ISO creation



  • I just purchased Power Archiver today, am I must say I’m liking it a lot. With it’s encryption feature I was able to uninstall Blowfish. I do like the fact that it can also extract ISO images. However, one thing that I wish it could do that it currently can’t (I think) is create ISO images. That would be very useful. I think I’d go running down the street if they did that…and I have cerebral Palsy!!!



  • normally a burning program like Nero can do this



  • @klumy:

    normally a burning program like Nero can do this

    Right, I understand that. However, mine app (ONES) does not. I just mean that since it extracts ISO it would be nice if it also created them. Am I alone on this, or would others like this feature as well?



  • you can try Deepburner Free

    http://www.deepburner.com/


  • conexware

    problem with having ISO creation is that you would expect it to create images of cds/dvds, which is something we are not prepared to do and would be application in itself, definetly goes beyond the scope of archiving utility.



  • @spwolf:

    problem with having ISO creation is that you would expect it to create images of cds/dvds, which is something we are not prepared to do and would be application in itself, definetly goes beyond the scope of archiving utility.

    I can see your point. I don’t necessarily agree with it, but I understand where your coming from. What if Archiver can extract and EDIT iso files, would that be “doable?” That would solve my need right there. Currently users cannot add files to an arleady existing image. If we could then I could keep using the same image file and just change a couple files out as they are outdated. (I need to create bootable acronis true image cds with a backup of my harddrive) That would work. Is that feasible?



  • +1 for editing ISO files. I suppose creation goes with that territory huh? I would find it useful.



  • Again, I don’t at all mean to be disrespectful. It just seems to me that these two features, extraction and creation and/or editing of ISOs goes hand in hand; meaning that they are often done together or in conjunction with eachother.



  • Actually, in terms of implementation/support they are different things:-

    1. Extraction
    2. Creation
    3. Editing (adding/removing from existing archive)

    Editing is also dependant on the format.

    This is why e.g.
    RAR/Arj files can only be extracted.
    CAB/7z files can be extracted and created.
    Zip files can be extracted, created and edited.

    Note: I am not saying it cannot be done, but I believe you need to support Creation before you can support editing.


  • conexware

    yep, editing and creating are pretty much the same, depending on the format. However there is an big difference in ISO, because with creation you would have to support different ISO formats while with editing you simply edit it.



  • Thanks for that. I hadn’t realized the complexities here. If it help, which I don’t know if i will, you could also go the way TugZip went when they implemented rar creation support. It was not an ingrained feature but rather can as a plugin (here)



  • @n8chavez:

    Thanks for that. I hadn’t realized the complexities here. If it help, which I don’t know if i will, you could also go the way TugZip went when they implemented rar creation support. It was not an ingrained feature but rather can as a plugin (here)

    Been discussed many times (try a search for RAR or for plugin).
    Basically, RAR is a proprietary format which must be licensed seperately - and paid for seperately.



  • No, I think you misunderstand. I am not making the request for rar creation support. I was trying to just show a way that PA’s abilities could be expanded, as Tugzip’s were with this plugin, without ingraining this feature in PA whch would be more difficult. Essentially, make ISO creation an/or editing a plugin. That was what I was trying to say. It was just an ideas based on the successes of others.


  • conexware

    PA will support plugins in the future… but for example, in this case, someone has to use command line rar in order to have rar support. It has not beenfits at all to PA users. It would be much easier to simply use WR.



  • @spwolf:

    … in this case, someone has to use command line rar…

    …witch is not free and requires a license to WR… :rolleyes:


 

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