnightFire  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#44

I personally quit using this companys shit a long time ago all it does is mess up machines with bombardents of email to all the email addresses they can get from you when you block them they want another one and thier crap does not work very long on win 7 64 ultimate, just a word to the wise it is not gaotd fault its that german company

Reply   |   Comment by Brent  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#43

No problem downloading and got my two emails almost intantaneously. My problem (even though I did install the previous version through GOTD) is not that I got a diabolical message, but the registration key provided did not work. AND I did use "cut & paste". Now, when I go back to the previous version, I get the message that my trial period has expired.
There is also a message that the program offered is a full program with limited functionality - not quite what we are used to on this site.

It seems that I have no alternative but to uninstal both versions. This is protectionism gone mad!

Reply   |   Comment by Ken Bates  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

@27
The comment is exactly what I was going to say. I like to add that the freeware available may not have the graphics this fine program has but I rather not worry about the appealing graphics and use a freeware with no registration problem , no waiting for e-mail confirmation .....

Reply   |   Comment by umaxy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#41

After waiting 8 hours still no email and yes checked spam. Giving up and uninstalling and don't think I be using GOTD anymore as things like this happen quite a lot. FEED THE HAMSTER GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Russ  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#40

Have not received an email confirmation or activation code after 3 hours. Same problem as #37 and others. I wanted to try this, but the activation is flaky at best. This should be reviewed by Engelmann and GOTD. Thanks however for the attempt.

Reply   |   Comment by Renn  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#39

Engelmann as usual, has put out an application with an (embedded) MSI installer that uninstalls properly, behaves well, has media support based on Windows Media Format 9, and is a fairly good package (though it does have the firewall annoying giveaway registration process that defaults to GERMAN). But, I hate to say this, there is nothing in this package that stands out as demanding a recommendation. CDRWin is reasonably easy to use though. For a recommendation, it must do more things better than either of the following two products.

ImgBurn is my CD/DVD/BD burning program of choice, with the ability to manipulate a very large number of options, but this results in a steep learning curve for newbies - if you chose to change from the defaults. (Nothing else I've come across allows mixed ANSI & Unicode support.) It's about the only package that does a useful full image verification after burn. Though it does not support audio CD creation, it does support audio CD imaging & copy. It's updated regularly, and the support forum is very active - the community does the best job around at nailing down weird drive / media interactions. Seriously consider a donation to Lighting UK for her work.

CDBurnerXPpro is my recommendation for the average user. I've actually gotten an (almost) luddite to learn how to burn mixer CDs, do conversions to/from MP3 using this package, and create / backup CD/DVD/BD data discs. It does require .NET to be installed - during the changeover to .NET it was problematic, however, the current version is now very robust.

Unfortunately, I can't seem to find a package that properly handles multi-session media any more. Roxio (pre-XP, during Adaptec days) used to be able to fully support multi-session burning (albeit, sometimes in a roundabout way requiring interim copies, unclose & close). Now better CD burning packages only support one-pass mixed-mode data/audio CDs. Nero (early) 5 had an add-on to read older "hidden" sessions. Unfortunately, both these features are no longer available. Too bad, because some of these techniques were used with DVD camcorders & Windows' built-in burning (backup) routines, and to recover scratched / unclosed discs, these features are really useful.

Giovanni seems to have a love affair with softpedia: visiting the author's sites http://www.imgburn.com & http://cdburnerxp.se and then downloading from an official mirror helps to support the freeware author if you don't wish to donate (increase google page / ad ranking, decrease bandwidth use).

So, given some of the interesting things Engelmann has done with their offerings, there are certainly things that can be done to make this a standout - but alas, the market for burning software is becoming more & more ROI limited... after all, both my recommendations are freeware.

Reply   |   Comment by CompNetTeach  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)
#38

If you have a need to read here is the manual.
ftp://ftp.engelmann.com/manual/cdrwin8-en.pdf

Reply   |   Comment by ab·nor·mal  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#37

Just the fact that they make you jump through hoops to register is a waste of my time. Why should I have to provide a "different" e-mail to this company. The one I have is what I have. Companies need to realize the more they do things like this the less people are going to care about trying their products. It led me to not trying this or any other product offered by this company in the future.

Reply   |   Comment by harry  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#36

This software claims to support CD-TEXT, which many free programs do not. I've been using IMGBurn for CD-TEXT, but it's not very user friendly so I'm interested in how this feature is implemented in CDRWIN 8. Has anyone tested it?

Reply   |   Comment by Victek  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#35

7 hours and still no activation code/serial number via email. I am deeply disappointed !!!!!!!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Wayne Hinrichsen  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#34

Hi. My questions are, is it user friendly for someone like me? I have *mediAvatar* from a previous GOTD, which I have been using, but I only understand the very simple use. It takes a while to burn (is that the average?), & I can only get one movie per DVD. I am sure its my not knowing how to use it. Do you think this program will be faster & can the dummy in me figure it out? Maybe even get more than one movie per disk? Thanks Yall, & GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Robin Rakes  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#33

I found the Conformation email in my Spam folder, clicked link to conform and within 2 minutes I had the serial number!!

Reply   |   Comment by Frank  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#32

Never received an e-mail, i just deleted the program.

Reply   |   Comment by kiefer  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#31

After waiting five hours for the second email - having clicked on the confirmation link supplied in the first email- I'm still waiting for the registration number.Decided not to bother. Am uninstalling.

Reply   |   Comment by Col  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#30

@11,22
The help, about cdrwin8 states that this is the latest incarnation of the legendary cdrwin, able to copy anything "legal". It has by default bad sector skip etc it suggests - "no need to ask", but there is a disclaimer that it will refuse to copy copy protected DVD or DRM protected audio? Would be interesting to know the full history of CDRWIN.

Reply   |   Comment by ray hines  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#29

#13. the comparison you posted looked interesting but can you tell us how to convert to English. although i lived in konigswinter for a year, my German still is non existant.
Also since listing alternatives, does anyone know of a burning program which will copy kareoke? believe golden hawk will do but a very expensive pay program.

Reply   |   Comment by charley  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#28

No problems installing this using same email as 5 other Englemann software (win7 x64). In fact I had prog up and running 'registered' within 5 mins of un-zipping it, which included 2 emails from englemann!
For those non-techies out there who complain about GAOTD activation, you should remember that the GAOTD staff provide a 'software wrapper' around the 'normal' software manufacturers installers, and like all software there is more than one way that companies can choose to have their users 'register' software. The CAOTD screen that pops up when the initial install is complete can be misleading, because at that point the software may not be 'fully activated' and may require additional registration from within the program itself. Answer is :- READ the README.TXT file FIRST before starting the install and follow the instructions carefully!!!

Reply   |   Comment by ebax  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#27

In the HTML Help, Contents tab, Glossar requires adding “y” as last letter; and the same with the heading within this folder.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve S  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

This GAOTD has an easy to use, clear and appealing interface with lots options at users' disposal and does its job pretty quickly & flawlessly.

So THUMBS UP for me!!

That being said.... I was just wondering why one should pay 10 bucks (which is a very cheap price anyway) for a software like this if you can do the same things and more using award-winning freeware like ImgBurn, Ashampoo Burning Studio Advanced 10, Infrarecorder and/or CDBurnerXP, just to mention some of them!!!


http://www.imgburn.com/

http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/Data-CD-DVD-Burning/Ashampoo-Burning-Studio-Free.shtml

http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/Data-CD-DVD-Burning/Infra-Recorder.shtml

http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/Data-CD-DVD-Burning/CDBurnerXP-Pro-beta.shtml


I mean what does this GAOTD (worth 10 bucks) offer more to its users that the above freeware cannot??

Does anyone here know the right answer to my (diabolical ??? LOL!) question??

Cheers from Italy!!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+51)
#25

I also got no email....not in spam folder....just no email...that said there are MANY free programs that are much better for burning Video DVD's and Video CD's...

Reply   |   Comment by Incenseman  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#24

Installed the program on my windows XP system with no problem. Quickly received the first email after filling in the form, and quickly received the second email with the registration number after confirming the first. So far the program seems to be working as advertised.

Note: It recommended disabling the firewall and anti-virus during installation, which I did. This could be where some people are having problems.

Reply   |   Comment by McSpocky  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#23

CDRWIN performs well in general. Too bad its not the latest version 9. Though, if you do not have any burning software, this will be a good place to get started.

Reply   |   Comment by Sam  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#22

FWIW & re the "diabolical" interface...the slug line on their site refers to the ability to "burn like the devil" with this program.

AFAIK, this is the same program as GoldenHawk's CDRWIN; once (wildly) popular, Wikipedia now (politely) describes it as "Once popular, CDRWIN's usage has diminished due to the bundling of... Nero Burning ROM and Roxio Easy CD Creator, with new computers and optical drives."

In other words, the brand became victimized by its own incompetent marketing and the result is that it ended up with these "diabolical" dudes (not *exactly* a step up, is it?)

At any rate, none of this is the product's fault and (at least for me) it continues to perform as it always did; lightweight and problem-free. Perhaps its *biggest* problem, though, is that (for basic burning tasks) Win 7 has the feature built-in. For other tasks (like building TOC's, using CUE sheets etc.) though, you need something more and this works well.

You should also be aware that this is an older version of the program.

Reply   |   Comment by Swim  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)
#21

Got the email, clicked the link, got the error message below. I've never installed any of your products so it's not like my email address could have been used. I'd like some help with this please.


There were some errors whilst checking your email address.

-The confirm link you have clicked is invalid. You may have already confirmed your subscription.

Reply   |   Comment by MarkB  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
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